The 20 US vacation spots photographed the most on Instagram

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The 20 US vacation spots photographed the most on Instagram

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The 20 US vacation spots photographed the most on Instagram

By Ofonime Essien

  • TIME magazine has compiled a list of the most popular locations around America based on Instagram travel posts 
  • It logged all images tagged with words like ‘vacation’ and ‘travelgram’ on the site over July 4 weekend
  • New York was the most popular, with over 10,000 tags, followed by Los Angeles and San Francisco

20 vacation spots in USA

Thinking of a holiday in America? Let social media be your guide! TIME magazine made a list of the most popular vacation locations around America based on Instagram travel posts using hashtags like ‘vacation’ and ‘travelgram’.

Foodies have long used Instagram to search for appetizing restaurants – and now it looks like the social media site can be used to find trending holiday destinations, too.

Thanks to the 4th July landing on a Monday this year, millions of Americans have been using the weekend for a mini holiday and TIME magazine has been logging hashtags to work out the most popular vacation spots.

It logged all of the travel-related posts that were tagged with words like ‘vacation,’ ‘travelgram’ and ‘travel’ to find out where Instagram-loving hipsters like to spend their days off.

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It compiled a list of results that not only showed where the most visited cities and towns were, but also the most Instagrammed spots within those places.

New York was the most popular spot for vacationers with 10,620 people using the city as their location when making a travel-related post, despite many people making their way out of the city during the summer.

Within the city, Central Park was the most tagged spot.

TOP 20 AMERICAN HOLIDAY AREAS ON INSTAGRAM BY TIME MAGAZINE

LOCATION   NUMBER OF PICTURES  

 

MOST POPULAR SPOT 
New York

Los Angeles

San Francisco

Miami Beach

Chicago

Las Vegas

San Diego

Honolulu

Orlando

Santa Monica

Miami

Washington DC

Seattle

Malibu

Boston

New Orleans

Portland

Fort Lauderdale

Laguna Beach

Newport Beach

Lahaina

Key West

Virginia Beach

Huntington Beach

Philadelphia

 

 

10,620

4,990

4,002

3,079

3,017

3,010

2,977

2,774

2,235

1,864

1,833

1,540

1,496

1,355

1,141

987

947

932

928

842

833

712

689

680

673

 

 

Central Park

Venice Beach

Golden Gate Bridge

South Beach, Miami

Millennium Park

Las Vegas Strip

La Jolla Cove

Waikiki Beach

Disney’s Magic Kingdom

Santa Monica Pier

The Office Gentlemen’s Club

Lincoln Memorial

Pike Place Market

Point Dume Beach, Malibu

The Boston Common

New Orleans French Quarter

International Rose Test Garden

Fort Lauderdale Beach

Montage Laguna Beach

Crystal Cove State Park

Kaanapali Beach

Fort Zachary Beach, Key West

Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Huntington Dog Beach

Philadelphia Museum of Art

 

In second place was LA, with 4,990 posts. The most popular spot in the area was Venice Beach.

In third place was San Francisco, with Miami Beach and Chicago rounding out the top five locations.

Meanwhile, Philadelphia was number 20 on the list, just behind Huntington Beach in California and Virginia Beach, a coastal city in southeastern Virginia.

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According to TIME, beaches that were within driving distance of big cities saw much of the activity over the weekend, with coastal areas in California, Florida and New York all proving popular.

Other spots that attracted a lot of ‘vacation’ tags included the Las Vegas strip, Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Orlando and, bizarrely, a strip club in Miami called The Office Gentlemen’s Club.

Last year a booking site analysed use of the Instagram hashtag #NoFilter to determine the countries that are naturally beautiful.

The study revealed that the country that boasted the highest percentage of uploads with the hashtag was the Bahamas.

The data, compiled by bus-booking travel site Busbud, found that 4.32 per cent of the photographs of the tropical location carried the hashtag, indicating that no editing had been applied before the image was posted.

Contrasting heavily with the golden sands and turquoise waters of the Caribbean location, Iceland had the next greatest number of #NoFilter tags.

Users capturing the country’s snow-covered peaks, icy lakes, glaciers and the Northern Lights posted images exactly as they were shot 4.30 per cent of the time.

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Interestingly, the company also found that not all Instagram users are honest in their usage of the #NoFilter. Around seven per cent have manipulated their images before claiming they’ve left it untouched.

However, 93 per cent are honest with their posts.

The country with the most number of likes was the Maldives, followed by Lebanon, Israel and the Bahamas.

(Mail Online)

 

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Mr. Ofonime A. Essien, is a Helicopter Pilot. He is also a Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA), Oracle Certified Associate (OCA), a Computer Forensics Expert, a Blogger, Web Master, a Writer and an Entrepreneur. He is an avid reader. He likes motivating others to achieve their dreams through writing and speaking.

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