50 Instagrammable Places in LA to Go Viral on Instagram

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Trust me when I say you won’t want to miss out on these Instagrammable places in LA.

I’m sharing all of my favorite locations to snap vacation pictures with friends and family. Or, if you’re a little more serious about social media, these recs will give you a better idea of where to go to create shareable content and grow on IG!

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Last updated on September 5, 2022.

Most Instagrammable Places in LA

There’s no doubt that LA is one of the biggest art 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 taking pictures, you’ll want to bookmark this for oyur next California adventure.

Popular Tourist Attractions

1. Hollywood Sign

Did you really go to LA if you didn’t see the Hollywood Sign?

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instagrammable places in laHollywood Sign as seen from Griffith Observatory.

Griffith Observatory has a nice view of Hollywood Sign. If you wish to be even closer, 3000 Canyon Lake Drive has a stunning vantage point. Alternatively, you can also hike directly to the back of sign. Better yet, take a helicopter tour!

2. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Tickets are $20 USD per person and admission is free Monday to Friday after 3:00PM.

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Most visitors only take pictures with the outdoor Urban Light installation, but I highly recommend checking out the indoor exhibitions as well.

Tip: Visit early in the morning or late evening to avoid crowds.

3. Santa Monica Pier

This oceanfront landmark is home to the city’s beloved amusement park, Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier.

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Its bright neon sign entrance and cute ferris wheel ride both make for amazing places to take pictures in LA.

4. Griffith Observatory

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Griffith Observatory is hands down one of my favorite Los Angeles photo spots.

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Admission to the observatory itself is free. However, parking can be an absolute nightmare, not to mention expensive. (On my most recent trip in May of 2022, I paid $10 USD just to park for an hour.)

I suggest taking an Uber and getting dropped off at the top or parking near the bottom then walking up.

5. Hollywood Walk of Fame

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The world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame showcases more than 2,500 brass stars of actors, directors, musicians, and more. Talk about the perfect picture opportunity!

6. Universal Studios Hollywood

In addition to thrilling rides and movie set tours, Universal Studios offers plenty of cool places to take pictures in LA.

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, in particular, has attracted fans from all over the world to come here for photoshoots with their magic wands and house robes.

Iconic Streets & Neighborhoods

7. Beverly Hills

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Celebrity homes, upscale shopping, and picturesque fountains and rose gardens… Beverly Hills is nothing short of LA Instagram spots.

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Be sure to snap a photo coming down the gorgeous steps of Rodeo Drive or pose next to a palm tree-lined street!

8. Venice

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Located within the westside region of Los Angeles County, Venice is an electric neighborhood known for its beautiful beach, historic canals, and oceanfront boardwalk.

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Venice Canals left; Venice Beach right.

There are tons of Instagram spots in LA here so make sure to have your camera ready!

Tip: Come for the photo ops, stay for the hearty brunch dishes at Great White.

Museums

9. The Broad

The Broad (pronounced like bro with a “d” at the end, not “brawd”) is a contemporary art museum featuring close to 2,000 works by more than 200 artists such as Andy Warhol, Takashi Murakami, Jeff Koons, and Barbara Kruger just to name a few.

The renowned Infinity Mirror Rooms by Yayoi Kusama is a permanent collection that has garnered the attention of both locals and tourists alike.

The original “Infinity Mirrored Room – The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away” (shown above) has been on display since 2014. “Longing for Eternity” was later introduced in December of 2017 and both rank as the best photo spots in Los Angeles.

Tip: Admission is free, but make sure to reserve tickets online to avoid queuing up for the waitlist.

10. Museum of Illusions

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If love optical illusion art, you’re not gonna want to miss out on the Museum of Illusions.

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This interactive experience is one of the most Instagrammable places in Los Angeles with more than 30 3D illusions inspired by art, cartoons, current events, and movies. It’s great for creating memories with friends and family, and you can let your inner child roam free.

Tip: Use code “journey” for 20% off admission tickets!

11. J. Paul Getty Museum

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J. Paul Getty Museum, or The Getty, is an art museum with two locations: Getty Center and Getty Villa Museum.

The former is the larger of the two with emphasis on artworks from the 8th to the 21st century, whereas the latter focuses primarily on Greek and Roman antiquities.

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Getty Center left; Getty Villa right.

