For some it is the second most populous city in the United States, where the cultural richness it houses is due to the thousands of migrants of all races who have settled in some corner of the Californian coast. For others, it is the city where talent materializes into fame, once the doors of one of the largest entertainment industries in the world are knocked on: Hollywood.
With enormous palm trees that adorn its streets, an eternal sun that seems to say goodbye along the Pacific coast, leaving pink and violet traces in the sky in its wake. The normal thing is to find a celebrity doing the shopping, in the parking lots or walking their dog. A city that does not sleep, where the fact that daylight disappears does not mean that the fun should be over, as a large number of neon signs that light up along the extensive boulevards invite the stranger to continue their journey. , because here the nights are long.
The city of stars and entertainment, gastronomic wealth, exclusive parties, fashion and eccentricities, catalog Los Angeles and its state California, the 5.th largest economy in the world. It is no coincidence that all this coast of southern California concentrates the personalities with the highest GDP in the world, for example, Bill Gates. It is also no coincidence that the South Bay of San Francisco is the home of the technological revolution such as Google, Silicon Valley, Facebook, Samsung and Apple.
There is no doubt that LA is a place of reference in the world trendy, but beyond that something that characterizes the city of the hills is that it has a vibe unique that changes as you move within its different districts. And being the house of entertainment and technology, guess who in recent years has also become home? Exactly, from the kings of social networks, IG influencers, Youtubers and TikTok owners. It's amazing how many spots you can find throughout Los Angeles and its coastline for movie-worthy content creation.
That is why in our article today we have brought you a small list with 10 places, where you will have the possibility, if you follow our tips of course, to have the most original content for your social networks. Tag, share, save, like and exploit your stories with the most photogenic and 'instagrammable' places in the city of the path of the stars. Are you ready?
1. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LACMA
You have surely seen the comedy “No strings attached” or “No commitment” where Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher star in a particular fight surrounded by a series of streetlights. A pretty bright place, by the way. If you remember and if you don't, this place has become a must if you visit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LACMA. It brings together a large number of artistic works and sculptures from around the world, mostly Latin American art.
In 2008, the artist Chris Burden decided to carry out an intervention in the museum: Urban Lights, which today would be a symbol of the city, next to the Hollywood sign, the Planetarium and the Paseo de la fame. The work is made up of 202 streetlights dating from the 1920s and 1930s located along the entire coast of southern California. Fun fact, on the occasion of its tenth anniversary, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation offered to replace the light bulbs with LED bulbs in order to reduce the environmental impact of the artwork.
Leaving aside the historical data, the best shot of this place, needless to say, takes place at night. Make sure that there is as little influx of people in the place so that only you appear in the photograph. Otherwise, you will have to delete the people with some tool or app, and what you want is for your photo to be instantaneous. You can play with the lines of the place and make some creative and original pose.
2. THE MYTHICAL HOLLYWOOD POSTER
It is not the least important but it is the most recognized. It would be very strange to meet someone who doesn't know where the Hollywood sign is. Before we get into the PHOTO, do you know from what year and the reason why the Hollywood sign is there?
It officially appears in the year 1923 and was originally “Hollywoodland”, it made reference to a marketing campaign for a development that would be located on the hill of Mount Lee, it was made up of 4.000 bulbs illuminating the hill in the distance. However, as the American film industry settled in the Hollywood area, its promoters thought it would be a good idea to leave the symbol so that it would already be part of the scene. It was during the 60s, when the poster was already completely abandoned, when they decided to shorten it and leave it only in "Hollywood".
If you are thinking of taking the photo, we must mention something that might make you think twice: Getting there is difficult to access. Becoming a cultural heritage of the city, it is a very crowded place, many parked cars and lines of people looking to do exactly the same as you. So you can go in the morning hours and during the week, where you may find fewer people.
3. SANTA MONICA PIER
Also known as the Santa Monica Pier, this spot breaks with the daily routine of the city of Los Angeles. It is a traditional American fair, straight out of the 70s and 80s, with a Ferris wheel where you have a full view of the Pacific coast, hotdogs stalls, games and cotton candy. Did you know that it was the first port on the Pacific coast? It dates from the year 1909. Despite being a very crowded place, you will undoubtedly find good material to take a selfie or a very colorful photograph. The best moment for the photo? Golden Hour or the golden hour.
