In a study of 470 of the most Instagrammed locations in the USA and around the world, the Kruger National Park rates right up there at 49!
With the image-based application most popular among Millennial users, online travel specialists TravelBird released the Most Instagrammed Tourist Attractions in an effort to understand how global travel destinations measure up on social media.
The results provide an in-depth view of the best travel spots in the USA, with two attractions researched in every state (local gems and popular attractions). The same process was repeated in 10 other countries and a master ranking was created, which compares over 400 of the world’s most popular tourist destinations on their IG presence.
“This study offers a compelling overview of hundreds of destinations that are beloved by Instagram users for their cultural heritage, their stunning natural beauty and their local charm,” states Symen Jansma, Founder of TravelBird. “Alongside this, the data also tells a fascinating story about the ways people are travelling in 2017, offering valuable insights for the travel and tourism industry.”
The Most Instagrammed Destinations in The USA
Disneyland, California and Walt Disney World, Florida were the most hashtagged tourist destinations on Instagram. The thriving party scene of Las Vegas Strip and Mardi Gras placed in the top six, while sun seekers made South Beach, Waikiki and Myrtle Beach rank high. Lovers of the great outdoors won’t be surprised to see that The Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park and The Rocky Mountains made the top 15 most Instagrammed destinations in the USA.
The top 15 attractions on Instagram in the USA can be seen below:
|Rank||Destination||State||No. of tags|
|2||Walt Disney World||Florida||5,465,098|
|4||Las Vegas Strip||Nevada||3,653,548|
|5||Times Square||New York||2,560,272|
|9||Yosemite National Park||California||1,733,680|
|10||Myrtle Beach||South Carolina||1,602,759|
|11||Empire State Building||New York||1,536,186|
|13||Atlantic City||New Jersey||1,301,411|
The Most Instagrammed Global Destinations
The universally recognised Disneyland in California tops the global list, followed by the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Globally, Big Ben in London ranked seventh, just ahead of Times Square in New York in eighth position.
The top 15 global attractions can be seen below:
|Rank||Destination||Region||No. of tags|
|2||Eiffel Tower||Parisian Region, France||7,253,011|
|3||Walt Disney World||Florida, USA||5,465,098|
|4||South Beach||Florida, USA||4,689,396|
|5||Berlin Wall||Berlin, Germany||4,595,501|
|6||Las Vegas Strip||Nevada, USA||3,653,548|
|7||Big Ben||London, UK||2,561,617|
|8||Times Square||New York, USA||2,560,272|
|9||Notre Dame||Parisian Region, France||2,517,129|
|11||Mardi Gras||Louisiana, USA||2,202,256|
|12||Niagara Falls||Ontario, Canada||2,198,459|
|13||Valle Sagrado (Machu Picchu)||Cusco, Peru||2,195,108|
|14||Grand Canyon||Arizona, USA||1,989,316|
|47||Kruger National Park||South Africa||410,763|
For all other findings, visit the TravelBird results page: https://travelbird.nl/the-most-instagrammed-tourist-attractions/