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The Most Instagram-able Destinations in the U.S.

Instagram is quickly becoming the most popular form of social media, letting users easily show off their latest vacation photos. In the past year, Instagram and Time collected geo-tagging data on the most Instagrammed places in every U.S. state, creating a map of oft-snapped tourist traps. But we took it a step further and found the most photogenic spots in those popular U.S. destinations.

So when you take your next weekend getaway, make sure to snap a super-likeable photo in front of one of these landmarks—and don’t forget to tag all of your travel photos with #SmarterTravel for a chance to be featured on our Instagram.

Nashville, Tennessee: “I Believe in Nashville” Mural & John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge

You’ll find three locations for this famous mural in Music City—in Marathon Village, Riverside Village, and in the 12South neighborhood (by Edley’s). For a similarly sought-after shot, capture the skyline while walking over the pedestrian bridge.


#ibelieveinnashville #musiccity #nashville

A photo posted by misterbeebs (@misterbeebs) on

We drove to get smoothies and didn't have time to make it back to Love Hill for the sunset, so this had to suffice

A photo posted by Maisie Aines (@uh_mais_ing) on

Miami, Florida: Wynwood Walls & Ocean Drive

Get artsy in Florida posing against the many murals that make up the Wynwood Art District; or take a photo backlit by neon lights during a night out on the town.


#colonyhotel #scarface #miami #miamibeach #oceandr

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Wynwood Walls #latergram

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Colorado: Red Rocks Amphitheater & Telluride Mountain

Go for a concert or stadium run workout at Red Rocks Amphitheater, or snap the view from your lodge at snow-covered Telluride.


Beautiful #redrocksamphitheater #colorado

A photo posted by Steve Cusano (@steve9416) on

Chicago, Illinois: North Avenue Beach & Millennium Park

Don’t forget a photo of the skyline from this urban beach, or post your reflection under the bean in Millennium Park.


half & half

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Las Vegas, Nevada: Bellagio Las Vegas & A Little White Wedding Chapel

It’s hard not to be tacky in Vegas, so you might as well go for it in the City of Sin. You can’t go wrong with a post in front of the Bellagio Fountain or A Little White Wedding Chapel.


If you can dream it, you can do it! ✨❣ #lasvegasstrip #lastweekendinvegas #bellagiofountains

A photo posted by Fernanda Schuh Martins (@fernandaschuh) on

#24hour #wedding #drivethru #lasvegas

A photo posted by Conald (@conaldmcdonald) on

Boston, Massachusetts: Fenway Park & Boston Harbor

Post a picture from America’s oldest ballpark, or jump on a Boston Harbor Cruise for the best view of the city.


Friday nights done right.

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Los Angeles: Santa Monica Pier & LACMA

Enjoy guaranteed good lighting for your beach picture on the Santa Monica pier, or get lost in the lights outside LACMA.


Bathed in her best lighting????✨

A photo posted by Lesley | The Road Les Traveled (@lesleyannemurphy) on

Still applauding @instagram for the ability to post non-square pictures to this platform ???? #strideby

A photo posted by Joe Connor ◇ Queens NYC (@joke_honor) on

Arizona: Horseshoe Bend & Havasu Falls

No filter is needed at either of these two incredible natural wonders. Horseshoe Bend is located inside Grand Canyon National Park, and Havasu Falls is on a reservation just outside the park.


There's a reason this place is so popular.

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Washington D.C.: The White House & Georgetown Waterfront Park

Share a pic of POTUS’s front lawn, or go scenic with a shot from the Georgetown Waterfront Park.


best place for a summery fall day like today ????????????

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Oh hey White House ???? #washingtondc #whitehouse

A photo posted by Ashley Phillips (@ashleyphillips88) on

San Francisco, California: Land’s End & Haight-Ashbury

View the city’s famous landmark from a different point of view—at Land’s End. Or post a photo of the hippie neighborhood’s architecture, eclectic cafes, or street art.


Had to. #haightashbury #sanfrancisco #historic #streets

A photo posted by Madeline Szrom (@everythingcleveristaken) on

New York City: The High Line Chelsea & Central Park

Escape the concrete jungle with a post from The High Line or Central Park as opposed to bustling Times Square or the Empire State Building.


The secret waterfall in Central Park

A photo posted by Sam Morrison (@samthecobra) on

Seattle, Washington: Pikes Place Market & Space Needle

Post some incredible food or architecture (even the gum wall!) from Pikes Place Market, or capture the iconic Space Needle.


one of my favorite places to find something for dinner #pikesplace #seattle #pnw

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"Isn't it always raining and grey in Seattle?" – YARITE. #seattle #pnw #spaceneedle

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Austin Texas: Barton Springs Pool & HOPE Outdoor Gallery

Get your sunbathing on at Barton Springs Pool, a spring fed pool which stays the same temperature year round. Or explore the HOPE Outdoor Gallery with an artsy post.


????january thirty first???? || #bartonsprings #atx || @amyegrunden

A photo posted by R I C K Y (@trekkinrick) on

This was really awesome to see ???? ???? ???? #hopeoutdoorgallery #austintexas #austinart

A photo posted by Christina Wiseman (@chrissysmartwoman) on


What’s your favorite place to photograph in your city? Tell us in the comments below.

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