The 13 Most Instagrammable Places in Florida

Crystal River, Florida | © Paul Clark/Flickr
Crystal River, Florida | © Paul Clark/Flickr
Photo of Karina Castrillo
30 November 2017

The Sunshine State provides the perfect light to capture everything from natural landscapes to lavish hotel interiors. Boost your follower count with shots of these Instagrammable spots all over the peninsula that might make your posts go viral.

Naples Beach Pier at Sunset

You don’t need a Canon 5D Mark IV to capture this beauty. Visit during sunset, and the sky will literally put on a show for your flimsy phone lens. Located along the Gold Coast, Naples Beach is a glittering gem with white sandy beaches, salty waters, and a pier that casts just the right amount of shadows for an epic shot.

Naples Beach Pier, Naples, FL, USA

Sunset on Naples Beach © Esb Professional Shutterstock

Wynwood Walls in Miami

Art Gallery, Brewery, Museum
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Art and Graffiti in Wynwood Walls Miami.
At Wynwood Walls, you can see graffiti murals by some of the world’s best street artists | © Jochen Brood / Alamy Stock Photo

A hotspot for bloggers and photographers alike, this Insta favorite is decked out wall-to-wall with graffiti art and spans the entire arts district of Wynwood in Miami. People flock here to take a selfie among these masterpiece murals created by renowned artists from all over the world. While there, many swing by Panther Coffee to enjoy the equally Instagrammable latte art.

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens in Miami

Museum, Park, Botanical Garden
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This Mediterranean-revival villa in the midst of urbanized Miami is a popular spot for wedding photo shoots due to the sprawling gardens and elaborate 17th-century-inspired interiors. Formerly the winter home of business magnate James Deering, Vizcaya is a popular tourist stop with waterfront views of Biscayne Bay. Every corner of this multi-story property is swoon-worthy, from the sculptural gardens to the mosaic pool.

The Ringling in Sarasota

Lovers of #Allthingspink will find pink flashes of delight in every corner of The Ringling museum. From the hallways to the Renaissance-inspired courtyard, this gem is picture-perfect. Formerly the home of John Ringling, one of the Ringling brothers and co-owner of the circus, the property boasts Venetian Gothic-style architecture reminiscent of an Italian villa. Instagrammers can capture the beauty of the colossal Banyan trees at the Bayfront Gardens, explore The Historic Asolo Theatre, and peruse the collection of art and artifacts from “The greatest show on earth.”

The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL, USA, +1 941 359 5700

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The Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum in Key West

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Not just a stop for literary fanatics, The Hemingway Home is now a museum with an attractive pastel yellow Victorian façade and wrap-around verandas. Take selfies in the home, which is filled with antique trinkets, including the author’s typewriter, and be sure to capture the gardens’ unique six-toed cats that are a total magnet for Insta likes. The museum is on a street filled with other Queen-Anne style homes and hotels that are worth checking out.

Pastel Victorian Houses in Seaside

It’s no surprise that the happy town of Seaside was the setting for the film, The Truman Show [1998]. The sleepy town is made up of pastel antebellum houses with plenty of character and charm. It’s the typical American dream village.

Everglades National Park

Nature lovers will enjoy plenty of opportunities to capture the wildlife and natural landscape at Everglades National Park. The marsh wetlands stretch for thousands of miles and are home to a variety of species ranging from the Florida panther to Burmese python and, of course, the American alligator. The sky’s reflection on the swampy waters during sunset makes for a jaw-dropping photograph.

Everglades, FL | © skeeze / Pixabay

The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg

Salvador Dalí was anything but conventional, so when visiting The Dalí Museum, it’s no surprise that even the building is avant-garde. The ultra-modern structure features a geodesic glass bubble called the “enigma,” which is made up of triangular glass pieces. Inside there’s a helical staircase that embodies Dalí’s love of spirals. Both are a #archilovers delight.

The Dalí Museum, 1 Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL, USA, +1 727 823 3767

Surfers at Jacksonville Beach

Capture the serious waves at Jacksonville Beach on the east coast of Florida. Put in a little Photoshop magic (maybe play with filters, too), and these waves are sure to make eyes pop.

Waves at Jacksonville Beach | © Rob Bixby/Flickr

Casa Faena in Miami Beach

Inn
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faena house
Casa Faena | © Karina Castrillo | © Karina Castrillo
Casa Faena‘s charming Spanish-style inn boasts pretty interiors with dashes of red. Step inside the sitting area with white and pink velvet sofas, a red leather arm chair and built-in bookshelves. The space is finished with a glass ceiling that lets in plenty of light for that perfect Instagram shot.
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