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The 50 Most Instagrammable Places in LA

Wondering where all the most Instagrammable places in LA are? Read this guide to find out all the best and most Instagram-worthy things to do in Los Angeles! From trendy cafes, to colorful walls, to the iconic landmarks, this LA travel guide will help you snap the best Instagram photos for your feed! #losangeles #la #california #laguide #losangelesguide #travel

Wondering where all the most Instagrammable places in LA are? Fear not  – I’ve rounded up 50 of the most photogenic places in the City of Angels! Read this Los Angeles Instagram guide to help you find the best places to take some awesome photos for your feed!

With so many palm trees, beaches, celebrity sightings, world-class museums, and trendy cafes, LA has no shortage of places to explore and photograph, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. So obviously, it’s no surprise that there are lots of super photogenic LA Instagram hotspots that are begging to be photographed, helping you rack up those likes.

I spent the first 23 years of my life in the Los Angeles area, and shamefully, I took it for granted. I mean, LA is a huge city – the second largest in the United States after all – and it is notorious for crazy, bumper-to-bumper traffic at all times of day, on any day, with no unexplained reason behind it…which sometimes (ok, most of the time) made me too lazy to explore the awesomeness that was around me.

Enter the age of Instagram. The app has definitely made me change the way I travel and explore, opening my eyes to lots of new, photogenic places that immediately make themselves onto my itineraries. This is also the case for my trips back home to visit family  – I always make time to hit up and photograph the most Instagrammable places in LA every time I’m back in the area.

It’s definitely helped me see the city (and surrounding areas) with new eyes, and I am constantly excited to find and photograph these LA Instagram spots – and you will be too! But in a city as big as LA, it may be overwhelming to try to find the best ones. Well guess what? I’ve done the work for you and found the best, most Instagrammable places in LA!

Read on to find out where they are and how you can get those shots – then post to your IG feed, and wait for those likes to roll in!

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THE MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE PLACES IN LA: TOURIST HOTSPOTS + LANDMARKS

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Greetings from Hollywood ✨✨✨ This hike up to the top of the Hollywood sign is one of the most touristy but coolest things to do in LA. Unlike what a lot of people think, the hike doesn’t get you right up to the sign – just right behind it – but it’s as close as you can get (side note: one of my favorite movie scenes is when Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake get helicoptored off the sign in Friends With Benefits, which is a pretty hilarious movie overall). It’s a pretty easy-ish (ok, it’s rated “medium”) hike up to the You also get some pretty sweet views of the city from here, even if it’s covered in smog. One of my favorite things about LA (and San Francisco) is that there are a ton of urban hikes, so you don’t even have to leave the city to get a feel of nature. One of my goals for this year is to take advantage of that and to get some more hikes in. What are some of your favorite urban hikes? —- I couldn’t help but feel cute in this new @fabletics – perfect for these urban hikes! Shop my look by clicking the link in my bio. #ad #myfabletics #kickbuttlookcute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #visitcalifornia #thetravelwomen#globelletravels #acolorstory#passionpassport#girlslovetravel#wearetravelgirls #dametraveler #sidewalkerdaily#sheisnotlost#darlingescapes #girlaroundworld #femaletravelbloggers#electrifytravels #flashesofdelight#insta_losangeles#thisislosangeles #lostinla #mytinyatlas #lalife#discoverla #babeswhowander #losangeles #california #californiaholics #topcaliforniaphoto

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1. HOLLYWOOD SIGN

Is there anything that screams quintessential LA more than Hollywood? The city has long been famous for the glitz and glamour of the movie industry and celeb sightings, and there’s nothing that symbolizes it more than the iconic Hollywood sign, which also makes it one of the most Instagrammable places in LA.

The best way to experience it, in my opinion, is by hiking to the Hollywood sign. Technically, you can’t actually get *to* the sign, but rather right behind and above it (don’t even try to jump the fence to get up against next to it, it’s super illegal). This is the closest you can get to the sign, and being up close and personal to it is such a unique way to see it and experience it. Plus, the views of the city from the top don’t hurt either, and definitely makes it one of the best Instagram spots in LA. It is also magical at sunset, with the golden hour light and the twinkling lights coming on all over the city.

To access the trail to the Hollywood sign, you must take the Brush Canyon Trail, which starts in Griffith Park (there used to be a second, easier trail that started in a residential neighborhood – however, this trail was closed off in 2017). The hike is rated moderate difficulty, and is a 6.5 mile out-and-back trail, with a 1100 foot elevation gain. One thing to keep in mind is that there is hardly any shade on the trail, so you should definitely start early and take plenty of water – it gets really hot, really quick, and you don’t want to be dehydrated! (PS this is my favorite reusable water bottle for hiking). The hike takes about 2 1/2-3 hours to complete – so worth it to snap photos at one of the most Instagrammable places in LA!

Trailhead address: 3200 Canyon Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90068
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
More trail info here

 

This is @serenaslenses. We became friends over IG last year, and met in person for the first time in NYC last fall, and then hung out again earlier this year while we were both in LA. I’m not really sure why I’m still friends with her since she picks on me all the time, but whatever. Anyways, lately I’ve been seeing my “IG life” intersect with my “real life,” because it turns out that Serena knows one of my friends here in SF, and the other day @handaguide recognized another friend that was in a photo that I posted in my stories. Isn’t that crazy? Such a small world. Has anyone else had something like that happen around here? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #visitcalifornia #thetravelwomen #globelletravels #acolorstory #passionpassport#girlslovetravel #wearetravelgirls #ladiesgoneglobal #dametraveler #sidewalkerdaily #citizenfemme #sheisnotlost#timeoutsociety#darlingescapes #girlaroundworld #femaletravelbloggers #electrifytravels #theeverygirltravels #flashesofdelight#insta_losangeles #thisislosangeles #lostinla #liveauthentic #iamatraveler #mytinyatlas #lalife #discoverla #traveldeeper #babeswhowander
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Not much of a hiker? Check out this alternate photo op near the Lake Hollywood Park. While you won’t get up close and personal as you would hiking up to the sign, you can still get a pretty, Instagram-worthy photo here. The sign pops against the surrounding hillsides here, making it another one of the most Instagrammable places in LA.

The drive up to this viewpoint is hilly, windy, and honestly, kind of confusing. It is also a very popular viewpoint (since it is known as one of the most Instagrammable places in LA), so parking is also challenging – I would suggest parking elsewhere taking an Uber of Lyft (or even walking) up to the photo spot.

Address: Canyon Lake Dr & Mullholand Hwy, Los Angeles, CA 90068 (Google maps coordinates)

 

Feeling all the Monday blues today…anyways, I’ve apparently run out of things to say, so I’m gonna be one of those people and ask you how your weekend was? In emojis. Mine went something like: 👯👯👯👨🏻🐶😴🌅⛰📸📸📸🚙🔧🌮📸📸📸🍦🍹And you? — 📸: @serenaslenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #visitcalifornia #thetravelwomen #globelletravels #acolorstory #passionpassport#girlslovetravel #wearetravelgirls #ladiesgoneglobal #dametraveler #sidewalkerdaily #citizenfemme #sheisnotlost#timeoutsociety#darlingescapes #girlaroundworld #femaletravelbloggers #electrifytravels #theeverygirltravels #flashesofdelight#insta_losangeles #thisislosangeles #lostinla #liveauthentic #iamatraveler #mytinyatlas #lalife #discoverla #traveldeeper #babeswhowander
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2. GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY

City of stars, are you shining just for me? …am I the only one who thinks about La La Land every time I think of the Griffith Observatory? This has always been one of the best and most popular Los Angeles Instagram spots, but has definitely increased in popularity since the award-winning movie came out. You really can’t go wrong with that beautiful domed architecture here, and you get some epic views of the city here!

Not gonna lie, since it’s one of the most Instagrammable places in LA and everyone knows it, it is an absolute zoo here at most times of the day. However, even in the middle of the day, you can still get some Instagram-worthy shots if you are patient. Ideally, the best time to come and shoot here is early in the morning – I’ve heard that the sunrise is absolutely magical here (but have never been that early because hey, this girl loves her sleep).


 

“She has been feeling it for awhile – that sense of awakening. There is a gentle rage simmering inside her, and it is getting stronger by the day. She will hold it close to her – she will nurture it and let it grow. She won’t let anyone take it away from her. It is her rocket fuel and finally, she is going places. She can feel it down to her very core – this is her time. She will not only climb mountains – she will move them too.” -Lang Leave — Here’s to strong, inspiring women today and every day – happy international women’s day! Tag some women who inspire you in the comments. 👯👯 — PS: @practicalwanderlust has hijacked my stories today…she’s like one of my blogging idols and entertaining AF (like, much more entertaining than me), so be sure to peep my stories! 📸: @serenaslenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #visitcalifornia #thetravelwomen #globelletravels #acolorstory #passionpassport#girlslovetravel #wearetravelgirls #ladiesgoneglobal #dametraveler #sidewalkerdaily #citizenfemme #sheisnotlost#timeoutsociety#darlingescapes #girlaroundworld #femaletravelbloggers #electrifytravels #theeverygirltravels #flashesofdelight#insta_losangeles #thisislosangeles #lostinla #liveauthentic #iamatraveler #mytinyatlas #lalife #discoverla #traveldeeper #babeswhowander
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Be sure to also check out the inside of the observatory after you snap those Instagram photos – they have many educational exhibits that are worth checking out, as well as several telescopes to look through, and state-of-the-art planetarium shows. It is an especially cool place to go to witness astrological events, such as a meteor shower or an eclipse. The best part? Admission to the observatory (and grounds) is free!

