LA and photography go hand-in-hand. We live in an area with some of the most breathtaking scenery and architecture, and there’s always something new opening up. We chose 10 up-and-coming Instagrammable places in Los Angeles that you’re going to want to visit. Some have been here for a while but may have fallen off your radar, and the others are brand new and ready to be photographed. Judging by the sneak peaks below, we know that won’t be hard to achieve.
A Los Angeles staple since 1926, Hotel Figueroa has reopened after a multi-million dollar renovation. Located in DTLA, their trendy rooftop pool is a picture-perfect place to cool off this summer while listening to some amazing DJs and drinking their signature cocktails.
@HotelFigueroa // 939 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA. 90015
The Huntington Library has so many things to do and see, but we’re most impressed with their botanical gardens. With over 50,000 California native and dry-climate plants, The Huntington Gardens showcases amazing greenery like The Japanese Garden, Desert Garden, Ranch Garden and many more. This is the perfect spot to spend a Saturday practicing your photography skills.
@TheHuntingtonLibrary // 1151 Oxford Road. San Marino, CA. 91108
You can bet that you’ll see Happy Place all over your feed (if you don’t go yourself). This brightly colored exhibit, about all things Happy (life size installations, and multi-sensory immersive rooms) takes place from April 26th - May 27th at L.A. Live. This couldn’t be more perfect to bring some bright colors in our life after a cold winter of rain. Get your tickets here.
@WeAreHappyPlace // L.A. Live Event Deck. 1005 Chick Hearn Ct. Los Angeles, 90015
A comic con for foodies! The two-day event (April 7th & 8th) where you can unleash your inner chef by taking a cooking class or two. You can meet your favorite culinary artists, taste tons of delicious food, and sample beer and wine. After you’re done judging and have picked your favorite dish, get your #foodiecon hashtag ready to upload the winner! Purchase tickets here.
@FoodieCon // Magic Box at The Reef. 1933 S Broadway. Los Angeles, CA 90007
The InterContinental is a luxurious DTLA hotel that you may have noticed lit up from the freeways. Located in the Wilshire Grand Center, it is the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. So, you know what that means; stunning views! Head to the 73 floor and have drinks at Spire 73 (the tallest open air bar in the United States).
@InterContinentalDTLA // 900 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90017
Kith Treats is something very unique. A lifestyle brand, combined with a cereal bar! They have their own in-house label, but also carry other well-known brands like Adidas, Nike, Converse, and Timberland. Their Los Angeles location is perfect to browse while taking selfies. The decor is very modern and minimalistic, (think white walls with illuminating white lights, and pops of color). Once you’re done shopping, stop by their cereal bar where you can try commuter bowls, milkshakes, and ice cream swirls!
@KithTreats // 8500 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90069
Saved by the Max Pop-up Diner
Get your dose of nostalgia by heading to Saved by the Max. The pop-up dinner inspired by the 90’s teen favorite, Saved by the Bell opens up on March 1st. It’s designed to look just like “The Max” where Zach, Kelly, and the gang hangout. The menu hasn’t been revealed yet but based on their previous pop-ups, you’ll be able to order things like “Mac & Screech”, “The Bayside Burger”, and “Tori’s Friend Chicken.” The presale tickets ($40) sold out quickly, so they decided to add a brunch time slot. Get them here.
@SavedbytheMax // 7100 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood, CA. 90046
The much anticipated Nomad Hotel just opened in late January and it’s already a huge hit among tourists and locals alike. Located in a historic building in DTLA, the hotel pays homage to the 1920’s by restoring the wonderful architecture. Whether you’re staying here or just visiting, there’s plenty to do! Sip drinks at the Gianni Bar or Coffee Bar; have dinner at the Mezzanine; or take in the Instagramable views at the rooftop pool.
@TheNomadHotel // 649 South Olive & 7th Street. Los Angeles, CA. 90014