A 'Grammable Guide to Cities Around the Country

Do you plan your vacations (or your weekends) around where you can take an envy-inducing Instagram picture? If so, boy do we have the guide for you! We've rounded up our favorite unexpected spots in cities around the country to take a beautiful, unique snap that is guaranteed to rack up a whole lot of likes. And when you're done taking photos, these places are interesting and peculiar enough to be worth visiting on their own. Happy 'gramming!


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Chicago, "Lucent" at The John Hancock BuildingThe John Hancock Building may be known for its sky-high observation deck, but the building holds another secret that is just as photogenic, if not more so. "Lucent" is a 13-foot light sculpture by English artist Wolfgang Buttress and astrophysicist Dr. Daniel Bayliss that is made up of 3,115 lights representing all the visible stars in the Northern Hemisphere. The dizzying piece certainly lends an impressive feeling to the building – and its thousands of lights make it photograph beautifully.








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Washington D.C., Culture HouseThis former church has been converted into a colorful and eye-popping cultural and art center, which always has vibrant shows on display. Though it's definitely worth a trip inside and admission is free, the building is enough of a spectacle itself from the outside that it's worth paying a visit no matter what (plus, it's only a short walk away from our building, One Hill South).








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Boston, the Mapparium: This Instagram-bait location was built well before the social media platform was invented in 1935. The three-story tall, 360-degree, inside-out globe offers a more accurate view of the scale of continents than an actual globe.








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Los Angeles, Phantasma Gloria: Located in Echo Park, "Randyland" is the home of artist Randlett King Lawrence (better known as "Randy"). The crown jewel of Randyland is his work "Phantasma Gloria," a work of more than 1,000 colorful bottles, which together form a 50-foot wide, 35-foot high colorful structure that makes an excellent photography subject.








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San Francisco, Vaillancourt Fountain: Though the city of San Francisco has been trying to demolish this fountain since it was built in 1971, it managed to endure. Today, it's a popular spot to take dramatic photos thanks to its brutalist design.








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New York, SeaGlass Carousel: Less crowded than the more famous carousels in Central Park and DUMBO, the SeaGlass Carousel in Battery Park City is a wonderland for kids and adults alike. Pose inside a glowing fish and then sit back and enjoy your illuminated ride.

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