You may have heard the phrase, Instagram or it didn’t happen. There is an increasing amount of pressure on young people to fill their feeds with exciting and beautiful content to get more followers and likes. So go out there and make your friends jealous. Every destination on this list promises stunning photos – from fairytale-looking European villages to incredible castles you can stay in and places where you can find the most mind-blowing colors on the planet. These are some of the most Instagram-worthy travel locations around the world.
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
For incredible Instagram photos, visit Australia’s most beautiful natural wonder – the Great Barrier Reef. It’s one of seven wonders of the natural world; larger than the Great Wall of China and the only living thing on earth visible from space. It consists of spectacular marine life, coral cays, tropical islands, and beautiful white sand beaches. Sail, take a scenic flight, or take a snorkeling/dive boat day trip to explore its beauty.
Burj Khalifa, Dubai
Also known as the world’s tallest building, this 160-foot skyscraper offers some of the most spectacular views of Dubai. Take the elevator up to the 148th floor and view the city from above. Visitors say, it’s a view you will remember forever. While in Dubai, you can also take a dune buggy ride in the desert and take a run at the world’s first indoor ski slope in a huge shopping mall.
Central Park, New York
Visit Central Park year-round for some of the most spectacular pictures on the planet. The fall foliage on the park’s trees and the beautiful Conservatory Garden are sights to remember. The cherry blossom trees along the reservoir in the spring are breathtaking. Enjoy ice skating in the winter, row boating underneath Bow Bridge in the warmer months, or watch Shakespeare in the Park and performances by the NY Philharmonic in the summer.
Lake Louise, Canada
Located in Alberta’s Banff National Park is Lake Louise – one of Canada’s most iconic lakes. This is a perfect summer or winter vacation destination. In the winter, Lake Louise provides one of the most scenic skating rinks in the country. In the summer, it provides otherworldly paddling opportunities and endless trails for hiking.is plant-based and are typically vegetarian.
Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya
A vacation destination that allows you to get up close and personal to wildlife. This is just what you need to spark the attention of your Instagram followers. Giraffe Manor is a hotel set on 12 acres of private land and is frequently visited by giraffes. Throughout the day, they poke their necks into the windows of the hotel hoping to get a treat or just an adorable nuzzle from hotel-stayers.
Going-to-the-Sun Road, Montana
Each mile in the 50-mile road has a scenic view. You will see forests, lakes, deep ravines, and a variety of wildlife in one trip. If you stop at St. Mary Lake, the second largest in the park, you’ll be able to take startling photos of the 100-foot Virginia Falls. Some of the insta-worthy hikes in the park are Hidden Lake, Grinnell Glacier, and Highline Trail. You will not be disappointed.
Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia
Formed as a result of transformations between prehistoric lakes, Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat and one of the most incredible places on the planet. It creates a dream-like reflection off of the crust and is one of the best places in the world to watch sunrise and sunset.
The Wave, Arizona
If you are one of the lucky few that is granted a permit, The Wave in the Coyote Buttes North area of the Arizona Strip is an incredible site. The best time to photograph is midday so you can minimize the extensive shadows. While in the area, don’t miss getting shots of Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend.
Great Wall of China
The Great Wall hosts one of the most famous half marathons in the world. This is the largest man-made structure ever built and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world. It stretches more than 2,000 miles across Northern China and can be seen from space. Hike along sections of the wall and even camp out overnight.
Glow Worm Caves on Lake McLaren, New Zealand
The best time to see the glow worms is at night. You can even go on an out-of-this-world kayaking trip through these caves. Where else can you see glow-worms from a kayak? The caves on Lake McLaren are mysterious, yet mesmerizing. Float beneath the iridescent worms and then let the moonlight and stars guide you back to shore.
Not everyone thinks of the Philippines when planning a tropical vacation, but they should begin to. Palawan, an emerging adventure destination, offers wonderful hiking, diving, gorgeous beaches, and loads of natural beauty. There’s underwater caves, isolated lagoons, secret beaches, and opportunities to swim with whale sharks. Palawan is a somewhat hidden piece of paradise that, nonetheless, has been named the best island in the world two years in a row by Travel + Leisure.