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The Most Instagrammed Cities, Locations and Hotels of 2016

Dec. 02, 2016
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The Most Instagrammed Cities, Locations and Hotels of 2016
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Instagram has quickly become many travelers' go-to app for sharing photos from their adventures. In fact, it's become so popular that it's sparked the great debate: When does sharing your vacation photos become too much? No matter where you stand on that issue, there's no doubt that Instagram has completely changed how we share our travel experiences.

Now that the app has more than 500 million monthly users and hosts more than 95 million photo or video posts per day, it's no shock that the company has been keeping track of its users' data. In its recent report of its most popular users (Selena Gomez; 103 million followers), most-used emoji (the red heart), most Instagrammed day of the year (October 31, 2016) and more, the company also shared its most popular cities, locations and hotels for the year.

The Most Geotagged Cities of 2016

1. New York, New York

She sets the city on fire ✌?️

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2. London, United Kingdom


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3. Moscow, Russia

4. São Paulo, Brazil

5. Paris, France

Happy Bastille Day??????

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6. Los Angeles, California

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7. Saint Petersburg, Russia

8. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

9. Istanbul, Turkey

10. Jakarta, Indonesia

Most Instagrammed Locations of 2016

1. Disney Theme Parks (global)

2. Universal Studios Theme Parks (global)

3. Central Park (NYC)

That #NYC sizzle

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4. Times Square (NYC)

5. Eiffel Tower (Paris)

6. Louvre Museum (Paris)

7. Las Vegas Strip (Las Vegas)

8. Santa Monica Pier (LA)

9. Brooklyn Bridge (NYC)

Two BKs between bridges

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10. VDNKh (Moscow)

World's Most Instagrammed Hotels

1. MGM Grand Las Vegas

2. W New York - Times Square

3. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

4. Atlantic The Palm, Dubai

5. Caesars Palace (Las Vegas)

Coming soon- my review of Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace- and it ain't pretty ?

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6. Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

7. Fontainebleau Miami Beach

8. Wynn Las Vegas

9. Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel

10. The Venetian Macao, Macau

As 2016 draws to a close, now's a great time to reflect on your travels from the year. Scrolling through your Instagram page can bring back some great memories, especially if you've been to one of the places on these lists. If you don't already, keep up with The Points Guy by following him on Instagram!

Are any of your destinations from this year on the most popular Instagram cities, locations or hotels for 2016?


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