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How To Grow Your Instagram Following
(On Vacation!)

Sure, Tulum takes a great picture, but some of the most Insta-worthy places in the world are a whole lot closer to home (and don’t require a passport). We asked a few of our most social media-savvy friends to share their favorite vacation spots right here in the U.S.A., plus what to do once you’re there.

Our friend Saada at one of NYC’s most Instagrammed restaurants, @cafehenrie. 


MIAMI — “Miami Beach has the most unique huts. The retro vibe and architecture makes the best canvas for any photoshoot. It has that ‘50s glam that I love. Definitely visit The Perez Museum for their modern art collection and incredible views of the marina. OTL, a new coffee shop in the Design District has the cutest interiors that are so insta-worthy."

AUSTIN — “Graphic murals and cool neon signs are everywhere in Austin. I stumbled across this one while on a hunt for coffee; it lives on the side of Roadhouse Relics, a cool neon art gallery by artist Todd Sanders. Once you’ve gotten your fill of art, head to Barton Springs (or any other natural pool) for a swim. With temperatures already hitting the 90s (when I visited back in April) it’s a necessity.”


WYOMING — “Jagged peaks, wilderness, cowboy towns and endless open skies...I took this photograph at Mormon Row in Grand Teton National Park, a line of old homesteads backed by the dramatic Teton range. We rolled out of bed at 5am and drove an hour to catch the sunrise. While we boiled coffee on our camp stove, the sun slowly crept up and the Teton range blushed pink with alpenglow. It was a pretty magical morning.”

MAUI — “Driving the Road to Hana is a must on Maui
(if you can do it in a Wrangler with the top down, even better!). One of the first stops is the Twin Falls Farm Stand. With coconut candy, fresh fruit and banana bread, it is the perfect place to stock up on some road trip snacks. Also stop at Paia, a charming little town where you can grab dinner at Mama’s Fish House or wander down to spot the sea turtles at Ho’okipa Beach.”


SANTA BARBARA— “Santa Barbara is known as the American Riviera and the city really does have a certain European charm. Then, of course, you have the beach which is insta-worthy on its own (I took this picture on Butterfly Beach at sunset). Stay at The Belmond El Encanto, a stunning hotel tucked away in the hills. I also love The Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach for a killer happy hour margarita during sunset.”

NANTUCKET — “The ‘Sconset Bluff Walk is one of the most scenic spots on an already picture perfect island (in this photo I had just picked up a new hat from one of my favorite shops in town, Peter Beaton Hat Studio). Nantucket is all about savoring the simple pleasures in life. Grab an ice cream cone at The Nantucket Juice Bar and find the hidden lane that leads to the Old Wharf to admire the perfectly manicured cottages and their climbing roses."

 Who wants a trip to Hawaii? Instagram your vacation must-haves with #jcrewpacks #contest for a chance to win one (along with a J.Crew shopping spree)! Learn more here.

Special thanks to Café Henrie.

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