In terms of architecture, Getty Center was designed by Richard Meier and is a little more modern. On the contrary, Getty Villa is modeled after Villa dei Papiri in Herculaneum, Italy. Regardless of which you choose to visit, both are wonderful places to take pictures in Los Angeles.

Tip: Admission is free, but you are required to reserve an entry time.

12. Museum of Neon Art (MONA)

Being the only museum in the world dedicated exlusively to electric media, MONA is where you go if you want a little Brandon Woelfel-esque vibes added to your shots.

13. Petersen Automotive Museum

If you’re into urban photography, this surely is one of the best places to take pictures in LA.

Best Murals in Los Angeles

14. Pink Wall at Paul Smith

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The IG-famous Paul Smith pink mural for sure deserves a spot on your Instagrammable places in LA list.

Cameras are unfortunately not allowed and there is a security guard there who will ask you to leave if you show up with one. With that in mind, opt to take photos on your phone instead.

Address: 8221 Melrose Avenue.

15. Made in LA at Cisco Home

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Melrose Avenue is filled with Los Angeles Instagram spots like this Made in LA mural behind Cisco Home.

There are also loads of fun shops and hip cafés here that you can easily spend an afternoon exploring the area.

Address: 8025 Melrose Avenue.

16. California Dreaming at Chinese Laundry

 

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Snap a photo with your solemate at this colorful typography mural after a long day of shoe shopping at Chinese Laundry.

Address: 3485 La Cienega Boulevard.

17. Global Angel Wings Project by Colette Miller

With the first set of wings appearing in DTLA’s Arts District, artist Colette Miller began her Global Angel Wings Project in 2012 as a reminder that “we are the angels of the Earth.”

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She has since painted across the globe in Australia, Mexico, and Kenya.

Address: 303 S Hewitt Street. Find all other angel wing murals in LA.

18. Bleeding Hearts at Daniel Wellington

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James Goldcrown is a British, LA-based, self-taught artist/photographer known for his Bleeding Hearts murals, which can be found across LA, New York, Miami, London, Shanghai, and Tokyo.

Address: 1329 Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

19. Bloom

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What I adore about LA is that even their parking lots are photogenic! This piece by Oakland-based artist, Allison Torneros, really brightens up the space.

Address: 298 Rose Street.

20. The Container Yard (TCY)

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TCY is a warehouse that acts as a creative space for artists to express their thoughts and feelings. It was unfortunately closed for construction when I visited, but I did get a glimpse of a couple murals that were on the outside. Browse the complete LA mural map.

Address: 800 E 4th Street.

21. Micheltorena Heart Stairs

Bright and happy vibes. What’s not to love! Throw in some puppies and you got the secret formula for how to go viral on Instagram.

Address: 3324 Sunset Boulevard.

Cool Shops to Check Out

22. The Last Bookstore

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Being California’s largest used (and new) bookstore, you can expect to find some pretty nifty stuff here for cheap. I came with my dad and we wanted to take their entire art section home!

23. The Grove

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The Grove is one of the best photo spots in LA during the holidays. Get your Christmas shopping done here and while you’re at it, spice up your Instagram with a photo or two with Santa!

24. The Piece Collective

Abbot Kinney Boulevard is a mile-long strip of yummy restaurants and quirky shops. The Piece Collective specializes in home décor and boho apparel/jewelry. Treat yourself to a shopping spree while you’re here.

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Cute Los Angeles Cafés

25. Carrera Cafe

Located in the heart of West Hollywood, Carrera Cafe is a European-style café known for its minimalistic white walls and unique latte art.

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You can choose from popular Ripple designs or upload your own latte art picture.

 

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For a busy café on a major street, the drinks themselves aren’t too crazy expensive, but it does add up when you order the Ripple add-on.

Tip: They also have an Instagram-friendly mural wall that changes periodically. (The wall was white and in the process of getting repainted when I went. Check their Instagram first to see what mural they have on display.)

26. Alfred Tea Room

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Yummy matcha drinks and silly puns are definitely my cup of tea.

If you need a stronger caffeine kick, Alfred’s Alfred Coffee in West Hollywood, Koreatown, and Silverlake are cute Intagrammable places in LA too.

27. Le Ciel Pink

Like Alfred Team Room, Le Ciel Pink has an adorable pink wall. Not only is their décor #aestheticgoals, their lattes are too pretty to drink!

