Are you and your spouse avid photographers? Here are some fantastic honeymoon destinations for some great picture taking opportunities in lovely settings! Try one of these countries for great cultural sites, architecture, scenic landscapes or wild animals.

NYC_-_Time_Square_-_From_upperstairsNew York, New York
Are you looking for a variety of subjects to photograph? New York City offers many diverse settings, from the lush Central Park to the glittering city lights of Times Square. If you desire, you and your spouse could even sign up for a Photo Safari in NYC to further expand your photography skills! A professional photographer will be coaching you in small groups, to maximize your learning. However, you can also simply explore the city’s unique mélange of sites and take pictures of whatever you desire.

During your stay in New York, why not try the Michelangelo NYC, where comfort is priority? Their suites offer amenities such as large bathtubs, limousine service to Wall Street, your selection of coffee in the morning, a fitness center and two cable televisions: one for your room and one for the bathroom. This hotel is also conveniently located in the center of Manhattan, with the Empire State Building and the Broadway Rockefeller Center within a short traveling distance.

fourseasonparisParis, France
Paris is known as a city of beauty, filled with culture and impressive sites to photograph. Some of the key places to see are the Notre Dame, the Champs Elysees with the Arc de Triomphe and of course, the Eiffel Tower. There are also beautiful museums, such as the Musee d’Orsay where you can get great pictures of the art and people’s responses to the art. Photograph the charming cafes and eat a gourmet croissant! This city of love is perfect for photographers, and a wonderful location for your honeymoon!

Stay at the Four Seasons Paris for your dream honeymoon hotel. It is decorated in the elegant French style, with intricate tapestries and a palace-style spa. They offer you access to a health club, sauna and steam room, pool and whirlpool, and Internet access. As an added benefit, their hotel restaurant has won two Michelin stars for its delicious food. This hotel will allow you to experience Paris at its finest!

Encounter-Mara-High-webMasai Mara, Kenya
Looking for the adventure of a lifetime? Visit the game park of Masai Mara for an exciting safari and many picture-taking opportunities. Catch the lion during its roar, see giraffes up close and drive in a car next to elephants! Masai Mara is well-known for its large amount of game, especially its cats. The landscape is beautiful with migrations of wild animals; here in Masai Mara, you can experience seeing and photographing them from only a few feet away.

For an eco-friendly experience of the Mara, stay in the Encounter Mara. This tented camp offers an authentic view of the Mara, with the necessary comforts of a hotel, such as flush toilets, showers, large beds, and a veranda. They offer you game drives in an open 4×4, guided bush walks, opportunities for bird watching and interactions with the local culture. Their service is impeccable, with people eagerly ready to help you and your spouse with your every desire.

GreeceAthens, Greece
Visit the ancient city of Athens for an ideal photography honeymoon destination! One must-photograph site is the Poseidon Temple, which is even cited in the Odyssey. Athens is full of picturesque architecture, with wonderful ruins, such as the Parthenon and the Erechtheum. There are a range of different settings that you can photograph, from the cultural markets to the previously mentioned city ruins. The Acropolis is another important site in Athens, and is even a World Heritage Site. It is located on a hill as a symbol of the arts, and is nearby several other temples. The weather of Greece is lovely and Greece also offers a range of other activities for you and your spouse to enjoy such as visiting museums, exploring the bazaars and climbing Lycabettus for a birds-eye view of the city.

Our recommended Athenian hotel is the Hotel Grande Bretagne. There are 320 rooms or suites to choose from, to ensure that your every desire is accommodated. The more deluxe suites offer flat screen TV’s, steam showers, courtyard views and walk in closets. They provide a fitness gym, a spa, pool and a Hair Spa Salon that are accessible to their clients. For their ultimate romantic experience, try their Romantic Getaway package, with exclusive deals for your honeymoon.

img_1251129Cinque Terre, Italy
The area of Cinque Terre is on the coast of Italy, holding five villages and the title of being an UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are no cars to detract from the natural beauty of these villages; they are accessible only by boat. With rugged cliffs, beautiful bays and quaint architecture, Cinque Terre has the perfect scenery for photography-lovers. There are houses built along the cliffs and interesting shorelines that are ideal for your camera. It has a relaxed atmosphere, with a home-like feel due to its small size.

