ARIZONA NEWS

Grand Canyon makes list of most popular Facebook check-in spots of 2015

Dec 13, 2015, 12:30 PM

Follow @KTAR923...

Facebook’s check-in feature, a relatively new addition to Facebook, allows users to check-in to a location they are currently at. Using that data, Facebook compiled a list of the top 20 check-in locations of the year.

Arizona does make an appearence on the list and as one would guess, it was the Grand Canyon. The wonder of the world is No. 7 on the list, sandwiched by Yosemite National Park at No. 8 and the Siam Paragon in Thailand at No. 6.

The first singular location featured on the list is in the United States. Times Square in New York checked in at No.3.

Singapore has two locations on the list, with the Gardens by the Bay at No. 13 and Marina Bay Sands at No. 14.

Two sporting venus also make the list. Madison Square Garden earns its keep as “the world’s most famous arena” by coming in first among all sports venues at No. 17. Not far behind is Camp Nou at No. 19, the soccer stadium that is home for the Spanish giants FC Barcelona.

Disney and Universal theme park locations came in at No. 1 and No. 2.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

(OdySea Aquarium PR photo)...

KTAR.com

Mermaid Magic returns to OdySea Aquarium in Scottsdale for spring break

OdySea Aquarium is bringing back Mermaid Magic for a limited time from March 13-18, it announced last week.

14 minutes ago

The Salvation Army closed its Tempe location on University Drive and Myrtle Avenue while renovation...

David Veenstra

Salvation Army closes Tempe location during renovations of new facility

The Salvation Army closed its Tempe location on University Drive and Myrtle Avenue while renovations are underway at its new facility.

24 minutes ago

A sports fan checks odds at FanDuel Sportsbook in downtown Phoenix. (Cronkite News Photo)...

Brandon Brown/Phoenix Business Journal

Sports betting saw gains in Arizona in 2023, but not all sportsbooks shared in the surge

The sports betting market continued to grow in Arizona in 2023 with more than $6.57 billion wagered on sporting events in the state last year.

33 minutes ago

File photo of Phoenix Police cruiser with lights on at night...

KTAR.com

Collision leaves 1 dead, another seriously injured in north Phoenix

Police is investigating a collision that killed one adult man and seriously injured another in north Phoenix.

8 hours ago

File photo showing the side of a Phoenix police department SUV stopped in front of a wall on the si...

KTAR.com

South Phoenix collision leaves 1 dead, 2 others hospitalized

Phoenix detectives are investigating a collision Sunday morning that left one passenger dead, two other people hospitalized.

9 hours ago

(KTAR file photos)...

KTAR.com

Weekend wrap-up: Here are the biggest Phoenix news stories from March 1-3

From bad driving and airport expansions to crimes and sliders, here are some of the biggest stories in Phoenix from this weekend.

9 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...

Midwestern University

Midwestern University Clinics: transforming health care in the valley

Midwestern University, long a fixture of comprehensive health care education in the West Valley, is also a recognized leader in community health care.

...

Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Valley residents should be mindful of plumbing ahead of holidays

With Halloween in the rear-view and more holidays coming up, Day & Night recommends that Valley residents prepare accordingly.

...

Canvas Annuity

Interest rates may have peaked. Should you buy a CD, high-yield savings account, or a fixed annuity?

Interest rates are the highest they’ve been in decades, and it looks like the Fed has paused hikes. This may be the best time to lock in rates for long-term, low-risk financial products like fixed annuities.

Grand Canyon makes list of most popular Facebook check-in spots of 2015