Many of you probably know how take the perfect selfie – look up to the camera, find the best natural lighting and get your best angle. However, the background of the selfie is just as important as the way you look when taking the picture. If you are in need of a new Instagram picture, look no further and plan a road trip to one of these adventurous destinations.
Here are five places to take an amazing Instagram selfie close to your city or town.
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Whether you choose to take pictures in the dark caves or by the white waters of the waterfall, visitors can be assured that they will have the perfect background to any selfie. Bonnechere Caves is Ontario’s natural underground wonder and a family owned site. The owners have guided tours that will lead you through trails, past sinkholes and obviously inside the caves. You won’t want to put your phones down!
This park has many different flowers, herbs and shrubs that are named in Shakespeare’s plays.
A bust of William Shakespeare sits in the rose garden, nestled along the banks of the Avon River beside a double-arch stone bridge, stone walls and iron benches. So, whether you take a selfie by the rose garden or the river bank, this park will make the best background to any Instagram selfie.
Stratford also has four other parks, which are connected by the Avon River.
Photo is courtesy of the Stratford Tourism Alliance.
Georgian Bay, Ontario
The Flowerpot Island probably got its name after the founders saw the big natural rock pillars that are shaped similar to flowerpots. Many adventurers can take selfies by the lake with the rock pillars behind them. They can also take some good pictures of the rare flowers on the island. The island also has caves and a historic light station to explore. They also make for the perfect background to a good selfie.
Algonquin is the top spot for all tourists, so it was an obvious choice to be on the list of the best places to take a selfie. Many people love this provincial park to take pictures of themselves and the scenery. Algonquin Provincial Park has a garden, lake, museum and hiking trail, which all make for the perfect background.
Ripley’s is a great place to go even if you aren’t planning on snapping some selfies. While visiting, you’ll of course get to see some incredible aquatic animals, however, the aquarium is also located in a great location downtown Toronto and is close to many other attractions, such as the CN Tower.
So, if you are planning on snapping a photo (or two), after you get your perfect selfie at the aquarium you can then take some more selfies at other nearby Toronto hotspots!
The aquarium is open daily from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Cover photo courtesy of Terre Bleu Lavender Farm.