Tip: Try the Black Sesame Latte. It’s made with organic black sesame imported from Korea.

28. Malibu Farm Pier Cafe

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This busy breakfast-and-lunch spot with oceanside patio seating serves up fresh, farm-to-table food and jaw-dropping views of the Pacific Ocean.

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As its name implies, Malibu Farm is technically in Malibu, not LA. Nevertheless, it’s not too far of a drive and the steak salad here is worth travelling the extra miles for.

Tip: Stop by Ranch At The Pier before you head back to LA. They sell all kinds of beach goods and the store itself is an Instagram sight.

Other Instagrammable Cafes in LA

Without making this guide too, too long, here are a couple more photography spots in LA:

Must-Try Restaurants

29. Openaire at The LINE LA

I’d originally found out about this rooftop greenhouse restaurant from a local friend who proposed having brunch here.

Now my visit was back in 2017 when it was still known as Commissary. It has since been replaced by Openaire and is spearheaded by two Michelin-starred chef, Josiah Citrin.

 

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If you’re coming for the gram, I suggest trying their weekend brunch. That way your visit is during the day when lighting is nice and bright.

Tip: Openaire is located within The LINE LA, a boutique hotel in Koreatown. Each room has a raw, industrial look and is super Instagrammable. I have personally stayed here and highly recommend it for its location and value of price.

30. République

République is a contemporary French restaurant set in a historic building initially built for Charlie Chaplin. In addition to mouthwatering dishes and fancy cocktails, its Spanish-style architecture is absolute eye candy as well.

I’ve come to know about this restaurant as early as 2015.

Every time I come here (more like “try” to come here), I always end up spontaneously visiting on a long weekend morning or on a Friday evening when lines are out the door and it’s impossible to get a table.

If you can, make reservations in advance! And if you do check it out, let me know in the comments so I can live vicariously through you.

31. Catch LA

With so many great places for photography in Los Angeles, the City of Angels truly is an Instagrammer’s paradise. In fact, visually pleasing spaces and interior design seem to play a major role in the restaurant industry.

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Catch LA is a trendy rooftop restaurant known for creative seafood dishes and celebrity sightings.

Based on my experience, service unfortunately isn’t the greatest. (And Google reviews will agree with me.) Go for the Instagram photo ops, breathtaking views, and decadent brunch, and don’t expect too much otherwise.

Tip: Their dress code is smart casual. Dress accordingly!

32. The Penthouse

 

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Perched atop Huntley Hotel, The Penthouse is an 18th-floor rooftop restaurant that specializes in contemporary Californian cuisine. It is both a culinary and visual treat, and is the ultimate venue to celebrate your next milestone.

33. Yamashiro

Aside from innovative sushi rolls, this Asian fusion restaurant is an attraction sight itself, as it is a replica of an actual Yamashiro palace in Japan. It’s been featured in countless films, TV productions, commercials, and photoshoots ever since the 1920s, and is one of the best places to take pictures in Los Angeles.

 

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Being from Vancouver, I’ve been so spoiled by the abundance of fresh sushi that I haven’t taken an interest in trying sushi elsewhere. However, I haven’t read a bad review from Yamashiro and always see it recommended in LA food guides. That said, I have suggested it to multiple friends and they all seem to love it too!

Other Instagrammable Restaurants in LA

The list of Instagrammable places in Los Angeles simply never ends. Below are a few more suggestions.

Instagram-Worthy Bars

34. Apotheke LA

 

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Apotheke LA was coined as one of the “best bar and lounges of the year” by Interior Design Magazine. Moreover, it was the winner of the German Design Award for “Best Interior Architecture.”

Needless to say, it’s an Instagram gem alright!

Tip: “Sophisticated” attire is encouraged. Dress accordingly.

35. lolo wine bar & restaurant

Located in East Hollywood, lolo is a wine shop, wine bar, and restaurant all in one. They offer various whites, reds, rosés, and bubblies along with globally-inspired bites.

Tip: Walk-ins only, no reservations.

36. Library Bar

This one is a Downtown fave.

 

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Library Bar is a literary cocktail lounge that has been around for more than ten years. Its handcrafted cocktails and intimate setting make for a fabulous night out with friends.

37. Genever

Genever is one of LA’s newer lounges in Historic Filipinotown.

