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From its adorable coffee shops to its breathtaking sights to see, it’s no surprise that Los Angeles is one of the most Insta-famous cities! Whether you’re an LA native or are traveling there soon, this City Guide will come in handy as you explore the city and snap pics for your grid!
When it comes to tracking down the most ‘grammable places in LA, our Events Assistant Madi is the expert! So, read along as she walks you through her fave locations and shares photos from her amazing grid!
Alfred’s Coffee: The hottest coffee shop has taken over LA! Alfred’s has locations all over, but my personal favorite is their Melrose Place location! It’s on the most beautiful street of high end stores, with a cute patio that overlooks the street with a homey feel. Their sleeves are always being photographed along with their “But First, Coffee” mural inside!
Alfred Tea Room: Just across the street from Alfred’s Coffee at Melrose Place is Alfred Tea Room! Its pink tile walls are so grammable and the shop has the cutest little sayings around their space! They’re located under the salon Nine Zero One, which is also a great spot to get your hair done in LA! Their tea comes in the most adorable cups and their Matcha is the perfect green to add that pop of color to your feed!
Juice Served Here: This popular juice brand has taken off all over the world! You can even see their juice served in shops around Arizona! They have multiple locations in Los Angeles, but in my opinion, their Venice Beach location on Lincoln Blvd may have the cutest open door patio with an open floor plan! Plus, the lighting here will make your juice look FAB!
Stumptown Coffee Roasters: Stumptown coffee beans are being served up at tons of the cutest coffee shops. Everytime I see “Stumptown served here,” I know I’m about to get the best latte you will ever have! Their flagships store in the Arts District of Downtown is nothing short of perfection with their simple white walls and high ceilings that give off the best vibe. I would totally recommend coming here any time of the day!
Yellow Vase Malaga Cove: This hidden gem is tucked away in the hills of Palos Verdes Estates. If you wanna get away from the LA traffic, I recommend coming down south to this local spot! Their french cafe charm is dreamy! Almost everything inside is yellow, with yellow flowers served fresh daily! Their lattes never disappoint, and if you’re feeling hungry, get one of their crepes!
République: This restaurant is amazing for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but their brunch menu is seriously goals! They also serve up Verve coffee, which pairs perfectly with their egg dishes! The ambiance inside with their amazing ceiling will give you the perfect LA brunch pic!
The Butcher’s Daughter Venice: This new spot from SoHo has taken over Instagram! Their interior design is nothing short of perfection. Right off Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice Beach, you will fall in love with everything this restaurant has to offer! From their juice flight samples, matcha pancakes, and avocado toast, you’ll have the cutest breakfast spread flatlay.
Phanny’s: This hole in the wall spot right off Pacific Coast Highway will seem like it’s not going to flow with your Insta feed, but when you have a bite of their breakfast burritos, I am sure you will change your mind when Instagramming this gem! Best breakfast burrito EVER. Plus, how cute are their coffee cups?
Eggslut: This cool walkup is located in Grand Central Market in the heart of downtown LA. Their egg sandwiches are out of this world and the vibes inside the market will create a very downtown feel for your next Instagram post!
Joan’s on Third: This walkup marketplace is serving up the hottest celebs, including the Kardashians! Their sandwich list goes on and on with the yummiest combinations and a la carte options! Be sure to take a pic of their cute floor when you walk in!
Malibu Pier Cafe: This beachfront cafe is the best location of all! Sitting atop the beach of Malibu while dining at this Insta-perfect restaurant will make you feel like a living Instagram post. Their menu has so many options, too!
The Ivy Beverly Hills: This upscale Beverly Hills spot will make you wanna put on your Sunday Brunch dress, floppy hats, and wedges! Their atmosphere and quaint patio will make you fall in love with this lunch hot spot!
Zinc Downtown LA– This lunch place serves up the best options for vegans and vegetarians! It may be near downtown, but you’ll feel so secluded in their gorgeous hidden spot. They have a cute shop inside the restaurant that has the cutest kitchen goods! Make sure to sit outside on their patio!
Urth Café: A favorite amongst many is Urth Cafe! They have multiple LA locations, and every single one always impresses! Their pizza and green tea boba make the best lunch combo. It’s of the most instagrammed restaurants in LA for a reason!
The Nice Guy: This dinner hot spot is open till 2 am and is always filled with celebrities! They do have a no picture policy, but they have the cutest photo booth inside that will add such a fun girls night pic to your Instafeed!
Hook and Plow: This Hermosa beach restaurant is always packed! Its small location off Pier Ave creates an amazing ambiance, and their dishes are always picture perfect and delicious!
The Perch Downtown: This rooftop restaurant looks out over Los Angeles! Make sure to get a reservation, and if you’re 21+ check out their rooftop bar! The view is out of this world!
Abigaile’s: This farm to table restaurant serves up the tastiest meals and they also have a cool rooftop bar that looks out to the Pacific ocean! It’s the perfect place to have dinner and then a night out dancing with the girls!
Zinque: This small french restaurant is tucked away off Abbot Kinney. Their dim lighting and greenery makes this restaurant picture perfect and their dishes are to die for!
Sights to See
Terranea Resort Walk: The trails around this dreamy resort will give you the perfect sunset cliff Insta pic! Their trails are perfect for sunset and take you down to a private beach! Plus, the trails are open to the public!
Runyon Canyon Hike: This hike looks out over all of Los Angeles, and you’re just across from the Hollywood sign too! It’s a very easy hike and easy to get to the top for that view!
The Grove: This is the most beautiful mall in LA! Their fountain and exterior is incredible, and it’s the perfect spot to walk around before dinner!
Abbot Kinney Shopping: This street is filled with adorable shops and restaurants, and their unique stores will create some Insta-worthy posts! Some of my favorites are their Show Me Your Mumu and Stone Cold Fox locations. Burro is also cute for fun gift items!
Manhattan Beach Strand: The Strand goes all the way down the coast and around Manhattan Beach–it’s dreamy! They have a pier that will give you perfect pics over the ocean, and a walk up Manhattan Beach Blvd is always fun with cute shops and restaurants.
Places to Stay
The Shade Hotel: This cool and modern hotel is located right in the hustle of Manhattan Beach! It’s the perfect distance to almost any area of LA and it’s close to the beach! There’s great shopping, and if you love acai bowls, you have to try Paradise Bowls right down the street!
Fairmont Miramar: This dreamy resort feels like you’re hidden in your own little jungle right in the hustle and bustle of downtown Santa Monica! It’s walking distance to Third Street Promenade and the famous pier. You’re right in the happenings of Santa Monica!
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