One of the weird things about Instagram is the birth of ‘doing things for the ‘gram’ (if you’ve been living under a rock, that means doing things just so you can take a trendy picture of it). Instagram is one of the most popular and trending social media sites around and a great place to get travel inspo. Here is your Instagram bucket list – the most Instagrammed places that you MUST go to – for the ‘gram of course.
1. New York City, US
New York is the epicenter of the arts. It has the most amazing dining and is one of the shopping capitals of the world. Everyone claims that whenever they visit New York, they get hooked and don’t want to leave the city – and that is definitely true. The view from Rockefeller Centre, walking over the Brooklyn Bridge, and the peacefulness whilst sitting in Central Park are just a few reasons why you should visit this incredible city. The most Instagrammed location in NYC is Times Square.
2. Moscow, Russia
Being one is one of the most breathtaking capitals in the world, Moscow has a wide range of cultural hotspots and amazing entertainment. The Kremlin and Red Square are the heart of the city – historically, geographically and spiritually. The most Instagrammed location is the Vystavka Dostizheniy Narodnogo Khozyaystva (VDNKh) – the trade show and amusement park.
3. London, United Kingdom
London is one of the world’s most visited cities and it has something for everyone: history, culture, fine dining, and the wonderful city life. The city’s historical buildings and diversity are refreshing. You get the best of both worlds – visit museums and galleries in Central London and escape outside the city for beautiful panoramas. The most Instagrammed location in London is the Tower Bridge.
4. São Paulo, Brazil
São Paulo has an avalanche of museums, cultural centers, theaters, and cinemas. From cathedrals to seaside escapes, this is the best on offer in Sao Paulo, Brazil. You’ll definitely enjoy the gorgeous isolated, non-urban beaches. The most Instagrammed location in São Paulo is the Arena Corinthians – the venue of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
5. Paris, France
Paris is a wondrous city for both adults and children. They don’t call it the City of Lights for just any reason – the city’s beauty lights from within the core. From the culture and architecture to the history and food – it’s the perfect vacation. The most Instagrammed location in Paris is obviously the Eiffel Tower.
6. Los Angeles, US
Los Angeles, with its year-round amazing weather and diverse selection of food and culture, is a must-visit on anyone’s bucket list. Not just to witness a lavish lifestyle, delicious food, adventures in Disneyland, and incredible architecture – but true beauty. The most Instagrammed location in LA is the Santa Monica Pier.
7. St Petersburg, Russia
Russia’s Northern capital is a sight for sore eyes. The city of Peter the Great is an all-night town. Walk through the Tsarist Palaces and Parks or take a canal boat tour or river cruise. The most Instagrammed location in St Petersburg is St. Isaac’s Cathedral.
8. Jakarta, Indonesia
Jakarta is a melting pot of diverse cultures and ethnicities. The city is Southeast Asia’s shopper’s paradise.The concrete jungle presents an energetic landscape that turns into a breath-taking skyline at night. The most Instagrammed location in Jakarta is the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah – a sightseeing park.
9. Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul is a city of chaos that manages to ooze an allure that every visitor is affected by. The beautiful Bosphorus, the remnants of empires and different cultures at every turn, the amazing food, and the youthful diversity all make Istanbul wonderful vacation. The most Instagrammed location in Istanbul is the Blue Mosque.
10. Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona is an enchanting seaside city with boundless culture, fabulous beaches, historical architecture, and a world-class dining scene. Barcelona’s architectural treasures span over 2000 years and include temple columns, ancient city walls, and subterranean stone corridors. The most Instagrammed location in Barcelona is the Sagrada Familia – a world heritage site.
Which city do you want to visit soon?
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