Time magazine has created an interactive map called "The Most Instagrammed Places in America." It shows the most geo-tagged spots in America, state by state.
"Instagram's data, shared exclusively with TIME, map out the most frequently geo-tagged locations across all 50 states, from sports arenas-such as the Bryant-Denny Stadium in Alabama and the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey-to National Parks and from museums to the Magic Kingdom," write Olivier Laurent and Josh Raab.
The map creates an interesting portrait of the behavior of tourists in the U.S. It seems like the people who take the most photographs are still people on vacation. And when they go on vacation, people go to sports games, to Disney resorts, to National Parks, to state fairs and amusement parks, and to specific restaurants. And, in some smaller states, the most visited places are universities.
Most Instagrammed place in Louisiana? Café Du Monde in New Orleans. In Vermont, it is the Harpoon Brewery. Harpoon Brewery invests in social media marketing, but it is unclear if Café Du Monde does. In the case of the cafe, it seems that maybe its long history as a popular destination in New Orleans has simply parlayed into Instagram fame.
The one that I'd most want to go to? The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.