2016's Most Instagrammed Spots In The World

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Is it even a vacation if you don't post the photos to Instagram?

Traveling is fun enough on its own — but there's also something thrilling about posting images that are sure to get plenty of Likes. That perfectly lit photo from a popular restaurant or landmark is just part of the fun of exploring a new place.

To mark the end of the year, Instagram has revealed its list of 2016's most 'grammed places in the world, and there are some seriously swoon-worthy locations. If you want to make the Likes roll in, consider adding these spots to your travel bucket list.

Some of the destinations aren't too surprising. Central Park and Times Square, for instance, are the most geotagged places in New York, so it makes sense that they made the global list, too. Same goes for the Eiffel Tower. Still, there are also some less-obvious locations to make the cut, and it's always interesting to see what places are getting the most love across the globe.

Ahead, we're counting down the world's 20 most Instagrammed spots. Which location scored the No. 1 slot? Click through to find out — and don't forget to post a photo next time you visit.
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20. Niagara Falls, New York State and Canada
Kick up your Instagram game with a photo of one of the world's most spectacular waterfalls.
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Photo: Via @AdamDunovsky.
Who wouldn't double-tap this breathtaking shot?
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Photo: Via @usopen.
19. Empire State Building, New York, NY
Whether you go to the top or just watch the building's lights from outside, this New York City landmark is Insta gold.
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Photo: Via @mariahrasmussen.
There's a reason the building attracts so many tourists — check out that view.
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Photo: Via @Rza265.
18. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
In terms of Instagram opportunities, the Met has it all. Whether you want to post photos of your squad sitting on the front steps à la Gossip Girl or stick to shots of the fine art inside, the possibilities are endless.
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Photo: Via @jimenagc_.
The museum's Greek and Roman art galleries are popular Instagram choices.
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Photo: Via @Dan_Levy.
17. Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris, France
It's no surprise this medieval cathedral draws 'grammers from around the world.
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The cathedral's surroundings are just as beautiful as the church itself.
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Photo: Via @patrypiw.
16. Barcelona Centre, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
There are plenty of things to do in Barcelona, and its city center is filled with beautiful landmarks (and pretty holiday lights on the streets).
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Photo: Via @immatorra.
The Portal de l'Angel, a street filled with shopping destinations, is a popular draw for Barcelona's tourists.
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Photo: Via @xomissdanielle.
15. Tower Bridge, London, England
The bridge is one of London's top tourist destinations, and one of the city's most recognizable landmarks.
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Photo: Via @towwkio.
Absolutely magical, day or night.
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Photo: Via @sanpotter.
14. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Los Angeles, CA
You might not think of an airport as the top place to document on Instagram, but plenty of people are posting about their travels through LAX.
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Photo: Via @vero_urena.
An appropriate airport 'gram.
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Photo: Via @nyc_ibew.
13. Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
From Billy Joel's residency to the New York Knicks and Rangers games, Madison Square Garden draws a crowd practically every night.
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Photo: Via @howyoulivinam.
Knicks games are attended en masse by New Yorkers and tourists alike.
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Photo: Via @DariusAryaDigs.
12. Colosseum, Rome, Italy
The ancient landmark still draws visitors from across the globe today. And guess what? They're all posting their pics.
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Photo: Via @vincenzofusco_.
Yeah, it's pretty much impossible to take a bad photo of the Colosseum.
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Photo: Via @Krutoey.
11. Siam Paragon, Bangkok, Thailand
This isn't just a shopping mall; it's a bona fide destination.
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It's safe to say the sights (and 'gram opportunities) are a lot better here than at your hometown mall.
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Photo: Via @a_zan.
10. Vystavka Dostizheniy Narodnogo Khozyaystva (Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy), Moscow, Russia
The picturesque location features an ice skating rink and even has an "urban farm" complex.
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Photo: via @vdnh_russia.
The VDNKh also has its own Instagram account for more inspiration.
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Photo: Via @PieraLuisa.
9. Brooklyn Bridge, New York, NY
Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge is a must while in NYC.
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Photo: Via @msebree.
For New Yorkers, the Brooklyn Bridge is also a popular place for a morning run — you can't beat the view.
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Photo: Via @rawrlene.
8. Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA
The waterfront is prime for a beachy snap.
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Photo: Via @ViniciusJacobs.
There's also the iconic pier, which has an amusement park and an aquarium.
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Photo: Via @cipo3a.
7. Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas, NV
Between the casinos and the replicas of landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower, you won't have trouble finding photo opps on the Las Vegas strip.
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Photo: Via @nua.bon.
There's an ancient Egyptian pyramid replica at the Luxor Las Vegas.
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Photo: Via @LimaGigraphe.
6. Louvre Museum, Paris, France
The Louvre is home to some of the most famous art on Earth, and the structure itself is also magnificent.
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Photo: Via @Jimmy2890.
If you want to Instagram the Mona Lisa, though, be prepared for a crowd.
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Photo: Via @GogoJungle.
5. Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
You can't go to Paris and not post a photo of this landmark.
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Photo: Via @KimberleyESalmon.
That sunset, though.
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Photo: Via @NordIcyIgit.
4. Times Square, New York, NY
Yes, it's full of tourists, but it makes for some pretty amazing photos.
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Photo: Via @otra_luna.
The city that never sleeps, in all its glory.
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Photo: Via @reach_massage.
3. Central Park, New York, NY
It's one of the most famous parks in the world — and for good reason.
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Photo: Via @BrooklynNikolas.
Central Park is picturesque in any season.
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Photo: Via @WesRyan21.
2. Universal Studios Theme Parks (Global)
Coming in at number two, Universal Studios' global theme parks. It's no surprise that Instagrammers are quick to snap attractions like The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
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Photo: Via @kiki_bff.
This may be as close as you'll ever get to The Simpsons' Springfield.
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1. Disney Theme Parks (Global)
Is it any surprise that the happiest places on Earth are also the most-Instagrammed places on Earth?
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Who wouldn't want to Instagram this legendary castle?
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