The Villa Steno is the perfect setting in which to enjoy your time in Cinque Terre. It is run by a family, giving it the comfortable aspect that Cinque Terre is known for and is encircled by a variety of tree species. It is located only a short walking distance from the beach, and most rooms offer either a private garden or a personal balcony. They also feature a panoramic terrace, with a full view of Monterosso. This is sure to provide you with plenty of photo-taking opportunities!

img_16316134Jerusalem
Visit this scenic country for a historical photography opportunity. One of the highlights is the Western Wall, built back in 20 BC. Here, Jews gather to pray, as this is considered the core of Jerusalem. However, photographs are not allowed at other religious sites, such as the Islamic mosques. Also, you need to see the Dome of the Rock with its complex patterns and architecture. Other interesting places to photograph are the streets of Jerusalem, with the street vendors and blend of the different cultures.

Stay in the renowned King David Hotel, one of the top hotels in Jerusalem. It offers history and elegance in a beautiful location. There are many amenities that are unique to the King David Hotel, such as a playground, both adult and children pools, extensive gardens and breathtaking views of the New City. They have won both TripAdvisors Certificate of Excellence 2013 and the Traveler’s Choice 2013.

img_11719132Toronto, Canada
Experience Toronto Canada, a honeymoon destination perfect for photographers. Some of the best places to photograph in Toronto are the Polson Pier, where you get a great view of the city beside the water; the graffiti alleys with their ever-shifting art; the Distillery District, filled with 1832 architecture and paths; the Royal Ontario Museum, both interesting to explore and to shoot; and the Harbor Front. While you are there, you could also enjoy the zoo or Canada’s Wonderland.

According to TripAdvisor, the Trump Hotel is the best hotel in Toronto. This luxurious hotel provides access to the Quartz Crystal Spa, with a pool, a steam whirlpool and a juice bar. Their rooms and suites are all elegantly decorated, most with equipped kitchens, deep soaking tubs and HDTV’s. Their commitment is pampering you to the extreme, a perfect honeymoon hotel.

img_3792131San Francisco, California
Try sunny California for your honeymoon destination. The most obvious photography site is the Golden Gate Bridge, with its many different perspectives. Another good photography location is Alcatraz, an old prison located on an island. You could also visit Chinatown to see some of the interesting culture, and get shots of local life. Other interesting places for taking pictures include cemeteries, museums, hotels and the City Hall. With such a wide variety of amazing photography sites, San Francisco makes a fantastic photographers honeymoon destination!

Our recommended hotel is the Suites at Fisherman’s Wharf. Its central location allows you to be near all the main points of interest in San Francisco. They offer 24 suites to choose from, with TVs, fully equipped kitchens and some balconies. Their roof has a phenomenal view, and their hotel also features a garden with a beautiful water fountain.

img_741132Marrakech, Morocco
Morocco holds some of the most beautiful cities in the world, and the city of Marrakech is no exception. A must-see of Marrakech is the Djemaa el-Fna, the large bustling square filled with many different people and activities. For example, there are snake charmers, vendors selling their wares of dried fruits and many street shows. The city of Marrakech is filled with bright colors and interesting sights, as well as delicious foods and wonderful people. You will never lack photography opportunities in the city of Marrakech, making it a lovely honeymoon destination for you and your spouse. If you are interested in a Morocco honeymoon, let us know!

Stay in Trip Advisor’s Travellers Choice 2013 winner, La Maison Arabe. Each suite in this hotel is air conditioned, with Moroccan furnishings. Most rooms have a fireplace and private balconies, and all have Wifi and satellite TV. La Maison Arabe boasts an exquisite garden, access to two pools and a spa that offers Moroccan-style massages. It also provides cooking classes for you to enjoy, as Moroccan cuisine is some of the finest in the world.

img_7438133Anchorage, Alaska
For a unique photography honeymoon destination, travel to Alaska! Here you can get some phenomenal landscape shots of incredible views. One of the best photography sites is the Polar Bear and Eagle Peaks, where you can overlook the Eagle River from 6,000 above the valley. You can also take small canoes out to other locations to get good shots of the water. There are also many parks that you can visit to photograph. View the beautiful glaciers and waterfalls for other photography opportunities.

Our recommended hotel for you is the Historic Anchorage Hotel. The rooms are equipped with a coffee maker, large screen TV, microwave, and Wifi. It is ideally situated in the center of Anchorage’s downtown. They also feature a romantic special, Night in the Town, for a horse and carriage ride to a dinner for two at an elegant restaurant.

If you have other destinations perfect for a photography honeymoon, please let us know.