The Most Instagrammed Places in the U.S. and the World
Can you guess which location is number one?
Did you really visit a destination if you didn’t Instagram it? As travel and social media become more and more intertwined, visually-focused platforms like Instagram give users inspiration for travel planning as well as a place to document and track where they’ve been. If you had to guess what the number one destination with the most tags on Instagram is, what would it be? The Eiffel Tower? Big Ben, perhaps? Maybe Burj Khalifa? With any of these guesses, you’d be wrong.
So what is the number one most tagged destination in both the US and the world? Drumroll…. Disneyland!
Disneyland in Anaheim, California has more than 14.6 million tags, almost three times the second most tagged destination – Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Here are the top 10 destinations in the US:
19: New Orleans' French Quarter, Louisiana
Also known as the Vieux Carré, the French Quarter is the oldest neighborhood in the city of New Orleans. If you want to check it out this culturally-rich destination, find a top hotel and plan a trip.
18: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Virginia Beach is a resort city in southeastern Virginia with miles of beaches and hundreds of hotels, motels and restaurants along its oceanfront. If you visit, consider going whale watching!
9: Yosemite National Park, California
Half Dome, viewed here from Glacier Point, is one of the most recognizable spots in Yosemite National Park. Glacier Point is only accessible via a strenuous hike much of the year but gives one of the best views of the valley and several picturesque waterfalls like Vernal Fall and Nevada Fall Trails.
7: Grand Canyon, Arizona
Arizona's Grand Canyon is a natural wonder with breathtaking views every direction you look. Grand Canyon National Park attracted nearly 6 million visitors last year. Check out some Instagram photos from Gile Travel fans >>
3: South Beach, Florida
South Beach lies at the southernmost tip of Miami Beach, and its 2-mile-long swath of beautiful beaches attracts celebrities, sun-seekers and spring break partiers. Check out Instagram-worthy spots and plan a trip >>
2: Walt Disney World
3: South Beach
4: Las Vegas Strip
5: Times Square
6: Mardi Gras
7: Grand Canyon
8: Waikiki, Hawaii
9: Yosemite National Park
10: Myrtle Beach
Some lesser-known destinations made the list because TravelBird considered the top two destinations in each state, so that local gems would be considered and the list wouldn’t only contain destinations from highly populated areas like New York, California and Florida.
While Disneyland maintained the number one spot for the most tagged destination in the world, Walt Disney World was bumped to spot number three after the Eiffel Tower came in at number two. Here are the top 10 most Instagrammed places around the world:
2: Eiffel Tower
3: Walt Disney World
4: South Beach
5: Berlin Wall
6: Las Vegas Strip
7: Big Ben
8: Times Square
9: Notre Dame
While these lists don’t take into account photos without hashtags, they still give a good overall view of popularity of different places. How many of these destinations have you visited? Show us your pictures by tagging #LiveTravelChannel.