The United States in its rich diversity has endless breathtaking spots. These both natural and man-made spots make for amazing shots and even better Instagram images! We have selected the best photo spots across the United States to make your friends, family and social media followers jealous. Fill your Instagram feed with amazing photos this upcoming year!
Instagram has been a big source of inspiration for us. We normally try to travel to places that are on our bucket list and then we go to Instagram to see where to actually visit in each destination. Steven has visited all 50 states and Jazmin has visited 40 states and we cannot wait to head out on the road again.
Whether you are looking for inspiration for your next adventure or already have a US road trip planned, there is some inspiration for everyone. We try to mix the iconic famous landmarks and locations with more breathtaking hidden gems. So get ready for you next instagrammable trip.
Some of the most Instagrammed locations in the country are the Golden Bridge in San Francisco, The Brooklyn Bridge in New York and the lifeguards tower on South Beach in Miami.
The most instagrammable places in USA:
Bryce Canyon, Utah
Rather than the traditional Grand Canyon, we recommend heading over to Bryce Canyon. This vast park is filled with a standing army of bright red hoodoos, tall thin rock formations created from erosion. With its breathtaking landscapes you will know the socks of Instagram.
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Wynwood Walls, Florida
The unique open air graffiti of Wynwood Walls provides some of the most amazing street art. While many do not know about this spot in Miami it has some of the funnest shots in the city. Leave the beach resort photos behind and head to Wynwood Walls!
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Niagara Falls, New York
Niagara Falls might only be half in the United States but it still makes it on our list. Grab a blue plastic poncho before heading on the Maid of the Mist for a classic shot in the rainbow of the falls.
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Greenworks Florist, Washington DC
Urban Light and LACMA in Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles is considered one of the most Instagrammed cities in the world. Our favorite place in Los Angeles is the Urban Light installation at the entrance of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The installation consists of 202 historic street lamps that bright the outside of the museum every night.
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Crystal Mills, Colorado
Hidden in the mountains of Colorado, Crystal Mills is only accessible by 4X4. Built in 1892 to service the now ghost town of Crystal, the mill remains intact with an epic surrounding make for a once in a lifetime image.
Well, it is the happiest place on earth! Grab an image with your favorite Disney character, in any of the beautifully decorated sections of the park and of course in front of Cinderella’s Castle. In Disney World we found Epcot to offer the best photos as it is the least busy park.
Maroon Bells, Colorado
Maroon Bells is right at the edge of Aspen, Colorado. It is easy to reach in the warmer months and makes for an amazing reflection photos with its vast green grasses, large lake and towering peaks.
White Mountains National Forest, New Hampshire
While there is never really a bad time to visit the White Mountains National Forest in New Hampshire it is a prime destination for those looking to enjoy and photograph fall foliage. Come autumn the entire forest turns to a rainbow of red, orange and yellows.
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park became the first national park in 1872 and we can definitely see why. From its lush forests to its iconic geyser with endless colorful hot springs in between there is the perfect photo for everyone. Just have your camera ready in case a free roaming buffalo happens to wander by.
Havasu Falls, Arizona
Havasu Falls is one of the most magical places in the United States but you do need to have a permit to visit, so make sure to plan ahead and add this amazing destination to your bucket list!
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Rocky Mountains National Park, Colorado
We used to live in Colorado and one of the things we miss the most is visiting the Rockies Mountain National Park. The park is magical!
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Central Park, New York
There is a castle in the middle of Central Park, need we say more! In the heart of New York City, Central Park has endless spots, attractions and hidden corners to get the perfect natural shot in the middle of the concrete city that never sleeps. If you are in the city make sure to check out all of the Instagram worthy spots in NYC.
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Nubble Lighthouse, Maine
Maine is one of our favorite states! It has so many beautiful landscapes. We recommend driving the whole coast starting from Boston, MA and ending in Acadia National Park.
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Brooklyn Bridge, New York
New York is full with of amazing spots to get a Instagram worthy photo but some of the most frequently Instagrammed spots are Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, and the Brooklyn Bridge.
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I think the Brooklyn Bridge is one of the most beautiful bridges in the United States, and no matter what angle you take the photo from, it will come up fantastic! We recommend to head down to Washington Street in Brooklyn to get the “Instagram famous picture of the bridge”. The intersection of Washington and Front streets frames the Manhattan Bridge perfectly.
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Badlands National Park, South Dakota
Driving along the prairies of South Dakota the vast dramatic ridges of Badlands National Park jut out in surprise. With its colorful sedimentary lines and breathtaking sky you will leave all your Instagram followers jealous.
Golden Gate Bridge, California
Death Valley, California
Death Valley is HOT, but it is beautiful! There are so many cool hikes to do. The best places to take photos in Death Valley are the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, the Badwater Basin and the Zabriskie Point, and the Artist’s Palette.
Seven Magic Mountains, Nevada
My favorite art exhibition in Las Vegas. It was supposed to last a couple of years but it became so popular that they have extended its duration.
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Forrest Gump Point, Utah
Forrest Gump Point is becoming more and more popular on Instagram! Make sure to snap the “tradicional photo” but also to explore other areas of the Park. You do not need to buy a ticket to get this photo!
Multnomah Falls, Oregon
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If you love waterfalls with a unique twist then Multnomah Falls, right outside of Portland, Oregon is the right place for you!
Yosemite National Park, California
One of the most Instagram famous spot in Yosemite National Park is the view of the Half Dome from Glacier Point, but no matter where you go in Yosemite you will always find an instagrammable spot!
Valley of Fire, Nevada
Valley of Fire is the oldest and coolest state park in Nevada! It has so many cool hikes and many Instagrammable spots! The best day is that you can see the whole park in one day!
➳ Read More: What to do in Valley of Fire in a day
Horseshoe Bend, Arizona
Horseshoe Bend is a dream come true for travelers and photographers! The best time of the day to visit Horseshoe bend is at the blue hour or during sunset.
Freedom Trail, Boston
The Freedom Trail is the best way to explore Boston and to get so many beautiful photos with the main landmarks of the city.
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Big Sur, California
There is no place like California. No matter where you go in California, you will always find something that will blow your mind. Our favorite area to take Instagram photos is Big Sur, trust me you will have to stop every 5 minutes.
We love Atlanta and our favorite spot to take Instagram worthy photos is from the Centennial Olympic Park.
Alburquerque, New Mexico
The best time to go to Albuquerque is during the Balloon Fiesta! The Balloon Fiesta is a nine-day event occurring in the first full week of October, and has over 500 hot air balloons each year.
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Rainbow Row, South Carolina
Charleston is packed with Instagram-worthy places, from colorful buildings to historic churches to beautiful beaches.
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Sedona National Park, Arizona
Sedona’s beauty is a must see for any visitors in Arizona. With its red sandstone rock formations, steep canyons and pine forests it will leave you wanting more and more. Get your walking shoes ready for a walk on the wild side.
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