During lockdown, our worlds became a lot smaller being confined to the four walls of our home. Travellers went from their couch to the kitchen, or on a casual walk around the neighbourhood. Planning a tropical getaway to Greece or plotting stops on an all-inclusive Caribbean cruise seemed like a distant memory. As the world starts to open up around us, all we think about is escaping our everyday surroundings.
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Since we are now quarantine-free and restrictions are loosening up we’ve compiled a list to help you on your next adventure: 20 Of The Most Instagrammable places to travel. Destinations include the top parks, attractions, getaways, art exhibits, and more that you’re sure to fall in love with. These are must-see places you’ve probably seen while scrolling through Instagram. So throw on your new outfit, grab your camera, and set out to see somewhere special and new!
Rainbow Mountain – Peru
Rainbow Mountain is one of Peru’s most picturesque natural landmarks. The bright and beautiful mountain colours are a result of minerals in the ground. This mountain has 14 different minerals, which have a wide range of colours, such as turquoise, lavender, and gold. This background would be perfect if you are looking to add a pop of natural colours with a spectacular view to your feed. Rainbow Mountain, over 5,000 meters above sea level, is a favourite attraction for thousands of tourists every day.
The Dive Motel – Tennessee
Feeling a little nostalgic, in the mood for ‘70s aesthetic, book a room at The Dive Motel. Here you will be able to create that dreamy, vintage look for photos for Instagram. This one-of-a-kind property is filled with interior design trends throwing it back all the way to the ’70s. Featuring wall-to-wall shag carpeting, rooms with eye-catching colours like bright orange, retro murals, and deep wood panelling. Every room in this motel features a disco ball to get the party going. The motel also operates as a swim club, guests can buy a day pass and take aesthetic pictures that match the 70’s vibe.
Sagano Bamboo Forest – Kyoto, Japan
This forest has the most vivid seas of greenery and bamboo stalks that extend hundreds of feet into the sky. The forest is perfect for an Instagram photo if you are ever in Japan since it is filled with natural light. Visitors can walk through the forest in under an hour while admiring the natural park.
Supertree Grove – Singapore
Bright lights and a gorgeous background, Singapore’s Supertree Grove is a must-see photo destination. An ideal shoot location, this grove provides shade during the day and comes alive at night with its exhilarating display of lights and sound. Surround yourself in this man-made forest, with its unique tree-like towers and verdant greenery. The enormous trees are between 80 to 160 ft tall and belong to the Gardens by the Bay nature park.
Northern Lights – Iceland
Calling all nature enthusiasts! Want to escape and capture more of nature’s uniqueness through the lens of your camera? Check out the Northern Lights in Iceland. Thousands of people visit Iceland, Norway, Canada, Sweden, and more every year to have the opportunity to see this natural phenomenon. Experience greeneries and oceans that can’t be seen in all parts of the world to get the ultimate Instagram photo. From winter to spring, you can experience some of the most breathtaking scenery in Iceland. The green, blue, purple, and yellow colours are truly unforgettable.
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Terlingua Ghost Town
Check out Ghostown, Terlingua to capture some wild western photos for the gram! This infamous town is just a few miles outside of Big Bend National Park, Texas. Take an adventure to roam the rustic deserts with one of their self-guided tours. Grab some cowboy boots, that western scarf, and some denim jeans to take a picture at sunset or after dark. Consider taking a few snapshots at the charming Starlight Theatre Restaurant if you don’t want to be outdoors.
Duomo di Milano – Milan, Italy
The second-largest cathedral is Duomo di Milano, this venue is stunning inside and out. The building’s gothic architecture and stained glass interiors were contributed by at least 78 different architects. This castle-like venue uses pink marble to highlight the exterior carvings and spires making this a perfect picture location. It is recommended to take pictures late at night (after midnight) or make an effort to wake up early and be here for sunrise.
Pamukkale – Denizli, Turkey
If you’ve never been to Pamukkale, which is Turkish for “cotton castle,” it’s surrounded by snow-white limestone terraces formed by the mineral-rich hot spring systems that flow down the steep valley. The backdrop of Pamukkale is important to the original Greco-Roman city of Hierapolis. This perfect photo destination is a staple in the city, built on top of terraces. Grab your bikini and pose in the white sands of Pamukkale!
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Caño Cristales – Meta, Colombia
This red river of Caño Cristales is also known as “the river that ran away from paradise.” Here you will be surrounded by water, plants, and flowers to capture the best of best photos for social media. Its magnificent colours are seen when plants are growing between the wet and dry seasons in Colombia. The view is phenomenally paired with the yellow and green sand, as well as the blue water. Your pictures will certainly gain a huge amount of likes when this destination popups Instagram.
Yayoi Kusama: Cosmic Nature – Bronx, New York
Snap a selfie in one of the rooms in Kusama: Cosmic Nature exhibit, at the New York Botanical Garden. Celebrities from all across the globe were seen here soaking up all of Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama’s work. Her psychedelic sculptures have become the talk of Instagram and considerably legendary among the fashion contingent. Come be one with art in style for Instagram at this exhibition.
Moraine Lake – Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
At Moraine Lake you can serve more than looks alongside this unreal view. This impressive landscape has bright turquoise water is set against snow-covered mountains. Take your pictures along the blue water, while light refracts off fine rock particles.
Queen Elizabeth Park – Vancouver, Canada
The scenic flower cherry blossoms in spring or the beautiful display of autumnal foliage makes this park a wonderful place to take photos. Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver never disappoints, with works of art among the natural beauty of gardens, evergreens and redwoods you have the opportunity to take gorgeous photos.
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Giza Pyramids – Cairo, Egypt
Where better to see one of the ancient world’s seven wonders than at the legendary pyramids of Giza? Learn about Islamic art, culture, museums and view beautiful mosques here, take on your social media followers along with you.
Cavo Tagoo – Mykonos, Greece
The Cavo Tagoo hotel is the perfect place for those looking for relaxation and luxury on the island of Mykonos. This hotel is super instagrammable, equally photogenic with its killer view. Guests are surrounded by a body of water and its famous private cave pool suite.
Little Island – New York City, New York
At the peak of Golden hour head to Little Island, this oasis rests above the Hudson River—and overlooks views of downtown Manhattan and New Jersey. Its signature tulip-shaped concrete pillars stretch out into gardens up top. Here there is plenty of space to have a picnic, enjoy a performance at the amphitheater, or just vibe. Grab your shades and tripod and go take pictures here.
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel – London
There have already been several Instagram photos of this hotel, as it is a popular place. The destination has an iconic staircase, decorated in regal British style making it a great photoshoot location.
Château de Villandry Gardens – France
The castle of Villandry embodies the architectural monument from the Renaissance period. Surround yourself in one of their mesmerising gardens in the Loire Valley that are bound to seduce you with their sweet aromas. A picture is worth a thousand words however this location is breathtaking.
El Capitolio – Havana, Cuba
The colorful buildings in front of El Capitolio is one of the most famous Instagram photo spots in Havana. All along the street the buildings here are pink, blue and yellow, making the street very photogenic. Additionally it will add a pop of color to your feed which is great!
Dunn’s River Falls – Kingston, Jamaica
Dunn’s River Falls is one of Jamaica’s most popular tourist attractions. Its glistening clear waters attract many tourists and photographers making a perfect place to capture memories. Take a tour up the waterfall to capture amazing photographs and videos for your feed.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art – Los Angeles
The largest art museum in the western United States is a gleaming place to take photos. The tall urban lights outside will light up your feed, these lights have become a symbol of the city that anyone on Instagram will notice.