35 Most Instagrammable Places in LA

Bloom“In Los Angeles, everyone is a star.” – Denzel Washington.

There is no doubt that LA is one of the biggest arts hubs in the world. From dreamy movie set locations to museums and vibrant murals, the city is covered in magic in each every corner. Whether you’re looking to step up your IG game or you’re a camera junkie who loves to take pictures, here are 35 most Instagrammable places in LA to check out on your next California adventure because you too can be an IG star!

1. Pink Wall @ Paul Smith

Paul Smith Pink Wall

Address: 8221 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA

Kicking off the list with the most iconic one of them all, the pink wall at Paul Smith is, without question, an IG favorite amongst many. Keep in mind that no professional cameras are allowed. They actually have a security guard there all day and will make you leave if you attempt to whip out your fancy camera.

LA DoorShoutout to Lily for being my model of the day.

Bonus: There’s a super cute blue door right around the corner. I forget the exact house number but it’s within the block and very easy to spot.

2. Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Pier

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

This was the first thing I saw on my very first LA trip in 2015 and has become a personal favorite over the years. I highly recommend going for a spin on the ferris wheel at Pacific Park to get that nice aerial view of LA’s gorgeous coastline.

3. The Broad

The Broad Museum

Address: 221 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

Famous for its Yayoi Kusama exhibits, The Broad (pronounced like bro with a “d” at the end, not brawd) museum is every Instagrammer’s dream. The original Infinity Mirrored Room – The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away has been on display since 2015. Last December, they added an additional exhibition titled Longing for Eternity. Both are permanent exhibits and the original Infinity Room remains my most regrammed shot to date.

Just a little hump day magic to help you get through the week.

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What no one ever tells you though is that the queues are crazy long. As soon as you enter the museum, you will want to check-in at one of the kiosks and put your name down for the waitlist. Then you can proceed to browse around the rest of the museum and you’ll receive a text for when it’s almost your turn in line. Be sure to get your phones and cameras ready with the right settings because you only get 45 seconds in the actual room.

4. OUE Skyspace LA

OUE Skyspace LAWhen was the last time you saw a photo of gloomy LA? Probably never? That just goes to show how bad my luck with weather is…

Address: 633 W 5th St #840, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA

Being California’s tallest open air observation deck, OUE claims that their observatory is “the only way to view LA”. True or not, find out for yourself!

Note: Access to the glass slide is not included in admission prices so I recommend purchasing the combo tickets. Now we actually bought ours from Expedia since it was cheaper. If you have all the time in your world, by all means, saving those few extra bucks is worth it. If not, I strongly suggest purchasing straight from their website. We had to line up at the ticket counter to send our Expedia vouchers via e-mail to the ticket lady. She then typed a bunch of stuff on her computer, resent “actual” tickets back to me to scan at the front entrance, and ughh it was such an ugly process overall. Consider yourself warned.

5. Rodeo Drive @ Beverly Hills

Rodeo Drive

Address: 421 N Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, USA

Ahh Beverly Hills. Nothing screams luxury like Rodeo Drive. Treat yourself to some retail therapy here and even if you can’t afford these designer goods, it’s a beautiful spot for a photo walk.

Note that the address given above is of a nearby parkade. Thought this would be more helpful since Rodeo Drive/Bevery Hills is a somewhat big neighborhood.

Beverly Hills

Bonus: Drive around the area and you will find tons of streets that are lined in palm trees on both sides. Definitely a photo op not to be missed!

6. Urban Lights @ LACMA

LACMA Urban Lights LACMA Urban Lights

Address: 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA

Yet another classic photo spot in LA not to be missed. I’ve been on two different occasions – first time at sunset and second during broad daylight. Sunset was more crowded although with this being such a popular tourist attraction, it’s basically mission impossible to take photos without anyone in the background. You either gotta have the patience to wait around for that perfect moment or I’d advise you to visit super early in the morning. The installation is outdoors so it’s accessible regardless of whether or not the museum is open.

7. Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory

Address: 2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA

Another one of my fave. Parking here can be a bitch. I suggest you either take an Uber up or park near the bottom and hike up by foot. And I know I know, if you’ve been doing some homework for your LA trip already, it may seem like I’m simply quoting TripAdvisor. Keep on reading to uncover more hidden places to take pictures in LA.

8. Hollywood Sign

Griffith Observatory ViewSeen from Griffith Observatory. 

HollywoodDon’t remember where this was. Literally came out from Griffith and asked my Uber driver to take me closer to the sign lol!

Can’t say you’ve been to LA until you’ve seen the Hollywood Sign. Griffith Observatory has a nice view of it although it’s a bit distant hence the sign’s smaller. Otherwise, 3000 Canyon Lake Drive is also a good spot. You could always do the actual hike up to the back of the sign as well. (More info can be found here.) Better yet, take a helicopter tour!

