In this age of digital and social media, who doesn't love to capture and share their travels instantly? Whether you're looking for off-beat, trendy pics or more typical tourist shots, this list of the 25 most Instagrammable locations in Los Angeles will help you fill your travel portfolio with spectacular images.
- Griffith Observatory
Opened in 1935, this observatory provides sparkling views of the stars, as well as a fantastic view of LA and the Hollywood sign. Attend a monthly star party to use the public telescopes with instruction and education from amateur astronomers.
- Runyon Canyon Park
This urban wilderness in Hollywood has hiking trails for all skill levels, with magnificent views in every direction. Snap your photos of the Hollywood sign, downtown Hollywood, and if you're fortunate to be there on a very clear day, Catalina Island.
- Griffith Park
Statues throughout the park, including the Griffith Park bear, who is sometimes dressed up according to season or event, provide fun, photo-friendly material. Observe many bird species in their natural habitat at the Bird Sanctuary or take an exhilarating hike on one of the many trails.
- Old LA Zoo
Journey through the ruins of the Old Los Angeles Zoo in Griffith Park for a rare perspective on how life might have been for the zoo animals previously housed there.
- Hollywood Sign
For an up-close look, several hiking trails lead to this iconic sign. The front of the sign is best viewed from a distance. Griffith Observatory, Hollywood and Highland, or Mulholland Drive each offer distinctive viewpoints.
- The Grove
Shop to your heart's content at this quaint outdoor mall. After, take a trolley ride to enjoy the park style atmosphere and ride to the nearby Farmers Market.
- LA Farmers Market
Pick up some farm fresh produce so you can indulge in coffee and donuts at Bob's or a crispy waffle at the French Crepe Company. Naturally, you'll want to Instagram it all.
- Rodeo Drive
Their website states that Rodeo Drive is "[the] intersection of Luxury, Fashion & Entertainment," and it's true. This shopping center is located in the heart of Beverly Hills, and the glamour is incomparable.
- Deus Ex Machina - The Emporium of Postmodern Activities
Enjoy a nice latte while you snap photos for your friends at this eclectic Venice coffee shop, which also houses custom built motorcycles, bicycles, handmade surfboards, art work, and apparel.
- Paul Smith Limited
This West Hollywood location of the international department store on Melrose sports a simple pink exterior that Instagrammers love!
- The Broad Museum
This contemporary art museum is fantastically filled with fun, modern pieces that add life and whimsy to your travel album.
- The Getty Museum and Villa
Experience European history through art and take in an impressive view of the LA skyline.
- Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum
These wax figures are so life like, your friends will be drooling with envy when they catch a first glimpse of you standing with your favorite celebrities.
- Hollywood Walk of Fame
Your visit won't be complete without a selfie in front of your favorite celebrity's terrazzo and brass star on this famous public sidewalk.
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art
This giant art museum has plenty of photo worthy features and exhibits. One of the most Instagrammed spots is the outdoor Urban Light exhibit.
- Hearst Castle
This sprawling estate is loaded with elaborate architecture, beautiful art, and lush gardens. Twice a year guests are transported to the 1930's with a Living History Program evening tour.
- Walt Disney Concert Hall
Designed by Frank-Gehry, this contemporary building with sleek curves makes a striking backdrop for your travel photos. Then step inside for the free self-guided tour.
- Bradbury Building
Visit the oldest commercial building in LA to add noteworthy, historic architecture to your travel portfolio.
- Dodger Stadium
Take in a game and indulge in a Dodger dog. This historic ballpark is a great place to visit. Even if you're not into baseball, you can opt for the behind the scenes tour of the stadium.
- Queen Mary
Stay at the on board hotel, party at a special event, savor a delicious meal or simply take a tour of this historic luxury liner in Long Beach. The best part, especially if you're on a budget, is its free after 3pm.
- Marina Del Rey
This waterfront hub provides a slew of activities to show your playful side. Capture nautical adventures of sailing, paddleboarding, shopping or simply relaxing.
- Santa Monica Pier
Take the free walking tour to experience the rich history of this action packed pier, complete with an amusement park, arcade, fishing and dining. For an amazing, panoramic view like no other, take a romantic ride on the 130 foot, solar powered ferris wheel.
- Venice Beach & Boardwalk
Stroll the boardwalk to peruse the diverse works of local artists, enjoy random street performers and grab a bite to eat at one of the many food stands. Then hit the beach for magnificent views. People watching and photo ops are plentiful here!
- Venice Canals
Enjoy a relaxing stroll through this charming historic neighborhood, inspired by the canals in Venice, Italy.
- Manhattan Beach
Capture the striking historic architecture of the oldest standing concrete pier in LA or catch surfers and beach volleyball players at Manhattan Beach. Snap stunning sunset photos at any of the Los Angeles beaches.
Venture into Los Angeles with this list to help you create a fun filled trip and get those cameras ready to capture it all. Don't forget to check out the Top 20 Things to Do in Los Angeles!