As it is bordered by the Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, as well as the Caribbean Sea, North America is definitely one vacation destination that has a lot of exciting things to offer. Whether you travel alone, with your family or with a group, you’ll find an interesting place to build your memories in. And when you talk about memories, you also talk about photos. If you consider yourself the typical traveler, your photos are as important as the trip itself.

Basically, your choice of destination depends mostly on your idea of a relaxing vacation. But since you will want to take beautiful photographs, you’ll need to find places that can be captivating subjects for your camera. To give you some ideas, here are eight of the most photogenic tourist spots in North America.

Times Square (New York City)

Yes, Time Square is in the heart of New York City; but this doesn’t mean it’s not a good photo subject. As one of the world’s most popular tourist spots, Times Square has a lot of unique offerings! The flashing neon lights will make for a good photo. The streets are filled with people of all ages, classes and nationalities. That’s definitely a photogenic subject! And then, of course, who wouldn’t want to take photos of all those glittering Broadway shows lights?

Niagara Falls (Ontario, Canada and New York)

The majestic Niagara Falls is one of the most breathtaking tourist spots you can capture on camera. Niagara’s strong waters and the foam that surrounds it: are the classic scenes you’d want to preserve for years. People from different parts of the world have captured the Niagara Falls on their cameras, and no matter what angle they used, the effect it gave off was simply magical.

With three spectacular waterfalls (Horseshoe Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and American Falls), you’ll never run out of exciting photo ideas. This hydroelectric power source is mighty and absolutely magnificent.

The Maracas Waterfall (Trinidad and Tobago)

This 91-meter high waterfall is totally photogenic! Its stunning surroundings will keep you cool and relaxed. You’ll love to take photos of the cascading water that come off from a sheer cliff. At times, the water can look a little bit misty, and this is something that you can use for your photos.

You’ll find many other photogenic scenes to shoot because there are actually three levels of the waterfall. The best time to visit the Maracas Waterfall is during the rainy season, as this is when the water flow is solid and strong.

The Great Blue Hole (Belize)

If diving is your kind of thing, then the Great Blue Hole in Belize should be number one on your list. Belize’s most popular dive destination looks like a really huge sinkhole where the water becomes clearer as you go deeper. You’ll capture captivating shots of stalactites, limestone and colorful fishes. Of course, you’ll need to use a special waterproof camera for this.

The Great Blue Hole is Discovery Channel’s number one Most Amazing Place on Earth. And for good reason.

The Mayan Riviera (Mexico)

Originally called the Cancun-Tulum corridor, the Mayan Riviera is a world-class tourism district. Also known as Riviera Maya, it is populated by boutique hotels, all-inclusive resorts and first-rate fine dining establishments. It is surrounded by lush greens.

There are numerous places you can take beautiful photos of in the Mayan Riviera. There’s the Mayan Ruins, the Chicken Itza (one of the modern world’s seven wonders, where you’ll find a 75-foot pyramid) and the coral reefs of the Meso American Barrier Reef. You might also want to spend a romantic evening with your loved one through a dinner cruise in Cancun’s Nichupte Lagoon.

You’ll never run out of photogenic places to go to in the Mayan Riviera!

Washington DC’s Memorials, Monuments and Structures

When vacationing in North America, you’ll never go wrong in choosing Washington DC. There are just too many interesting scenes in the US’ capital! All the memorials and monuments will make for good photo subjects.

The Lincoln Memorial, for example, is a grand picture with all its Grecian columns. You can take a separate shot of the 19-foot marble statue of Lincoln if you want to tell two separate stories. This is an absolutely beautiful and endearing picture that you should capture.

Aside from the Lincoln Memorial, you can also take photos of the Washington Monument (a magnificent and towering historical structure), the Washington National Cathedral (with its gargoyles and more than 200 stained windows) and the White House (who wouldn’t want to go there?).

Cabbage Beach (The Bahamas)

The Bahamas is – and always will be – one of the most photogenic places in the world. Its crystal clear blue waters and fine beach sand are sights you’d want to wake up to every morning! One of its best and most popular beaches is Cabbage Beach, which stretches to two long miles.

It is a picturesque scene because it is surrounded by different kinds of tropical trees like sea grape and coconut. There are also world-class restaurants and hotels all over the island beach.

You can build sandcastles and then take photos of it. Or you can set your sights on beautiful sunbathers. There’ll be a lot of them day in and day out.

The Baths of the British Virgin Islands

lso known as Virgin Gorda, The Baths is a must for every British Virgin Island visitor. The place is filled with grottoes, caves and granite-based boulders that are quite unique. You’ll have to climb when going to it, but that’s what makes the experience more fun.

The naturally formed tidal pools are another reason for you to bring yourself and your camera to The Baths. If you love swimming and snorkeling, you’d want to check out Devil’s Bay, a breathtaking beach situated at the end of the boulders. Its pure white sand and deep blue waters are also filled with colorful corals and marine life. Perfect subjects for your camera!


Now that you have an idea of which North American destinations can make for interesting photography subjects, you should also know where to spend your vacation. You should already know by now where and how you could take the best photos for your treasure trove of memories.

With the help of this list, your next vacation will surely be more fun and adventure-filled. It will be like no other. And you need to capture everything! So, get your camera ready and prepare to click away!