Local photographer Jake McGuire shares his must-see
photo spots for taking stunning pictures around Arlington:
Point is a wide open grassy area along the Potomac River just north of
Reagan National Airport. This park is a wonderful place to shoot photos due to
its vast expanse and panoramic views at any time of day. Part of the National
Park Service’s George Washington Memorial Parkway, it offers “monumental”
views of the Washington, D.C. skyline.
Running alongside and through Gravelly Point, the
Mount Vernon Trail is a popular multipurpose paved path used by bikers,
runners, joggers, walkers and families. It also features panoramic and
monumental views throughout. The trail is a great place to take pictures any
time of the day.
The View of D.C. is Arlington’s new,
high-rise attraction where visitors can take in magnificent panoramic views of
the greater D.C. area. It provides a complete view of the Washington, D.C.
skyline, showing virtually every monument, landmark and memorial from the
venue’s ultra-modern, 12,000-square-foot space. The observation deck has an
entirely indoor, 360-degree view of the region.
The Potomac River runs alongside Arlington and is
the dividing point which separates Arlington and Washington, D.C. Rivers, in
general, are great places to shoot photos, but the Potomac borders on the
magnificent as it has monumental views in all directions and is easily
accessible by boat, canoe, kayak or tour boats. It can also be photographed
from the five bridges crossing the river, between Arlington and D.C., as well
as many tall buildings in the area.
The United States Air Force
Memorial honours the service of the personnel of the United States Air
Force and its heritage organizations. The three memorial spires
range from 201 feet (61 meters) to 270 feet (82 meters) high and appear to be
Arlington National Cemetery is the final
resting place for more than 400,000 United States active duty service members,
veterans and their families, as well as many notable citizens from throughout
American history. While a solemn place of respect, the serene cemetery is an
elegant and quiet place to snap photos in nearly any direction and is home to
many monuments and memorials.
Posted by: Arlington Convention and Visitors Service
Posted on: 16/03/2020