Address: 2800 East Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027
Hours: Tuesday-Friday noon-10pm, Saturdays and Sundays 10am-10pm, closed Mondays

 

I’ll be home for Christmas…🏠🎄🎅there won’t be any snow and mistletoe, but I hope there are plenty of presents waiting for me under the tree! Hopping on a flight to LA tonight and I can’t wait to hang out with friends and family over the next few days…and eat all the things of course! Where are you spending the holidays this year? 📸: @witandfolly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #visitcalifornia #thetravelwomen #globelletravels #acolorstory #passionpassport #flashesofdelight #girlslovetravel #wearetravelgirls #digitalnomadgirls #ladiesgoneglobal #dametraveler #sidewalkerdaily #citizenfemme #sheisnotlost#femmetours#darlingescapes #girlaroundworld #femaletravelbloggers #electrifytravels #theeverygirltravels #calilovecrew #visitla #insta_losangeles #thisislosangeles #lostinla #liveauthentic #iamatraveler #mytinyatlas #lalife #discoverla
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3. VENICE CROSSWALK

One of the most famous crosswalks in LA, and definitely one of the most Instagrammable places in LA! Those pastel facades with the iconic hanging letters spelling out Venice are just begging to be photographed.

Yes, this is a busy intersection, and you will probably have to walk up and down the crosswalk several times to get “the shot.” And yes…you will probably feel like a fool because it will seem like EVERYONE is staring at you and laughing at you. That’s ok. You’ve just gotta be patient! Again, like at most of the most Instagrammable places in LA, it will probably help if you come early in the morning, before there is a whole lot of traffic out on the streets.

Address: Pacific Ave & Windward Ave, Venice, CA 90291

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4. ICONIC PALM TREES

When one thinks of LA, one of the things that come to mind are the iconic palm trees that line the streets…so obviously, snapping a Instagram photo with them is an absolute must. There are many streets in the city (and surrounding areas) that are lined with those tall palm trees that are an iconic LA sight, some of which are already near several of the most Instagrammable places in LA that I mention in this article.

My favorites tend to be in Beverly Hill, around Hollywood, and near Griffith Park. The palm tree-lined streets of Beverly hills are especially Instagrammable because the streets are so manicured and you can get a glimpse of some really, really amazing houses slash McMansions. The ones around Hollywood and Griffith Park are some of the best Instagram spots in LA because you also get an amazing view of the hillside, and sometimes even a glimpse of the famous Hollywood sign.

My advice would be to start driving or walking around the surrounding streets after you check out some of the other most Instagrammable places in LA that are on this list, such as the Beverly Hills Hotel (where I snapped the photo above), the Hollywood sign, Griffith Park, or the Walk of Fame. You’ll be sure to end up with a Instagram-worthy shot with these iconic palm trees!

5. VENICE CANALS

Did you know that the Venice of California also has its own canals? This is one of the most unique and Instagrammable places in LA. The canals are somewhat hidden, and it’s easy to just walk by them and miss them if you didn’t know that you were there. They are right off 25th street, and are basically a neighborhood of houses that line four quarter-mile long canals. There are also bridges and sidewalks along the canals so you can really admire what is one of the most Instagrammable places in LA!

The story behind the canals: The Venice of California was originally founded by tobacco millionaire Abbot Kinney in 1905 with the intention of being a beach resort town. Kinney dug several miles of canals to drain the marshes and, yes, to mimic the Venice of Italy. Over the years, many of the canals were filled as there was an increased need for more roads, but there are a few that remain.

Address: near Venice Blvd and 25th St (Google Maps coordinates)
Parking: lot at the end of Venice Blvd


 

 

📷 @tpegalcoco, @joealisa | Our #InternationalWomensDay Insta Story is up 🙌🏼🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️ We continue celebrating Women‘s Day recognizing another woman who changed the cultural landscape of LA: Lillian Disney 👩🏻🎨 Did you know it was #LillianDisney, and not Walt Disney, who gave Mickey Mouse its name? Lillian was an ink artist and married to Walt Disney from 1925 until his death in 1966. She is famously credited with naming her husband’s beloved cartoon character, Mickey Mouse. During a train trip from New York to California in 1928, Walt showed a drawing of “Mortimer Mouse” to Lillian, who said the name sounded “too depressing” and suggested “Mickey Mouse” instead of Mortimer. In 1987, Lillian pledged a $50 million gift towards the construction of Walt Disney Concert Hall, which was designed by Frank Gehry and opened in 2003, six years after her death. The Blue Ribbon Garden is the hidden rooftop garden at the Hall. One of the garden’s highlights is “A Rose for Lilly,” the fountain that Gehry designed as a tribute to Lillian and her love for Royal Delft porcelain vases and roses. Lillian also helped fund the founding of the California Institute of the Arts (aka CalArts), which opened in 1971 and counts Tim Burton, Don Cheadle, Sofia Coppola and Academy Award winning Pixar animators among its many famous alumni. #discoverLA
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6. WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL

You can never go wrong with a Frank Gehry designed building, and they make the perfect backdrop for your Instagram photos. The striking exterior of the auditorium, which is one of the most unique and Instagrammble places in LA, features curving panels of stainless steel that are meant to resemble silver sails.

Some of the best places here to snap a photo include right up against the silver exterior, on the steps, and from across the street so you can take in this architectural marvel in all its glory! There is also a garden featuring a mosaic rose fountain centerpiece.

If you happen to catch a performance inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall, be sure to snap some photos of the interior of the auditorium. Gehry visualized this as a “living room for the city,”and there are some beautiful light-filled tunnels inside. Definitely one of the most Instagrammable places in LA!

Address: 111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

7. BRADBURY BUILDING

You may recognize this architectural landmark from many popular movies and TV shows, including Blade Runner and 500 Days of Summer. It is famous for its light-filled glass atrium, brick construction, and ornate iron stairways. Not only is one of the most Instagrammable places in LA, it is also the oldest commercial building in downtown LA.

Unfortunately, you cannot freely wander around the premises and are only limited to the first floor and the first flight of stairs. Professional cameras are also not allowed, so you are only limited to phone photos. However, this will still allow you to truly appreciate all the beautiful architectural details, and snap some Instagram worthy shots, making this one of the most Instagrammable places in LA!

Address: 304 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday-Sunday 10am-5pm

 

 

“Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever.” -Walt Disney — Is there any place that can bring out the kid in you quite like Disneyland can? It’s been quite awhile since my last trip there, and I’d forgotten just how FUN and magical (corny AF but true) it was. Anyways, being able to hold these balloons has been a dream of mine since I was, like, 5 so I was ecstatic when I found out that they will let you take a photo with them if you ask nicely (thanks @practicalwanderlust for that pro tip and basically making all of my dreams come true). They will hold on to the other end so that you don’t accidentally let like $1000 of balloons fly away. Swipe to see an outtake of the balloon vendor who most definitely didn’t trust me (I guess I wouldn’t trust me either 🤣). What place brings out the kid in you? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #visitcalifornia #thetravelwomen #acolorstory #passionpassport#wearetravelgirls#dametraveler #sidewalkerdaily #darlingescapes #girlaroundworld #femaletravelbloggers #electrifytravels #mytinyatlas #sfblogger #explorecalifornia #bestofcalifornia #discovercalifornia #california_igers #disneystyle #disneyland #instadisney #disneygram #disneylandresort #disneylifestyle #disneylife #styledbymagic #igdisney #disneyinstagram #californiadreaming #livecolorfully #colorcrush
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8. DISNEYLAND

Ok, so Disneyland may technically not be in LA County, but since many people visit it on their trips to the LA area, I’m including it on this list. Disneyland may be the happiest place on earth, and it’s also one of the most Instagrammable places in LA. It is full of whimsy, fun, and wonder, and definitely makes awesome backdrops for your Instagram photos! Plus you’ll feel like a kid again and spending a day here is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

You’ll have no trouble finding Instagram-worthy spots at Disneyland, but some of my favorite shots include: the Small World facade (and blue wall across from it), holding the Mickey balloons on Main Street (yes, they will let you hold them if you ask nicely, and no they won’t fly away because they’ll hold the other end), the pink door on Main Street, the Mad Tea Party ride, and the Incredicoaster at California Adventure.

