15 Most Instagrammable and Photogenic Spots in LA

March 29, 2018


This past week, I took a very short trip back to my old stomping grounds in Santa Monica and felt such a pang of sadness knowing that I was only returning for a visit. I flew in to support Tom in competition, so had little time to pop by my favourite spots. While I got an hour here and there to visit Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, it got me thinking of all the cutest places to take some iconic photos. Today, I’m sharing 15 great places to take quintessential LA photos in below’s most instagrammable spots.

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If you love fashion, or shopping luxury, a trip to LA is not complete without a visit to Beverly Hills. While there, snapping a photo by Rodeo Drive is a must. During your visit. you can expect to see rare or unique luxury cars parked in the area or driving by.

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Alfred’s Tea
If you haven’t seen this place on Instagram, you could be living under a rock. This spot is known for its pink store front. Small, but quaint but has soon good bubble tea and is near some great shops.

Venice Beach Sign
The Venice beach sign is located near. There are also at least 5 to 8 walls with graffiti that instagrammers love.

Abbot Kinney Murals & Graffiti Walls
You won’t believe how many graffiti artwork there is along Abbot Kinney, just north of Venice Beach. This street is only a few blocks long, but just off the corner and between establishments are some beautiful graffiti walls. It’ll make you think of some of the Wynwood Walls you see on Instagram in Miami.

Getty Villa
Located in Malibu, entry is free and you just pay for parking. The properly is beautiful. When you’re done, you can stop by one of the many piers LA has to offer and hang out at the beach.

Griffith Observatory
For the perfect sunset, take a car and park it up by the Griffith Observatory. You’ll get a view of the Hollywood sign as the sun goes down. Afterwards, stick around to look through the giant telescope (usually only available during clear nights after rainfall) and look at the breathtaking skyline.

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Hollywood Sign
If you don’t want to go up the Griffith Observatory, but would love a clear shot of the Hollywood sign, there are some key spots. Check one out here.

Beverly Hills Hotel
The place where celebrities stay and where people in the business fine. The pink hotel has some adorable outdoor booths. When living in LA, I definitely made a few trips to this pretty spot.

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Santa Monica Pier
This place is so pretty during sunset and at night. The sky turns pink and the pier looks so pretty in the background.

Montage Hotel
Ok, so this is actually in Laguna Beach but it’s where you’ll find a fantastic pianist playing at night. Enjoy a drink and a view of the ocean and gorgeous pool here. Great for a relaxing but luxe night.

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Mural Walls in West Hollywood
You’ll find the Paul Frank wall, also the wall that I photographed in this blog post here.

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When I lived in LA, I literally thought these could be found everywhere but they’re mostly seen in Southern California. You’ll find them along pienty off on the small streets north of Santa Monica and Venice Beach.

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Huntley Hotel
I love having happy hour here during the week because you get a perfect view of the sunset from Santa Monica here. Stand by the window and take a photo. Even the bathroom has the best skyline view.

One of the most famous instagrammable spots in LA is at the pillars standing in front of LACMA (see blog post of the location here). Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It’s beautiful and so picturesque. The actual art gallery is great, but don’t forget to take a photo outdoor entrance where you’ll find this beautiful display of columns.

Walt Disney Concert Hall
A beautiful concert hall that’s so architecturally stunning. You’ll find tons of people taking photos on location here.

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  • The Fashion Folks March 29, 2018 at 9:06 am

    What a great guide Miki! These pictures are so chic and your outfits are on point too, as always. I’m sure this guide will be helpful. Hope you’re having a lovely week! Xx


  • Nikki Arnold March 29, 2018 at 10:35 am

    These are great tips babe!! I haven’t been back to Cali since high school and when I lived there I wasn’t thinking about photo spots hahaha. I can’t wait to return!!

  • May March 29, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Will definitely have to go check out these places. Thank you for the list!

    May || https://themoderness.com/

  • Simplement Lui March 30, 2018 at 4:46 am

    Great spot selection and pictures!


  • Tina March 30, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    I only been to LA once and didnt like it that much as I expected (San Francisco was more my vibe) but these pics are really pretty dear!! Such great photo sppts! And who knows – maybe I’ll come back one day?! 😉



  • Sharon Wu March 30, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    these are some great spots in LA that i definitely miss shooting around! need to go back and get some shots at beverly hills hotel soon. you got so many good ones!! thanks for sharing darling! <3 xo, sharon


  • Anya Dryagina March 30, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    Wonderful photos and places! So gorgeous outfits!