When dreams turned into reality

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9. Stahl House

Address: 1635 Woods Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90069, USA

This has been on my list for the longest time and I’ve still never gotten around to checking it off despite having been to LA four times now. It’s a historic-cultural landmark that is known for its modern architectural design. More importantly, it has phenomenal views of the LA horizon. Perhaps one of the best even! Visits can only be done by tours (if I remember correctly). Visit their website for more info.

10. The Getty Museum

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Address: 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049, USA (for The Getty Center) or  17985 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272, USA (The Getty Villa)

I used to always think The Getty Museum was just one, single museum. As it turns out, there is The Getty Center and then there is The Getty Villa. Funny enough, the two are located about a 25-minute drive away. You’d think they’d be close together, but no.

11. The Last Bookstore

The Last Bookstore The Last Bookstore

Address: 453 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA

Being California’s largest used (and new) bookstore, you can expect to find some pretty amazing stuff here for dirt cheap. I came with my dad and we wanted to take their entire art section home. Definitely more than just a cute Los Angeles photo spot.

12. “Made in LA” @ Cisco Home

Made in LA

Address: 8025 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA

Switching gears back to wall art, this is another LA icon. There are actually a bunch of really cute murals all along Melrose Avenue. My tip to you is to park somewhere along Melrose (or off to the side streets, not sure if that would be cheaper) and take a relaxing stroll around. Besides murals, there are a ton of adorable cafés and clothing shops here as well. Great spot to spend an afternoon!

13. Alfred Tea Room

@alfredjapan, yes. You, maybe. #teayesyoumaybe

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Left or right? #teayesyoumaybe

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Address: 705 N Alfred St, Los Angeles, CA 90069, USA

I’m a tea over coffee type of gal so Alfred Tea has been on my radar for quite some time now. I mean punny slogans and all pink everything? They’re essentially the embodiment of Instagram!

14. Micheltorena Stairs

Address: 3400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA

Bright and happy vibes. What’s not to love! Throw in some puppies and you got the secret formula to Instagram success.

15. Sam Smith Flower Wall by Flower Gypsies

Sam Smith Flower Wall

Address: 8201 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA

This came out in promotion for Sam Smith’s new “Too Good at Goodbyes” track. My friend and I saw this in September so it’s probably not there anymore. That’s the thing with LA… These murals and pop-up displays are constantly changing. You might read about this or that today, but the next day you go to see it, it’s already gone. Flower Gypsies do partner with a lot of brands for events though. Maybe you’ll run into another one of their stunning creations next time you’re visiting LA. Take a look at the rest of their work here.

16. The Container Yard

The Container Yard The Container YardThe Container Yard

Address: 800 E 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA

While we’re on the subject of displays and murals, if you’re a fan of street art like me, The Container Yard in DTLA is your jam.

It was unfortunately closed for construction during my visit in February, but I did get a glimpse of a couple murals that were on the outside. Needless to say this is for sure on my list for my next revisit.

17. Clayton Street & E 5th Street (Arts District)

Arts District DTLAArts District DTLA

This is still sorta around The Container Yard area, but here is what’s generally called the “Arts District”. There are quite a few murals around here and there’s also a pre cool pop-up style shop right at the end of Clayton before E 5th. I couldn’t find the exact name or address on Google/Google Maps, but like Melrose, this is a fun little neighborhood to explore. During daylight of course. DTLA doesn’t exactly have the best rep for safety.

18. Venice Beach

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Continuing with the mural theme, Venice Beach has some amazing artwork too. And well, beach days are always a good idea period.

this is the stance of determinination 👊🏽

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Valentine’s in Venice 💙 #lovelypepatravels #losangeles #venice

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19. Venice Canal Historic District

While you’re in the Venice Beach neighborhood, you might as well head on over to the Venice canals. I’ve honestly been dying to see this Venice replica but I’ve somehow never made it there for some strange reason. Let me know in the comments section below if you visit after reading this so I can live vicariously through you!

20. Catch LA

Catch LA

Address: 8715 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA

Shifting gears to food, LA hands down has one of the world’s most Instagrammable restaurant scenes. For detailed information on dining at Catch LA, read up on my previous “9 Best Places to Eat in LA [Part 2]” post.

21. The Beverly Hills Hotel

Address: 9641 Sunset Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, USA

I remember first seeing this from @ohhcouture’s IG feed and all of a sudden this became the “it” spot for most Instagrammable places in LA. I personally never understood the hype and haven’t stepped foot in the hotel myself, but I’ll admit that it’s cute.

