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Most Instagram Worthy Locations Near Orange County

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Instagram had more than 400 million users in 2015 worldwide and with so much activity, it can be overwhelming to keep up with the top locations on the photo-sharing app. Given that Southern California is a top destination for tourists, it is also one of the top destinations for Instagram geo-tagging. These are the most Instagram-worthy locations in Orange County.

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1313 Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 781-4636

A visit to the happiest place on earth has been voted as the top destination that is geo-tagged on Instagram and just so happens to reside in Orange County. The dazzling theme park is a landmark that is known worldwide and is home to some of the most well-known characters, including Mickey Mouse. Every season the theme park introduces exciting elements that would be amazing to capture for your Instagram posts. The iconic rides and characters have the world wanting to capture what makes Disney so special.

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Newport Beach
Newport Beach Visitor Concierge Desk
401 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(855) 5-NEWPORT

For many that look for a getaway location in the United States, Newport Beach is easily on that top ten list. The seaside city is home to some of the best surf in the world and is visited by millions annually. The Newport Beach pier offers a wonderful stretch of sandy beaches for those looking to relax, take a dip or enjoy surfing and water activities. No matter if you go to the beach, every attraction and landmark in the city has something that is Instagram-worthy.

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Montage Laguna Beach
30801 S. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(866) 271-6953

The 30-acre seaside resort is home to one of the most beautiful and luxurious artist colonies in the Southern California region. In the heart of Laguna Beach, this spot is easily one of the top tourist locations in the region, able to grab attention with its impeccable views from its main lobby balcony. That in itself is one of the most Instagram-worthy spots in the region. In each location of the resort — from its strategically placed benches, restaurants and main lobby — you can capture many moments to post on the social media platform.

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Artist Walk Corporation
201 N Bush St
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 834-1171

The downtown Santa Ana art and food scene has really grown to be one of the best go-to locations in Orange County. The art scene has grown in this region in particular, with its mixed-use buildings and frequent art walks and exhibits. The hipster scene has grown to show itself through the architecture, restaurants and art. The art walks are a must-do when in the area and the restaurants offer some of the most unique and delectable cuisine in the region. 

Huntington Beach pier
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Huntington Beach Pier
103 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 536-5281

Southern California is a region that is known for its beaches and, more importantly, their iconic piers. Huntington Beach came into existence in 1904, thanks to its surf culture. It was legendary surfers George Freeth and Duke Kahanamoku that made this specific pier a landmark by the pier. Located by Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway, this city is also home to the Surf Museum just down the street. Enjoy the sunrise, the sunset and the surf.

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Elle Toussi is a freelance journalist covering all things Southern California. She has traveled extensively to locations in the Middle East in 2013 and 2014 covering the Syrian refugee situation in Jordan. That experience inspired her to become the founder of which uses the power of mobile technology and philanthropy to meet specific needs of women around the world. Her previous work can also be found on and Stay up-to-date on her work at
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