It is women-owed and operated, and inspired by world travels. Although their menu mainly revolves around gin, they do offer a diverse selection of beers, wines, and non-alcoholic beverages as well.

Other Instagrammable Bars in LA

Here are additional suggestions you may be interested in.

Aesthetic Hotels

38. Mondrian Los Angeles

Mondrian is a luxury boutique hotel situated in West Hollywood.

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What’s fantastic about its location on the Sunset Strip is that it is within close proximity to Hollywood Hills, Getty Museum, Rodeo Drive, Staples Center, and more.

It’s the ideal accommodation choice for exploring LA and soaking up its expansive city views.

Tip: Even if you decide to not stay here, Mondrian’s rooftop pool bar is worth a visit for the gram.

39. The Beverly Hills Hotel

Known as the original Pink Palace, The Beverly Hills Hotel has been a celebrity favorite for over 110 years.

From its legendary green wall sign and colorful palm leaf wallpapers to the chic poolside Cabana Cafe and glamorous Polo Lounge, this is definitely one of the most iconic Instagrammable places in LA.

40. Santa Monica Proper Hotel

Proper Hotels never disappoint.

The Santa Monica Proper is Santa Monica’s first and only luxury lifestyle hotel.

It has won numerous awards and has been ranked as the “#1 City Hotel in Los Angeles” by Travel + Leisure and the “Best Hotels in the USA” by Fodor’s Travel.

Its rooms and suites were designed by Kelly Weastler to reflect local history and landscape. With one-of-a-kind interiors, you’re bound to snap a million pictures here!

41. Kimpton La Peer Hotel

I stayed at Kimpton La Peer on my most recent California trip back in May of 2022 and I have nothing but amazing things to say about this property.

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It’s perfectly hidden in the side streets of West Hollywood away from the hustle and bustle of it all, yet it’s still conveniently located to major restaurants and tourist attractions.

If you’re looking for a vacation (or staycation) hideaway in the city, this is your pick.

Other Instagrammable Hotels in LA

Having been to Los Angeles countless times, I guess you can say I’m a hotel encyclopedia. Here are some more photogenic properties worth mentioning.

Unique Architecture

42. Bradbury Building

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

43. Stahl House

Stahl House is 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!

This has been on my bucket list for the longest time and I’ve still never gotten around to checking it off despite my numerous trips to LA.

Sadly, they are currently facing potential city-approved development threats. Be sure to visit while you can!

Tip: Visits can only be done by tours.

44. Walt Disney Concert Hall

In the mood for an orchestra performance? This LA Phil concert hall will blow you away.

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Whether you’re watching a performance here or not, the Walt Disney Concert Hall is one of the most unique Downtown LA photo spots worth checking out.

45. Eastern Columbia Lofts

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Designed by Claud Beelman, the Eastern Columbia Lofts is slowly on the rise to becoming one of the most photographed buildings in LA.

Other Fun Photo Ops in LA

46. Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood

Geographically speaking, Warners Bros. is located in Burbank, not LA.

However, if you’re staying in the Hollywood area, you can easily reach this film studio in less than 10 minutes by car. (Hence its name Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood.)

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If you’re a fan of Friends, The Big Bang Theory, Harry Potter, or DC Comics, do not pass up the chance to see how your beloved movies and TV shows are made!

47. Tongva Park

Not too far away from the Santa Monica Pier is Tongva Park.

 

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It is named after the indigenous Tongva tribe and showcases distinctive art sculptures, structures, and plants and trees that are highly Instgrammable.

48. Hollywood Bowl Overlook

Short for Jerome C. Daniel Overlook, this scenic overlook is located above Hollywood Bowl. You can see the entire LA skyline on a clear day and it’s a prime location for night photography.

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Every time I’ve attempted to come here, it’s been closed for construction. If you want to try your luck, remember to bring a tripod for some light trail shots.

49. Elsyian Park

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This palm tree-lined road in Elysian Park offers expansive views of he LA Skyline, and is magical during golden hour.

Tip: Park at Elysian Fields then walk on over. Use these coordinates for Google Maps.

50. Greystone Mansion

I really saved the best for last…

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Otherwise known as the Doheny Mansion, Greystone Mansion is a popular film location for movies like Spider-Man, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, X-Men, Batman & Robin, Spider-Man 3, The Holiday, Rush Hour, and Ghosbusters II. It is also one of the most romantic wedding photography spots in Los Angeles, which I’m sure you can see why.