22. Eastern Columbia Building

Downtown LA 🇺🇸🌴 #collageontheroad

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Address: 849 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014, USA

Designed by Claud Beelman, the Eastern Columbia Building is slowly on the rise to becoming one of the most Instagrammed spots in LA.

23. Walt Disney Concert Hall

Walt Disney Concert Hall

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

In the mood for an orchestra performance? This LA Phil concert hall will blow you away. (Get it? Wind orchestra instruments… Blow… Okay sorry that was too forced.)

24. Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hollywood

Address: N Highland Ave & Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA

This is a dead given. Who doesn’t want to see their favorite celebrity’s star and take a picture with it!?

25. Petersen Automotive Museum

Address: 6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA

Prime LA photo spot if you’re into urban landscape photography.

26. Hollywood Bowl Overlook

Hollywood Morning – Los Angeles from the Hollywood Bowl overlook.

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Address: 7036 Mulholland Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068, USA

Hollywood Bowl Overlook – short for Jerome C. Daniel Overlook above the Hollywood Bowl. I attempted to visit during my February road trip, but there was too much to see, too little time. Remember to bring your tripod for some epic light trail shots.

27. Republique

sauvignon blanc on a friday 🍷🌼

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Address: 624 South La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA

I’ve come to know about this restaurant as early as 2015, but again, still haven’t been. (The list of things to do in LA simply never ends!) The food is supposedly heavenly and their décor is on point. Half of dining is about the restaurant’s ambiance. I can see why Republique is so well-liked!

28. The Rosy Oyster @ Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

The Rosy Oyster

Address: 7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA

In my “A Local’s Guide to Hollywood’s Best Nightlife” post, I mentioned how friggin’ adorable The Rosy Oyster is. They recently opened summer of 2017 and even the hotel itself is #aestheticgoals.

29. Mama Shelter

Adress: 6500 Selma Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA

Yet another bar (that I haven’t been), but this one has a rooftop view. Nothing and I mean nothinggggg beats a panoramic view. And can we please talk about how vibrant and colorful it is !??!?!?! Love love love!

30. Bradbury Building

Address: 304 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA

Known for its skylit atrium, this five-story office building is a hit for urban photography.

31. The Grove

LA GroveLA Grove

Address: 189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA

I highly recommend getting your Christmas shopping done here because boy do they dress up these retail spaces for the holidays!

32. Mastro’s Ocean Club

Mastro's Ocean Club

Address: 18412 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265, USA

Okay okay, one last restaurant, I promise. Even though Mastro’s is really located in Malibu, not in LA, the drive honestly isn’t even that bad and wait until you see the stellar sights here! Ocean view dining? Yes please! More info can be found in my “9 Must-Try Restaurants in Los Angeles” guide.

33. Bloom

Bloom

Address: Get directions 298 Rose St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

This piece by Oakland-based artist Allison Torneros, aka Hueman,  is probably one of my favorite murals in LA. I just love how murals can transform a simple, blank space into the canvas of a creative mind.

34. The Watching Eyes @ EightyTwo

Eyes

Address: 707 E 4th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA

This is a collaboration piece between local LA artist Vyal and graffitist RISK. I couldn’t find the exact name for this mural, but I’ve decided to call it the “Watching Eyes”. The eyes are Vyal’s signature and they are meant to be watching passersby, which I guess is a genius idea because EightyTwo is sorta an arcade/bar. Gotta keep an eye out for the popo if shit goes down hahaa.

Btw there are so many murals in the city, I could go on and on if I were to list them all. I know I haven’t even included the classic California Dreamin’ or the heart walls, but Racked Los Angeles has a pretty extensive guide. Mural Map LA has some great insight as well that I highly urge you to check out.

35. Disneyland

Address: 1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802, USA

Technically not in LA, but it’s the happiest place on earth! We could all spread a little joy and positivity here and there.

BONUS: Pop-Up Exhibits

These seem to be the new trend and despite the fact that the two I’m about to list have already ended, they’re so darn cute they deserve a spot on the most Instagrammable places in LA list.

Museum of Ice Cream

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Summer of 2016, the Museum of Ice Cream took over Instagram in a frenzy and tickets sold out instantaneously. I mean swimming in sprinkles and playing hide and seek behind giant gummy bears? Yes, please! If you haven’t heard of this, you’ve been living under a rock.

While the very original museum started in New York, it has since opened three additional locations in LA, San Francisco, and Miami. However, like I said, these are pop-up exhibitions. Meaning they are on exhibit for a limited time only with Miami being sole exhibit that is currently still running. Who knows though… Maybe they’ll reopen another in LA since it was so well-received! Don’t forget to sign up for newsletters on their website so you’re the first to know when they announce new locations.

