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.

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TravelBird, an online travel company, conducted a study to find the most tagged places on Instagram and compiled rankings for U.S. destinations and another list for destinations worldwide.

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:

20 Most Instagrammed US Places

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20: Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

Known for the therapeutic qualities, the hot springs in this park have made it a popular Arkansas attraction. Learn more about Hot Springs National Park here.

 

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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.

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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!

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17: Space Needle, Washington

One of the most iconic structures in Seattle's skyline, the Space Needle was constructed in 1962 for the World's Fair.

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16: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Yellowstone National Park became the first national park in 1872. Bison is one of the many animals you might spot while visiting.

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15: Yellowstone National Park, Montana

Yellowstone National Park is included in the list twice because it's one of the top destinations in both Wyoming and Montana. Yellowstone Falls is a perfect Instagram opportunity in Montana.

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14: Rocky Mountains, Colorado

If you've ever seen the Rocky Mountains in real life, it's no surprise to see them on a list of places with the most tags on Instagram.

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13: Atlantic City, New Jersey

Atlantic City is a resort city on Absecon Island in Atlantic County, New Jersey. Atlantic City is known for its long boardwalk, gambling casinos, nightlife and beautiful beaches.

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12: Charleston, South Carolina

From colorful buildings to renowned restaurants to historic churches to beautiful beaches, Charleston is packed with Instagram-worthy scenes. 

 

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11: Empire State Building, New York

The Empire State Building is the third tallest building in New York City and a popular building for photographing from all angles.

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10: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

With more than 60 miles of sunny beaches, 100 golf courses and 1,700 restaurants along the Grand Strand -- where do you start? Check out things to do in Myrtle Beach.

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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.

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8: Waikiki, Hawaii

Waikiki is a beachfront neighborhood of Honolulu on Hawaii's Oahu Island. How could you not constantly post photos of this beautiful paradise on Instagram?

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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 Travel Channel fans >>

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6: Mardi Gras, Louisiana

Mardi Gras brings people from all over the world to New Orleans each year and has generated more than 2 million tags on Instagram.

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5: Times Square, New York

Did you know Times Square, once known as Longacre Square, was created in 1904 when The New York Times moved into the neighborhood?

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4: Las Vegas Strip, Nevada

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas... and on Instagram. Known for its nightlife and casinos, the Las Vegas Strip has more than 3.6 million hashtags on Instagram.

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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 >>

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2: Walt Disney World, Florida

Cinderella's Castle at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida is the perfect photo op at this magical place that has more than 5 million hashtags on Instagram.

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1: Disneyland, California

Coming in at number one, maybe Disneyland in Anaheim, California really is "The Happiest Place on Earth" because it has more than 14.6 million tags on Instagram.

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1: Disneyland

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:

1: Disneyland

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

10: Oktoberfest

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.

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