It's that time of year when our favorite magazines, websites and social media apps start releasing their annual "Top 10 of 2016" lists. From most popular news stories to top downloaded shows on Netflix, the lists run the gamut of everything we love to love and love to hate.

Inspired by an article by USA Today, "What's the Most Instragrammed Place in Every State," I've put in the leg work to put together a list of the most Instagrammed places in Rockford.

After a few hours of searching popular places in Rockford, counting photos and hashtags, here are the top five most Instagrammed places in Rockford for 2016, in no particular order:

Rock Cut State Park

Nicholas Conservatory

The Coronado

Anderson Japanese Gardens

Rockford City Market

Have a photo at one of these places? Share it in the comments.