Happy Place

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I cannot begin to describe my joy when I found out one of these pop-up exhibits was going on during my December visit last year. Not to mention, this one is fully interactive AND they give you free cake pops. Anything with food, you’ve got my attention.

To find out whether or not a pop-up exhibition will be on during your stay in LA, I suggest following @discoverla and @losangelesbucketlist on the gram. That’s how I found out about Happy Place and oh trust me, you’ll know when one of these is running because that will literally be all that people post about.

UPDATE: Happy Place has announced on IG that they will be back April 26th to May 27th. Be sure to head on over to their site to reserve your tickets in advance!

And there you have it, 35 most Instagrammable places in LA!

35 Instagrammable places in LA to check out on your next trip to California. 35 Instagrammable places in LA to check out on your next trip to California.

Phew, that was a long list! If you’ve made it this far, congrats and I hope this will help with your trip planning. Even though I’ve been to LA about four times now, I’ve still yet to check off a lot of things on this list. (What can I say, LA is huge!) That being said, please note that not all photos are mine. Credits go to their rightful owners that are listed with their Instagram handles. Tune in again next week as I’ll be sharing some of my favorite Pacific Coast Highway stops that you absolutely cannot miss on your road trip from LA to SF. See ya!

123 Comments

  1. March 26, 2018 / 3:33 am

    These pictures are so so so pretty! Also wow, the last bookstore makes my soul happy. Thanks for all the pictures, these are going to come in so handy!

    • JASCHEN
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      March 27, 2018 / 4:22 pm

      Thanks Hussain! Glad you enjoyed the photos and happy adventuring! 🙂

  2. March 26, 2018 / 7:45 am

    Wow! Fantastic photos…I want to go to every.single.place! I am planning an LA trip this summer, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a cool pop-up exhibit!

    • JASCHEN
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      March 27, 2018 / 4:23 pm

      Well isn’t this just perfect timing! Let me know if you need any other recommendations for LA and I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you hehee.

  3. March 26, 2018 / 11:32 pm

    These are some fantastic shots! I love how varied you were as well with the photos, not everyone likes the same thing so there is something for everyone here. Fab!

    • JASCHEN
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      March 27, 2018 / 4:25 pm

      Thank so much Jem! Funny you say that though because that didn’t even cross my mind when I was drafting this post hahahaa. Guess everything worked out for the better!

  4. March 27, 2018 / 2:45 pm

    What a fantastic collection of photos! I have often wondered why a plain pink wall was such an iconic place to take photos! I love Happy Place and Bloom. How cool are those? Good job in getting to all these places!

    • JASCHEN
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      March 27, 2018 / 4:25 pm

      Thanks Amy! And ikr??? I used to think the same about pink walls but then I saw this in person and I ain’t even mad!

  5. March 27, 2018 / 7:03 pm

    These pictures are so catchy OMG! My favorites are Venice Canal Historic District, Pink Wall, Beverly Hills, and the Hollywood sign. Others are mad too. Loved the blog!

    • JASCHEN
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      March 28, 2018 / 9:52 pm

      Thanks Shreya! So glad you enjoyed the post. Hope this will inspire you to visit LA sometime soon and have a lovely weekend ahead <3

  6. March 27, 2018 / 7:14 pm

    These pictures are truly fantastic. The places that were chosen really bring LA to life! Nice collection…. Thanks for sharing.

    • JASCHEN
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      March 28, 2018 / 9:52 pm

      Thanks for the kind words, Kristie! 🙂

  7. March 27, 2018 / 7:45 pm

    wow great list…I have to say that the Infinity Room at the BRO to the A…D is definitely a spot I would want to explore and I think Darcee would love to see the Last Bookstore based on your Insta Pics. There are so many iconic places in Los Angeles that could be considered instagrammable. Been to several but now there are more on my list!

    • JASCHEN
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      March 28, 2018 / 10:07 pm

      Hahaaa the Infinity Room is sooooo worth the wait. And agreed! LA has so many classic sights, all of which are just gorgeous. Happy to hear I was able to help expand your list too 😀

  8. March 27, 2018 / 10:53 pm

    I have been to LA so many times and yet I have not known about most of these places. How did you find all these? Also, how do you like LA?

    • JASCHEN
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      March 28, 2018 / 10:09 pm

      A lot of content creators I follow on IG are based in LA plus I have local friends there so that’s generally how I find out about these sorts of places!

  9. March 28, 2018 / 4:23 am

    I’m in love with these pictures. But the most with Rodeo Drive, I want one picture there too! LA looks really amazing! I need to save your post to make a list when I go there for sure, you wrote really useful tips!

