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The 15 Best Instagram Spots in Los Angeles

March 12, 2017

I can’t be the only one obsessed with Instagram. When planning trips, I love to scout out the most photogenic attractions and go there first. And since so many of you seemed to love my posts on LA, I thought, why not share the top 15 most Instagram spots in Los Angeles? I hope there are some of you out there who share this trip-planning mindset, and find this post useful!

This is the first of my instagram city guides. To see them all, click here!


Colette Miller Angel Wings

Found at the intersection of West 3rd Street, these gorgeous rainbow angel wings remind us that we are the Angels of this Earth (says Colette Miller on her website). Take a pic in front of the mural to remind yourself for the days to come.
Find it at: 8384 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

A photo posted by Rick Bhatia (@rickbhatia) on Dec 26, 2015 at 10:39am PST

Made in LA Mural

Whether or not you were actually made in LA, it’s always fun to pretend you are! Find this mural at Cisco Home, 8025 Melrose Ave. (at N Laurel Avenue), West Hollywood.


While Gjelina is a fantastic restaurant, the murals on the side of the restaurant tend to attract more of the attention. There are multiple whimsical animal-combinations, such as a uni-wolf-cheetah and whatever this one here is (a cheetah deer?) Find Gjelina at 1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291.

Wanna learn about more photogenic restaurants in LA? Read: LA Eats: What to Eat in LA

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Paul Smith Pink Wall

This wall is the perfect backdrop for whatever picture you may want to take, especially portraits. Find this one at: 8221 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046.

Dream Big Butterfly Mural

Just like the rainbow angel wings mentioned above, these rainbow butterfly wings which encourage you to “dream big” will also make for a fantastic and inspiring shot. Find this at: 621 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Ah yes, the iconic streetlamp installation. There’s no need to explain why this is such a great instagram location, I’m sure you can figure it out 😉
Find this at: 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

The Piece Collective

This building is so cute, both inside and outside. On the outside, there’s this bright yellow triangle, on the inside, an immaculate white front. What’s not to love?
Find this at: 1629 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

The Broad

The above picture is just one of the thousands of examples of artwork you can find inside the Broad, a contemporary art museum. This piece here is just awe-inspiring.

Want to know how to manage a visit to this wildly popular exhibit? Read: How To Visit the Broad and the Infinity Mirrored Room

Find this at: 221 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

A photo posted by #LAstory (@discoverla) on Feb 13, 2016 at 9:45am PST

The Getty Museum

Not only is there gorgeous art to see inside of this museum, there is also a fantastic view of LA’s skyline! And there’s free admission! Hop on over to the J. Paul Getty Museum at 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049.


The Last Bookstore

Famed for it’s unique book displays, people come to this bookstore in Downtown LA take pictures just as much as they do to actually buy books.

Find it at: 453 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Wanna know more cool things to do in Downtown LA? Read this!  Top 11 Things To Do in Downtown Los Angeles

Venice Canals

Originally, Venice, LA was going to be modeled completely after Venice, Italy. However, only a small network of canals was ever established. These canals are now subject to hundreds of photos a day, but luckily for you, it’s not a super touristy destination yet! Head on over before mainstream media gets the word.

A photo posted by @fridabecker on Feb 12, 2016 at 2:33pm PST

The Hollywood Sign

Of course, it wouldn’t be a list of photo spots if I didn’t mention the Hollywood sign. As I discovered when I first got to LA, it’s actually extremely hard to get a pic with the Hollywood sign, although sources seem to say that 3000 Canyon Lake Drive is the best you’re going to get.

Want to know where else you can see the Hollywood Sign? Read: Where to See the Hollywood Sign.

Griffith Observatory

Perched on the edge of a sprawling metropolis, Griffith observatory and park are both serene escapes from the bustling Los Angeles lifestyle. You’ll also find a gorgeous view of the city at 2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027.

A photo posted by C L A I R E ?✈️? (@adventureatwork) on Dec 19, 2015 at 6:31am PST

Venice Beach

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know that Venice beach is my #1 favorite beach to photograph in LA. It’s not super touristy, so your picture will not get blocked by throngs of people, it’s gorgeous, and I love it.

Looking for an LA itinerary? Check this out: Two Days in LA

A photo posted by Nick (@uncle_schmick) on Jan 2, 2016 at 6:40pm PST

Sunset Pacific Motel

Some french fellow decided it would be worthwhile to make an entire abandoned motel white one day, including the fence, and the palm trees! It only seems fair to reward his efforts with as many instagram pictures as you can take.

Find this at: 4301 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029.

Well that sure was a handful. To help you keep track of all these locations, I’ve made a Google Map for you!

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The 15 Best Instagram Spots in Los Angeles

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