If you can’t remember the last time your group chat has gotten together IRL, 🤳 this is your sign to start planning a group getaway! Whether you’re still in the dreaming stage or ready to book your tickets with a moment’s notice, we’ve rounded up the best destinations for every type of group! ✈️
Photo: Claudia in Cancun for Flytographer. Aunjelique and their friends capture memories at Isla Mujeres Beach on a friends photoshoot.
1. Cancun, Mexico
The Riviera Maya is truly paradise on Earth, where the turquoise Caribbean coastline of Cancun is seemingly endless and you could easily spend the day either cozied up under a palapa, ⛱ soaking up the sun while enjoying the many water sports, exploring the best Cancun photo spots, and refueling at a local cantina. Break away from your resort with a short boat ride to the stunning Isla Mujeres for a dose of island charm under the swaying palms. 🚤 Feeling like a change of pace? Venture outside of Cancun to the nearby Playa del Carmen or Tulum with your group. The Yucatán Peninsula awaits!
Photo: Claudia in Cancun for Flytographer. Stacia and their group captures memories in Cancun on a couples photoshoot.
2. Tamarindo, Costa Rica
If you and your crew need to decompress from the stresses of everyday life, escape to Costa Rica for a rainforest getaway for sun, surf and sea turtles. 🐢 Warm weather year-round means you can pack your swimsuits for a last-minute beach vacation at any time. The national parks and wildlife refuges will inspire anyone with a passion for the outdoors, while the city of Tamarindo itself provides plenty of entertainment with shopping, restaurants and nightlife. Book your stay at one of the spa resorts to steal some “me” time on your group vacation, and while you’re at it, why not spring for the room upgrade? 🧖♀️
Photo: Mariana in Tamarindo for Flytographer. Vanessa and their family capture memories in Tamarindo on a family photoshoot.
3. Charleston, South Carolina
The pastel-hued city of Charleston is one of our favourites for a girls getaway! Prepare for morning coffee strolls along cobblestoned streets, afternoons sipping mint juleps at Happy Hour and evenings relaxing on your group AirBnB’s wraparound porch. 💕 Beautifully restored 19-century homes make every street photo-worthy, from Broad Street to Rainbow Row, so pack plenty of florals and turn up the southern charm! During the summer months, take a leisurely drive to Folly Beach for a day of sun and sand while exploring Charleston’s best photo spots.
Photo: Kelsey in Charleston for Flytographer. Donna and their friends capture memories in Charleston with a friends photoshoot.
4. Honolulu, Hawaii
Speaking of sand, is there a better place to reconnect with friends and family than with your toes in the crystal clear Hawaiian waters? 🏖 Honolulu has a bit of everything to make for the best family reunion: the convenience of the city, breathtaking remote beaches, the aloha spirit, and the chance to catch both the sunrise and sunset over the water every day. 🌅 Watch the surfers rip mind-boggling waves on the North Shore during the winter or snorkel the same beaches during summertime to swim alongside turtles, fish and rays. Refuel with locally brewed Kona coffee ☕️ and fresh acaí bowls under the Ko’olau Mountains as you drive across the island.
Photo: Flytographer in Honolulu. Katrina and their family capture memories in Honolulu at Kualoa Beach with a family photoshoot.
5. Los Cabos, Mexico
Los Cabos is calling your name if you love beach resorts but crave an extra dose of adventure on the side. Book an adults-only, all-inclusive resort for a hassle-free stay, but don’t sleep on the nightlife of downtown Cabo that starts when the sun sets. With days fueled by tacos 🌮 and nights by tequila, Mexico is the perfect, photogenic host for your next group vacation. The Arts District 🎨 is a lively and colourful neighbourhood for a local taste of life in Cabo, and you don’t have to wait until the end of your trip to explore Land’s End at the southernmost point of the peninsula and other amazing Cabo photo spots.
Photo: Fernanda in Cabo San Lucas for Flytographer. Ernest and their family capture memories on their family reunion trip to Cabo San Lucas with a multi-generational photoshoot with Flytographer.
6. Las Vegas, Nevada
Are you planning a vacation to celebrate a special occasion, such as a bachelorette or bachelor party? 👰🤵 We can’t think of a better place to pop some bubbly and make memories than Las Vegas. If you like to be in the middle of the action, book a room on the famous Las Vegas Strip, or opt for more private accommodations in an AirBnB for groups (with a pool, of course!). Feeling lucky? 🎲 Try your luck at the many casinos for a night of gambling, or explore Fremont Street and the Linq for world-class shopping, dining and drinks. Las Vegas is truly a treat for the senses.