4. VENICE BEACH
In previous articles we have told you about how spectacular Venice Beach is, and the love we have for it as it inspired us to create our collection of Venice Turquoise caps
There is no corner that does not surprise you for its originality, for the colors or for the people who pass by. There are too many objects that make you fill the mobile memory in one day, we are not exaggerating. But we can recommend specific scenarios for a crazy post: First, you can't miss the Venice sign on Pacific Avenue; the Public Art “Morning Shot” on the speedway.If you want something even more original, the Mosaic Tile House Venice; a place full of mosaics, where there is color everywhere you look. Or even the end of Route 66. We better leave you an article dedicated 100% to the must-see places in Venice Beach. Small tip, take advantage of the sunsets, it is the best time for photos.
5. THE BROAD
Now we return to the city, and we even go to interior spaces where light is the protagonist: The Broad, the Museum of Contemporary Art on Gran Avenue. You can find there any number of artistic works that inspire you to take the best photos, but there is one in particular that is simply spectacular: “Infinity Mirrored Room- The Souls of Millions of Light Years". An experimental work by the artist Yayoi Kusama, inspired by hallucinations. It is located on the first floor of The Broad museum, it consists of a room with mirrors and Led lights that give the sensation of infinite lights. The beauty of the place has been such that even Katy Perry has taken a selfie.
6. THE BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL
Record yourself this location: 9641 sunset blvd, Beverly Hills CA 90210. It couldn't be more American. You will need it because there is a place with history, color and with which you will travel to the past. This Hotel is famous not only for its architecture and reputation, but also because it was the place where Elizabeth Taylor's honeymoons with her 7 husbands took place, as well as the famous "bedded for peace" or bed- in that Yoko Ono and John Lennon did during the Vietnam War.
Purely pink, and with a very 50s Hollywood ad, taking pictures of you outside will make your feed pretty attractive.
7. GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY
From the days of James Dean, to Terminator, a waltz through the air in Lalaland, this observatory has even inspired The Simpsons. You are in front of the place with the best views at any time in the city of Los Angeles. It is a place with a history in science fiction as well as in real life, after its construction in 1936 it was even used as a barracks for training astronauts for the Apollo 11 operation. Isn't that amazing?
A photo in this place for your Instagram will surely break with the established, full of elegance and tranquility. We even give you a tip for photography: Since the place exudes an air of the 50's, a photo on the hood of your car with a jean jacket and our Pacific Black … Just great!
8. INVISIBLE HOUSE IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK
Now we go to nature, because it is also necessary to connect. It is somewhat removed from downtown LA, but if you rent a car it can be easier for you. This natural park is made up of the deserts of Colorado and Mojave, its great protagonist? The Joshua tree, a type of Yucca that only grows there.
It has been a place for photographic productions for magazines due to the environmental contrast of the place, where the sunsets transport you to the movies of the Wild West. But recently, a UNIQUE hotel was established, 'The invisible house' or 'Invisible house', its walls composed of mirrors create the optical illusion of disappearing into the desert, the best After all, it is a completely sustainable place since it works by means of solar panels. IF you can stay there it would be shocking, but if not, taking an original photo in this place must be the goal of thousands of visitors. You put your creativity to fly and let the likes invade your profile.
9. THE WINGS OF COLLETTE MILER
In everyone's head we have the image of Chiara Ferragni posing with a mural of wings behind her, the impact was such that it has become one of the most photographed walls in Los Angeles. The truth is that behind this mural is the story of its author, Colette Miller, who, seeing the success of her works, created The Global Angel Wings Project, and began painting wings around the world with the need to "remind humanity that we are angels of this earth" and goes beyond taking a selfie and uploading it to networks, if you do it with the intention of understanding that we have a certain superior nature. To be an angel in City of Angels? Crazy.
10. IN N OUT BURGER
And, finally, we leave the most representative of American culture and its hamburgers. You may not have heard of it, but this fast food chain is very famous on the Californian coast. Its origins date back to the late 40's, just like its McDonald's competition. What makes them different? It is not franchised and is only found in the states of Nevada, Utah, California and Arizona, as well as having a unique secret sauce.
'In n Out Burger' is the American West in a burger joint. But to the point, why is it a photographable place? Because it's like you've been teleported to a typical 50's diner. The combination of colors such as red, yellow, and white create a unique atmosphere, which is quite combinable if you accompany it with our Village Pink or Lombard Bi glasses Magenta.
We hope you enjoyed this journey through every corner of Los Angeles as much as we did, which undoubtedly fills you with ideas and inspiration. However, remember that beyond visiting a place just to take good photos, it is important to live in the moment!