10 awesomely instagrammable U.S. cities

How does your city look through a Kelvin filter?

Instagram is filled with images of classic architecture, downtown scenes and serene outdoor places.

The app is a great way to show pride for your city by taking professional looking photos of local landmarks and your favorite haunts. It is also a great way to scope out the style, culture and lifestyle in cities you plan to visit or move to. So which cities have the best views uploaded on the picture-sharing site?

We scoured through the feeds to find the ten most Instagrammable cities in the U.S.:

New York City, NY

When it comes to iconic skylines, beautiful bridges and serene outdoor spaces, it’s no wonder why people walk around the Big Apple constantly snapping photos with their smartphones. If you move there, you’ll want to start taking photos too—just don’t block the sidewalks.

#nyc #newyorkcity #classic

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SG got nothing on you ovi. #NYC

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Los Angeles, CA

Sunshine, exciting nightlife and lots of tourist territory to cover are just some of the reasons why Los Angeles made our list of cities most likely to dominate your Instagram feed. The Southern California climate creates perfect conditions for capturing beautiful sunsets, and the gorgeous camera-friendly coastline will definitely help you feel welcome should you choose to relocate to the City of Angels.

Santa Monica. Tongva Park. #losangeles #landscapearchitecture

A photo posted by Darren Bradley (@modarchitecture) on

San Francisco, CA

For anyone who’s experienced San Francisco, it’s easy to see why there are a lot of hearts left there. Amazing vistas, sprawling hills and, of course, the famous Golden Gate Bridge make the famed “City by the Bay” easy on the eyes. If you move there, don’t be surprised if your snapshots create a little bit of envy among your friends back home.

Crocheted lid and pyramid #northbeach #sf #streetphotography

A photo posted by Mike Kepka (@cityexposed) on

Off to Mt Tam with Presto and friends.

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Chicago, IL

Wondering whether Chicago is your kind of town? By viewing the Windy City through the lens of Instagram, it’s hard not to think so. From the relaxing Riverwalk to the stunning downtown architecture, the photo ops just keep coming in the country’s third largest city. After exploring its famed districts through photography, you’ll want to pack your bags and head to this Midwestern mecca.

Repost from @jenniferlake, Windy City wisdom ?#mychicagopix #chicago

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64° with no chance of sunshine | @highsnobiety @jasonmpeterson #HSAllStars

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Seattle, WA

Forget about the grunge era and rainy days. Seattle boasts lots of color and casual-living pizzazz. Its laidback Pacific Northwest appeal, stunning landscapes and super-cool Space Needle don’t need any filters, as they represent so much of why Seattle is considered one of the country’s most livable cities.

Seattle my hometown.

A photo posted by Cory Staudacher (@withhearts) on


A photo posted by Cory Staudacher (@withhearts) on

St. Louis, MO

The moment you catch a glimpse of the famed Gateway Arch, you know you’re entering a special city. St. Louis is defined by its rich history of classic architecture, an exciting performing arts culture and lovely parks (over 100 of them!), so get your cameras ready.


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Our view of #STL's skyline. #WashU #WUSTL #GatewayArch

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Austin, TX

Foodies and music lovers will have plenty to photograph in this town, given Austin’s growing cuisine scene and its status as the “Live Music Capital of the World,” not to mention the state Capitol, Lady Bird Lake and Lake Travis.

Austin sunset. #trueaustin #atx Photo by @jtype_

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Enjoying our sister city for the day ? #Austin #atx #Soco #SouthCongress #downtown #hot #nice #socializesanantonio

A photo posted by SocializeSanAntonio (@socializesanantonio) on

#Midcentury #modern #architecture #atx

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Denver, CO

There’s nothing quite like living in a city where snow-capped mountains are your backdrop, but that’s everyday life in the “Mile High City.” This walkable and bike-friendly area not only provides one breathtaking view after another of the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains, but also offers appealing economic growth.

Pretty Spring day on the mall #Denver #denvermade #downtown #sunshine #green #spring #trees

A photo posted by VISIT DENVER (@visitdenver) on

Savannah, GA

If Southern living is more your style, you’ll fall in love with the quaint charm and urban sophistication of Savannah. How can you not take some snapshots when you’re strolling on cobblestone streets under the moss-covered trees or walking along the Savannah River?

Monday afternoon stroll downtown after work. I love this city ❤️ #visitsavannah

A photo posted by Katy Guetherman (@katyguetherman) on

Miami, FL

Palm trees, white sand beaches, a hot nightlife and a bustling arts and culture scene make Miami quite photo-worthy. Getting to live in a place where most people only get to vacation makes it all the more attractive to new arrivals.

I never leave the beach

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