Anna Gragert
December 02, 2015 1:06 pm

The great thing about Instagram is that it’s like one giant photo album for all of humanity. With the click of a button or a quick swipe across a smartphone screen, we can virtually transport ourselves to locales all across the globe. We can bask in the glory of Mother Nature, marvel at the world’s wonders, and connect with fellow human beings across geographic lines. The Instagram-based possibilities are endless!

To establish that Instagram is a fascinating and informative place, TIME reached out to the social media platform and found out about the most Instagrammable places in the U.S.A. Yes, in all 50 states there are certain spots that are most frequently geo-tagged for one’s followers to add to their bucket lists.

Some places aren’t at all surprising because of their monumental status, like New York City’s Times Square, Arizona’s Grand Canyon, Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Florida, The White House in Washington D.C., and South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore.

However, there are certain spots we now desperately want to check out as we contemplate our future travel plans: New Mexico’s Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Maine’s Acadia National Park, Utah’s Zion National Park, and the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort.

This actually looks like magic:

Clearly, this place understands the essence of autumn:

Our dream swimming pool:

We’ve found heaven on earth:

Amazing road trip idea: travel to all of these places. Wouldn’t that be a fun and photogenic adventure? Then, you could say that you’ve been to the most Instagrammable spot in each of the fifty states! Plus, your photo portfolio would definitely be top-notch.

In the meantime, we’re going to admire all of these places on social media, close our eyes, and pretend that we’re there. Because who wouldn’t want to pretend that they’re at Louisiana’s Café Du Monde on the regular?

Happy virtual travels, friends!

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