There’s no better way to commemorate a trip nowadays than a selfie of you at a famous site. If you’re deciding on your next trip and want some good pictures, journey to one of these 11 great spots in the United States to take a selfie.
Most Epic Places In The U.S. To Take A Selfie
1. BROOKLYN END OF THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE, NEW YORK
If you travel to New York, take the 1.3 mile walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, but wait until the end to snap a selfie. Then, get one of you in front of both the bridge’s pinnacle, two beautiful concrete arches, and the New York skyline. Bonus if you come at sunset before heading to one of these five off-the-beaten-path places to eat in NYC.
2. Hot air balloon, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, New Mexico
This nine-day annual festival in October is the largest hot air balloon festival in the world with over 500 balloons each year. Catch a ride in one, and then snap a selfie with countless others rising in the background.
3. Windy Lady, Lower Antelope Canyon, Arizona
Both Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon’s gorgeous Navajo sandstone is perfect for taking beautiful selfies. This spot in particular is nice, though, because of the natural formation that looks like a woman that has been nicknamed the “Windy Lady.”
4. Whitaker Point, Ozark National Forest, Arkansas
A 1.5 mile trail leads to this iconic spot, a rock jutting out for the cliff over a sea of gorgeous oak trees in the Ozarks.
5. Cloud Gate, Chicago
More commonly known as “the Bean,” Cloud Gate is a much better spot than the bathroom to get a mirror selfie. Everything is reflected in a distorted way, so walk around and see what you look like at different angles before choosing your selfie spot.
6. Mendenhall Glacier Ice Caves, Alaska
These small areas under the 13-mile Mendenhall Glacier are created because the glacier is melting at a rapid place. The caves are one of the most otherworldly spots for photos, but enter at your own risk — chunks of ice have been known to fall. Tours will take you to the caves if they determine it is safe.
7. Grand View Terrace, Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
Snap a selfie with you and four familiar faces in it at this famous monument. If you can, try to get an angle where you’re pinching your favorite president’s head.
8. Hawk Hill, above the Golden Gate Bridge, California
Everyone who visits San Francisco wants a selfie with its famous bridge, but it’s best to get a little farther away. Journey up Hawk Hill in Marin County to get a shot that captures the length of the bridge and the cityscape in the background. Then come back to The City By The Bay to knock out these five off-the-beaten-path things to do.
9. The Courtyard, Churchill Downs, Kentucky
This is a famous horse racing arena outside of Louisville, Kentucky. The Courtyard is a section in front of the owners’ suites is right next to the track, meaning you can snap a selfie with the horses as they fly by. Just make sure to have your camera ready and your game face on!
10. Rim of the canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Arizona
Just upriver from the Grand Canyon lies Horseshoe Bend, a meander of the Colorado River. After following the 1.5-mile trail to the top, take a landscape-oriented selfie to capture the view behind you.
11. Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
After exploring these amazing day hikes in Yellowstone, it's time to take that perfect selfie!This geyser erupts every 35-120 minutes, and the trick to the selfie isn’t where you get it from, but taking it fast enough that both your face and the eruption of water make it in.
This article was written by Isabella Sayyah.