 

“Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional.” – Walt Disney — THIRTY FOUR…am I supposed to be, like, a *real* adult now (it sounds so OLD 👵🏼)?? Because I may be a year older, but who am I kidding, I am most definitely not wiser. I may be getting more and more grey hairs every year (I’m pretty convinced that I woke up with some extra ones this morning), my back seems like it always hurts, and I’m starting to sound like a grumpy old lady…but I still feel like I have no idea what the hell I’m doing in this thing called life (and constantly feel on the verge of a mid-life crisis). But are we every supposed to feel like we have it all figured out? I think the only thing I’m sure of as I get older is that I’m never going to feel like I have my shit together…and maybe that’s ok, because my heart is full and I’m surrounded by so much love (and it finally warmed up here in SF today). So, here’s to another year around the sun and to making this another amazing year! — Side note – I called my parents over the weekend, and my dad asked me how old I was going to be, so as a joke I said “29”…to which he responded “OMG YOU’RE THAT OLD NOW?!” uhhhh, yeah. Thanks, dad.🤦🏻‍♀️ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #visitcalifornia #thetravelwomen #acolorstory #passionpassport#wearetravelgirls#dametraveler #sidewalkerdaily #darlingescapes #girlaroundworld #femaletravelbloggers#mytinyatlas #sfblogger #explorecalifornia #bestofcalifornia #discovercalifornia #california_igers #disneystyle #disneyland #instadisney #disneygram #disneylandresort #disneylifestyle #disneylife #styledbymagic #igdisney #disneyinstagram#livecolorfully #colorcrush #visitanaheim#orangecounty
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Address: 1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802
Hours: Tuesday-Wednesday 8am-10pm, Thursday-Friday 8am-11pm, Saturday-Monday 8am-12am
Admission: from $112+ – see here for pricing and more info.





9. HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

Yeah, so it may be the most touristy AF place in LA (and locals definitely avoid it like the plague)…but I mean, the place attracts 10 million visitors a year for a reason, and is therefore one of the most Instagrammable places in LA. The famous stretch of Hollywood Boulevard that is dubbed Walk of Fame spans 15 blocks (plus 3 blocks of Vine Street) and has more than 2600 stars emblazoned with the names of some of the most famous actors, directors, producers, musicians, theater stars, and more.

Seek out the stars of all your favorite, ahem, stars (you can see who has a star on the iconic street, and the exact location here) and snap some photos for your Instagram feed!

Address: Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (Google maps coordinates)

10. UNION STATION

The historic Union Station is not only the largest passenger rail terminal in the western United States, but also one of the most beautiful. The classic Art Deco, and Mission Revival architecture also make it one of the most Instagrammable places in LA.

Union Station is known as the “last grand railroad station built in America,” and you will be amazed at all the vintage details here such as the brass windows, Art Deco chandeliers, mahogany chairs, and tiled floors – these are totally what makes this one of the most Instagrammable places in LA. They also offer guided tours so you can learn more about the history and architectural significance that make Union Station special.

This is one of the most iconic sights in LA, and has been featured on many popular movies, TV shows, and music videos, including Blade Runner, Pearl Harbor and Batman’s Dark Knight Rises.

Note that you will need either a valid Metrolink or Amtrak ticket in order to sit in those plus leather chairs, but otherwise, you can still come in an admire the beauty and classic architecture here. Around Christmas, it also boasts a festive Christmas tree out in the gardens, which is also one of the most Instagrammable places in LA during the holiday season.

Address: 800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Hours: daily, 4am-1am

“I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.” — Happy hump day everyone! I will be on a Stockholm-bound plane tonight and super excited to tackle another new city. And by tackling a new city, what I really mean is eating all the Swedish meatballs I possibly can, and eating these cardamom cinnamon buns I keep reading about (be sure check my IG stories). I am always torn between going back to old favorites or to discover new spots, but am trying to balance doing both this year. In the meantime, if you have any Stockholm recs, I’m all ears. What is the next new-to-you destination that you’re headed? 📸: @witandfolly 👗: @oldnavy ⌚️: @danielwellington . . . . . . . . #losangeles #californiadreamin #visitla #insta_losangeles #losangelesworld #california_my_love #lostinla #unlimitedcalifornia #visitcalifornia #losangeles_la #unlimitedcalifornia #toplosangelesphoto #topcaliforniaphoto #thetravelwomen #calilove #california_igers #abmlifeiscolorful #globelletravels #tourtheplanet #instapassport #livecolorfully #myunicornlife #thisislosangeles #californiaholics #acolorstory #oldnavystyle #skyspacela
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11. SKYSPACE LA

Chicago has Skydeck, NYC has Top of the Rock, and LA has Skyspace…which isn’t quite the same, but it’s still the highest observation deck in California, and one of the most Instagrammable places in LA.

City of stars Are you shining just for me? City of stars You never shined so brightly ✨ —- Am I the only one who started singing this song when I looked at this photo? And I totally rewatched the movie TWICE when I flew to Stockholm a few months ago – once on the way there, once on the way back. Because how can you go wrong with a singing and dancing Ryan Gosling?!😍😍😍 — Anyways, what is your favorite way to see a city? Seeing a city from up above is one of my favorite ways! NYC has the Empire State and Top of the Rock, Chicago has Skydeck, and now LA has @skyspacela – the highest open-air observatory in California. It was awesome to finally be able to see LA (my hometown!) from up above and the sunset from there was pretty epic. Check out my blog today to see more photos from the amazing views from here and why you should definitely pay a visit here next time you’re in LA – click on over to the bio! 😉 📸: @witandfolly ⌚️: @danielwellington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #visitcalifornia #topcaliforniaphoto #thetravelwomen #california_igers #globelletravels #acolorstory #passionpassport #travelbff #girlslovetravel #wearetravelgirls #digitalnomadgirls #ladiesgoneglobal #dametraveler #sidewalkerdaily #citizenfemme #sheisnotlost#femmetours#darlingescapes #girlaroundworld #femaletravelbloggers #electrifytravels#thefairytalebloggers #gotravelgirls#californiaholics#californiaweekend #visitla #insta_losangeles #thisislosangeles #lostinla #skyspacela
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Perched on 1000 feet above the city on the 70th floor of the US Bank building, Skyspace LA offers 360 degrees of downtown LA, the San Gabriel Mountains, and the Pacific Ocean – on a clear day you can see out over 34 miles.

It is also one of the most Instagrammable places in LA during sunset – you can’t beat that golden hour glow, and the twinkly city lights come up against the pink sky!

They also have Skyslide, where you can have the unique experience of slididing down a 45-foot long, 4-feet wide, and 1.25-inch thick glass slide while looking out over the LA skyline all around and beneath you. It really goes by in a flash so be sure you’re paying attention while you slide down!

Need more convincing as to why you need to check out Skyspace LA and why it’s one of the most Instagrammable places in LA? Read this!

Address: 633 W Fifth St., Los Angeles, CA 90071
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 10am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-10:00pm
Tickets: $25 adult admission for observation deck only; add $8 for Skyslide. Buy here. 

THE MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE PLACES IN LA: MURALS AND STREET ART

One of the most fun and most Instagrammable things to do in LA is to go mural hunting, and go chase down all the amazing street art that you can find in the area. There are soooo many fun, colorful walls all throughout the city (and beyond) – they all make super fun Instagram spots, and are the perfect backdrop for all your photos!

There are tons and tons of cool murals throughout the city, but I’ve rounded up the ones that are in the most Instagrammable places in LA and am telling you where to find them below!

 
Where were you born and raised? I spent the first 23 of my life in the Los Angeles area. It’s been almost 10 years since I left now, and I still have such a love/hate relationship with it. I will forever complain about the traffic and that LA is too big, that it’s too hot (then again, my body has acclimated to SF temps), and too smoggy (seriously all, that sky ain’t blue down there – it’s some murky blue-brown). But I do miss the food (especially the Asian food), being able to go to the beach and actually having beach weather, being surrounded by Dodgers fans instead on in enemy Giants territory (people have been trying to convert me into a Giants fan ever since I moved to SF, but it ain’t never gonna happen y’all), and all my friends and family that are still there (which is most of them). What about you? — (Side note: do you ever have an outtake that you love more than “the shot” that you meant to take? This one is actually of me running across the street to beat out my self-timer and it ended up being my fave of the bunch.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #visitla #insta_losangeles #losangelesworld#lostinla #visitcalifornia #toplosangelesphoto#thetravelwomen #abmlifeiscolorful #acolorstory #colorcrush#livecolorfully #walltraveled #myunicornlife #thisislosangeles#passionpassport #girlslovetravel#wearetravelgirls #dametraveler#sidewalkerdaily #sheisnotlost #darlingescapes#girlaroundworld #femaletravelbloggers#electrifytravels #streetart #losangeles #la #wallcharades #ihaveathingforwalls #betcheslovemurals
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11. MADE IN LA WALL AT CISCO HOME

I found this wall super applicable to me, because well, I *am* made in LA. But really, this wall refers to furniture, as it stands in front of the Cisco Home furniture store on Melrose Avenue. There are also several other fun walls on this street, a few of which I point out below, so walking around in this area makes for a fun wall crawl!