    • JASCHEN
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      March 28, 2018 / 10:36 pm

      Rodeo Drive is super photogenic. You’d love it there!! Let me know if you ever need any other recommendations for your future trip 😉

  10. March 28, 2018 / 7:50 am

    Whoa at the Stahl House and the Bradbury building!!! And of course, I expected LACMA to be here although I haven’t been. Buuutt, the last bookstore is definitely my jam! Will definitely add this on my list next time I visit LA!

    • JASCHEN
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      March 28, 2018 / 10:38 pm

      LACMA is just such an LA classic. And yessssssss Last Bookstore is a must! I highly recommend spending an afternoon there just getting lost between pages of a book!

  11. March 28, 2018 / 8:12 am

    I’d love to visit The Broad museum as I’m a big fan of Yayoi Kusama. LACMA looks amazing too, I remember seeing it on your Instagram feed – wonderful post and tips!

    • JASCHEN
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      March 30, 2018 / 1:21 am

      Thank you so much Suze!!! You would really love The Broad hehee <3

  12. March 28, 2018 / 4:22 pm

    Those are pretty cool Instagrams 🙂 Now I know where to go if I am in LA

    • JASCHEN
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      March 30, 2018 / 1:26 am

      Thanks Alex! Let me know if you ever need any other recommendations 😀

  13. Ann
    March 28, 2018 / 5:32 pm

    That tea room looks like my kind of place! How did you find all these awesome spots? You are making me itch to get back to LA.

    • JASCHEN
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      March 30, 2018 / 1:27 am

      I’m on Instagram a lot scoping out places plus I have a few friends who live there so that always helps!

  14. March 28, 2018 / 5:38 pm

    I wish I saw a list like this before I went to LA! I stopped at some of these locations, but I really wish I did my homework before my trip. The made in LA sign, the Getty Museum and the pink wall would have been awesome additions to my photo collection. Thanks for sharing.

    • JASCHEN
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      March 30, 2018 / 1:29 am

      You’re most welcome Sara! And I’ve compiled this list after a couple trips to LA so don’t feel bad that you missed some of them. Now you just got another reason to revisit 😉

  15. March 28, 2018 / 6:06 pm

    Your photos are amazing! I think you’ve hit every Instagrammable place in LA. I was just there this October and didn’t get to a lot of these places. But I absolutely loved the Griffith Observatory and took a lot of pictures there. I definitely have to check out the Broad Museum.

    • JASCHEN
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      March 30, 2018 / 1:30 am

      Isn’t Griffith just lovely!? That’s one of my absolute favorites and it’s hard not falling in love with this beauty. The Broad is super fun too and I think you’d really love it!

  16. March 28, 2018 / 7:27 pm

    haha this is such a useful post for us Instagrammers. Definitely have to check out LA again soon

    • JASCHEN
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      March 30, 2018 / 1:31 am

      Hahhahaaa gotta do it for the gram right 😉

    • JASCHEN
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      March 30, 2018 / 1:31 am

      Hope you’ve found it useful!

  17. March 28, 2018 / 8:07 pm

    I just love this entire post! I’m from Kelowna so LA isnt too far of a flight for a part time traveler!

    • JASCHEN
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      March 30, 2018 / 1:33 am

      Oh no way! I used to study in the Okanagan!! And I live in Vancouver so yes, it’s super close! I’m always tempted to just fly down for long weekends hahaa.

  18. March 28, 2018 / 10:08 pm

    Amazing, amazing! These spots are really beautiful. Would love to visit some places and enjoy my instagrammable moment. I’ll surely take note of these places when I get to visit LA. Thanks for sharing!

    • JASCHEN
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      March 30, 2018 / 1:33 am

      No problem Liz! Let me know if you ever need any other recommendations for your future trip 🙂

  19. March 28, 2018 / 10:27 pm

    The photos are lovely! All the places look so beautiful and definitely instagrammable. Loved the variety in your pictures.

    • JASCHEN
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      March 30, 2018 / 1:34 am

      Thanks so much Amrita!!! Hope this will inspire you to pay a visit to LA!

  20. Followingtherivera
    March 29, 2018 / 12:52 am

    This is an incredible post, and I love your photos, it must have taken you so long to put it together! I haven’t been to LA for a very long time, but I know where to go when I do return. Lacma and the bookstore are marvellous, and I’d love to see it for myself.

    • JASCHEN
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      March 30, 2018 / 1:35 am

      Oh it didn’t take that long. Just four trips in and outta LA ya know? Hahaa. I’m surprised you haven’t been to LACMA tho. I feel that’s one of the most popular tourist attraction sights people usually check off first on their list!

