The Most Instagrammed Place in Every U.S. State
Every location has one: a spot where you can 100 percent count on a crowd of cell phone-clad travelers looking for the perfect Instagram shot. Bus Bud—a trip planning website focused on bus travel—pulled together data on the most Instagrammed locations in every single state. What you choose to do with this knowledge—i.e. completely avoid these spots for a less-crowded experience or jump on the gram bandwagon—is your prerogative.
The map is split up into 10 categories (arena or stadium, body of water, university, zoo or aquarium, auto racetrack, beach, landmark or monument, theme park, other location type, and park or geographic landmark) and there's no one category that truly overpowers the map. According to the data, there are a few categories that tend to be more grammable than others: Parks come in at No. 1, followed by State Parks, Wineries and Vineyards, Historic Sites, and Gardens, respectively.
A few curve balls: Surprisingly, Disney World didn't take the title in Florida—instead, South Beach gets the honor of "Most 'grammed." Chicago's Wrigley Field made the cut above the ever-popular Willis Tower. The most predictable one goes to New York City with the Empire State Building coming out on top. Want to see what made the cut in your state? Check out the entire project here or explore the interactive map below.
Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.