  • Ankita Bardhan March 31, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    You always spot the best places to take pictures, Miki! That’s really a wonderful guide, I was in awe with each & every picture and the background! I am bookmarking this post for when I visit to LA!
    Greetings for an amazing weekend & Easter Sunday!
    Real Girl Talks | Ankita Bardhan

  • Jessica April 1, 2018 at 10:22 am

    Indeed, L.A. is such an IG worthy city! You can’t run out of good things to take photos with! Yours are really lovely dear. Love the chic and sexy grey top too!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  • Grace April 1, 2018 at 11:42 am

    thanks for sharing, this is perfect when traveling as a blogger!
    xx grace http://www.my-dailycouture.com/

  • Jennifer April 1, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    Such great backdrops! Love all your outfits too! Can’t wait to visit soon!

    xo, Jennifer

  • Andreea April 2, 2018 at 9:42 am

    LA has so many Instagrammable spots! Love Alfred’s Tea and the the wings wall is so iconic! Have a lovely week. xx


  • Jenny Yang April 2, 2018 at 10:40 am

    This was such an amazing and helpful post! I’ve been to LA once and stopped at a couple of those locations–this is making me want to go back ASAP!
    xx jen

  • miri April 2, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    Oh I totally wish I lived in L.A. It looks much more “Instagram worthy” than Europe!

  • Hadasah Love | Style To Love April 2, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    You look great my dear! Love it
    xx, Hadasah

  • Cristina April 2, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    Great pics ♥


  • Reine April 2, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    I’m hoping to go to LA this year or maybe the next, so this post is so helpful! As an outsider I feel like everything in LA is so Instagrammable, lol! I can’t wait to visit!

    Reine | The Blush Luxe

  • Simone April 2, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    You have discovered such amazing spots! My faves are the murals.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

  • Allie Mackin April 2, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Oh this post has me really missing the west coast. I never got to L.A. I spent a weekend in SF before I moved back to NY from Seattle. Wish I the chance to travel more when I was there. But there is something special about the west coast. I love NY but sometimes I really do miss the vibe there. You look great in all of these looks and spots!

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  • Mercy April 3, 2018 at 2:38 am

    Thanks for the tip babe, I miss LA. I only went to few that you mentioned here. Your list made me want to go back and see all of these. That Gucci bag is so hottt.


  • Lizzy April 3, 2018 at 10:01 am

    I grew up in SoCal (San Diego), so I enjoyed this post very much, Miki! These iconic locations are a perfect insider’s guide to LA. I loved your outfit changes too. So, chic and fabulous! 🙂


  • Elegant Duchess April 3, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    ah so many amazing places! I have not been to LA but if I go one day I will definitely have to visit all of these! xx

    |Elegant Duchess|

  • Gabrielle April 4, 2018 at 1:17 am

    I’ve never been to LA but your pictures are making me want to book a flight right now! Loving the millennial pink of Alfred’s Tea storefront!

    Gabrielle Isabella x

  • A Trendy Life April 4, 2018 at 4:17 am

    What a fantastic post!


  • Carmen April 4, 2018 at 7:45 am

    Oh I hope I can be in LA very soon again! I will definitely try out those spots then, so many photogenic places!
    xx, Carmen – http://carmitive.com

  • AnnaMarie April 4, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    So fun! Will definitely keep these spots in mind next time I’m down there 😉 Thank you for sharing xxx


  • Mode femme blog April 4, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Amazing pics!
    I hope you enjoyed in LA.

  • DEMELER April 4, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    la is so photogenic! love alfreds teahouse

  • jasna April 5, 2018 at 6:32 am

    You guys have sooo many amazinng spots for Instagram, I think I should go on a mission to find places in Cape Town 🙂 xx

  • Katya April 5, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Being able to visit LA must be extra exciting. There are tons of thing that you can do. A lot of beautiful places to visit as well.

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

  • Len Parent April 9, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    You look absolutely amazing! I love all these looks , Miki! Love it!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Much love, Len

  • Face to Curls April 9, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    Never been to LA but these are some great spots for sure. Looking beautiful as always. xx

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com/