National Parks are, without question, one of the world’s greatest gifts. The outdoor spaces were designed to preserve our gorgeous areas for both the plants and animals in them and for generation upon generation to explore and enjoy. In fact, these parks are so stunning that people can’t seem to stop sharing photos of them on Instagram — by the millions. And now, thanks to Mainland Aggregates, we know which of the world’s National Parks are the most popular on Instagram.
1. The Grand Canyon, United States
According to the company’s findings, social media’s most beloved national park is the Grand Canyon in the United States. It was mentioned 137% more times than the average national park.
2. Yosemite National Park, United States
Yosemite National Park may be ultra-popular on social media, but don’t worry, you can still find plenty of space to socially distance in the park’s 1,200 square miles of land
3. Lake District National Park, United Kingdom
Not convinced you should visit? Mainland Aggregates noted that the Lake District National Park received 123% more mentions on Instagram than the average national park. So go ahead, join the pack
4. Banff National Park, Canada
Want beautiful lake views, miles and miles of mountain terrain to hike, and the potential to spot a bear or two? Banff is for you.
5. Yellowstone National Park, United States
Yellowstone National Park may be best known for being the home of Old Faithful, but there’s so much more to see and do. Yes, pay the geyser a visit, but then remember to keep going.
6. Zion National Park, United States
Stepping into Zion National Park is like stepping into another world. Head to the park for gorgeous, Mars-like landscapes, forest trails, and a dip in the Virgin River.
7. Glacier National Park, United States
Home to more than 700 miles of hiking trails, Glacier National Park is ideal for those looking for a multi-day adventure in some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes.
8. Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
Torres del Paine is chock full of breathtaking landscapes. From its gorgeous blue icebergs to its fields of golden pampas, the park will undoubtedly leave every visitor in awe.
9. Kruger National Park, South Africa
Home to lions, giraffes, and more elephants than one can count, Kruger National Park is as picturesque as it gets.
10. Rocky Mountain National Park, United States
Spanning the Continental Divide, Rocky Mountain National Park is a place meant for climbing, exploring, and of course, for photographing and sharing on the ‘gram.