Visiting some of the Most Instagram-Worthy Places in L.A.

The City of Angels is a city of amazing Instagram backdrops. From cute cafes and restaurants to some old classics, here is a round-up of my favorite places you can´t help but photograph.


Rodeo Drive

As we were staying right in the middle of Rodeo Drive for a couple of days, we woke up early one day to enjoy a nice walk, and take pictures with golden morning light. Having this iconic shopping street all to ourselves was utterly indescribable. Later that day, we were window shopping when we came across Salma Hayek and her husband!

Palm-lined Boulevards

With glamorous palm-lined streets, chic boutiques and sun drenched landscape, Beverly Hills has always been a magnet for celebrities. As we drove around some residential areas, we didn´t miss the opportunity to stop and take some pics.


Don´t forget to swing by the Cupcake ATM to satisfy your sweet tooth ! The Sprinkles ATM pops your tempting cupcake in a lovely brown box to enjoy it on the go.

The Beverly Hills Hotel

Oozing old world charm and bygone Hollywood glamour, the Pink Palace, as it is affectionately known, has been the playground for Hollywood´s elite. The pink and emerald green facade seems to be made for Instagram.


Paul Smith´s Pink Wall

No pic is more desirable than one in front of this bright-pink facade! Located on Melrose Avenue in west Hollywood, Paul Smith‘s flamingo pink wall has become a landmark in its own right attracting bloggers, influencers and tourists from all around the world.

Carrera Cafe

Located right across the street from the Paul Frank pink wall, this European style cafe is a must-stop spot for the perfect Instagram latte.

Fig & Olive

This acclaimed Mediterranean inspired restaurant is one of those places that draws you in with its beautiful decor.


The iconic Santa Monica Pier is home to an amusement park that houses a solar-paneled Ferris wheel and an original carousel from the 1920s. During out last visit to LA, we took a ride on the ferris wheel to enjoy the incomparable views from atop.


The Last Bookstore

Housed inside of an old bank, the giant, high-ceilinged complex is one of those magical places you need to see in person. We especially loved wandering around the Labyrinth Above level, where we found some interesting literary treasures.


This eclectic little neighborhood is such an incredible place to photograph especially in the evening when all the lanterns are lit.

Griffith Observatory

I can’t think of anything more romantic than checking out the Los Angeles skyline. Immortalized a million times in opening scenes of many Hollywood films, the Griffith Observatory should be a must-visit on a trip to Los Angeles. From here you can see absolutely everything from the city skyline to the Pacific Ocean.

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