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10 Incredible Selfie Spots Across the USA

California, New York, Florida, South Dakota, Nebraska, Arkansas, Texas, Utah, Arizona

10 Incredible Selfie Spots Across the USA

By: Miriam B. Weiner

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  • States:
    California
    New York
    Florida
    South Dakota
    Nebraska
    Arkansas
    Texas
    Utah
    Arizona

The perfect selfie requires only two ingredients: your smiling face and an unforgettable backdrop — which you’ll find all across the USA.

What better background than an unbelievable natural wonder or an iconic manmade one? We selected some of the country's most epic spots to snap your selfie. Below are 10 of the most incredible selfie spots in the USA — some you might expect but there are plenty of surprises too. Your friends are already getting jealous.

Antelope Canyon, Arizona

Antelope Canyon, a lengthy 180-kilometer detour northeast of Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona, is worth visiting for the selfies alone. Cracks in the canyon ceiling allow the sun to stream in, changing the color of the sandstone canyon walls from orange to pink to purple, depending on the time of day.

Antelope Canyon, Arizona

Antelope Canyon, Arizona
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Ariane Middel

Ozark National Forest, Arkansas

The Upper Buffalo Wilderness portion of the Ozark National Forest in northwest Arkansas (about 325 kilometers northeast of Little Rock) is chock-full of selfie spots. Make a point to pose on Whitaker Point, a rock ledge that juts out over the Buffalo National River. To get there, follow the Whitaker Point Trail, which is nearly a 5-kilometer round trip.

Ozark National Forest, Arkansas

Ozark National Forest, Arkansas
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

Prove to your friends and family how close you got to molten lava by commemorating your trip to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with a selfie. Located in the southeast portion of Hawaii's Big Island, the park’s black volcanic rock, oozing magma and billowing steam will add dramatic flair to your photo.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
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Toadstool Geologic Park, Nebraska

Toadstool Geologic Park, which is part of the Oglala National Grassland and located in the northwest corner of Nebraska, earned its name from its signature mushroom-shaped sandstone formations. You’ll want to get right up next to those rocks, because a closer look may reveal fossilized remains of creatures that lived there millions of years ago.

Toadstool Geologic Park, Nebraska

Toadstool Geologic Park, Nebraska
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Big Bend National Park, Texas

Big Bend National Park in western Texas won’t disappoint the avid selfie-taker. This expansive park along the Texas-Mexico border provides plenty of backdrops to choose from. There are the imposing walls of the Santa Elena Canyon, traces of long-abandoned settlements and one of the starriest night skies in North America.

Big Bend National Park, Texas

Big Bend National Park, Texas
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Redwood National and State Parks, California

You need to put yourself in the picture at Redwood National and State Parks to provide scale. These parklands in northern California (about 500 kilometers north of San Francisco, California, near the border with Oregon) are home to the USA’s famous towering redwood trees, which can reach heights of about 100 meters.

Redwood National and State Parks, California

Redwood National and State Parks, California
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Badlands National Park, South Dakota

“Badlands” may not sound appealing, but this national park in the southwest section of South Dakota (about 120 kilometers east of Rapid City) will inspire some unbelievable selfies. The park is known for its nearly 100,000 hectares of striking geological features, including these striped hills that will lend an otherworldly quality to your photo.

Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Badlands National Park, South Dakota
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Monument Valley, Arizona and Utah

These sandstone towers have set the scene for many movies, including Forrest Gump, Back to the Future: Part III and Disney’s The Lone Ranger — and they will make a great backdrop for your selfie. You’ll find Monument Valley along the Arizona-Utah border, roughly 275 kilometers northeast of Flagstaff, Arizona.

Monument Valley, Arizona and Utah

Monument Valley, Arizona and Utah
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Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York

Sometimes the best way to see New York City, New York, is to get out of the city. A selfie in Brooklyn Bridge Park, across the East River from Manhattan, will allow you to fit both the beautiful Brooklyn Bridge and the New York skyline into your shot. Another plus: You won’t have to fight fellow photographers for the perfect angle.

Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York

Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York
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Everglades National Park, Florida

If you don’t take a selfie, how will anyone know how much you enjoyed communing with nature (or whether or not you were brave enough to get close to an alligator)? You’ll have the opportunity to do just that during a visit to Everglades National Park in South Florida, just southwest of Miami.

Everglades National Park, Florida

Everglades National Park, Florida
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