The Most Popular Cities on Instagram in 2017
If Instagram is any indication, New York City may be one of the most popular (and photogenic) cites on Earth.
Every year, the social media platform looks at geotag data to determine the most-Instagrammed cities. And, based on Instagram posts between January 1 and November 17, 2017, New York City is once again travelers’ favorite destination to ‘gram.
That might have something to do with the number of iconic attractions visitors encounter on trips to New York City. Three of the most-instagrammed locations of the year — the Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, and Central Park — can be found in either Manhattan or Brooklyn.
This year, Moscow edged out London for the No. 2 spot, with the English capital landing in third. São Paulo, Brazil and France’s City of Light maintained their No. 4 and No. 5 spots, respectively. Did your city make the cut of this year’s most popular cities on Instagram?
10. Barcelona, Spain
Beaches, Salvador Gaudí’s unforgettable masterpieces, and frequent festivals give travelers in Barcelona plenty of photo opps.
9. Istanbul, Turkey
Gorgeous architecture, like the grand Topkapi Palace, make Istanbul an ideal destination for photographers.
8. Jakarta, Indonesia
This summer, Instagram revealed that Jakarta was the most geo-tagged destination in the world in the platform’s Stories feature.
7. St. Petersburg, Russia
During a trip to St. Petersburg, collect photos of the Summer Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, and the Fortress of Peter and Paul.
6. Los Angeles, California
While visiting Los Angeles, consider gramming the iconic Hollywood sign, or one of the city’s most-Instagrammed sites: Los Angeles International Airport.
5. Paris, France
Technically, it’s illegal to snap and share photos of the Eiffel Tower at night. But it’s still one of the world’s most-Instagrammed attractions, with the Musée du Louvre not far behind.
4. São Paulo, Brazil
This Brazilian city is known for its sprawling street art creations, including the famous Beco do Batman, or Batman Alley.
3. London, England
Snap photos of this historic city — including its more modern additions, like the Shard.
2. Moscow, Russia
In addition to the country’s whimsical, colorful cathedrals, Moscow is becoming known as a creative hub.
1. New York City, New York
With three of the world’s most-Instagramed tourist attractions, it’s no surprise that the Big Apple has a big presence on Instagram.