PlayPicks, an online research engine pulling social media statistics, recently uncovered the most-hashtagged destinations in America. Check out the list below to see if your city made the cut.
Coming in at No. 1, Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California, was the most hashtagged destination in 2018 in the country — shared on Instagram with a hashtag more than 19 million times. Ranking second for most hashtags, Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom theme park in Orlando, Florida, was shared more than 9 million times on Instagram.
Ranking first for most-shared beach in the country, Miami Beach was hashtagged on Instagram more than 8.6 million times. Following Miami Beach, Central Park in New York City was shared via hashtag on Instagram more than 6 million times. Another beach makes the list as No. 5, Long Beach in Los Angeles, California, had about 4.5 million hashtag shares on Instagram. Next on the list, another California locale, Coachella in Riverside, had just more than 4 million shares.
If the top five most-shared destinations tell us anything, it’s that travelers continue sharing and posting quite frequently on vacation. Santa Cruz Beach, California; Times Square, New York City; Venice Beach, California, all follow, respectively, with more than 3 million shares. With just less than 3 million hashtag shares, the Grand Canyon in Arizona ranks as No. 10.
The list of American destinations most shared on Instagram tend to go with a theme: All are top tourist destinations and have a mix of manmade and natural wonders. Far more cities and manmade attractions are featured, but this may be more telling in the character of the tourists and less about the destination.
SINCE ABOUT 2000, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has been the busiest airport not only in the United States but also in the world. Each year more than 100 million passengers pass through the gateway, so it only makes sense the airport continues to evolve.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
DON’T EXPECT TURIN TO FIT your image of Italy. It’s Italian, all right — the evening passeggiata and a love of good food and wine are alive and well. But you’ll look in vain for medieval cobbled streets, crumbling castles and works by Michelangelo (who never set foot here). Instead, although you’ll find some Roman ruins, you’ll also find a faux medieval village, a world-class film museum and a café life that rivals Vienna’s. You and your family will have fun here.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
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