Planning a vacation is such an exciting time. Between shopping, packing and traveling there’s so much to look forward to. One thing that excites me before going on vacation is all the picture-perfect moments I’ll be able to capture while I’m away. Whether it’s photos of friends and family or a shot of a pool I plan to spend all my time in, I’m always taking pictures to share and keep as memories.

If you’re anything like me, Universal Orlando Resort is the vacation spot for you. From vibrant décor to crystal blue swimming pools, there is no shortage of beauty to absorb while you’re visiting. Which is why we’ve put together this list of the best Universal Orlando Instagram spots. All are sure to give your Instagram feed a boost and make your followers wish they were you from the moment you click ‘share.’


Villa Pool at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Of course, no Florida vacation is complete without a relaxing day spent at the pool. With eight different pools to choose from at our on-site hotels (and, even better, all of them are available to our guests), you’ll realize the photo options are endless. Soak up the sun at this Italian-inspired Villa Pool while you enjoy a frozen cocktail and fresh fruit plate. Or if you’re feeling really adventurous, make it your goal to visit all of our amazing pools during your stay.

Orchid Court Fountain at Loews Royal Pacific Resort

The Orchid Court Fountain is easy to find — because it’s right in the middle of the lobby! Okay… technically not inside the lobby, however, it is considered the resort’s focal point, so it rarely goes unnoticed. It’s the perfect spot if you’re looking for a place to have your morning cup of coffee or regroup after a long day at the theme parks. Prepare yourself to be inspired, because this relaxing spot looks good from all angles.


The View from Strong Water Tavern at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

The view from Strong Water Tavern will leave you speechless. Here, you can enjoy delicious tapas and drinks on the patio as you overlook this gorgeous lagoon. The lush tropics that line a beautiful flowing waterfall make this one of my favorite spots at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. Plus, you’ll get a sneak peek of the theme parks’ stand-out rides, which are only a short walk or water taxi ride away.


Entrance Sign at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

The best part about the entrance sign is, no matter what time of day you snap a photo you’re bound to get the perfect shot. During the day, those retro orange and blue colors pop like crazy and at night the neon lights shine bright! While there are tons of cool features about this hotel that are worthy of an Instagram post, this sign is the first thing you see when you arrive and the last thing you see as you head back home.


Guitar Fountain at Hard Rock Hotel Orlando

Another unforgettable welcome awaits you with this one-of-a-kind guitar fountain shaped like an iconic rock ‘n’ roll symbol. There’s no doubt if you’re staying at the Hard Rock Hotel, you’re a fan of music and this photo spot is the place to strike your best rock star pose and then upload to your Instagram.

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