Address: 8025 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046





 

“Everything is possible with with sunshine and a little pink.” – Lilly Pulitzer 💕💕 — Am I a bad Instagrammer if I said that I don’t really quite understand why this famous pink wall is so popular? I mean, I (clearly) love walls and I like pink and all…but still. Why do people line up and wait to take a photo in front of it? But when in Rome (or at on Melrose, and when you see no line), I guess…😆😆 What Insta popular things or places have you never quite understood? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #visitla #insta_losangeles #losangelesworld#lostinla #visitcalifornia #toplosangelesphoto#thetravelwomen #abmlifeiscolorful #acolorstory #colorcrush#livecolorfully #walltraveled #myunicornlife #thisislosangeles#passionpassport #girlslovetravel#wearetravelgirls #dametraveler#sidewalkerdaily #sheisnotlost #darlingescapes#girlaroundworld #femaletravelbloggers#electrifytravels #streetart #losangeles #la #wallcharades #ihaveathingforwalls #betcheslovemurals
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13. PINK WALL AT PAUL SMITH

Just down the street from Cisco Home stands this bright pink wall, which is most definitely one of the most Instagrammable places in LA – chances are, you’ve seen at least one of your friends post a photo in front of this wall. To be quiet honest, I’m not really sure why this wall is so damn popular (or maybe I’m just a bad millennial), but people literally line up to get a shot at this wall, sooo, there you go.

Also note that they don’t allow dSLRs here, so phone photos only.

Address: 8221 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046




 

@mywalkintheworld recently challenged to share 10 random facts about me – 1. I’m left handed and an only child. 2. My friends make fun because of me because I’m short…but LOUD 3. I call myself 5’0″ but when they measured me at the doctor, I was actually 4’11 3/4″ 4. Taylor Swift is my guilty pleasure. So are the Backstreet Boys. 5. I totally have a thing for the Olive Garden. Because unlimited soup and breadsticks y’all! 6. I’ve probably watched every single of the episode The Office at least 5 times. Same with Gilmore Girls. And I still totally want to marry Jim Halpert 😍❤️ 7. I absolutely refuse to get a Kindle because I love smelling my books. 8. I am on the cover of a scrapbooking book. 9. I’ve been commissioner of a fantasy football league for 3 years now, and I won last year. This year, my team is 1-3, and my other team is 0-3 😭 10. I once saw Jim Gaffigan at a park in NYC, and I couldn’t figure out who it was at first. He asked if we wanted to go halfsies on a bench with us, and I said no. It only hit me later that I had said no to Jim Gaffigan. — I challenge: @witandfolly @happilyeveradventures @pastelsandpassports @passportvoyager @andreastravelss @biancabalano @kattislundin @exploringberry @the_leiover @roamingtina . . . . . . . . . #visitla #insta_losangeles #losangelesworld #lostinla #visitcalifornia #toplosangelesphoto #thetravelwomen #abmlifeiscolorful #globelletravels #acolorstory #colorcrush #livecolorfully #walltraveled #myunicornlife #wallcharades #thisislosangeles #passionpassport #girlslovetravel #wearetravelgirls #dametraveler #sidewalkerdaily #citizenfemme #girlsborntotravel #sheisnotlost #femmetours #darlingescapes #girlaroundworld #femaletravelbloggers #electrifytravels #thefairytalebloggers
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14. MICHELTORENA STAIRS

Because how could a stairway painted in rainbow colors and adorned with giant hearts not make it onto a list of the most Instagrammable places in LA? Seriously though, the rainbow colors and hearts will make you super happy, and it will make your IG feed and followers happy too because, come on now, aren’t they the cutest?

The stairway is a little bit hidden and you might not see it right from the street, but it is basically across the street from the Alfred Coffee on Sunset (also further down on this list of the most Instagrammable places in LA).

If you’re on a quest to find even more of the most Instagrammable places in LA beyond what is on this list, there is also a piano staircase down the street from the Micheltorena stairs, at 3229 Sunset Blvd.

Address: 3400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026




 

Thank god it’s…oh wait, it’s still Wednesday. I’m wanderlusting so hard this week! Have also come across some awesome flight deals, and while I wish I could book ALL of them, I’m having a hard time narrowing down where to go next! Where do you guys think I should head to next? And if someone finds a way to grow money (and extra PTO days) on trees, let me know…kthx! 📸: @witandfolly . . . . . . . . . . #losangeles #californiadreamin #visitla #insta_losangeles #losangelesworld #california_my_love #lostinla #unlimitedcalifornia #visitcalifornia #losangeles_la #unlimitedcalifornia #toplosangelesphoto #topcaliforniaphoto #thetravelwomen #calilove #california_igers #abmlifeiscolorful #globelletravels #acolorstory #colorcrush #instapassport #livecolorfully #walltraveled #studiodiywallcrawl #ihavethisthingwithwalls #myunicornlife #colorsplash #wallcharades #abmlovesmurals #thisislosangeles
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15. THE WALLS OF ABBOT KINNEY

Abbot Kinney is one of my favorite streets in LA to explore because not only does it have a bunch of cute boutiques, cafes, bars, and restaurants, it’s got some awesome street art that definitely make the area one of the most Instagrammable places in LA.

I’d suggest spending an entire afternoon just walking up and down the street, exploring the cute boutiques (the Tom’s flagship store here is super fun, be sure to check out Urbanic if you’re a stationery lover), having lunch (The Butcher’s Daughter  and Gjelina are my favorites!), grabbing some ice cream at Salt & Straw and a donut at Blue Star, and just shooting around at all the fun, Instagram-worthy walls here!

Some of the most Instagrammable walls on Abbot Kinney, and where to find them:
Geometric wall by Love bErto: 1201 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 (pictured above)
Bleeding Hearts wall by James Goldcrown: 471 Santa Clara Ave, Venice, CA 90921 (pictured below)
(pro tip: there’s another Bleeding Hearts wall on the Venice Beach  Boardwalk, and a third at Bardonna in Santa Monica)
So Far, So Good wall by Alex Yanes: 1126 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90921
Gjelina wall: 1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90921 
Primary colors wall at Aviator Nation: 1224 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90921


 

“There’s no point in consistently worrying about everything. What will happen will happen regardless. So breathe, look on the bright side, have some laughs, fall in love, accept what you can’t change, and carry on. To actually live is courageous. Most people exist, that is all.” — Happy Friday Jr., y’all! We’re almost to the weekend – anyone have any fun plans? I have zero plans for once and I AM SO EXCITED y’all! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #visitla #insta_losangeles #losangelesworld#lostinla #visitcalifornia #toplosangelesphoto#thetravelwomen #abmlifeiscolorful #acolorstory #colorcrush#livecolorfully #walltraveled #myunicornlife #thisislosangeles#passionpassport #girlslovetravel#wearetravelgirls #dametraveler#sidewalkerdaily #sheisnotlost #darlingescapes#girlaroundworld #femaletravelbloggers#lovewall #streetart #losangeles #la #wallcharades #ihaveathingforwalls #abbotkinney
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16. MURALS IN DTLA ARTS DISTRICT

The Arts District in Downtown LA is obviously one of the most Instagrammable places in LA simply because, well, it has a lot of art. There are soooo many cool murals everywhere you look here – I’ve listed a few of my favorites below, but you can just walk up and down the streets and alleys, and you’re guaranteed to find something super Instagram-worthy!
Walls at Arts District Co-op: 453 Colyton St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Color Outside the Lines Wall by WRDSMTH: 661 Imperial St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
(pro tip: there are several other cool walls here!)
Bloom Wall by Heuman: 3rd & Rose, next to Angel City Brewery
Hearts wall by Free Humanity: the one pictured here is in front of a studio in the Arts District that I found just walking around and unfortunately can’t seem to hunt down – however, there is a similar wall at 425 Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Kiss the One You Get by WRDSMTH: One Santa Fe, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Chromatic Cascade by Jen Stark: 1828 Conway Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Together wall by It’s a Living, 411 S Hewitt St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Eyes Wall at EightyTwo by Vyal707 E E 4th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90013
I was born in Los Angeles and spent the first 23 years of my life there. Somewhere along the way, I left my heart in San Francisco, and have lived there since 2009. I always talk about whatever faraway place I should go next, but one thing will always stay the same – I will always be a California girl (that, and I will always be a Dodgers fan. Screw the Giants). Now tell me – where are you from? 📸: @witandfolly . . . . . . . . . #losangeles #californiadreamin #visitla #insta_losangeles #losangelesworld #california_my_love #lostinla #unlimitedcalifornia #visitcalifornia #losangeles_la #unlimitedcalifornia #toplosangelesphoto #topcaliforniaphoto #thetravelwomen #calilove #california_igers #abmlifeiscolorful #globelletravels #tourtheplanet #colorcrush #instapassport #livecolorfully #walltraveled #studiodiywallcrawl #ihavethisthingwithwalls #myunicornlife #colorsplash #wallcharades #abmlovesmurals #thisislosangeles
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17. CALIFORNIA DREAMING WALL

I love, looooove this wall so much, with the bright gradient of pink and blue, and that scripty font – plus this totally puts you in a “California Dreaming” mood – definitely one of the most Instagrammable places in LA! This wall is HUGE – you have to stand pretty far back to get the whole mural in your shot. It is also in a parking lot of the headquarters of the shoe company Chinese Laundry, so be aware that there may be a bunch of cars there (there were definitely cars parked here when I went to snap this shot, but we were able to work around them).

