One of the best parts about travelling is the endless photo opportunities and Los Angeles is home to some of the best. So if you’re planning a trip to LA LA land, here are some of the most photogenic spots around the city that are perfect for your Inst feed.
Although most places in the city of LA are picturesque, Venice is beautiful. If you’re there during ‘winter’, the soft breeze and warmth from the sun on a LA winter morning might even be the perfect weather for long on-foot ventures – no humidity, no freezing cold and yes, no sweat.
The Venice Canals are definitely a sight you can’t forget. The way light falls on the landscape and the reflections made in the water make it look like an oil painting.
The Venice Beach Boardwalk features colourful houses, a small skate park, and even a muscle beach – all within comfortable walking distance. If you’ve spent most of your trip scavenging through the concrete jungle, Venice is the perfect place to unwind.
You’ll get to do a lot of ‘people-watching’ as you stroll down the Boardwalk, which offers a great insight to the LA culture.
Remember Baywatch? Or the other numerous movies featuring smoldering hot lifeguards at the beach? Well, apart from the men, the lifeguard beach ‘houses’ have also made many cameos in movies. Painted in bright pastels or colourful rainbows, they make good props for your photographs.
With its expensive cars and designer houses, Beverly Hills offers up some magnificent architecture and photo-worthy spots!
Apart from the Beverly Hills Hotel, which radiates Clueless and Mean Girls rich-girl vibes, there is also a lavish mansion which is open to public.
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The Greystone Mansion is known for its Tudor architecture and offers up a beautiful English style garden. Stepping into this now public park seemingly turns the clock back in time, but looking out from the many viewpoints pulls you back to the present with a bird’s eye view of the Los Angeles landscape.
The site is also often featured in many films and music videos, including: Mariah Carey’s “We Belong Together”, the anti-superhero Arrow series, X-Men and more.
Inspired by European architecture, the shopping district at Rodeo Drive is also a perfect spot for pictures and boasts many luxury labels with elaborated store fronts.
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The lamp installation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is a popular place for photo-shoots among locals and tourists. Have fun trying to experiment with shadows and depths using the lamps for the best shot. Head down at night for photos that appear almost magical, when the lamps light up!
Mural Walls All Around LA
Many of the streets in LA are home to artistic murals that make great backdrops for a pop of colour in your Instagram feed. The Arts District and Venice Beach are the best places to find these walls.
While shopping along the streets of Melrose / La Brea Avenue, don’t forget to snap a few pictures in your #OOTD at the cutest parking spaces (between or behind stores). This wall was located near the famous Pink’s Hot Dogsjoint.
- Venice Canals: Dell Avenue, Los Angeles
- Beverly Hills Hotel: 9641 Sunset Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, USA
- Greystone Mansion: 905 Loma Vista Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, USA
- LACMA: 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
- Pink Hot Dogs: 709 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038, USA
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