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37 Most Instagrammable Places in Los Angeles

Visiting Los Angeles? Don’t miss these awesome photo spots.

How do you plan your travels? Lately, I’ve been using instagram since I like visually seeing my options. We decided to begin a new series on instagram spots starting with the most instagrammable places in Los Angeles.

There is so much to eat, see, and do in LA, but there are some specific spots that instagrammers flock to.

Some of the more touristy and obvious ones are the Hollywood SignHollywood Walk of FameHollywood Bowl, and The Getty Center, just to name a few.

It makes perfect sense that they’d also be popular on instagram. But this is a list of instagram spots in LA that even local igers can’t resist.


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Last Updated: March 2, 2024

37 Most Instagrammable Places in Log Angeles

Murals are constantly changing, so we tried to mostly include timeless spots or areas where they will always have an interesting mural even if they turn over.

1. THe Last Bookstore, DTLA →

453 S Spring St, 90013, map

A popular spot for book lovers but it also has some great photo spots inside.

See More: Photo Guide of the Coolest Bookstore in Los Angeles

2. Alfred Coffee, Silverlake

3337 Sunset Blvd, map

Alfred Coffee + 25 Best Places to Take Photos in LA //
photo: @kassiaphoy

3. Micheltorena Stairs, Silverlake

1511 Micheltorena St, map

This is one of the most instagrammable places in Los Angeles. IGers make it a point to find these stairs even if it’s a quick visit and they don’t make it the rest of these spots.

Local Tip: The artist is Corinne Carrey the stairs are right across the street from Alfred Coffee and the Micheltorena Elementary School. Be sure to pay attention to parking signs since there is a ton of residential here and you don’t want to get towed.

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4. LA River

Under the 6th St Bridge, DTLA, map

LA River + 25 Best Photoshoot Locations in LA //
photo: @serenagrace

5. Bradbury Building

304 S Broadway, 90013, map

The Bradbury Building + 25 Amazing Instagram Spots in LA //
photo: @gdapla_

8. Venice Beach Canals, Venice

200 Linnie Canal, Venice, 90291, map

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10. The Broad Museum, DTLA

221 S Grand Ave, 90012, map

The Broad Museum + 25 Best Instagram Spots in Los Angeles California //
photo: @mellylee_

11. Walt Disney Concert Hall, DTLA

111 S Grand Ave, 90012, map

Walt Disney Concert Hall + Top LA Photo Spots (photo: erinoldfieldart) // Local Adventurer #photography #discoverla #losangeles #california #lalaland
photo: @erinoldfieldart via @discoverla

12. Griffith Observatory

2800 E Observatory Rd, 90027, map

15. Stahl House, Hollywood Hills

1635 Woods Drive, 90069, map

Group & Private Tours are available here.

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photo: @loocheeya via @discoverla

16. Ace Hotel, DTLA

929 S Broadway, 90015, map

Ace Hotel DTLA + 25 Beautiful Los Angeles Photo Spots // Local Adventurer #discoverla #losangeles #la #lalaland #visitcalifornia #california #mural #instagramPin
photo: @y.s.5115

18. The Standard Hotel, DTLA

550 S Flower St, 90071, map

Standard Hotel Downtown LA + 27 LA Instagram Spots You Can't Miss // Local Adventurer #instagram #losangelesPin
photo: tauranphotography

19. Stairs at Barneys New York, Beverly Hills

9570 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, 90212, map

UPDATE: Barney’s has shut down and it looks like Saks Fifth is taking over the building.

Not as photogenic as the stairs at Barneys in NYC but still worth checking out.

See More: 27+ Most Instagrammable Places in NYC

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photo: @kellygolightly via @discoverla

21. NOHO Station

5350 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood 91601, map

22. Vincent Lamouroux’s Projection at Sunset Pacific Motel / Bates Motel

4301 Sunset Blvd, 90029, map

This one is dated. It’s still there but some of the paint has faded and looks more run down with a fence all around it. Not as photogenic as it used to be.

Vincent Lamouroux's Projection at Sunset Pacific Motel / Bates Motel + 25 Best Photoshoot Locations in Los Angeles //
photo: @michellekwee

23. Santa Monica Pier →

200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401, map

Don’t forget to take photos under the pier too!

See More: 7 Fun Things to Do in Santa Monica for First Timers

24. Bottega Louis Macarons

700 S Grand Ave, 90017, map

We need to make a separate list of all the foodie Instagram spots too.

See More: 49 Favorite Places to Eat in Los Angeles

Bottega Louie (25 Most Popular Instagram Spots in LA).

25. Pink Wall at Paul Smith

8221 Melrose Ave, 90046, map

Every so often they will repaint it. My friend got to see it painted rainbow colors for pride month.

Local Tip: We took these photos a few years ago with no problems, but now there’s a security guard there that will only allow phone photos and not DSLR.

Paul Smith's Pink Wall (25 Most Popular Instagram Spots in Los Angeles).

26. Silver Retna Mural at Gallery Brown, Beverly Grove

140 S Orlando Ave, 90048, map

The mural was painted over by another Retna mural and currently looks like the photo on the right.

27. Colette Miller’s Angel Wings Project

Multiple Locations in LA + Worldwide, map

Colette Miller's Angel Wings Project + 25 Cool Photoshoot Locations in Los Angeles // Local Adventurer #discoverla #losangeles #la #lalaland #visitcalifornia #california #mural #instagramPin

28. Bloom Mural by Hueman

Coordinates: 34.045741, -118.237180, map

This one is in a parking lot in the Arts District. We went in the middle of the day and there were cars parked, so it was difficult to take photos with the mural. There are also tons of murals around the area if you have time to explore.

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29. Curtis Kulig’s Love Wall at Smashbox Studio, Culver City

8549 Higuera St, Culver City, 90232, map

Curtis Kulig's Love Wall at Smashbox Studios + 25 Best Photo Spots in LAPin
photo: @rhea_brown

31. Mondrian Wall at Artist & Craftsman Supply

1660 S La Cienega Blvd, 90035, map

We took these photos a few years ago with no problems, but now there’s a security guard there that will only allow phone photos and not DSLR.

Mondrian Wall + 25 Best Instagram Spots in LA (photo: @laura_yuzi) //
photo: @laura_yuzi

32. Made in LA Wall at Cisco Home

8025 Melrose Ave, 90046, map

Another spot where there may be a security guard that only allows photos on your phone.

Made in LA Wall (25 Best Instagram Spots in Los Angeles).

33. Carerra Cafe Mural

8251 Melrose Ave, 90046, map

The murals are always changing, but stop by for the latte art, desserts, neon sign, and interior – all really cute.

See More: The Most Beautiful California Flower Fields to Visit This Spring

34. The Container Yard

800 E 4th St, 90013, map

The Container Yard Los Angeles Murals + Best Travel Dress Women // Local Adventurer #losangeles #muralPin


661 Imperial St, 90021, map

Artist: Wrdsmth in collaboration with alexinc. See all 7 murals along this wall here.

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37. Camera Obscura Art Lab

1450 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401, map

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  • The Most Famous Artist Mural / Polka Dot Wall at the Springs (608 Mateo St, 90021, map)
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Esther and Jacob are the founders of Local Adventurer, one of the top 5 travel blogs in the US. They believe that adventure can be found near and far and hope to inspire others to explore locally. They explore a new city in depth every year and currently base themselves in Las Vegas.

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