As the saying goes, “Pics or it didn't happen." In today’s social media obsessed society, vacation snapshots are at the top of the pecking order alongside weddings and babies vying for views.
It’s no surprise that one of the top draws for double-tapping is tagging and posing next to the world’s most stunning sights.
The World's Most Instagrammed Cities
Whether you’re a wannabe influencer or just happy daydreaming of all the places you'll #GoLater, find a little travel inspiration in Instagram’s top 10 tagged cities below.
1. London, England
Is that the chimes of Big Ben you hear in the distance? Nope, it's just London ringing in as the number one most Instagrammed city in the world. Last year, nearly 120 million London hashtags were posted to Instagram. As one of the most visited cities in the world, London also seems to be the most photogenic. Insta users load up on likes with images of iconic spots like Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, and Tower Bridge.
2. Paris, France
With all the camera flashes, the City of Light is a fitting nickname. Fashionable photo shoots are the norm in the French capital, and Instagrammers from all over descend upon the Seine to slay their selfies and take it to the runway.
3. New York City, USA
If you can take a pic here, you can take a pic anywhere. It’s up to you in New York, New York where your Instagram inspo will make you king of the hill. With backdrops like Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square, it’s easy to see why NYC runs an empire on Instagram hashtags in the U.S.A.
4. Dubai, UAE
Dubai is a city know for its over-the-top flashiness and followers on the 'gram agree. Hundreds of thousands of Instagramers spend their holidays taking selfies against the city’s skyline. With some of the world’s tallest buildings, the Burj Khalifa and hotel the J.W. Mariott Marquis, Dubai is a destination that is used to topping the charts.
5. Istanbul, Turkey
Visitors to the beautiful city on the Bosporus can't get enough of sharing snaps on social media of Turkey's top tourist destination. Dotted with domes and minarets among its seven hills, Istanbul’s skyline is like no other, and IGers seem to think so too making it the 5th most hashtagged hotspot.
6. Jakarta, Indonesia
One of the fastest-growing cities in the world, Jarkarta is jumping way up in Instagram tags too. While the beaches of Bali fill most influencer feeds, Indonesia’s capital is having a moment of its own. Photogenic hotspots like cafes, street murals, and rooftop restaurants provide this massive modern city material for must-see posts.
7. Los Angeles, USA
California gets its love all over the 'gram, and there's nowhere else that gets tagged more in the Golden State than LA. Everyone's a star when snapping pics on the Sunset Strip and it’s easy to find your light when the sun is shining year-round.
8. Barcelona, Spain
Tap, tap, tapas away on your camera in Barcelona, and you'll have images that your Insta friends will envy. The vibrant colors in Gaudi’s creations to a plate of paella make this Catalan capital a photog’s dream canvas. At times it feels like the Spanish seaside city is specially made for social media snapshots.
9. Moscow, Russia
Backdrops of St. Basil's distinct domes along with some of the world's most ornate subway stops make Moscow a must-visit spot for many IGers.