2016 was another year of awesome, photo-worthy moments in Raleigh, N.C., from beautiful sunsets, to gorgeous sunflower blooms, to breathtaking fall foliage and beyond. To celebrate, we rounded up this year's 16 most loved @visitRaleigh Instagrams (including photos we shot, plus #visitRaleigh photos you took and that we reposted)!

A huge thanks to all of our locals and visitors who helped make (and continue to make) the Raleigh area look amazing on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and also for tagging your photos with #visitRaleigh so we can see and share!



Outdoor concert season. Raleigh was made for this! #visitRaleigh

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Happy #4thofjuly! Have fireworks photos? Tag #visitRaleigh so we can see!

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Show of hands: who loves this place? ???? #worldemojiday #visitRaleigh

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Things we love: skylines, wild sunsets, aerial photos...and all of those things combined into one. #visitRaleigh

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Who's ready for fall adventures? ?? ????? #visitRaleigh

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The 149th N.C. State Fair. Way to capture it all, @vitulvrshny! Thanks for sharing your #visitRaleigh photo.

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Same gorgeous #visitRaleigh sunsets...they just come a bit earlier now. Way to capture it, @santiago2274!

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Everybody's favorite #visitRaleigh view ???

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