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3 Tampa icons rank as the most Instagrammed places in Florida

Shot from inside a tunnel along a waterfront stretch of sidewalk
Photo via Friends of Tampa Riverwalk

Tampa is a beautiful city. It’s one of the top spring break destinations, a thriving spot that people are moving to in 2024, and it continues to evolve as a major cultural hub in the Sunshine State. According to a new list, it’s also one of the most photogenic and Instagram grid-worthy locales in Florida.

The website BonusFinder compared over 2,700 landmarks across the U.S., based on those picture-perfect photo opportunities. For each landmark, three of the most commonly used hashtags were used to calculate the overall number of hashtags.


Everglades National Park was the top spot for the most photographed and shared destination in the state. But Tampa is no slouch.

a fireworks display at a theme park
Photo via Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Tampa Riverwalk enchants visitors and residents

Busch Gardens has secured the 13th spot as one of Florida’s most Instagram-worthy spots. With a whopping 114,633 pictures tagged under #buschgardenstampa, it’s clear that visitors can’t get enough of the thrills and excitement at this beloved theme park.

Not far behind is the iconic Tampa Riverwalk, claiming the 15th spot on the list. Boasting over 91,350 hashtags under #tampariverwalk, it’s a favorite spot for locals and tourists alike to capture scenic views and strolls along the waterfront.


Rounding out the list is the enchanting Florida Aquarium, making waves at No. 19. With more than 63,072 posts tagged #floridaaquarium, it’s evident that visitors are eager to share their underwater adventures and encounters with fascinating marine life.

a group of divers in a tank surrounded by marine life. A yellow ladder is inside the tank
Florida Aquarium’s popular underwater waling tours continue to entice visitors

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