The garden is free to enter, but to see the mansion, you will have to purchase tickets.

Note: There are signs all over the park with a picture of a camera and a line slashed right through it indicating no photography. A park ranger has confirmed that this means no photoshoots, but if you are a tourist taking pictures for memory, that is completely fine.

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And there you have it! 50 Instagrammable places in LA.

The City of Angels is my favorite west coast destination of all time and one that I find myself constantly returning to.

This list has taken me many years to compile and I’m constantly updating it with the best new Los Angeles photography spots. I hope you’ve enjoyed my recommendations and don’t forget to check out these other Instagram destinations!

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131 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
      March 27, 2018 / 4:22 pm

      Thanks Hussain! Glad you enjoyed the photos and happy adventuring! πŸ™‚

  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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      March 28, 2018 / 9:52 pm

      Thanks for the kind words, Kristie! πŸ™‚

  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
      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 πŸ˜€

  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
      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
      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 πŸ˜‰

  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
      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
      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 πŸ™‚ Now I know where to go if I am in LA

    • JASCHEN
      March 30, 2018 / 1:26 am

      Thanks Alex! Let me know if you ever need any other recommendations πŸ˜€

  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
      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
      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 πŸ˜‰

  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
      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
      March 30, 2018 / 1:31 am

      Hahhahaaa gotta do it for the gram right πŸ˜‰

    • JASCHEN
      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
      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
      March 30, 2018 / 1:33 am

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

  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
      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
      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
      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. πŸ™‚

    • JASCHEN
      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
      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
      March 30, 2018 / 1:38 am

      You would love LA then! So many cute photo backdrops everywhere πŸ˜€

  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
      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 πŸ™‚

  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
      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
      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
      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
      April 5, 2018 / 2:15 pm

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

  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
      April 5, 2018 / 2:17 pm

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

    • JASCHEN
      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
      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
      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 πŸ˜€

  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
      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
      April 5, 2018 / 2:20 pm

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

  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
      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
      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
      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 πŸ™‚

    • JASCHEN
      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
      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! πŸ˜€

    • JASCHEN
      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 πŸ˜‰

  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
      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
      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
      April 5, 2018 / 2:31 pm

      Aww thank you Carmen! Let me know if you ever need any other recommendations πŸ˜€

  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
      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
      April 5, 2018 / 2:42 pm

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

  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
      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
      April 5, 2018 / 2:47 pm

      You’re most welcome, Valentini! Happy adventuring to you as well πŸ˜€

  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
      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
      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
      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
      April 5, 2018 / 2:49 pm

      Aww thank you Indrani! Enjoy your weekend ahead dear πŸ™‚

  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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      April 5, 2018 / 2:46 pm

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

  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
      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
      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
      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.

    • JASCHEN
      November 14, 2018 / 12:32 am

      Tell me about it! I had to wait in line to take pictures which was insane. Super jealous you got to live in LA though! The traffic’s a major turnoff but I’ve always wanted to move there and be within walking distance to the gorgeous beaches!

  61. July 7, 2019 / 10:59 am

    Thanks so much for all your tips! Some great new places for us to check out!

    • JASCHEN
      July 24, 2019 / 5:29 pm

      You’re most welcome, Christine! Have fun in LA πŸ˜€

  62. September 14, 2019 / 11:24 pm

    As a local I have to say, this is some of the most boring places to see and go in So. Cal. Like a lot of time was wasted going around taking pics at mainstream(yawn) spots. The best stuff in Los Angeles rarely trends in instagram. The gram is for the sheep.

    • JASCHEN
      September 24, 2019 / 7:00 pm

      Hey Jackson, thanks for your feedback. While you may think these are boring, do keep in mind that everyone travels differently. Some folks enjoy the path less travelled by while others are into the mainstream iconic “it” spots. I’ve personally been to LA countless times and think there’s beauty in both. Cheers!

  63. Jack
    May 5, 2021 / 7:22 am

    You definitely hit some great tourist spots.

  64. Alice Homeia
    June 29, 2021 / 7:39 pm

    Thanks for all images…These pictures are so so so pretty! See these images I just want to go to LA right away.

  65. Jim Bower
    July 21, 2021 / 9:39 am

    Great list of LA shoot spots, I’ve led shoots at Colombia Lfts s when I worked there as a photographer.

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