That, friends, is Urban Dictionary’s official definition of the phrase doing it for the ’Gram. And while the subject matter might change depending on what you’re into—Jordans aren’t for everyone—the intent is always the same: to post enticing, flattering, cool photos that simultaneously boost your personal brand and maybe incite a grain-size seed of envy from your followers. (Don’t even try to refute it—we’re all guilty.)
But this summer, instead of creating the illusion that you’re living your #bestlife on social media, we urge you to go out and really live it. We’re not suggesting you put down the iPhone while you do it—God, no!—but rather, juice up the battery and head out on one of these 30 quick trips around 10 major US cities. Each is easy to get to, affordable, and can be planned during the eleventh hour. And—because pics or it didn’t happen— they’re also ridiculously ’Grammable.
In places from divey-in-a-good-way motels in New York’s Catskill Mountains to Cuban-inspired retreats deep in the Florida Keys, it’s pretty much impossible to not have the most “liked” summer of your life.