Artist: It’s a Living
Address: 3485 La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016



 

“Don’t forget to fall in love with yourself first.” – Carrie Bradshaw — Some Sex in the City wisdom for y’all today. Going through a lot of change this year has forced me to focus on myself a lot more. It’s so important to be kind to yourself, to take care of yourself and your needs, and to try to be the best version of yourself. Remember that your happiness is important and it’s okay to put yourself first! You all are amazing and are worth loving. ❤️❤️❤️ 📸: @witandfolly . . . . . . . . #losangeles #californiadreamin #visitla #insta_losangeles #losangelesworld #california_my_love #lostinla #unlimitedcalifornia #visitcalifornia #losangeles_la #unlimitedcalifornia #toplosangelesphoto #topcaliforniaphoto #thetravelwomen #calilove #california_igers #abmlifeiscolorful #globelletravels #acolorstory #colorcrush #instapassport #livecolorfully #walltraveled #studiodiywallcrawl #ihavethisthingwithwalls #myunicornlife #colorsplash #wallcharades #abmlovesmurals #thisislosangeles
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18. LOVE WALL

All you need is love…am I right? This spray painted red wall is one of the most Instagrammable places in LA for snapping some photos with your one true love, but it’s also a cute backdrop for selfies or pics with your gal pals!

Artist: Curtis Kulig
Address: 8538 Hayden Ave, Culver City, CA 90232

 

19. MONDRIAN AT ARTISTS & CRAFTSMAN SUPPLY

Inspired by works of the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian, this primary colors and the blocking design of this wall make it one of the most Instagrammable places in LA and make it a perfect backdrop for your photos!


Address: 1660 La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035


20. RETNA MURAL

The artist Retna has murals all over the city, characterized by his signature look of graffiti-style hieroglyphics. This one is probably the most popular and the easiest to take Instagram photos in front of  – it sits in front of Craig’s on Melrose, and easy to add to your list when shooting at all the other locations in the area that are included on this list of most Instagrammable places in LA. He also has a silver nearby version in front of the West Hollywood Library.

Address: 8826 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069 (black & white)
625 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood (silver)

21. THE GLOBAL WINGS PROJECT MURALS

Collette Miller‘s iconic angel wings murals reside in cities all over the world; there are several throughout LA, perfect for your Instagram photos! I’ve listed a few locations where you can find these famous wings below:

Arts District Co-op: 453 Colyton St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 (pictured above)
“You Are a Gooddess” Collaboration with WRDSMTH at the BLOC: 700 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Brown Wings @ St. Regis Wine & Liquor: 8401 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Transparent Wings @ Skyspace LA: 633 W Fifth St., Los Angeles, CA 90071
Pink Wings: Melrose Ave, between N Ogden Dr & N Genessee Ave
Black Wings: 8801 Santa Monica Blvd and Palm Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Musical Wings @ Grammy Museum at LA Live: 800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

22. OMBRE MURAL AT ART CENTER

I love the colors and gradient on this mural, which also has the look of dripping paint on one side of it. It feels appropriate that this one is in a parking lot of an art school! It makes such a pretty background for all your photos, and is therefore one of the most Instagrammable places in LA.

Artist: Risk Rock
Address: 950 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105


23. CROCHET RAINBOW WALL AT PAPER BAG PRINCESS

This wall is so fun and whimsy that you can’t help but get a smile on your face when you see it! There are three crocheted rainbows along with a crocheted peace sign here in front of the vintage couture boutique Paper Bag Princess, which is right across from some of the other spots on this most Instagrammable places in LA list! Definitely snap some photos here when you go to the others, and bring some peace, love, and joy to your Intsagram feed.

Address: 8050 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046




 

Take the leap 💫 . There’s no time like the present to set intentions for the new year. As I take time to reflect on 2018, I am struck by the many triumphs and challenges that came my way. I want to remain mindful and present in the moment but I also want to consider how to bring the very best of this year with me and leave behind the doubts and negative self talk. It’s a little like the mural I had a chance to paint this fall. I walked into it with high hopes and expectations, but little experience or training. It was up to me to make it into something beautiful for others to enjoy. I could have wasted time worrying that whatever I made wouldn’t be perfect or that I didn’t know exactly what I was doing. Instead, I researched as much as I could and then showed up, ready to improvise if needed. Every day we spend on this amazing planet is a work in progress, something we can each shape and mold into something creative, new, and unique. 🌈 The future is bright 🕶☀️- what intentions are you setting for it? ✨ . 📷: @ographr
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24. AMY TANGERINE WALL

I’ve been a fan of Amy Tangerine for a loooong time now (since back in the days when I used to blog about scrapbooking, which is quite awhile ago), so I was super excited when she painted this happy rainbow sunshine mural in the parking lot of the Southern California Children’s Museum in Pasadena! You can’t help but be happy by looking at these fun, bright colors, which also is what makes this wall one of the most Instagrammable places in LA.
Address: 459 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101
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25. SASKIA WALL

This colorful, almost Tetris-like brick wall totally makes a super fun backdrop for all your Instagram photos! It’s so fun to play with movement with the block design of this wall – I definitely had fun trying to get a mid-leap shot here (it took 834723947 tries to get a half-decent shot, lol). This one was not actually created by a street artist, but by a clever guy who owns a painting/contractor company – how cool is that?

Artist: Joe Nicoletti, Chameleon Paintworks
Address: 302 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

THE MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE PLACES IN LA: BEACHES + PARKS

 

Thoughts after flying back on the 6:30am flight from LA to SF and then going straight to work – Before: Self, think of all the 💰 you saved. Mo’ 💰💰, mo’ ✈️✈️ After: FML, keep the coffee coming…NEVER AGAIN. 😩😴 (I ALWAYS end up doing it again – I get to do this again in 2 weeks) How do you feel about early morning flights? 📸: @jannarizzy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #visitcalifornia #thetravelwomen #globelletravels #acolorstory #passionpassport#girlslovetravel #wearetravelgirls #ladiesgoneglobal #dametraveler #sidewalkerdaily #citizenfemme #sheisnotlost#timeoutsociety#darlingescapes #girlaroundworld #femaletravelbloggers #electrifytravels #flashesofdelight#insta_losangeles #thisislosangeles #lostinla #liveauthentic #iamatraveler #mytinyatlas #lalife #discoverla #traveldeeper #livecolorfully #colorcrush
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26. THE SANTA MONICA PIER

There’s just something so fun and nostalgic about a good boardwalk, which makes it perfect for Instagram photos, isn’t there? The Santa Monica Pier is definitely one of the most iconic places in LA, but it also has so many opportunities for fun photos that it’s also one of the most Instagrammable places in LA.

I love photographing ferris wheels, and the one here is no exception. You can snap a photo either directly on the beach, or from the pier, where all the fishermen hang out. Some other places here to snap photos include the Santa Monica Pier Sign, in front of the rides and games at the Pacific Park amusement park, the carousel, in front of Pier Burgers on the boardwalk, and in front of the lifeguard towers on the beach – such endless possibilities for photo ops here, which makes it one of the best Instagram spots in LA!

I was having a conversation recently about how we mostly listen to individual songs these days, whereas back in the day, we listened to albums and it was an experience (does that makes me sound ancient now?). I remember being excited to pick up the newest albums from my favorite artists, and then coming home and listening to it over and over while poring over the lyrics booklet. That made me nostalgic for those days, so I recently went and listened to some of my favorites from start to finish, and it definitely brought back some good memories. What are your all-time favorite albums? —- Some of mine are: – Jimmy Eat World – Clarity – Death Cab for Cutie – Transatlanticism – Yellowcard – Ocean Avenue – Jack’s Mannequin – Everything in Transit – Dashboard Confessional – Swiss Army Romance – The Postal Service – Give UP – The Shins – Chutes too Narrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #visitcalifornia #thetravelwomen#globelletravels #acolorstory#passionpassport#girlslovetravel#wearetravelgirls #ladiesgoneglobal#dametraveler #sidewalkerdaily#sheisnotlost#darlingescapes #girlaroundworld #femaletravelbloggers#electrifytravels #theeverygirltravels#flashesofdelight#insta_losangeles#thisislosangeles #lostinla #mytinyatlas #lalife#discoverla #babeswhowander #santamonica #losangeles #california #californiaholids
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Be sure to also walk under the pier and snap some photos there as well – it is an especially magical spot for photos during golden hour, right before the sunset.