  21. March 29, 2018 / 4:20 am

    Wow, this is a fantastic photo blog of some really cool places in LA! If I were to pick my favourites, I’d say, the Pink Wall, Rodeo Drive and Urban Lights @ LACMA. The Hollywood sign and Walk of Fame are two of the most popular ones but these are a bit off beat and I haven’t seen a lot of pictures of these places. Also, the Venice Canal and Historical District is superb, I did not even know about the existence of such a place in LA, WOW!

    • JASCHEN
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      March 30, 2018 / 1:36 am

      Thanks Medha! LA seriously has some amazing, unique spots to hit up for photos and I think you’d really like Venice for sure. Hope this will inspire you to visit LA sometime soon!!!

  22. March 29, 2018 / 8:15 am

    Hi, just love your pictures. They are so pretty and colourful. Like your concept, quite motivating to create a similar picture posts for other bloggers too.. I hope to go to LA sometime. 🙂

    • JASCHEN
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      March 30, 2018 / 1:37 am

      Thank you so much Tanushree! Let me know if you ever need any other recommendations for your LA trip!

  23. March 29, 2018 / 9:09 am

    Stunning pictures and places and truly worth visiting, will keep all these places in mind whenever I visit LA, for now that idea of helicopter ride and seeing the Hollywood sign really holds my interest and would definitely do it given a chance

    • JASCHEN
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      March 30, 2018 / 1:37 am

      Oh you’ll definitely have to let me know if you do the helicopter tour. I’ll be living vicariously thru you!

  24. Aisha
    March 29, 2018 / 11:48 am

    Wow these spots are gorgeous totally worthy of being destinations in an of themselves! I love a great backdrop, whether its a popping pink wall or a quirky candy store so this is right up my alley!

    • JASCHEN
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      March 30, 2018 / 1:38 am

      You would love LA then! So many cute photo backdrops everywhere 😀

  25. March 29, 2018 / 8:04 pm

    What a lovely list of places. Each one vies with the other to grab your attention. All of them look exquisite, but of course, the iconic places like Beverley Hills and Hollywood have their own unique charm. Many others which are lesser known are equally charming. I particularly loved the pic at Micheltorena Stairs.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      March 30, 2018 / 1:39 am

      Hahaa cute puppies and colorful artwork, what’s not to love! Hope this will inspire you to take a trip out to LA 🙂

  26. March 29, 2018 / 10:56 pm

    Wow, you captured such a beautiful side of LA. Everyone just thinks it’s movie stars and traffic, but it is SOOOOO much more than that. Thanks for sharing how awesome LA truly is. Magical!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      March 30, 2018 / 2:08 am

      Oh it is so much more than that! (Although to be fair, the traffic is a pretty big component of LA especially considering how long it takes to get everywhere no matter the hour.) And you’re most welcome Mike. Than you for enjoying the post!

  27. Kerri
    March 29, 2018 / 11:45 pm

    OMG so many amazing and incredible locations here and I just loved seeing them all here. So many I’m not familiar in with at all. Loved the Broad and the mirrored room the most! Great to see a different side of LA!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      March 30, 2018 / 2:08 am

      The Infinity Room is EVERYTHING. You’d absolutely love it there, Kerri!

  28. Denny George
    March 29, 2018 / 11:48 pm

    Nice photos. All these places are quite instagrammable as you say. I liked the photo of the city from behind the Hollowood sign the most.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      March 30, 2018 / 1:20 am

      Thanks Denny! You’d love doing the Hollywood sign hike then!

  29. March 30, 2018 / 11:06 am

    Such a great list of places. Perfect for Instagram. I liked the picture from Hollywood from a chopper.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 2:15 pm

      Thanks Jithin! Hope you’ll get to see some of these on your next trip to LA 🙂

  30. March 30, 2018 / 11:06 am

    This is quite a list. Each and every location is so picturesque and definitely worthy of great instagram photos. Hollywood bowl overlook is my favourite. What amazing colours.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 2:17 pm

      Ahhh that one is my favorite too! Although I’ve still yet to visit myself hahaa.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 2:17 pm

      Thanks Catarina dear! Let me know if you ever need any other recommendations for your future visit!!

  31. Yukti
    March 30, 2018 / 9:45 pm

    Every location in LA looks photogenic and worth for instagram. I loved the vibrant colors of wall art, places with palm trees and the aerial view of this place. My favorite are Bloom and Watching eyes.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 2:18 pm

      Tell me about it! Bloom is one of my favorite murals too!

  32. March 31, 2018 / 3:31 am

    This is a great resource – I’ve never properly visited the US and don’t use Instagram much so these are some great ideas!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 2:19 pm

      Glad you found the guide useful, Malcolm! Hope this will inspire you to visit LA on your next U.S. adventure 😀

  33. March 31, 2018 / 3:43 am

    Great roundup here! As an LA local who’s lived a few ears Verse as, this post definitely made me nostalgic! You definitely included some of my faves here. Well done✌️

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 2:19 pm

      Thanks so much Erica! And ughh I’m jealous you got to live LA and experience the city as a local. That’s my long-term goal for sure!!!

