How to Find the Most Instagram Worthy Spots in Any City

How to Find the Most Instagram Worthy Spots in Any City

Whenever I travel, I always plan ahead and try to find the most Instagram worthy spots to go. It isn’t just about the photos and how good they’ll look on my feed; I travel to see beautiful and unique places, and that’s pretty much what makes any place Instagram-worthy.

Today I’m sharing my tips on how to find the most Instagram-worthy spots in any city you go to. It can even be hard sometimes to find Instagram worthy places in your own city, and all of these same tips apply!

1. Search through that city’s hashtags and geolocation tags on Instagram.

This is pretty much the number one thing I do before exploring any new city. I planned pretty much my entire week-long Iceland trip just by finding all the cool spots on Instagram! Be sure to take advantage of Instagram’s “Collections” feature and save photos of places you want to visit. I do this for all the cities and countries I plan on visiting or revisiting, and separate them into different folders.


2. Look for Instagram accounts specific to that city.

There are tons of feature accounts or accounts that specifically only post about their own cities. I went to Vancouver for a few days earlier this year and planned on eating my heart out, so I searched for accounts that posted about the Vancouver food scene.

How to find the most Instagram worthy spots in any city

3. Find articles or blogs on the most Instagram worthy spots to go in that city.

Fun fact: I was actually one of the first people to ever write an article on Instagram-worthy places. It’s since become a popular article topic, and you can find tons all about different cities and different places. Just Google “Instagram-worthy spots in ____”!


4. Take a walk around and explore.

Walk around and actually take a look around at your surroundings. You might find hidden gems that haven’t yet been popularized, or you might even just find a random coloured wall that matches perfectly with your outfit that day.

How to find the most Instagram worthy spots in any city

How do you find the most Instagram-worthy spots to go when traveling? Or even in your own city? I’d love to hear your tips in the comments!

P.S. if you liked this post, you might like this post on the most Instagram-worthy brunch spots in Toronto and my Iceland travel diary.

How to find the most Instagram worthy spots in any city

Photos by Desirée of Petite in Blush

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  • Lindsay

    Very good points and tips! It’s definitely nice to be able to find the best spots in any city through Instagram and blogs!

  • Chloe Tzang

    I do love following all your posts. Your photos always have such great settings and okay, now I know and thank you for sharing that. I have to start thinking of stuff like this myself. And as for Christmas shopping …. oh god, I have to start!

  • Thanks for sharing your tips! They are very helpful. 🙂

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  • SUCH GOOD TIPS! I didn’t think about looking for specific local IG accounts, that’s genius!

    • Haha I’m glad you found this helpful Stephanie! 🙂

  • Brittany Daoud

    I love finding fun and Instagram worthy spots when I travel!

  • Lauren

    Distillery is seriously so cute for the gram’!

  • These are great tips! I am always on the lookout for cool spots to take photos. Thanks for sharing!

    – Nicole @ http://www.WorkWearWander.com

  • I’m always on the lookout for cute spots in my city! Great tips here.

  • Ayana

    You’re adorable, first of all! I love all of these shots, and this is such great advice! Why did it not occur to me to look up the locations on Instagram first?! Duh!

    • Haha thanks Ayana! Insta is my go-to for a lot of things! I even looked up a restaurant I was at last night so I could figure out what to order 😂

  • I followed a lot of these tips while we were vacationing in Ottawa and I ended up being featured on 4 accounts after our trip! IG is one of my favorite travel planning tools right now– especially for restaurants!

    • That’s awesome!! I love finding restaurants on Insta as well!

  • Such good tips, babe!! Although, if I ever find myself in Toronto, I am going directly to you to show me the good places 😉

  • great tips! i’m always looking for good instagram spots, I’ll keep this in mind next time I visit a city!
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  • Kimberly Hsieh

    I always look on Instagram for fun photo spots! Including yours 🙂

    • Hehe I save all the cute NYC spots you go to! 🙆