Address: 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401

27. VENICE BEACH

When one thinks of California, Venice Beach is usually one of the things that immediately comes to mind. The beach, the boardwalk, and the palm trees here truly represent that quintessential image of California, making this one of the most Instagrammable places in LA.

It is definitely worth walking or biking from the Santa Monica Pier to Venice Beach (or vice versa). You’ll definitely encounter some characters along the way. Be sure to take a moment to check out the street performers (there are some interesting ones out there), and the skateboarders at the skate park here as well – they do some super cool tricks!

It’s definitely worth coming here early during the day for the best photos, without all the crowds. Afterwards, you can walk around and people watch and experience what makes Venice weird and special in its own way.

Also check out the rainbow lifeguard tower on the beach!

Address: 1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291




“Friday. The golden child of the weekdays. The superhero of the workweek. The welcome wagon to the weekend.” — TGIF everyone! Anyone have fun weekend plans? I’m going to try to get into the holiday spirit, finally! 🎄🎅✨ PS: In case you wondered, no, this isn’t the bench from 500 Days of Summer. That bench no longer exists, and this one has a much better view anyway. Am I the only one who has a giant crush on Joseph Gordon Levitt, and wants Zooey Deschanel’s entire wardrobe? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #visitcalifornia #topcaliforniaphoto #thetravelwomen #globelletravels #acolorstory #passionpassport #travelbff #girlslovetravel #wearetravelgirls #digitalnomadgirls #ladiesgoneglobal #dametraveler #sidewalkerdaily #citizenfemme #sheisnotlost#femmetours#darlingescapes #girlaroundworld #femaletravelbloggers #electrifytravels#thefairytalebloggers #theeverygirltravels #californiaweekend #visitla #insta_losangeles #thisislosangeles #lostinla #liveauthentic #iamatraveler #mytinyatlas
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28. VISTA HERMOSA PARK

When I first saw a photo of this view, I immediately thought about the park from 500 Days of Summer. Well, actually this isn’t that spot – that was actually Angel’s Knoll, which basically in reality was a bench on a patch of grass in the middle of the city (and no longer exists) – but I’d say it’s even better! This is kind of a hidden little park a lot of people don’t know about, even after living in LA all their lives (like most of my friends). That view of the DTLA is hard to beat, though, and definitely makes it one of the most Instagrammable places in LA!

Address: 100 N Toluca St, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Hours: Daily, 7am-7:30pm

29. EL MATADOR BEACH

You can’t go wrong with any photo taken at one of those super dreamy beaches in Malibu – but El Matador Beach is probably the best of them all, making it one of the most Instagrammable places in LA! The beach has long stretches of sand, hidden caves, and giant rocks, making it a favorite spots amongst local photographers. It’s no surprise, as the light here is absolutely magical during golden hour.

El Matador can easily be missed, so keep your eyes peeled for the signs on PCH leading you here, right past Point Dume, and before Leo Carrillo. There is a small dirt parking lot here, but it can fill up fast – you can choose to park on the street, but if you do, be sure you absolutely know the parking rules, as people often get towed for being parked in the wrong place!

Address: 32350 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
Parking: $20
Hours: Daily, 8am-8pm



 

Always reach for higher heights ✨ ….. One thing I plan to do this year is push myself further outside my comfort zone 👊🏾 From taking my content to the next level, to boldly proclaiming the things I want even if they seem scary or out of reach. So here it goes: my ultimate goal is to have a travel show! It’s something I’ve dreamed of since I launched One Girl One World in 2014 💖I have a lot of fun ideas, and my mission is to make travel more authentic and relatable to millennials and the next generation. Stay tuned! ✈️📺 ….. Do you watch travel shows on TV or online? What makes you want to watch? And who are some of your favs? One of my favorites is Rick Steves. 😆 And my plane-flying friend @kelleesetgo of course! 🙌🏾 ••••• 📍Downtown LA. Check my blog (link in bio) for details!
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30. THE SECRET SWING OF ELYSIAN PARK

There are few things better than the feeling of swinging through the air, swinging over the city skyline. Did you know that there was a secret swing in LA? It’s a hidden spot that not many people, locals included, know about – it is also one of the most Instagrammable places in LA, as you really can’t beat that view.

The swing is hidden inside Elysian Park, near Dodger Stadium. To find it, you can type in “swing on top of Elysian Park” in Google Maps – or, you can navigate to Angels Point Drive and Park Row Drive inside the park. There is a small turn out with space for about 5 cars on Angels Point Drive. The trail starts right there – it is a steep, but short hike.

Address: Angels Point Dr and Park Row Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Google Maps)
Hours: Daily, 8am-10pm

THE MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE PLACES IN LA: MUSEUMS

 

What are some of the things that are making you happy today? Yesterday, @happilyeveradventures challenged people to come up with 25 things that make them happy. I came up with the first 15 or so pretty quickly, took forever to come up with the next 10, but here they are: TRAVEL!!! ✈️✈️(duh), coffee, red wine, ramen, sweet treats, friends who make me laugh so hard I cry, polka dots, yellow, getting into pajamas at the end of the day, reading a good book, being outside on a nice day, crossing the finish line at the end of a race, yoga, photography, pasta, twirly dresses, a good sunset, looking back at old photos, crafting, the ocean, red lipstick, the thrill of scoring a ridiculously cheap flight, sleeping in, fresh baked cookies, Target shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #visitcalifornia #thetravelwomen #globelletravels #acolorstory #passionpassport#girlslovetravel #wearetravelgirls #ladiesgoneglobal #dametraveler #sidewalkerdaily #citizenfemme #sheisnotlost#timeoutsociety#darlingescapes #girlaroundworld #femaletravelbloggers #electrifytravels #theeverygirltravels #flashesofdelight#insta_losangeles #thisislosangeles #lostinla #liveauthentic #iamatraveler #mytinyatlas #lalife #discoverla #traveldeeper #babeswhowander
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31. LACMA

With over 100,000 works in its collection, the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the western United States. It features works that span both history and geography, and is also surrounded by 20 acres or beautiful outdoors spaces. This is also what makes it one of the most Instagrammable places in LA.


The highlight here is the outdoor Urban Lights installation, which features 202 street lamps, all of which once lit the streets of Los Angeles. Created by artist Chris Burden, the lamps are seemingly perfectly aligned, but upon closer inspection, you’ll discover that they are not arranged in a perfect grid and you’ll get a different perspective of them depending on where you stand.

This is definitely a super popular spot because everyone knows it’s one of the most Instagrammable places in LA – be sure to come early in the day for the least crowds.

Other Instagrammable works at LACMA include the colorful La Gerbe by Henri Matisse, the Levitated Mass walkway, and Andy Warhol’s iconic Campbell soup cans.

Also check out the view of the city from one of the upper floors of the museum, and the nearby La Brea tar pits.

Address: 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 11am-5pm, Friday 11am-8pm, Saturday-Sunday 10am-7pm, Closed Wednesdays (Urban Lights is always open)


 

 

Missing those 75 degree So-Cal winter days – definitely one of the few things I miss about living in LA. ☀️ Meanwhile, it’s been pouring here the last two days and I am sooooo over it…but I guess I will be experiencing that So-Cal winter again this weekend. ☔️ I guess it could be worse though, the weather has been crazy elsewhere in the US/world lately! How’s the weather where you are? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #visitcalifornia #thetravelwomen #globelletravels #acolorstory #passionpassport#girlslovetravel #wearetravelgirls #ladiesgoneglobal #dametraveler #sidewalkerdaily #citizenfemme #sheisnotlost#timeoutsociety#darlingescapes #girlaroundworld #femaletravelbloggers #electrifytravels #theeverygirltravels #flashesofdelight#insta_losangeles #thisislosangeles #lostinla #liveauthentic #iamatraveler #mytinyatlas #lalife #discoverla #traveldeeper #digitalnomadgirls
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32. THE BROAD

Most people head to the Broad for one thing: it is the home of two of Yayoi Kusama’s famous infinity mirrors. Do note that you must have a reserved time slot in order to see The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away, the more famous of the two works.

You can make a reservation online here to schedule a visit to the Broad. Admission to the museum is free. Otherwise, you can wait in the standby line outside the museum. If you plan to see the infinity mirrors, get there as early as possible – whether or not you have a reservation. This is absolutely crucial, because almost everyone is there to see the infinity mirrors as well!

Once inside the museum, make your way towards the iPad kiosks in the lobby, where you will be you can enter the first-come, first-served queue for The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away. You will enter your name and cell phone number, and be given an approximate wait time. You can go enjoy the rest of the museum while you wait for your time slot – the museum will text you 10 minutes before your reserved time so you can make your way back to the infinity mirrors.

The Broad has a acclaimed contemporary art collection, another part of the reason why it is one of the most Instagrammable places in LA, so there is definitely a lot to see while you wait for your turn! Other notable works to check out include Glenn Ligon’s America 2, Warhol’s self portraits, and Jeff Koons’s rendition of a rabbit and tulips.

