If you are a frequent Instagram user and seek to up your number of followers, then there are a few best practices for maximum exposure, such as posting at the right time of day. Statistically speaking, the best day and time for posting is Wednesday between 5 and 6 p.m. Of course, you should also consider your target audience and what you are posting.
Hashtags are also important in the Instagram game. Want to determine the best hashtag for your image? Where are you? What are you doing? What is going on in the image? Who are you looking to attract? The answers to these questions will lead you to your best hashtags, but don’t overdo it. They should be short and sweet, and you do not want your feed looking too cluttered with hashtags when followers are reading your image description.
Of course, Instagram isn’t just for still images. You can also share short videos, such as videos of your favorite vacation moment or location. This is what we are going to help you with today. Where are the best places in Myrtle Beach for the best Instagram shots or videos? We’ve got your answers.
First, let’s start at the top. Height, movement, breathtaking views and uniqueness all come with a shot from the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. If you are shooting a still image, then you simply must shoot from the top of the SkyWheel for the most incredible and impressive view of the Myrtle Beach coastline. If you are taking a video, however, we recommend starting at the bottom and shooting though your ride to the top for the most impact. The SkyWheel can’t be missed on any trip to Myrtle Beach. It’s right on Ocean Boulevard in downtown Myrtle Beach. It always provides a great view – your biggest decision will be whether to go at night or during the day.
Fast-paced action and old-school aesthetics make for a perfect shot or video. That combination leads us to our next stop for your Instagram tour of the beach – the Swamp Fox roller coaster at Family Kingdom Amusement Park, which is also located on Ocean Boulevard downtown. At 51 years old, the Swamp Fox is the oldest wooden roller coaster in our area, but she still packs quite the ride. You can record your video or take your best shots over 2,400 feet of wooden, figure-eight track while reaching speeds of up to 50mph – so screams will be heard and hair will be blowing for those videos and photos.
Let’s leave the rides behind and hit what you all come to the Grand Strand for – the beach! If you have never been to Myrtle Beach State Park, you have to make it a priority on your next visit to the area. There are pristine white-sand beaches with gorgeous dunes and views that are unobstructed by the usual hotels of our area. There are also stunning and sweeping live oaks that twist and turn, making for some outrageous and interesting angles for your shots. However, we think the best spot for photos and videos is from the end of the pier at Myrtle Beach State Park. The view is simply stunning. Any time of day on the pier offers a perspective worth sharing, however, sunset and sunrise offer that additional beauty that tips the scale to spectacular.
No matter who your audience is or what hashtag you use, you will find these locations not only perfect for your shots, but also for experiences that make your vacation even more memorable – and that is what your getaway is all about. Tag, share and tweet away, but above all, remember to enjoy your trip in person and with those you love. Make time to unplug while you are here with us at Paradise Resort. You will not regret a moment.