2016’s Most Instagrammed Hotels, Museums and More!

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Instagram is a popular place to share your world with others, and peer into the lives of others. You can find everything from babies and nature to photos of half-eaten meals and doorknobs.

Out of all those who use Instagram (more than 300 million daily users in 2016), some locations and shots are more popular than others. As 2016 comes to a close, Instagram has revealed the most Instagrammed hotels and resorts of 2016.

Are you curious?

Here are the ten most Instagrammed hotels and resorts –

10. The Venetian Macao, Macau

the preferred way to get to work 🔵🔵🔵🚣🏻 #macau #venetianmacau

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9. Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel

Thanks for spending your Monday nights with @big.theparty at Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel #ushuaiaibiza

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8. Wynn Las Vegas
7. Fontainebleau Miami Beach
6. Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Time to dive into some relaxation! The view isn't half bad either. #vegas

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5. Caesars Palace (Las Vegas)
4. Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
3. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
2. W New York – Times Square

Come meet us at the crossroads of the world.

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and the #1 most photographed hotel or resort on Instagram in 2016 was…

1. MGM Grand Las Vegas

Life in the #Vegas lane. #HowManyDays until you're here?

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Are the results what you expected?

I was a little surprised that 5 out of the 10 were in Las Vegas, but given the sheer volume of tourists that visit Las Vegas every day plus the fact that each hotel has nightly concerts and shows it makes sense. Also, keep in mind that these aren’t necessarily the top 10 best hotels in the world, just the most frequently Instagrammed.

The most Instagrammed places in the world are a slightly different story, with Las Vegas Strip down in the #7 spot. Disney Theme Parks took top billing, showing that all the world is charmed by Mickey and Co.

1. Disney Theme Parks

An oh-so-jolly celebration at #MagicKingdom! #VeryMerry #DisneyHolidays (Photo: @walshiewolf)

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2. Universal Studios Theme Parks
3. Central Park (NYC)
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)
10. Vystavka Dostizheniy Narodnogo Khozyaystva (Moscow)

If you’re brainstorming places to visit in 2017, here were the top 10 Instagrammed museums in 2016

1. Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
3. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York
4. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles
5. The Broad, Los Angeles
6. World Trade Center 9/11 Memorial, New York

7. American Museum of Natural History, New York
8. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
9. British Museum, London
10. The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

What else was popular in 2016 via Instagram?

Here are the top food hashtags –

1. #turkey
2. #pizza
3. #sushi

4. #fish
5. #bbq
6. #salad
7. #eggs
8. #steak
9. #avocado
10. #bread

If you’re sharpening up your Instagram skills, these were the most used travel hashtags of 2016

#travel
#sunset
#travelgram
#wanderlust
#vacation
#instatravel

#adventure
#view
#travelphotography
#roadtrip

I’ll be curious to see how the Instagram trends change for 2017.

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