Photo: Flytographer in Las Vegas. Christy and their friends capture memories with their group on vacation in Vegas with a friends’ photoshoot at the Seven Magic Mountains.
7. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Seaside resorts in Punta Cana dot La Costa del Coco, or the “Coconut Coast,” nestled on the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic. 🥥 The lavish, all-inclusive resorts, boasting an array amenities and perks, are perfect for group travel. For those with a taste for adrenaline, zip-lining, windsurfing, and parasailing are just a few of the popular activities available. If a slower pace is what you are after,claim a poolside lounge chair with your group while you spend the sunny days catching up over piña coladas.🍹 For a truly off-the-beaten-path experience, walk the narrow alleys of Altos de Chavon, a unique and Instagrammable recreation of a European village.
Photo: Victor in Punta Cana for Flytographer. Rebecca and their partner capture memories on their vacation to Punta Cana with a couple photoshoot at Altos de Chavon.
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8. Anaheim, California – Disney
Disneyland is the centerpiece of family-friendly travel in Anaheim. 🏰 Seeing Sleeping Beauty’s castle at the end of bustling Main Street and riding family-favourite rides can make anyone feel like a kid again. Spring for a customizable vacation package that includes park tickets, rooms at a Disney hotel and meal plans for a seamless travel experience from check-in to check-out. Our favourite tips? Don’t forget your mouse ears and always stay for the fireworks! 🎇 However, Anaheim is so much more than the parks, so make time on your itinerary to enjoy the revitalized Packing District and Downtown Center Street Promenade.
Photo: Alvin in Anaheim for Flytographer. Marcie and their family capture memories in Anaheim with a family photoshoot at Disneyland.
9. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
The perfect Mexican holiday awaits between the waters of Banderas Bay and the Sierra Madre mountains, where the allure of Puerto Vallarta is unmatched. 🌊 The old town is home to colourful, colonial buildings and cobblestone streets that stay true to their Mexican heritage and culture. Enjoy a fruity paleta and leave your watch at home — you’re on vacation time! ⌚️ As you head to the beaches, open panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean await in the best photo spots in PV. Want to hang ten? 🤙 Grab your surfboard and drive north to Sayulita Beach where perfect waves for everyone from beginners to pros can be found.
Photo: Flytographer in Puerto Vallarta. Tanya and their family capture memories in Puerto Vallarta with a family photoshoot at Sayulita Beach.
10. Aruba, Caribbean
If you’re travelling for a Caribbean destination wedding, make the most of your airfare and puddle-jump to Aruba! 🛩 Celebrate the happy couple and then extend the trip with your friends with an after-party of your own at a beach resort. And by party, we mean lie by the pool with a tiny umbrella in your drink, of course! 🍹 The city of Oranjestad and the unique desert landscape at Arikok National Park are must-do’s on the days you feel inspired to trade your lounge chair for a dose of adventure.
Photo: Karen in Aruba for Flytographer. Abena and their family capture memories in Aruba with a family photoshoot.
Capturing memories on your group vacation
With a list of places guaranteed to keep everyone happy (which is no small feat on a group trip), the only thing left is to document the magic of *finally* getting everyone together. 📸 Book a Flytographer shoot with a local, professional photographer to capture priceless memories while on vacation.
“Taena was absolutely the best! She was so humble and a pleasure to meet. She was great with the kiddos and was able to guide us on every pose. We absolutely love our photos and would hire her again if we visit Maui in the future.”
“We have used Flytographer twice on two separate vacations and both times we ended up with amazing photographers. Mary was incredible, fun and great with kids! The process is so easy and I feel like all we had to do was show up on the day of, everything else was handled. We have been so lucky to end up with amazing people both times. I highly recommend these services to anyone going on vacation and wants a professional shoot and I recommend booking with Mary in the Destin area!”
“Our group of 7 had a fantastic experience with Madison!! I am absolutely thrilled with our photos! Madison was so good with each age group. She was extremely knowledgeable about the area and made the most of every minute of our session. Madison was very accommodating, kind, and easy to work with. She made sure the location was exactly what we wanted (in fact it far exceeded my expectations). She was able to capture exactly what I tried to describe. I am so pleased with the number of photographs we received, the quality of the images, and the entire experience. I’m not sure how these pictures could ever be topped – they are amazing and a true treasure to remember our wonderful vacation!”