Planning a photography tour of America allows you to see the most beautiful parts of the country, enjoy the scenic byways, and learn some of the history of this great land. While we are doing some armchair travelling from home, here are some wonderful photography spots in America to bookmark for when the world returns to normal!

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the home of entertainment, movies and music where dreams come true every day. However, the city has many historic homes in neighborhoods outside of downtown. You might travel to the may beach communities that line the Pacific coast, or you can check out the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Palm Springs mansion rentals give you access to the homes of your favorite stars. You might meet your favorite celebrity in the grocery store because you drive by the house once occupied by Sonny Bono. Take pictures of the Hollywood sign, go star-watching on Rodeo Drive, or visit the old Drum Barracks that are said to be haunted.

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The Great Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains cover a large area in Tennessee and North Carolina. You can drive the Blue Ridge Parkway to see the small towns in the area, or you can take hikes to natural waterfalls in the area. There are old general stores run by the same families since the Civil War, and you can exist the forest to visit Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg.

Great Smoky Mountains at sunset

Sunset. Photo via Pixabay

The Everglades

The Everglades cover hundreds of thousands of square miles in South Florida, and you can drive through the park or take an air boat deep into the park. A guide can show you places where they believe the elusive Florida Black Panther lives, or you might see alligators floating along the surface.

If you want to spend a few days in the Everglades, you can go bird watching. There are hundreds of bird species in the area, and you can check them off a list that was prepared before the trip. Once your trip into the Everglades is finished, you can drive the A1A through Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

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Everglades. Photo: National Park Service via Wikimedia Commons

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is home some of the greatest views in the world. The park gives you a view of the Roosevelt Arch, Old Faithful Geyser, and several ridges that are popular with climbers. The park takes up parts of Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho. You can easily travel through this park several times without seeing something familiar, and you may want to travel with hiking groups that handle rock climbing adventures.

The Continental Divide for the western half of North America is located in the park, and you can hike up to the sign noting the exact point of the divide. Take a picture with your family at the sign, and continue to meander through the park where small inns, cabins, and even camping will keep you comfortable.

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park sits on the eastern edge of California and stretches into Nevada. This park is almost as old as Yellowstone, and it holds many national treasures that Americans have seen in picture books but never visited. You can travel to places like El Capitan and Cathedral Peak.

You do not need to be a rock climber to enjoy the park. Hikers can travel a mile or more away from these magnificent monoliths to take pictures, and you can create an album of inspiration for painting when you get home. The leaves also change color in the fall, and you may want to return when the park is orange and yellow.

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The Alaska Coast

Traveling to the Alaska coast gives you an idea of the fishing culture of the state along with views of whales as they swim near the shore. You can stop in every small fishing town to take pictures of the Pacific Ocean, or you can travel near large glaciers where a guide can take you to the top.

Some tourists will travel deep into Alaska to visit Denali. This sacred peak is an excellent place to hike, or you can hire a tour guide to take you to the summit.

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Grizzly Bears in Denali National Park. Photo: Denali NPS/Jacob Frank via Flicker


A tour of the best photography spots in America is a great way to see and enjoy the country. You can plan trips
at different times of the year that will produce stunning views. Travel to the Great Smoky Mountains in the summer so you can see the trees and flowers in bloom. Travel to Yosemite in the fall, and travel to Yellowstone in early spring before the tourists arrive and photobomb your pictures!

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