Also be sure to snap a photo in front of the museum’s exterior!

Address: 221 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Hours: Tuesday-Wednesday 11am-5pm, Thursday-Friday 11am-8pm, Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday 10am-6pm; closed Monday

33. THE GETTY CENTER

The Getty is considered by many to be one of the best museums in LA, and is also known as one of the most Instagrammable places in LA because of its lush gardens, unique architecture, and views of the city.

The museum is recognized by its modernist building exterior, which was designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Richard Meier; the inside boasts European and American masterpieces, from the medieveal ages to the present.

The Getty features the personal collection of oil tycoon and art collector J. Paul Getty, who also made it his mission to make art more accessible to the general public. That vision is carried out by the Getty Trust, who oversees the sprawling campus, which houses the museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Research Institute. The campus also has 86 acres of lush landscaped gardens and terraces, so you’ll be sure to find some photo ops for your Instagram feed here.

You can also check out the Getty Villa, 14 miles away, which features classic Greek and Roman art.

Address: 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Hours: Monday-Friday, Sunday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-9pm
Admission: Free; parking is $20

34. PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM

I never used to pay attention to this museum until I got really into Instagram and started seeing it pop up on people’s feeds – I mean, that exterior is just plain COOL. Such a modern facade with a cool, curved, stainless steel ribbons, which definitely makes it eye-catching and one of the most Instagrammable places in LA!

The museum itself is one of the largest of its kind in the world, and has about 300 cars on display, including historically significant American and European classics, hot rods, groundbreaking race cars.

Address: 6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Hours: 10am-6pm daily

THE MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE PLACES IN LA: HOTELS

Missing these sunny So-Cal summer days…it poured all weekend here in San Francisco so I was in full-on hibernation mode all weekend. I slept in until noon (don’t judge), caught up on all my shows on Netflix, did some reading, and didn’t leave the house for 2 days. After the craziness of the last few months, a lazy weekend is exactly what I needed. Now I’m ready to take on the week! What did you guys get up to over the weekend? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #visitcalifornia #thetravelwomen#globelletravels #acolorstory#passionpassport#girlslovetravel#wearetravelgirls #ladiesgoneglobal#dametraveler #sidewalkerdaily#sheisnotlost#darlingescapes #girlaroundworld #femaletravelbloggers#electrifytravels #theeverygirltravels#flashesofdelight#insta_losangeles#thisislosangeles #lostinla #mytinyatlas #lalife#discoverla #babeswhowander #beverlyhills #losangeles #california #californiaholics
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35. THE BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL

It’s no wonder that the Beverly Hills Hotel is known as one of the most Instagrammable places in LA – you’ve gotta love those pastel colors and retro font. Plus, the hotels just screams old-school Hollywood glamour, which is just part of the appeal of LA, isn’t it?

Address: 9641 Sunset Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210






36. THE STANDARD

The Standard’s properties around the world all have a reputation of being super hip and trendy, so it is no surprise that this is the vibe of the LA location of the hotel. Not only is it one of the most popular  places to stay in the city (see and compare rates here), it is also one of the most Instagrammable places in LA.

The Standard has a cool rooftop bar and pool deck with these cabana pods (as pictured above), with some sweet views of the downtown LA skyline, which is also where scenesters go to party. They have nightly DJs, and have weekly pool parties.

You should also definitely check out the on-site restaurant, which is also one of the most Instagrammable places in LA. The food is known to be pretty mediocre, so maybe just grab a cocktail or coffee to check out and snap photos of this bright, happy, all-yellow interior – the bar stools are soooo much fun!

Address: 550 South Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

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37. SUNSET PACIFIC MOTEL (BATES MOTEL)

While not technically an operating hotel, this run down, neglected property was painted in all-white by French artist Vincent Lamouroux, which turned it into one of the most Instagrammable places in LA. The all-white facade gives it an almost dream-like look, and makes a super cool back for your Instagram photos.

Address: 4301 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029



38. THE ACE HOTEL

I’ve always been a fan of the Ace brand of hotels because of their hipster, cheeky attitude. They also have a minimalist-but-trendy vibe, and each of their hotels have a stylish look – the LA property is no different.

The Ace Hotel is housed in a renovated 1920s theater, which means that the retro vibe is strong here. Be sure to also check out the rooftop bar here, known as one of the best and most Instagrammable places in LA!

Address: 929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015

THE MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE PLACES IN LA: CAFES, RESTAURANTS, AND BARS

39. BOTTEGA LOUIE

Is it just me, or are macarons just about the most Instagrammable dessert? The colors usually make them irresistible, and I can’t help but pick up at least a few of them. This is especially the case at Bottega Louie – the macarons in their display case always make me swoon – there are just so many of them, in the most scrumptious flavors, in the prettiest colors, making this one of the most Instagrammable places in LA!

Address: 700 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017




Put half marathon #9 in the books over the weekend and I’m still over here trying to feel my legs again. I’m not really sure how I’m supposed to double that distance in (less than) 6 weeks…can someone send me an extra pair of legs or something? Kthx. —- Whenever I tell people I run half marathons and that I signed up for my first full, I get a lot of “but whyyy would you ever want to run that much?!” And honestly, I pretty much ask myself that question at the start of every race (“wtf was I thinking, yet again). I was never considered athletic all my life – I was always picked last for teams in PE class, and my parents still to this day laugh in my face every time I say I signed up for yet another race. It doesn’t matter if I’m slow AF (hell, I finished at 2:25, and that was a new PR for me). I still get a new shiny medal (and usually a beer) at the end. —- If running has taught me anything over the last few years, it’s that I’m maybe a bit stronger and more determined than I think I am. That even when there are struggles during a race or in life, there’s always a finish line to cross. And that I can do any crazy thing that I put my mind to. Sometimes I need these reminders, and I definitely needed to feel this again after this race. So anyways, on to the next one – wish me luck as I try to survive 26 miles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #visitla #insta_losangeles #losangelesworld#lostinla #visitcalifornia #toplosangelesphoto#thetravelwomen #abmlifeiscolorful #acolorstory #colorcrush#livecolorfully #walltraveled #myunicornlife #thisislosangeles#passionpassport #girlslovetravel#wearetravelgirls #dametraveler#sidewalkerdaily #sheisnotlost #darlingescapes#girlaroundworld #femaletravelbloggers#electrifytravels #streetart #losangeles #la #wallcharades #ihaveathingforwalls
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40. DOTS CAFE

Dots Cafe serves two of my absolute favorite things in life: pretty murals and cupcakes. The red velvet cupcakes here have long been some of my favorites since they first opened up their first location in South Pasadena years ago (when I still lived in the area), and so I was super excited when I first found out that they opened this location, which has some Instagram-worthy walls out in the back. The inside of the cafe itself is also super cute and one of the most Instagrammable places in LA as well! (and again, the cupcakes…)



Address: 3819 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107
Hours: Monday-Saturday 7am-7pm. Sunday 8am-6pm

41. CARRERA CAFE

Not only does Carrera Cafe serve up lattes with some fun designs (Ryan Gosling latte, anyone?), they also always have an Instagram-worthy mural outside, that makes a perfect backdrop for your photos! The mural is always changing, so be sure to check out what is currently on display.

The location on Melrose is also nearby several other spots on this most Instagrammable places in LA list, so you can definitely spend an afternoon shooting around at all of them!

 

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Address: 8251 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Hours: 8am-6pm daily




Rooftop views + happy hour are the best combination…definitely enjoyed these sunset views over downtown LA with a glass of rosé in hand. Who wants to join me and what will you be having? 🍷🍹🍸 (what if I told you it was 84 degrees there over Thanksgiving weekend?) —- Loving my new beautiful watch from @cluse! Get 15% off yours with code PICTURES15 – perfect for those stylish girls on your holiday list (…or, you know, keep it for yourself 😉) #sponsored #cluse #fallforcluse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #visitcalifornia #thetravelwomen #globelletravels #acolorstory #passionpassport #travelbff #girlslovetravel #wearetravelgirls #ladiesgoneglobal #dametraveler #sidewalkerdaily #citizenfemme #sheisnotlost #darlingescapes #girlaroundworld #femaletravelbloggers #electrifytravels#thefairytalebloggers #californiaweekend #visitla #insta_losangeles #thisislosangeles #lostinla #liveauthentic #iamatraveler #mytinyatlas #theeverygirltravels
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42. PERCH DTLA

 You can’t beat a good rooftop bar with epic views of the city, and Perch is one of the best in LA. The only caveat – everyone knows that it’s one of the best rooftops and one of the most Instagrammable places, so it tends to fill up FAST. My suggestion is to come at aperitif hour (Monday-Friday 4-6pm) – during the winter months, this happens around sunset time, so not only do you get incredible sunset views, you get to enjoy it with a $6 glass on wine in hand. Win-win in my book.

