With the advent of social media networking sites like Instagram, the face of traveling has changed completely. Millennials to be very specific have completely changed the way based on the Instagrammable abilities. So here are our top few sites that are super Instagram friendly and perfect for that perfect shot. We also have some tips and tricks to click the perfect Instagrammable shot.
Making it to the headlines in 1911, Machu Picchu is the lost citadel of the Inca. It was made famous when the American explorer Hiram Bingham published the first photographs of the ancient civilization ruins using his Kodak Panoramic Camera, the true OG Instagrammer. The majority of the travelers get their shots from the caretaker’s hut but the problem here is huge crowds that gather here to do the same thing. Protip here is to head to the quarries to get a better, clear and unobstructed view of the ruins. Another tip, majority of the tourists stand in line from around 4 am to reach the ruins first, but all the tourists think the same way making it extremely crowded in the mornings, our tip would be to sleep in and arrive at Machu Picchu in the afternoon to find it less crowded and more photogenic with better lighting and in the company of plenty alpacas.
Spirit Island, Alberta
Known to be one of the most Instagram friendly places, it is not Instagram’s fault that this location got so famous. In 1960 Kodiak advertised the new colorama film by hanging a huge picture of the Spirit Island in the Grand Central Station for 40 years driving more and more curious travelers to this beautiful location. So, now the situation is that there is now no more space or time to click this beauty, so there are now boats available that take around 90 mins to reach there and halt for 15 mins or else camping permits are also available wherein you can canoe to the island and camp overnight. And yet another option is to rent those iconic boats and go boating around Lake Louise and get some amazing shots from the boat.
One of the most recognizable monuments and shot frames in the world, the Eiffel tower is always crowded. Most of the travelers click this monument from the Champ de Mars, but a better view and angle is available when you click this monument from the steps of the Palais de Chaillot across the Sienne. Protip here is to get there at dawn to get no or minimal crowd and a backlit Eiffel tower.
Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles is visited by millions of tourists every year to get the movie feels. From the Hollywood sign to the Griffith Park Observatory to the Santa Monica Pier. But Instagrammers have their own monuments in the city, one of the major ones being the Los Angeles County Museum of Art of LACMA and their light installation up in the front. The best time to visit this monument is in the evening right before the museum closes to get that perfect shot in the lights but without the crowds. A new hot spot is the VENICE sign which of course is the new Instagram traveler favorite spot.
Known for all the romantic spots this city has to offer, but it has so much more to offer. The majority of travelers prefer taking their shots from the Grand Canal, making it one of the best places to visit and the most populated picturesque locations in the city. Another a little expensive option is to take a canal ride which costs around 80 euros for 30 mins but is perfect to get that Venician vibe as well as some amazing shots. Other locations include Punta Della Dogana, Burano island and residential lanes of Venice during dawn.
New York City, NY
The New York City skyline is one of the most famous places and things to see in the world. There would be hardly any person who wouldn’t recognize this iconic skyline. But how do you capture it to the core, taking an elevator to the top of the Empire State Building would cost you around 57 USD, but what if we have a more economical way? For this walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, down under the Manhattan Brooklyn underpass ie. Dumbo, to the corner of Washington and Water street for a classic New York City, shot, oh and for free.
Taj Mahal, India
Built as a display of love, the Taj Mahal today is one of the most photographed monuments in the world. The classic and most famous frame is right down from the middle of the garden, but for that, you need to be lucky and also first in the place both of which are a little difficult when it comes to one of the 7 wonders of the world. Protip here are two, one is to capture the mausoleum from the archways of other buildings or even better cross the Yamuna river, and capture it from the backside with a composition of the river as well as some locals.
Especially if you find yourself in the capital of the British Empire, London in the winter months, you would realize that the sun does set on the British empire. So how do you get your Instagram perfect shots? How do you capture the Big Ben or the top of the Palace of Westminster? Here is how. So here is our protip, walk across the bridge of Westminster and wait for the sunset, just keep praying that the cloud gods don’t shower on you and your perfect shot. Other amazing photo locations include the colorful houses in Notting Hill, Georgian townhouses in Kensington and the amazing street art of Shoreditch.
It is one of the most connected cities in the world, where everyone majority of the times are on their phones. That’s the reason, this place is perfect for Instagram. The mainframe here is from the Infinity pool on the top of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, but a tiny glitch here is that it is only allowed for the guests staying in the hotel. So if you don’t want to spend a fortune here, some other options for you are cloud forest at Gardens By the Bay aka. The Avatar Trees.
Known for the Golden Gate Bridge, the cable cars, the Victorian houses and the oh-so picturesque food scene, San Francisco is an Instagrammer’s heaven. The perfect Golden Gate shot as per our recommendation would be from the Welcome Center on the south side of the Golden Gate Bridge just above Fort Point or across the bay to the Battery Spencer Observation deck on the Marin Headlands and over and above this you have the Painted Ladies made famous by Full House, Sutro Baths a perfect spot to catch the sunsets and the Twin Peaks.