Go on, admit it. You love Instagram! So do I – it’s a fun way to share travel photos and get inspiration about new places to visit. In fact, it’s an integral part of The Global Couple – we post over there far more than we post on here!
Recently, Netflights sent us their blog post about Instagram locations in the USA and asked us to share our favourite Instagram locations in the USA too. We jumped at the chance! The US has such a varied range of landscapes, cities, and people – so there are endless Instagram photo opportunities. We hope you like our favourites – and comment at the end with yours, we would love to know!
The Global Couple’s favourite Instagram locations in the USA
Portland, ME is a photographer’s dream – the cobbled streets, old brick buildings, fishing village vibe, Portland has it all. The food scene is also fantastic so there are plenty of #instafood shots to capture too.
Multnomah Falls, Oregon
The US has no shortage of amazing waterfalls, but one of our favourites is Multnomah Falls, near Portland, Oregon. This is a beautiful spot, particularly in the fall when the leaves are turning. The whole Columbia River Gorge drive is spectacular and definitely worth the detour if you’re in Portland!
#tbt to when we visited Portland, Oregon for a weekend from Vancouver. We stayed at an @airbnb in the city (such a cool city!) and our host Tom recommended we do the Columbia River Gorge drive while there. We hadn't heard of it so thought we might as well give it a go, and WOW! What an amazing drive with waterfalls, forest and scenic river views. This drive is a must for anyone visiting Portland!
New York City from the air
The Big Apple is probably the most Instagrammed city in the world, am I right? I swear every third photo on my feed is NYC sometimes. It’s a popular Insta location for a reason – it’s a fantastic place to visit – but try and get a different angle on the city. We adored our helicopter flight over Manhattan, it was a blast and the resulting photos were pretty damn awesome.
Hawaii has a dramatic coastline – the angry turquoise waves, the lush jungle, the craggy peaks. There are many great Instagram spots, but one particular good one (and easily accessible from Honolulu) is Makapu’u Lookout on the eastern tip of O’ahu.
Grand Canyon, Arizona, in the SNOW
Most people visit Grand Canyon in the summer, and fair enough – it’s the easiest time of year to get there. But the best time of the year to visit is in winter when there is snow on the ground. It’s absolutely magical. Yes, it’s freezing, but there are hardly any people around and it’s drop dead beautiful.
What are your favourite Instagram locations in the USA? Are they the same as any of ours? Share below in the comments!
This post was brought to you by Netflights. As always, you’ll receive our honest opinions, regardless of who is footing the bill.