  34. Ha
    March 31, 2018 / 6:52 am

    Such a great post! I love how colorful and amazing these photos are. I didn’t know that LA has so many instagrammable places like this. It’s hard to pick my favorites places out of these because they all look incredible.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 2:20 pm

      Thanks Ha, haha. LA is super photogenic and basically every Instagrammer’s dream paradise 😉

  35. March 31, 2018 / 8:45 am

    These photos are stunning! My favorites are the Infinity Mirrored Room at the Broad and the Stahl House. I have been dying to visit the Museum of Ice Cream. It looks so fun. Thank you for sharing about this. Very helpful for both tourists and locals.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 2:21 pm

      Yay! So glad you found the guide helpful, Clarice! And I’ve been dying to visit the ice cream museum too so you’ll have to take me with ya if you ever get to go!

  36. March 31, 2018 / 10:22 am

    Ahh I was just in LA last week and wish I would’ve seen your post before I went! I did get to check out the beautiful and iconic Santa Monica Pier, but wish I would’ve known about some of the other spots like the mirrored rooms! What an awesome photo spot. LA really is an Instagrammer’s heaven!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 2:22 pm

      Oh bummer! Santa Monica is gorgeous though so you didn’t miss out on much. Plus, now you know and you’ve got more excuses to revisit hehee.

  37. March 31, 2018 / 4:06 pm

    Definitely instagram-worthy places! I’ve seen some of them in my friends pics who live in LA. Venice is especially stunning!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 2:23 pm

      Venice has its charms. Lots of character in the neighborhood too!

  38. March 31, 2018 / 6:34 pm

    I haven’t made it out to LA yet but am really hoping to soon! Thanks for sharing your photo spots! I love finding great spots to insta so this will be very useful for me 🙂

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 2:23 pm

      Aww I’m so happy to have been able to help, Heather! Let me know if you ever need any other recommendations <3

  39. March 31, 2018 / 6:57 pm

    What a fun blog idea! We all love good photo opportunities these days, we especially love street art. Love the wings in the Clayton arts district bc we just found some similar in Nashville last week! Gorgeous pics!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 2:24 pm

      Oh fun! Sounds like I needa visit Nashville next because I’m a huge fan of street art too!!!

  40. March 31, 2018 / 8:18 pm

    Cool post! I’m not really the IG-type of person (my IG feed gets updated every few days. LOL) but I do appreciate incredible photos! The Broad is really IG-worthy (crazy how you only get 45 seconds in the actual room. Must be really popular.) as well as the Urban Lights. The Last Bookstore is pretty cool too (I’m a book worm and I found this awesome! I think I’ll want to spend an entire day here! 😀

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 2:29 pm

      You’d love the bookstore, Marvi!!! I almost wanted to even camp there overnight beause I didn’t want to leave hahahhaaa. And even if you’re not big on Instagram, these spots are cool to check out too 😉

  41. March 31, 2018 / 9:12 pm

    Such a lovely list of all the places you see from LA on Instagram. It looks like you had a fantastic time getting around to them all and having your photo taken in each one. They are all so bright and fun! Love that book tunnel in the Last Bookstore and of course, the Broad is a must do.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 2:30 pm

      Isn’ that tunnel super cute?!?!??!?!! And yes, the Broad is a must! Have you ever been, Heidi?

  42. April 1, 2018 / 2:14 am

    This is very thorough. In fact it could be an LA tour. How many days do you think it would take?

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 2:31 pm

      Hahhaha an Instagram photo tour, love that idea! I reckon it’d take a week at least! I mean I’ve been to LA four times and still haven’t even hit all these photo spots.

  43. April 1, 2018 / 2:38 am

    Your photos are beautiful! I bookmarked this for when I go to LA in the future. Thank you for sharing.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 2:31 pm

      Aww thank you Carmen! Let me know if you ever need any other recommendations 😀

  44. April 1, 2018 / 2:57 am

    I love LA and your pictures are making me want to go back there again! Will definitely be referring back to this when we plan our next trip. Thanks!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 2:41 pm

      Awesome! Glad to be of inspiration, Joe. Cheers!!

  45. Mitali
    April 1, 2018 / 6:32 am

    LA has been there in my bucket list for ages…. Still to go there and get those total instagram photos… Your post shall help to reach the right spot

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 2:42 pm

      Happy to have helped! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for your to visit LA soon 🙂

  46. April 1, 2018 / 6:48 am

    Yes yes yes! Saving this post for when I visit LA. The spots you mentioned are incredible and also great if you’re a tourist lol! Such a great read!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 2:46 pm

      Yay! Let me know if you need any other recommendations for your future visit, Shay!

