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Instagramable Los Angeles

Map of Los Angeles

Here are some of the most photogenic parts of L.A.

As the second most popular destination in the Greyhound network, there’s no question that Los Angeles is a must-visit city. But when you’re headed to the City of Angels and are in need of some serious photo inspiration, look no further because we know exactly where you need to head next.

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  1. Venice Canals

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    That’s right, there are Venice Canals in Los Angeles and we found them just for you – near Venice Beach, of course! In the early 1900s, local residents decided that the Italians shouldn’t be the only ones with beautiful canals, boats, and bridges so they built their own. Grab your camera and take a stroll down these streets and make your way over some of the fantastic bridges. With several canals connected by bridges you’ll have no trouble finding places to explore during your trip to this part of the city. One of the perks – most of the streets around the canals are pedestrian-only, which is pretty rare in Los Angeles, so you’ll be able to enjoy some quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

    Address: Carroll Ct & Eastern Canal Ct, Venice, CA 90293

    The Boardwalk on the Venice Ocean Front is a great place to stroll and socialize and enjoy California’s sunshine and breeze. While walking down the boardwalk you'll find some amazing food, make new friends, and maybe even run into a few celebs. The culture of the beach has anything from street artist to live music and museums. 

    Address: 1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291

    Muscle Beach was once the home gym of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno, and so many other bodybuilders, celebs, and Olympic athletes. The Muscle Beach Gym is one of the only outside weight rooms and whether you’re a spectator or wanting to get a workout in, it’s accessible for a small fee.

    Address: 1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291

  2. Sweets, Slides, and Scenery

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    Urban Light at the LACMA has become the unofficial symbol of the city and is the perfect place to find the perfect lighting and angles for all selfies and cell phone photoshoots. Chris Burden created the installation from restored 1920s and 1930s streetlamps. It opened in 2008 and since then it has been a place where tourists and locals flock to snap photos, chat, with friends and upload memories.  

    Address: 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

    The OUE SkySpace is 1,000 ft above the city of Los Angeles so you can see the city’s stunning landscapes on 2 open-air observation terraces. In addition to the amazing views for photos, you can feel the thrill on the world’s first ever sky slide, it’s all glass and creates an illusion of sliding down into the city’s skyline. 

    Address: 633 W 5th St Ste 840, Los Angeles, CA 90071

  3. Parks and Recreation

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    If you’re looking for photos of zebras and for your chance to feed a giraffe, you’re ready for the L.A. Zoo. But if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to head down into the cages to feed the lions, or monkey around in a cage, the abandoned zoo at Griffith Park is the perfect place for you. While this was once a lively, bustling zoo filled with animals, one day it was emptied and left open to the public so anyone can walk in and get a first-hand look at what it’s like to be in the cages. Bring the kids so they can play in a giant jungle gym while the adults can get some artsy photos.

    Address: 4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027 

    When you’re looking for great Instagramable moments, you cannot go wrong with awesome street art, so naturally we had to add the L.A. Art District to our list. The Art District is on the East side of the city and neighbors with Little Tokyo, the Financial, Toy, and Wholesale Districts, so if you find yourself making your way to any of these places it’ll be pretty easy to swing by to see the street art before your next stop. From colorful murals to black and white newspaper-inspired pieces, there’s a plethora of works to use as your backdrop for your next photo shoot. 

    Address: 203 S Geary Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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