Summer is a time for getting outside and doing things. If you are anything like us, you like to take as many pictures as possible everywhere you go. There are thousands upon thousands of places to go and things to see, that it can be a little overwhelming. Luckily, we have put together a list of our favorite Summer Hot Spots from both around the globe and here at home.
Hot Spots Around The Globe
#1: Moraine Lake, Canada
Located in Banff National Park in Alberta, Moraine Lake is as picturesque a location as they come. The turquoise water would make you think you have found a tropical oasis, but the surrounding forest and mountains quickly dispel any such notion. The great thing about this hot spot is that no matter what angle you photograph from, you will create a shot that lasts a lifetime. Plus, Summer is the perfect time to go before it starts getting cold!
#2: Positano, Italy
When it comes to blending cities and natural landscapes, Positano is the ideal hot spot. This village along the Amalfi Coast is begging to to be photographed. The mix of the Mediterranean Sea and buildings that seem to be growing straight out of the hillside creates a landscape unlike any other in the world. If you find yourself in Italy this Summer, Positano is a must.
#3: Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
If you enjoy waterfalls, then the Plitvice Lakes are the perfect place to be. The crystal clear water and cascading waterfalls show how mother nature cannot be beat. The majestic scenery makes it look like something out of a fantasy novel. Because it is a national park, you also have a good chance to get some shots of wildlife if you are skilled enough.
Hot Spots Here At Home
#1: Brandt Point Lighthouse, Nantucket Island
Every ferry going in and out of Nantucket passes by this stout lighthouse. It may not be a grand, towering lighthouse but it is full of history and tradition. Not to mention it is a great place to catch a sunset after a day at the beach. The rustic boardwalk makes for tasteful shots that leave you with fond memories of your time on the island.
#2: Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
It is hard to believe that these stone pillars were not carved by humans. In fact, the whole place has the feel of an alien planet. But make no mistake, this place is for real. A true natural wonder, Bryce Canyon boasts a stunning juxtaposition between clear blue skies and pale orange rock. If you care for a little adventure, Bryce Canyon promises to continuously keep you captivated.
#3: Skagway, Alaska
There is literally no better time to get to Alaska than in the Summer. A frequent port of call on cruise ship routes, Skagway offers a quaint historical town with scenic panoramic views. The town makes you feel like you have just stepped off the boat into the past. Skagway was a prime location during the Klondike Gold Rush in the late 1800’s and the town aims to keep that spirit alive through its charm.
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