  47. April 1, 2018 / 6:56 am

    Soooo colourful photos! Made me happy 😊 😊 Thanks for the inspiration (and the information!) and the Instagram accounts recommendations! Safe travels !

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 2:47 pm

      You’re most welcome, Valentini! Happy adventuring to you as well 😀

  48. April 1, 2018 / 7:51 am

    Wow, so many gorgeous locations for photoshoots! Love the Onfinity Mirrored Room amd the Bloom, such a pretty background. Definitely going to check these out when I visit LA.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 2:47 pm

      Those two are my absolute faves and I think you’d really like them too, Suma!

  49. April 1, 2018 / 7:14 pm

    I love the view from the Griffith Observatory. Good to know it is hard to find parking near it. The Last Bookstore is now on my list of places to visit. It looks so cool and it has books!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 2:48 pm

      Right!??!??!! The Last Bookstore is every bookworm’s dream paradise hehee.

  50. April 2, 2018 / 2:46 pm

    OMG! The Broad looks just whoa! Its just incredibly breathtaking!!!
    The Last Bookstore is very quirky and the container yard is interesting as well.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 2:48 pm

      That’s what I love about LA! Such a big variety of things to do that you basically never get bored!!

  51. April 2, 2018 / 9:48 pm

    Mind blowing pictures! And you look gorgeous in the pictures!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 2:49 pm

      Aww thank you Indrani! Enjoy your weekend ahead dear 🙂

  52. April 3, 2018 / 5:55 am

    My cousin lives in LA, so I’ve visited several times, but there’s so much on this list that I haven’t done or seen! I know that the container yard and the Arts District are both now super high on my list for next time. I love the unique angles you took of some of the more common places too! Great post! Time to get ‘gramming

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 2:50 pm

      Thank you for the kind words, Paige! And ughh tell me about it! I’ve been to LA quite a few times and haven’t been to all these places myself either. So much to see but too little time!

  53. April 3, 2018 / 9:39 am

    Great pictures. I want to see all of these places while traveling to LA. And importantly you look lovely in that road crossing picture.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 2:50 pm

      Hahhahaa thank you so much! I risked my life for that shot XDDDDD

  54. April 3, 2018 / 1:18 pm

    Great round up of all the pretty spots in LA, Jas! I saw The Broad all over the gram and for some reasons, I thought it was in Japan/Singapore haha!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 2:45 pm

      Hahhahaa I think you’re thinking of teamLab’s light exhibits!!! Those are super fun too!

  55. April 3, 2018 / 8:11 pm

    I had never been to LA but I keep seeing these instagrammable places on my feed all the time. I am sure i’ll get myself clicked too. I love all your pictures.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 2:45 pm

      Thanks so much Archana! Hope these places will inspire you to finally visit LA someday!!

  56. April 4, 2018 / 6:58 am

    This is all great advice and love how you gave detailed instructions. The Griffith Observatory would definitely be on my list.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 2:46 pm

      I do what I can to help hehee. And you’d loveeeeee Griffith, Cristal. High recommended!!! 😀

  57. April 5, 2018 / 3:12 pm

    Wow, there are so many amazing places for photos! I have never been before. But I recognised some of the photos (obviously from Instagram) so it’s nice to know where they actually are. I love the look of the mirrored wall – your photo is fabulous there too.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 10:51 pm

      Thanks so much Juliette! Now that you know where these places actually are, hope you’ll give them a visit the next time you’re in LA!

  58. April 7, 2018 / 4:03 am

    What a fantastic list of places and such pretty pictures! The Last Bookstore is definitely my favorite, I could take hundred of pictures in there!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      April 9, 2018 / 3:04 pm

      Thanks so much Val! And you’d definitely love The Last Bookstore for sure <3

  59. April 21, 2018 / 10:49 am

    LA is such an instaparadise [lol]! I’ve been years ago, before Instagram become so big – so had now idea there were so many cool places to take pictures! Especially loved the book store, never seen it on anyones pics before! I’m such a book nerd [lol] Thanks for sharing this awesome list!

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Anna

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      April 22, 2018 / 8:26 pm

      The bookstore is definitely a fun little spot to spend an afternoon at. You’ll definitely have to revisit LA sometime again and see what’s changed over the years!

  60. September 8, 2018 / 9:00 pm

    I used to live in LA and have been to a handful of these. It’s such a great list. I lived within walking distance from the pink wall and it wasn’t so busy four years ago, but now that place has a line of people! It’s crazy how Instagram has created such a craze for cool photos ops.

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