Best Places to Take Pictures around Raleigh, NC

Raleigh. At this corner of the research triangle, there’s more than meets the eye, the region quietly marching forward in academics, sport, medicine, the arts, and in growth. Whether tourist, returnee or local, if you’ve chosen the Raleigh area as your destination, you won’t be disappointed. Read on for some of our favorite places to take pictures in the area and get ready to see Raleigh like never before

Nash Square

For a slice of America and that hometown feel, come to Nash Square Park here in the heart of downtown Raleigh, where wooded walkways and wide open green space are your canvas! This beloved location is suitable for casual photoshoots of all groups, especially for those families visiting the area that are looking for locations to add to the annual postcard.

City Market Raleigh

For a vibrant, dynamic and festive backdrop for your photos, bring the party to City Market, one of Raleigh’s most energetic venues! This is a charming collection of open-air entertainment, small businesses and lights that is a delightful visit day and night. For those small parties looking for a variety of things to see and do as well as a variety of things to photograph, this lively corner of Raleigh won’t disappoint.

Raleigh Rose Garden

Tour the Raleigh Rose Garden with your party and enjoy colorful and verdant backdrops for your photography project, featuring ornate lily ponds, rustic footpaths, and last but not least, a striking variety of roses in every color! This is a favored local destination for formal and casual photoshoots alike, great for couples, weddings, reunions, and family photos.

JC Raulston Arboretum

Another stunning collection of flora and plant life here in the Raleigh area is the JC Raulston Arboretum, a showcase of the many colors and shapes of nature both local and exotic. This, like the Raleigh Rose Garden, also lends itself to both formal and casual photoshoots, and especially so for any visiting couples who want a truly romantic setting for their pictures.

Dorothea Dix Park

This is one of Raleigh’s most esteemed meeting spots, Dorothea Dix Park! Named after the famed medical activist, Dorothea Dix Park continues to wow and serve the Raleigh community with its bountiful green space and the ever-famous Daffodil Fields! These Daffodil Fields offer a captivating background for any photography project, as well as serving as a worthy subject for their own photos. The accompanying Sunflower Fields are also of interest, for those guests who really want to be immersed in the colors of summer.

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