Is Texas the ‘Most Instagrammable’ State? Yes, and Here’s Why

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Big 7 Travel, a web hub for travel and experiences, recently named Texas as the top state for being “Instagrammable.” The website put together “America’s Most Instagrammable States 2019,” and the Lone Star State ranked number one based on “visual allure and popularity on social media.”

The ranking was based on a review of hashtags per locale in addition to a Big 7 Travel readership survey (with an audience of approximately 1.5 million). According to the website, votes were also cast by a panel consisting of travel experts.

Is Texas the ‘Most Instagrammable’ State? Yes, and Here’s Why

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Big 7 Travel stated on their site that the scores were based on such criteria as “Abundance of Instagrammable spots, originality, natural Instagrammable spots, man-made Instagrammable spots and food and drink Instagrammable spots.” Abundance alone could put Texas miles ahead of the other states, but the amazing natural beauty that’s captured by the platform users, not to mention the epic food and beverage scene we’ve got going on here, are also heart-worthy on Instagram.

Is Texas the ‘Most Instagrammable’ State? Yes, and Here’s Why

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In a company press release, Sarah Clayton-Lea, Head of Content, noted: “It’s exciting to see Texas take the top spot as America’s Most Instagrammable State for 2019. With its on-trend cities such as Houston, Dallas and Austin, as well as beautiful nature (Hamilton Pool Natural Preserve instantly comes to mind!), it’s clear to see why Texas was such a favourite with both our readers and judges.” Texas is so vast that the number of locales in which Instagram users could find beauty, sharp contrast, and hashtag-able images is practically infinite.

Is Texas the ‘Most Instagrammable’ State? Yes, and Here’s Why

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The website also listed some of the top Instagram spots throughout Texas, with sites such as the Rio Grande, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, and Hamilton Pool Natural Preserve in the Texas Hill Country making the top of the list. What are some of your Texas Instagram hotspots? What subjects do you find capture the most likes or comments? And, really… are filters even necessary? By the way, are you following us on Instagram yet? Check out @wearetexashillcountry at this link!