In the age of social media, it seems no vacation is complete without a few uploads to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Of the top 20 most Instagrammed places worldwide, 12 are in the United States, according to a study by TravelBird.
Instagram, a unit of Facebook, announced at the end of April that it had doubled its user base to 700 million monthly active users in two years; 88.48 million of those users are from the United States, while Russia comes in second place, providing 27.52 million members of the Instagram user base.
Here are the 10 most Instagrammed places in the world:
10.Oktoberfest in Bavaria
Number of Instagram tags: 2,262,885
What Mardi Gras is to New Orleans, Oktoberfest is to Germany. Oktoberfest is pretty much a festival all about beer and fun, so really it’s no surprise that so many people flock there for it.
9.Notre Dame, Paris
Number of Instagram tags: 2,517,129
Notre Dame is one of the most recognisable churches in the world. The French Gothic-style building was erected in the 12th century and draws in both religious and non-religious tourists from around the globe.
8. Times Square, New York
Number of Instagram tags: 2,517,880
The bustling Times Square might just well be the most recognisable part of New York. The busy intersection is full of entertainment, advertisements, and well…a whole lot of people.
7. Big Ben, London
Number of Instagram tags: 2,561,617
Many people know Big Ben as the nickname of London’s clock tower, but it actually started as the nickname of just the bell inside. Over time the name shifted to refer to the whole clock and tower, even though its official name is the Elizabeth Tower.
6.Las Vegas Strip, Nevada
Number of Instagram tags: 3,653,548
The Las Vegas Strip is part of the South Las Vegas Boulevard, which is full of hotels, casinos, and copies of different attractions around the world, like the Eiffel Tower. The Strip itself is about 6.8km long but manages to pack a whole lot into it.
5.Berlin Wall in Germany
Number of Instagram tags: 4,595,501
The Berlin Wall, which once stood to separate the East and West, has now been mostly torn down. Today, what little of the wall that’s left is covered in graffiti that people flock to take photos in front of.
4. South Beach, Florida
Number of Instagram tags: 4,689,396
Sometimes referred to as SoBe, South Beach is (obviously) a beachside neighbourhood in Miami. South Beach is known for being a day-and-night party town, but the beach is nice enough to convince you to forgo the partying for a day or two.
3. Walt Disney World, Florida
Number of Instagram tags: 5,465,098
Disney World is truly the place of dreams. The Florida complex exists on over 27,000 acres of land, with more than 30 on-site hotels, six entertainment parks, multiple golf courses, and even a camping ground.
2. Eiffel Tower, Paris
Number of Instagram tags: 7,253,011
Paris is definitely a go-to destination for most people you ask, and it’s usually for one thing: the Eiffel Tower. The big, bright beacon is hard to miss at 324 meters tall, so it’s no real shock that it’s so high on this list.
1. Disneyland, California
Number of Instagram tags: 14,615,952
Is it really any surprise that Disneyland ranked first? It’s every child and adult’s dream spot, and with over 14 million tags it takes its rightful spot as the most Instagrammed places in the world.