The 5 Most Instagrammable Destinations In The US
If you’re a photo book lover looking to add another batch of memories to your collection, then why not treat yourself with a bit of a vacation while you’re doing it?
Photo books that centre around vacations are bursting with character, stories and a number of gorgeous photographs that will capture the attention of anyone who picks it up off the shelf.
We all need a vacation now and then, even if we don’t think we do. They can be perfect ways to de-stress, take a rain check and appreciate the beauty of the world that we might have forgotten. You don’t even have to go too far. If you’re living in the US, then the vacation locations on your doorstep can be just as exciting as anything you might find abroad.
But what are the most Instagrammable spots that can light up your Instagram profile and create your next best photo book? Here are a few ideas to give you a starting point:
Lake Tahoe, California
Lake Tahoe is a freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, which is just on the spine of California’s border. Surrounded by vast mountain ranges and stunning green woodlands, this lake might well have been the reference for every idyllic fairy-tale setting ever written.
Whether you take a mountain-top selfie or a group photo of you and your friends paddling about the crystal-clear waters, you’re sure to come away with some shots that will make your Instagram and photo book glisten upon the shelf.
Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
You don’t need us to tell you how picturesque and beautiful Hawaii is. As a tourist spot, it is renowned as being one of the most scenic, relaxing and fun-filled vacations anywhere in the world. Not to mention, it’s just a quick island-jump away.
For social media lovers who want to make a photo book straight from your Instagram, you can’t get much better than Waikiki Beach. It’s nearly impossible to come away from this place without a mass of photos and a necessary Instagram dump. This is a vibrant neighbourhood which plays host to a number of high-rise hotels right on the shore. It is also known for its perfect surfing waves, so get over there and test out your surfing skills!
Horseshoe Bend, Arizona
Located just south of Utah’s border, the Horseshoe Bend has practically been made famous by Instagram. The view from the top, especially during sunsets, can give you a number of unique, inspiring landscape shots.
You will be nearly one thousand feet above the river, which (if you get your timing and photography skills right) should stretch out below you and glimmer in the deep, red rays of the setting sun. If you’re travelling with your partner, this can also be a great spot to pluck up the courage and pop the question. That would certainly make for a photo book like no other!
Times Square, New York
If you’re not really into taking wilderness photographs, then there’s nothing stopping you going for a more urban route during your vacation. If you love a bit of city life, then you can’t really beat New York. This city is famous for its bustling streets and vibrant, never-ending night life, with Times Square specifically being a great spot for photographs and selfies.
With a number of neon billboards and dazzling lights, there are so many ways you can use this space and come away with some unique, beautiful photographs. Don’t be afraid to take a little wonder online and look up some specific tips for Times Square. This will allow you to be well prepared not only to experience the busy tourist spot, but also make certain that it's the main character of your next vacation photo book.
Lake Champlain, Vermont
This last one is a little more obscure, as Lake Champlain is not often talked about as a vacation location. But despite this, it is one of the most scenic and tranquil places you will find in the US. Technically residing in both New York and Vermont, Lake Champlain is a spot which is perfect for sailing, fishing, camping, swimming, water-skiing and more. If you’re into water activities, it’s an absolute must visit. But that’s not all it is famous for.
Lake Champlain has long had a bit of Instagram fame due to the numerous sightings of its very own Loch Ness Monster. Named (adorably) Champy, this mysterious underwater beast has long been in the folklore of nearby neighbourhoods, making it an ideal location for both water sports and monster hunting alike. Who knows, if you’re taking a picture of the beautiful, blue water, you might manage to capture something a little strange. That would certainly make for a photo book worth talking about!