19 Instagram-Famous Locations For Your Next Girls’ Getaway
by Hannah Marsh
There are reasons that these iconic landmarks are some of the most widely visited and Instagram-famous locations in the world. Make a stop on your next girls’ voyage, and see what the hype is all about for yourself.
The Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Shop, eat, stroll, or just pose for the ’gram at the Dubai Marina Mall. This impressive development spans 360,000 sq. ft and four levels to bring together 140 outlets including places on a beautiful waterfront. (And yes, there is a Cinnabon.)
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Madison Square Garden (AKA “MSG” or “The Garden”) is known for hosting a variety of events, including boxing, concerts, circuses, and professional wrestling, but it is most widely recognized for being home to the New York Rangers NHL team and the New York Knicks of the NBA. The diverse range of activities almost every night of the week brings just as diverse of an audience, making it one of the most Instagrammed locations in the world.
Disney Theme Parks
It’s no surprise that the magic of Disney captured the hearts of Instagrammers all over the world, as Disney properties came out on top of the list of most tagged locations of 2016. Why not immerse yourselves in your childhood fantasies for the day and add to that list of Instagrammers?
Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas, Nevada
If you’ve ever been to the Las Vegas Strip, you probably already understand why it made this list. The seemingly infinite lights and attractions that showcase famous hotels, resorts, casinos, and restaurants makes it one of the most popular destinations in the United States. And the awesome night life makes for a perfect girls’ trip.
Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
As the world’s largest museum and one of Paris’ most historic monuments and landmarks, it’s no surprise that the Louvre Museum is a favorite of both tourist and local Instagrammers. The famous museum is home to some of the most treasured art on Earth, and the structure itself is even a masterpiece.
Times Square, New York, New York
Times Square, the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue in New York City, is arguably the most famous intersection in the world. As a major tourist destination brightly adorned with billboards and advertisements, Times Square is also the hub of the Broadway Theater District and the center of the world’s entertainment industry. With an estimated 50 million annual visitors, some even refer to the neighborhood as “The Crossroads of the World.” Sure, it might be full of tourists, but it still makes for some pretty awesome photos.
Colosseum, Rome, Italy
Even though the structure is partially ruined, it’s nearly impossible to take a bad picture of Rome’s Colosseum. As the largest amphitheatre ever built and one of Rome’s most iconic symbols, you can bet that people rake in the double taps with a photo of it.
Siam Paragon Shopping Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
The emphasis of the Siam Paragon Shopping Centre is luxury. It is where the wealthy come to play, and with over 250 designer brand stores, you can find yourself busy all day long. At the end of a long day of shopping, relax in a VIP theater with deep-seated leather sofa booths, electric reclining footrests, complimentary drinks and snacks, and even a blanket. But even if your budget can’t quite keep up with this attraction, it still makes for a fantastic photo op. A girl can dream, eh?
Santa Monica Pier, California
The Santa Monica Pier is one of Southern California’s most iconic spots. With the Pacific Park amusement park, an aquarium, and an event venue for concerts, outdoor movies, and paddleboard racing, it makes for a fun and totally ‘grammable day no matter who is in your party.
Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
If you didn’t post a photo of the Eiffel Tower on your visit to Paris, did you even really go? Apparently not, considering this iconic landmark is one of the most Instagrammed locations in the world. Whether you’re visiting in the afternoon or taking photos at sunset, it’s bound to be picture-perfect.
Niagra Falls, New York State & Ontario, Canada
We dare you to find a background more gorgeous than Mother Nature, herself, and apparently, we aren’t the only ones who think that. Niagara Falls provides some of the most gorgeous natural photo ops while letting you and your girls appreciate some of nature’s finest.
Tower Bridge, London, England
Don’t just pose for a photo outside of the Tower Bridge in London, but actually go inside and enjoy what is called the “Tower Bridge Experience.” You can trek over high-level walkways, see London through a see-through glass floor, and actually go inside the engine rooms and towers. A landmark of London, the Tower Bridge is a must-visit for your next getaway.
Red Square, Moscow, Russia
Named after the Russian word krasnyi which means both “red” and “beautiful” this Russian city square in Moscow is used for current day events like rock concerts, musical performances, fashion shows, festivals, circuses, and art.
Empire State Building, New York, New York
This legendary 102-story skyscraper is a must-see for anyone visiting the Big Apple. A focal point for the New York skyline, the Empire State Building was named as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World and is considered a National Historic Landmark. Brush up on your history, and take the crew on a memorable day trip into the city.
Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris, France
Of course the whole city of Paris is pretty much ready for a photo-op at any time, but the Notre-Dame Cathedral shines even amidst all of the other beauty. Join Instagrammers from all over the globe to visit this landmark.
Brooklyn Bridge, New York, New York
If you’re scared of heights, this Instagram-famous spot might not be the place for you. The 125-year-old majestic landmark looms over New York City’s East River linking Manhattan and Brooklyn, and it makes for a fantastic backdrop for your next Instagram. The pedestrian bridge provides the perfect post-morning run opportunity.
Before you head in for some crazy, jaw-dropping adventure, snap a photo of the movie and TV-based theme park. Harry Potter World, Despicable Me’s Minion Mayhem, and wandering countless animated worlds gives ample opportunities to join in on the photo-op fun.
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California
A breathtaking view of the Golden Gate Bridge will only make your already good-looking group of friends look even better. This gorgeous mile-wide suspension bridge in the San Francisco Bay is an Instagram hot-spot for good reason.
Yankee Stadium, New York, New York
For the $2.3 billion check it took to create it, it’s a good thing the Yankee Stadium is one of the most popular places to visit and post a picture from. The stadium serves as the home ballpark for the New York Yankees and the home field for the New York City Futbol Club of Major League Soccer.