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America’s Most Popular Road Trips

There’s nowhere in the world that does a road trip quite like the US of A. We’ve done the hard work for you and analysed over 3 million #roadtrip hashtags across Instagram to discover the very best routes and stops across America.

So, dive right in and start planning your Instagram worthy American adventure.

Explore the Routes for Yourself

To kick start your search for road trip perfection why not get in amongst it with an interactive journey along one of the top 10 most talked about routes in the States, as well as checking out our recommended stop offs along the way.

Where are the most popular #roadtrip hot spots?

These are the cities, states and routes where road trip dreams are made. It’s in these locations that the #roadtrip hashtag was used the most. And when road tripping in these stunning states and classic cities you’d shout about it too. So go on, take a look.

Top 10 Cities
Top 10 States
Top 10 Routes
        August Most popular month for #roadtrips with 365,199 posts
        There have been 3,125,398 #roadtrip posts on social media in the past 2 years!
        San Francisco is the most popular city in the USA for road trips

        Most Instagrammed #roadtrip attractions

        Spectacular scenes. Now this is what those road trippers that have gone before you have showcased to the world. These are the hotpots and attractions that have been most hashtagged alongside #roadtrip.


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        Images used in this piece have been published by; Tbennert, Alexander Blecher, blecher.info, Jeremy Thompson from Los Angeles, California, Lienhard Schulz and Todd Dailey, under the
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        The list of road trip hotspots was compiled by analysing over 47 million social media posts from across Instagram that used the hashtag “#roadtrip” between 2016 and 2017 and was sourced via Crimson Hexagon. The locations of these posts were then ranked by volume at a country level, state level and city level to show where in the world the ‘roadtrip’ hashtag was most popular.

        To discover the most popular road trip routes, the most mentioned locations were analysed to map popular routes between two or more locations over five markets (USA, UK/Europe, France, Australia and Worldwide).

        In order to understand the most Instagrammed hotspots and attractions, a sample of posts were taken from the most popular regions and mentions of attractions were then weighted with the volume of posts from that region to create a list of the most popular attractions to visit on a road trip.