The Most Instagram-Worthy Places in the World

I’m planning a vacation, but I can’t decide where to go. All my friends are posting vacation pictures on Instagram, and I can’t help but feel FOMO. How can I choose the perfect Instagram-worthy vacation spot?

If you’re planning to fill your Instagram feed with fun travel pics, you’ll need to choose a picture-perfect vacation destination. Sure, Times Square and the Golden Gate Bridge might be some of the most Instagrammed spots, but that doesn’t mean they’re the best. Instead, here are some of the most Instagram-worthy spots from around the world to add to your travel bucket list.

Washington Street, Brooklyn

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Most people go to New York to visit Times Square or the Statue of Liberty, and it’s well-known that New York has infinite opportunities for Insta-worthy pictures. But if you’re looking for a spot that isn’t overrun by tourists, check out Washington Street in Brooklyn.

Washing Street is a dreamy spot in Brooklyn filled with cozy coffee shops and historic architecture. As one of the borough’s most Insta-worthy places, the intersection of Washington and Front perfectly frames the Manhattan Bridge. While you’re in Brooklyn, be sure to grab a slice of pizza or a classic NY bagel.

Soi Romanee, Thailand

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Lined with vibrant buildings, Old Town’s Soi Romanee is one of the most Instagrammable places in Thailand. Originally filled with casinos and brothels, man vintage buildings have been transformed into bars, restaurants, and hotels. 

Soi Romanee is often considered a hidden gem. Many local families have lived along Soi Romanee for generations, and many houses feature Chinese shrines set on the outside walls. To immerse yourself in Thai culture, take a stroll down the Soi Romanee, which connects Thalang Road with Dibuk Road.

Before leaving Thailand, make sure to stop at Thailand’s capital city, Bangkok. While Bangkok has plenty of historic attractions, its most Insta-worthy spot is the Unicorn Café. The café, which is filled with unicorn toys and bright furniture, is guaranteed to stand out on your feed.

Godafoss Waterfall, Iceland

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The land of fire and ice, Iceland, is a magical and serene spot full of Instagram gold. Among Iceland’s many waterfalls, Godafoss (or “the waterfall of the gods”) is one of the most beautiful. The waterfall provides the perfect Instagram backdrop, and you’ll be able to listen to the sound of water flowing through ancient lava during your photoshoot.

While you’re visiting, make sure to check out Iceland’s all-natural blue ice caves. For more Insta-worthy shots, check out the Icelandic highlands, which are home to some of the most jaw-dropping views in Iceland. If you’re lucky, you might even snap a picture of the Northern Lights.

Wynwood Walls, Miami

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Miami is the perfect spot to snap scenic beach pics or beautiful shots of the Florida sunset. But if you’re interested in taking some less touristy shots, visit the Wynwood Walls. The Wynwood Walls feature a stunning display of ever-changing art murals and a one-of-a-kind outdoor art museum, so you’ll have no shortage of pieces to choose from for your backdrop.

If you’re hitting up the beach, head to Crandon Park for a deserted tropical island vibe. If you have extra time, go snorkeling in the Florida Keys or drive through the Evergreens. For even more photo ops, take the Ft. Lauderdale water taxi through canals, past celebrity homes, and out to the beach.

Istiklal Street, Istanbul

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The main pedestrian street of Istanbul, Istiklal Street, features a rich cultural mix between the East and West. On Istiklal Street, you can take pictures of European-style cafeééés and stores, while the street gives off a charming oriental vibe.

Each day, thousands of tourists and locals stroll through Istiklal. Istiklal Street is full of energy and nonstop crowds, along with historic architecture and picturesque contrasts. You’ll feel the spirit of Istanbul through the locals and musicians. If you’re hungry, you’ll be able to grab baklava and kebabs at every corner.

Piazza Navona, Rome

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Climb to any rooftop in Piazza Navona for the most Insta-worthy views in Rome. During the sunrise, you can find intense colors and grab a bird’s eye view of one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Originally designed as an arena for the Roman Empire, the Piazza Navona is now a famous public square in Rome.

You’ll also have the opportunity to capture the Colosseum and the Pantheon, along with the historic Trevi Fountain and Michelangelo’s famous mural in the Sistine Chapel. According to U.S. News, no trip to Rome is complete without Sunday morning shopping at the Porta Portese flea market and a climb to the top of St. Peter’s Basilica.

Union Station, Denver

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Downtown Denver offers the perfect balance between mountains and cityscapes. When it comes to Insta-worthy pics, Denver has it all. While you can’t beat the scenery at City Park, the recently revamped Union Station in LoDo is ideal for capturing the perfect shot. And since Union Station also features a variety of restaurants, bars, and coffee shops, you’re guaranteed to find whatever you’re in the mood for.

The city’s train station and fountains are great for a group picture during the day, while the lights downtown can help you take a jaw-dropping shot after dark. During your visit, visit some of the historic breweries downtown, drive up to the mountains, and visit the Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

Nice, France

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Located on the French Riviera, Nice has everything you need to live out your dream vacation—gorgeous beaches, lively bars and restaurants, scenic views, and rich culture. Stroll along the Promenade de Anglais, one of the most iconic roads in France, to find great bars and beach clubs. For the best panoramic views, climb the stairs of Castle Hill or hike Mont Boron.

No trip to Nice is complete without a walk through the beautiful cobbled streets of Old Town. Set aside an afternoon to wander through the streets, go window shopping, and grab a coffee. Before you leave, be sure to lounge in style by the beach and lose yourself in some stunning artwork.

Churchill Arms, London

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If you’ve scrolled past the thousands of pictures of the UK on Instagram, you’ve probably seen historic castles, the luscious countryside, and the cityscape of London. But the best photo op London isn’t the palace of the Queen’s guards—it’s Churchill Arms.

The flower-covered pub, which was built in 1950, is well-known for the fresh flowers lining its exterior. The flowers surrounding  Churchill Arms have even won awards in the Chelsea Flower Show.

If you have extra time, rent a car and drive an hour south of London to find Brighton Beach. With its rocky shores and Edwardian pier, Brighton Beach will make the perfect addition to your Instagram feed.

According to the travel experts at Wild and Away, the lessons, experiences, and memories you acquire while traveling will stick with you for the rest of your life. If you need help building the itinerary for your dream trip or booking travel accommodations, Wild and Away offers a personalized itinerary travel service. Ultimately, remember that traveling isn’t about taking pictures for Instagram—it’s about immersing yourself in every city you step foot in. 

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