Many people are eager to share photos of their experiences online, especially if they find themselves witness to a beautiful scene. It’s to a point where ‘#views’ has almost taken on a meaning of its own. And few Instagram users haven’t seen a post with this tag.

Since the location of these posts are also often visible, the data team at Next Day Blinds decided to look for trends. Using posts tagged with #view, #views, #cityscape, #rooftop, or #rooftopviews, they uncovered where people see and share these image most. Their result was a list of the cities in America with the best views. Below is the entire list:

  1. Grand Canyon , AZ
  2. Miami, FL
  3. San Francisco, CA
  4. New York, NY
  5. Boston, MA
  6. Washington DC
  7. Atlanta, GA
  8. Chicago, IL
  9. Las Vegas, NV
  10. Los Angeles, CA

Of the entire United States, most of the cities in the top 10 exist along a coastline. The only ones that don’t are the Grand Canyon AZ (#1), Washington DC (#6), Atlanta GA (#7), and Las Vegas NV (#9). All ten are visible in the map infographic.

US Cities with the Best Views

Next Day Blinds reported the data in per capita numbers, which is why the Grand Canyon ranks #1 even while only having 2.5k posts with a “views-related” hashtag. For the same reason, NYC is ranked #4 even though it has more of these posts than any other U.S. city.

The entire report can be found on their blog.