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Atlanta’s most Instagrammed spots of 2017

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The ATL has plenty of quintessential places with great views, but these 10 sites garnered the most posts this year.

A view of the Varsity and skyline at dusk.
Atlanta from the interstate—not one of the top Instagram locations of 2017.
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In today’s world of oversharing, Instagram allows users to broadcast their life experience through heavily filtered photos and #obnoxioushastags.

To round out 2017, Instagram has shared with Curbed the most tagged locations of the year in Atlanta.

Without further ado, here are the city’s most photographable, shareable spots of the year:

(9) Piedmont Park

Billed as Atlanta’s backyard, this greenspace in the heart of Midtown is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. And as host of events such as Music Midtown and Atlanta Jazz Festival, Piedmont has no shortage of things to do throughout the year.

Last night in Atlanta! Loving the ND filter!

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Piedmont Park in the snow

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(8) Philips Arena

Home to the Atlanta Hawks, Philips Arena is the site of not just basketball, but a constant array of big-time events. With a massive renovation still underway, don’t expect the popularity of the arena to wane anytime soon.

Through it all ✊ Tag your day one - - - - - #TrueToAtlanta

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#aboutlastnight Hawks 113 vs Wizards 99 #atlantahawks #truetoatlanta

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(7) Georgia World Congress Center

Boasting nearly 4 million square feet of convention space, the GWCC is the third largest convention facility in the country. With hundreds of events during the year, the facility plays host to more than one million visitors annually.

Daydreaming #BassnectarATL

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(6) The Georgia Dome (R.I.P.)

The Georgia Dome makes the list this year from beyond the grave, following its implosion (and re-implosion) in the waning days of the year. No doubt, the Dome will be replaced on the list by Mercedes-Benz Stadium in coming years.

Late pic,but she died almost 2wks ago!lol #restinpieces #georgiadome #memories

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(5) Ponce City Market

Between the sprawling food hall, shopping options, and rooftop amusement park with spectacular skyline views, it’s no surprise that this Beltline-adjacent attraction is a popular photo spot.

Let’s go on an adventure ☺️

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ATL lovin

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(4) SunTrust Park

As the new home of the Atlanta Braves, the ballpark hosted 81 baseball games this season, along with concerts and other special events. While the season didn’t work out well for the Braves, it clearly worked out for those who wanted to snap pictures.

squad goals #dansbae @braves

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(3) Buckhead Atlanta

Atlanta’s premier luxury shopping neighborhood, Buckhead Atlanta is a playground for those with thousands of dollars to spend. With an array of popular restaurants, some with skyline views, it offers many photo-sharing-worthy opportunities.

(2) Georgia Aquarium

As one of the largest aquariums in the world, the downtown Atlanta attraction is a favorite among kids and adults alike. From starfish to whale sharks to penguins, there’s an aquatic animal for everyone.

This aquarium put my little fish tank to shame

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(1) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

The busiest airport in the world for more than a decade, the Atlanta airport welcomes more than 100 million visitors each year. Whether they’re locals jetting off on vacation, visitors from around the world coming to the city for work or pleasure, or just people making a connection, everyone finds plenty of opportunities to snap and share a wing-view picture.

USA x S. Korea ✈ ✌ #BigBang #FinalTwoConcerts

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The Georgia Dome

1 Georgia Dome Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30314 404 223 9200 Visit Website

Buckhead Atlanta

Peachtree Road at Buckhead Avenue, Atlanta, GA

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

6000 N Terminal Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30320 (800) 897-1910 Visit Website

Georgia Aquarium

225 Baker Street Northwest, , GA 30313 (404) 581-4000 Visit Website

Piedmont Park

400 Park Drive Northeast, , GA 30306 (404) 875-7275 Visit Website

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

441 Martin Luther King Jr Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30313 Visit Website

Philips Arena

1 Philips Drive, , GA 30303 (404) 878-3000 Visit Website

Georgia World Congress Center

285 Andrew Young International Boulevard Northwest, , GA 30313 Visit Website

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

1414 Andrew Young International Boulevard Northwest, , GA 30313 Visit Website

SunTrust Park

755 Battery Avenue Southeast, , GA 30339 Visit Website