Millenials these days have been known to go through life capturing their (highly filtered) experiences on Facebook’s (NASDAQ:FB) very own Instagram. The photo-sharing service was acquired by Mark Zuckerberg’s social network in 2012 and has since enjoyed significant success, with everyone from Barack Obama to Beyonce to Marissa Mayer now boasting his or her own Instagram account.
The mobile app is popular thanks to its ability to serve as a photo journal and connect users with fellow phone snappers all over the world, but it is also useful in that it helps document what places people find the most exciting and photo-worthy. The Instagram blog recently published its list of most Instagrammed locations 0f 2013 and revealed the places where the most users felt compelled to slow down and take a picture this year.
Instagram reports that the most popular locations have changed in the past 12 months — poor Eiffel Tower– but some places still are holding their own and may continue to do so for years to come. Most of the locations on Instagram’s list have U.S. addresses, but more users from different countries are starting to sign up for accounts, so changes may be taking place soon. See if this year’s top 10 spots surprise you. All featured Instagram photos were highlighted by the Instagram blog.
10. High Line – New York
First up is the High Line. Some say that New York’s 1.45-mile linear park is overrated, but these Instagrammers don’t seem to think so. Instagram stats show that users thought the site was picture perfect and felt compelled to snap a picture, earning the High Line the No. 10 spot on Instagram’s most Instagrammed list. Located in New York, the High Line currently runs from Gansevoort Street, three blocks south of West 14th Street in the Meatpacking District, to 30th Street through the neighborhood of Chelsea to the West Side Yard, near the Javits Convention Center.