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5 Best Summer Vacations for Photographers in the USA 2019

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From Lake Tahoe to Stanley, here are the top places in the US to visit for photographers during the summer, according to Adorama.

Lake Tahoe, California

The Lake Tahoe region is magical in the winter, with several world-class ski resorts based right in the area. However, summer is when it truly shines, and the crown jewel comes out to play. Lake Tahoe is one of the most breathtaking lakes in the world, and thousands flock to its shores to enjoy the crystal clear waters and pristine beaches. 

Mammoth Lakes, California

Mammoth is situated in the heart of the Sierra Nevadas, and has amazing access to some of the biggest and best mountains in the region. An hour south offers the beautiful outdoor playground of the Alabama Hills, which has access to the Mount Whitney portal for hiking and climbing on the tallest mountain in the continental United States.

Portland, Oregon

Oh, Portland. We love your quirkiness, but we especially love what you offer photographers as well. Portland is a beautiful city in its own right, and offers a lot to the prospective urban and street photographer. But outside the city, there are other endless opportunities. 

Seattle, Washington

Seattle is often noted to be Portland’s rival on most everything, from culture to sports. However, Seattle also rivals Portland on photo opportunities and summer perfection. Only an hour or two east lies the magical Mount Rainier National Park, and the central Cascades, home to the coveted Enchantments

Stanley, Idaho

Stanley, Idaho has recently come onto the scene more, due to its beauty and down-to-earth personality as a mountain town. It is the home base for anyone exploring the Sawtooth Range, which is rugged, wild, and the summer spot to get away.


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