Half the fun of a trip to Los Angeles is taking the perfect photos for Instagram. It’s more than just a matter of standing on a street corner or pointing at a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Your Instagram photos need that something extra so that you can show your friends and family details of all the fun you’re having in LA.
Fortunately, Instagram photos are an art form, so whether you’re an American travel blogger or simply a traveller who likes to take beautiful pictures, we’ve scouted out all of the best spots for you to snap that perfect pic. Hold your selfie stick, smile, and wait for all of your friends to love following along with your adventures in La La Land. Here are our picks for the most instagrammable spots in Los Angeles:
Urban Light at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has lots of great photo spots. The outside of the museum is both architecturally stunning and colorful, with multiple sculptures and displays right outside. Snap a picture of yourself in front of one of the garden sculptures in the multi-acre park that’s adjacent to the indoor museum.
Inside the museum, you can find one of the most impressive and diverse art collections in the world. Latin, Japanese and Islamic collections are just some of the many pieces that inspire at the LACMA. The only limits to selfie spots at the LACMA are the limits of your imagination.
Paul Smith Wall
Another one of the best places for Instagram photos in Los Angeles is the Paul Smith Wall. To sum it up, it’s pink. In fact, it’s all pink.
The notable wall is on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood. Its distinct, bright pink color makes it a favorite Instagram spot for locals and tourists alike. Think of a fun pose or even do a handstand to make this selfie sizzle.
At Griffith Observatory you can see the city, see the stars and snap a stylish portrait. The observatory is high above the city. It’s a great spot for an aerial shot of the whole, glamorous town. The building is also a stunning spot to snap at night. Check out the building’s indoor displays and exhibits while you’re up that high above town.
Take a selfie here and you might convince your family and friends that you’re actually in Italy. The Venice canals are a world away from the hustle and bustle of business as usual in Los Angeles. While you take a leisurely stroll you can stop as you cross one of the archways or admire the unique architecture of buildings in the area. You can reach the Venice Canals Walkway by public bus, so it’s a convenient spot for travelers. Washington Boulevard and Pacific Avenue is a great place to start your visit to the area.
The Hollywood Sign
It might have been done before, but it’s never overdone. The best place to take an Instagram that says Los Angeles is, of course, none other than the Hollywood Sign. Your smile in front of the Hollywood Sign sums up your stay in Los Angeles whether you stay for a day, a decade or a lifetime.
When you’re on a mission to take a selfie in front of the Hollywood Sign, you want to make sure that you head to the perfect spot. Canyon Lake Drive is a good option if you have a car. That lets you get as close as possible to the sign in a vehicle. Beachwood Canyon Drive gives you a nice clear shot from directly in front of the sign. The Highland Shopping Complex is a bit farther away but it’s also a good place to get a clear view of the Hollywood Sign.
So grab your friends, smile and take that perfect Instagram photo. With so many great places to take Instagram pics in sunny Los Angeles, your only problem is choosing which pic to post first. You might even get to snap a selfie with a celebrity.
Getting there – Getting to LA from London takes 11 hours 15 minutes. If you don’t want to feel cramped and uncomfortable for that long, business class is definitely the way to go. Obviously business class to Los Angeles can be rather pricey, but travel experts like SkyClub.com can get killer deals on premium seats.
Getting around LA – In order to snap these photos it’s best to get around by car. Either order an Uber Pool (a super cheap and easy way to get around LA) or rent a car from the airport and download Waze to help you get around.
Where to stay – If you want to be conveniently located for all the sights and nightlife we’d recommend West Hollywood. Try the Mondrian, which puts on an epic pool party in its Sky Bar on the weekends.