Address: 448 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Hours: Monday-Wednesday 4pm-1am, Thursday-Friday 4pm-2am, Saturday 2am-1am, Sunday 10am-1am




43. MALIBU FARM

Not only are you getting pretty views of the pier and the gorgeous beaches of Malibu, the food here is farm fresh, organic, and absolutely delicious. This is one of the most popular restaurants and one of the most Instagrammable places in LA for a reason!

Address: 23000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8am-4pm, Friday-Sunday 8am-8pm



44. DINOSAUR COFFEE

Pink fringe + a neon sign that says “things will be fine’…do I really need to tell you why this spot is one of the most Instagrammable places in LA? Yupppp, I didn’t think so.

Address: 4334 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029
Hours: Daily 7am-7pm

45. ALFRED COFFEE

I love Alfred because they totes get me…my life motto is basically “but first coffee.” I love the neon sign on floral combo at their Silverlake location on Sunset Boulevard, but their location on Melrose is also equally cute and definitely one of the most Instagrammable places in LA.

Address: 3337 1/2 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
8428 Melrose Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Hours: Monday-Friday 6:30am-5pm, Saturday-Sunday 7:30am-6pm



46. ALFRED TEA ROOM

You, me, matcha…
Tea, yes. You, maybe…

I mean, how can you not love this place? Plus it has soooo much pink everywhere – definitely makes it one of the most Instagrammable places in LA!

Address: 705 N Alfred St, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Hours: 8am-7pm daily

 

 

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47. OPENAIRE

Um, it’s a greenhouse restaurant…need I say more about why Openaire is one of the most Instagrammable places in LA? Those hanging plants are everything (insert heart eyes emoji here)! Openaire replaces what used to be Roy Choi’s Clommissary at the LINE Hotel – the interior is still exactly the same, but the menu has gotten a makeover, with new chef Josiah Citrin at the helm.

Address: 3515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Hours: 7am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10pm daily

THE MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE PLACES IN LA: SHOPPING

48. THE LAST BOOKSTORE

I have been an avid reader for all of my life, so I’ve always been sucker for discovering a good bookstore on my travels. The Last Bookstore will always be one of my favorites because of the elaborate displays that are scattered throughout the store, the best of which is the impressive book tunnel. Definitely spend a few hours to browse all the books here, and take in all the installations at one of the most Instagrammable places in LA.

Address: 453 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Hours: 10am-10pm daily

49. THE PIECE COLLECTIVE

This boutique on Abbot Kinney in Venice features a signature triangle on its storefront, which makes it known as one of the most Instagrammable places in LA. It used to be a bright, sunshine yellow, but is now a classy gold foil. Be sure to also take a look inside the store, which has a well curated collection of unique clothing, accessories, and home decor items.
Address: 1629 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Hours: Sunday-Wednesday 11am-7pm, Thursday-Saturday 11am-8pm
Recently, I read a post on here by my friend Fidel (@ohio2ohayo) that really hit home – the gist of it being, we spend so much time complaining about all the ways that the IG algorithm is screwing us over (hell, I’m sitting here typing all this and convinced that I’m sending this post into a black hole and that no one is gonna actually ready it), that we lose focus on who is actually still following along and reading our posts. I am definitely guilty of this too! SO, I just wanted to take a moment and say that for those of you who are out there still reading all my ramblings and following along – THANK YOU! I may suck at responding to comments, and may disappear for weeks at a time lately, but I appreciate each and every one of you. — I am forever thankful for all the connections and friendships that I’ve made on this platform – some of my favorite memories from last year were with some beautiful souls that I’ve connected with on here. Connecting with a group of like-minded, inspirational, supportive women who have turned into lifelong IRL friends who continually challenge and motivate me to be the best version of myself – and waking up at a godawful hour with them to watch the sun rise over Mt. Tam because SOMEONE (@passportvoyager?) thought it was a good idea (it was beautiful tho)…and then having a flat tire on @happilyeveradventures’s rental car in the way back down, while all of us recorded IG stories of Bassam trying to fix it. Going on a birthday dessert tour in NYC while crashing on @serenaslenses’s couch. Running my first marathon because @jessomewhere said she’d run a HALF marathon with me if I came to Toronto to visit her. As much as I want to say “screw IG,” I can’t. This next year, I want to focus on all these good things about this platform, and connect with even more of you! — I’m also in the midst of a major blog overhaul and so I’m trying to figure out what my voice and my place in this industry is. I think I have a bit of an identity crisis over here (doesn’t help that I’m also into 493583945 different things). So, I want to know – what do you want to see more of from me – both on here and on my blog? Let me know!
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50. ROW DTLA

This outdoor retail complex in the heart of the Downtown LA Arts District is definitely one of the mos Instagrammable places in LA for the collection of fun murals you can find here. They also have some trendy boutiques and hip eateries that are worth checking out.
If you have a chance to go to an event that takes places on the rooftop at Row DTLA, definitely go – the views of the city and skyline are pretty sweet from there! You must also check out Smorsgasburg, its weekly open-air food market (the same one as the original in Brooklyn) – some yummy eats to be found there!
Yes, the glasses are real 🤓…I’m actually pretty blind and I wear glasses over contacts 99% of the time, but this is the first time they’re making an appearance on the feed. I used to hate glasses but apparently they’re trendy now and it’s a thing to wear them even if you don’t need them, so maybe I need to wear them in photos more often (is this gonna help my engagement? bahaha😆). Any other four eyes out there? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #visitla #insta_losangeles #losangelesworld#lostinla #visitcalifornia #toplosangelesphoto#thetravelwomen #abmlifeiscolorful#globelletravels #acolorstory #colorcrush#livecolorfully #walltraveled #myunicornlife#wallcharades #thisislosangeles#passionpassport #girlslovetravel#wearetravelgirls #dametraveler#sidewalkerdaily #citizenfemme#girlsborntotravel #sheisnotlost#femmetours #darlingescapes#girlaroundworld #femaletravelbloggers#electrifytravels #ihaveathingforwalls
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Address: 777 S Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Hours: 8am-10pm daily



MY FAVORITE PHOTO GEAR FOR CAPTURING THE MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE PLACES IN LA:

While it is definitely the photographer, and not the camera that makes the photo, having the right gear most definitely helps. Here are some of my favorite tools that will help you get the best shots at the most Instagrammable places in LA, which will definitely help you step up your IG game!

Best travel cameras for capturing the most Instagrammable places in LA: I personally shoot with the Nikon D7000 (which has now been updated to the Nikon D7500). The kit comes with an 18mm-60mm f2.8-4 lens, which is a good starter lens, but you can also opt to get the camera body only. I’ve always loved shooting with Nikon cameras because, to me, the colors are super vibrant and their cameras always feel right in my hands. The D7500 is a good mid-range camera, has a range of features that will help you get better images than your standard entry-level camera (better performance in low light, better focusing, etc), but is still easy to use and figure out even if you’re a relative beginner.

However, if you feel like you don’t need all those features, or have a limited budget but still want to shoot with a dSLR, you can start off with a starter model (this is what I did in the beginning, years ago) like the Nikon D3500 or the Canon Rebel T7. These are cameras are both affordable, easy-to-use, and perfect for beginners! They will definitely help you get awesome images at the most Instagrammable places in LA!

Want the image quality of a dSLR but don’t want to carry around all that weight? Try a mirrorless camera! Sony is the king of mirrorless camera, and you can’t go wrong with any of them, but many of my friends shoot with and love the Sony a6000 – they all say that it’s lightweight and perfect for travel, easy to figure out, and gets excellent photos!

Best travel lenses for shooting at the most Instagrammable places in LA: The lens I have on my camera about 90% of the time is the Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 (for Nikon, Canon, Sony). In an ideal world, I would splurge for the Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 lens, which many professional photographers use, and is known as one of the best all-around lenses (there are Canon and Sony versions of this as well); unfortunately, it’s also a bit out of my budget. The Tamron version has similar features, but at a fraction of the price. The 28-75mm focal length covers much of what I need while I’m traveling so I can get away with only having one lens on my camera. The f2.8 means that I can easily shoot in low light, or get that bokeh (blurred background) in portrait shots. It will definitely help you get some awesome photos at the most Instagrammable places in LA!

For the best phone photos of the most Instagrammable places in LA: I am actually a pretty lazy person, so I do end up taking a lot of photos with my phone. I currently have an iPhone XR, which is known to shoot high-quality images, so I definitely have been able to get away with being lazy and using my phone! The newer iPhone 11 has an even better camera, so it may be worth looking into it if you are due for an upgrade! My boyfriend also has the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, which has manual controls and takes even better photos than my phone (but shhh, don’t tell him). Have an awesome phone camera has definitely upped my Instagram game, and it can definitely up yours too at the most Instagrammable places in LA!

Other must-have gear for capturing the most Instagrammable places in LA: I love this lightweight tripod, which is cheap, easy to set up, and not super annoying to carry around. I also use this selfie stick tripod to help me take self-portraits on my phone!

Have you been to Los Angeles? What are your picks for some of the most Instagrammable places in LA?

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