1. George Wyth State Park

7.3
2659 Wyth Rd, Waterloo, IA
Park · 7 tips and reviews

NYIPNYIP: Great place to photograph people enjoying water sports with 4 lakes, beach and river. Use a fast shutter speed to capture the action. Also good for bird photography if you have a long telephoto lens. Read more.

2. Marconi Beach

8.3
Wellfleet, MA
Beach · 14 tips and reviews

NYIPNYIP: Arrive at sunrise for spectacular shots of the ocean from this historic site, but don’t bypass the Atlantic White Cedar Swamp hike that leads to it – it’s a forest like none you have seen. Read more.

3. Cracco

8.7
Via Victor Hugo 4, Milan, Lombardy
Italian Restaurant · Duomo · 46 tips and reviews

NYIPNYIP: Stabilize your camera and turn your flash off to shoot the ultra-chic interior of this foodie temple, the cutting edge of Milanese cuisine. (Shoot the plated food, too!)

4. Traghetto Gondole Santa Sofia

Boat or Ferry · Cannaregio · 7 tips and reviews

NYIPNYIP: Take photographs of tourists, pigeons, and gelato lovers in Venice’s most famous square, then hire a gondola ride to photograph the people and buildings along the Grand Canal. Read more.

5. Green Lane Park

8.6
2144 Snyder Rd (Route 29), Green Lane, PA
Lake · 9 tips and reviews

NYIPNYIP: Hike around the reservoir for photos of wildlife, water fowl, flowers, winter ice formations, boats. Grab some photos of ethnic fishermen and women in interesting hats on Knight Road Bridge too. Read more.

6. Muldoon's Irish Pub

5.8
692 3rd Ave, New York, NY
Irish Pub · Turtle Bay · 27 tips and reviews

NYIPNYIP: Head’s up. Literally. Take a seat in the garden out back and look skyward for a fantastic view of the Chrysler building. We are also fans of the onion rings here.

7. Iowa State Fairgrounds

8.8
3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA
Fair · 108 tips and reviews

NYIPNYIP: Use a polarizing filter or shoot at an angel when taking pictures of the butter cow to avoid reflections on the glass. Read more.

8. Mission San Juan Capistrano

9.3
26801 Ortega Hwy (at Camino Capistrano), San Juan Capistrano, CA
Church · 35 tips and reviews

NYIPNYIP: In addition to taking pictures of the mission, you'll also want to photograph the gardens. You can take a garden tour. Check out their photo policy if you're looking to do commercial photography. Read more.

9. Staten Island Ferry - Whitehall Terminal

4 South St (South Ferry), New York, NY
Pier · Financial District · 371 tips and reviews

NYIPNYIP: Use a long telephoto lens to create a tight composition of the Statue of Liberty. Read more.

10. The Exorcist Steps

8.2
3600 Prospect St NW, Washington, D.C.
Scenic Lookout · Georgetown · 38 tips and reviews

NYIPNYIP: Kneel down to photograph from the bottom of these famously creepy stairs from The Exorcist for a truly gruesome shot.

11. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

9.4
Piazza Del Duomo, Milan, Lombardy
Mall · Duomo · 224 tips and reviews

NYIPNYIP: Use a wide angle lens to photograph the panoramic café scene in Milan’s mind-blowing open-air 19th Century shopping mall. Read more.

12. Piazza Leon Battista Alberti

Piazza Leon Battista Alberti, Mantua, Lombardy
Plaza · 4 tips and reviews

NYIPNYIP: Eat local seafood and amazing pasta outdoors and take pictures of street life on this charming square. Shoot a close-up of the Charles Dickens plaque on the restaurant’s second floor exterior! Read more.

13. Piazza Sordello

8.1
Piazza Sordello, Mantua, Lombardy
Plaza · 16 tips and reviews

NYIPNYIP: Stand in front of the palazzo. Use a wide angle lens to shoot the opposite side of magnificent Piazza Sordello. The soaring Duomo should be on the right of your frame. Read more.

14. Kinnick Stadium

9.3
825 Stadium Dr, Iowa City, IA
College Football Field · 51 tips and reviews

NYIPNYIP: Don't forget to take photos of the tailgaters. Fan pics can be just as exciting as game pics. Read more.

15. Parlament

9.0
Kossuth Lajos tér 1-3., Budapest, Budapest
Capitol Building · Kossuth tér · 140 tips and reviews

NYIPNYIP: Wonderful photographic opportunities await you here. For some great shots, grab your tripod and wait until twilight when the dome is illuminated.

16. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

9.4
3400 Vine St (at Erkenbrecher Ave.), Cincinnati, OH
Zoo · Avondale · 84 tips and reviews

NYIPNYIP: Things to photograph: African Savannah, Wolf Woods, Spaulding Lorikeet Landing, Penguin Walkabout, Butterfly Garden, Tulips in the Spring. Check their schedule of animal encounters for photo ops. Read more.

17. Fort Steele

Ta Ta Creek, BC
History Museum · 1 tips and reviews

NYIPNYIP: You'll want a wide angle lens to photograph the buildings and a normal or telephoto lens to take people pictures. Consider taking a wagon or train ride too and visit the Old Time Photo Studio! Read more.

18. Washington National Cathedral

9.3
3101 Wisconsin Ave NW (at Massachusetts Ave NW), Washington, D.C.
Church · Woodley Park · 61 tips and reviews

NYIPNYIP: Check out the mosaics in the Resurrection Chapel and be sure to use a tripod and a long exposure to capture their iridescent beauty.

19. Piazza del Duomo

9.5
Piazza del Duomo, Milan, Lombardy
Plaza · Duomo · 487 tips and reviews

NYIPNYIP: Head to the roof of the third largest church in the world to shootsoaring city views—and the distant Alps on a clear day. Read more.

20. Brooklyn Heights Promenade

9.6
Columbia Heights (btwn Remsen & Orange), Brooklyn, NY
Park · Brooklyn Heights · 181 tips and reviews

NYIPNYIP: Sunrise and sunset are the best times to photograph the sweeping panorama of Manhattan that you see from this unique site. Read more.

21. Treasure Island - TI Hotel & Casino

7.5
3300 Las Vegas Blvd S (at Spring Mountain/Sands), Las Vegas, NV
Casino · The Strip · 303 tips and reviews

NYIPNYIP: You can photograph a mock battle between pirates and sirens every 90 minutes, in front of the Treasure Island hotel, starting at 7 pm in the summer (5:30 pm in the winter).

22. Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas

9.4
3752 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
Hotel · The Strip · 92 tips and reviews

NYIPNYIP: Take a picture of Claes Oldenburg’s oversized sculpture of the Typewriter Eraser Scale X In front of the dangerously leaning Veer Towers. Read more.

23. Lombard Street

9.2
Lombard St (btwn Hyde & Leavenworth St), San Francisco, CA
Street · Russian Hill · 236 tips and reviews

NYIPNYIP: If you stand on top of Lombard Street, starting at Leavenworth Street, you can get a great shot of all the hairpin turns as well as some beautiful floral landscaping. Read more.

24. Devils Hopyard

New Haven, CT
Trail · Amity · 2 tips and reviews

NYIPNYIP: Try a very long shutter speed -1 to 2 seconds - and a polarizer to photograph the many waterfalls. A wide angle lens will be useful to shoot the covered bridges at the park. Read more.

25. Quogue Wildlife Refuge

8.1
3 Old Country Road, Quogue, NY
Nature Preserve · 4 tips and reviews

NYIPNYIP: A wide angle or medium telephoto lens is ideal to photograph the globally rare Dwarf Pine trees. Read more.

26. Hotel Danieli

9.0
Sestiere Castello (Riva degli Schiavoni), Venice, Veneto
Hotel · Castello · 41 tips and reviews

NYIPNYIP: Take indoor photographs of the soaring multi-story lobby of this 5-star Venetian hotel. When you get home, rent The Tourist starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp and relive the magic! Read more.

27. Japanese Tea Garden

8.9
75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr (btwn John F Kennedy Dr & Martin Luther King Jr Dr), San Francisco, CA
Garden · Golden Gate Park · 150 tips and reviews

NYIPNYIP: The top features to take photos of are the tall moon bridge straddling a wandering brook, the Temple Gate & Pagoda above a waterfall and the sitting Buddha statue. Read more.

28. La Rinascente

8.7
Via Santa Radegonda 3, Milan, Lombardy
Department Store · Duomo · 201 tips and reviews

NYIPNYIP: Very discretely snap cell phone pics of Italy’s hottest accessories in the exclusive basement Design Supermarket of this luxe department store. Read more.

29. Puye Cliffs

Española, NM
Scenic Lookout · 2 tips and reviews

NYIPNYIP: You'll need flash to take photos inside the dwellings. Check out the carvings on the rocks at the base of the cliff. Use a wide angle lens and f/16 to take them with the dwellings in the background. Read more.

30. Heckscher State Park

8.5
Hecksher Pkwy, East Islip, NY
Park · 12 tips and reviews

NYIPNYIP: Have a telephoto lens ready and be on the lookout for Cottontail Deer who frequent this area.