14 Reasons Why Instagram Will Make You Want to Come to Los Angeles

The New York Times and Gizmodo are writing about how East-Coasters are wanting to come visit -- and even move to -- Los Angeles because of what they see on social media. There are so many reasons why Los Angeles is the perfect destination, so we thought we’d share a few of our favorites via Instagram. Don’t forget to follow @discoverLA on Instagram to see more of Los Angeles and share your own #LAstory. 

1. Amazing Weather

Topanga Canyon. Photo by @mollyannhale, Instagram

You’ll never get tired of picture-perfect weather all year round. The locals sure don’t.

2. Delicious Food

Bottega Louie. Photo by @songofstyle, Instagram

From one-of-a-kind meals to delicious Los Angeles staples, you’ll never run out of delicious new restaurants and a melting pot of diverse cuisines.

3. #NoFilterNeeded

El Matador Beach, Malibu. Photo by @mymansandthem, Instagram

With so much natural sunlight and an endless golden hour, you’ll forget Instagram even has filters.

4. Outdoor Activities

Echo Mountain. Photo by @_mi_vida_locca_, Instagram

L.A. is the only place where you can hike (with your dog!) to find great views of the Hollywood Sign, and then practice your downward-facing dog yoga pose on the beach later in the day.

5. Unique Art

LACMA. Photo by @chrispzero, Instagram

LACMA’s “Urban Light” is one of the most popular places to take photos in the L.A. area, and is fast becoming an internationally recognizable icon. Between The Getty, MOCA and even unique street art, the art scene in L.A. is thriving. Note - Urban Light will be temporarily closed from May 1 to June 30 for restoration. 

6. Go Behind the Scenes

WB VIP Studio Tour. Photo by @wbtour, Instagram

With Hollywood right in our backyard, you can spend a day on set at the WB VIP Studio Tour and Universal Studios Hollywood, or see the sights along Hollywood Boulevard.

7. Relaxing Beaches

Malibu. Photo by @ephemeralight, Instagram

Spend the day at one of L.A.’s eight great beaches and you’ll want to make your trip a permanent vacation.

8. Exquisite Shopping

Century City Mall
Westfield Century City. Photo by @robinrandolph, Instagram

From Rodeo Drive to boutiques along Abbot Kinney, and from the outlets to Westfield Century City, there’s so many places to find exactly what you’re looking for.

9. Universal Studios Hollywood

Tash Oakly at Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood. Photo by @tashoakley, Instagram

With the opening of the Fast & Furious 7 ride and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, there’s so much to discover! 

10. One-of-a-kind Architecture

Eastern Building in Downtown Los Angeles
Eastern Columbia building. Photo by @southonspring, Instagram

Los Angeles is home to a wealth of architectural treasures from Art Deco to Googie. Don’t miss the historic Eastern Columbia building along Broadway in Downtown’s historic core, and check out Moby’s favorite L.A. architecture: http://www.discoverlosangeles.com/blog/mobys-los-angeles-architecture

11. Gorgeous Views

Hollyridge Trail to Hollywood Sign
Hollywood Sign Hike. Photo by @killakristennn, Instagram

The best part of the gorgeous views is that they are accessible to everyone. 

12. Exciting Entertainment

Walt Disney Concert Hall
Walt Disney Concert Hall. Photo by @third_eyeris, Instagram

From the Hollywood Bowl to the Walt Disney Concert Hall to the Greek Theatre, there’s so many beautiful venues to take in your favorite musical artists.

13. Explore Hidden Gems

The Wayfarers Chapel
Wayfarers Chapel. Photo prise par @billkarz. Instagram. Instagram

Bet you didn’t know these great places were in Los Angeles!

14. Fashion Forward

Chiara Ferragni at an L.A. Dodgers Game
Dodgers Stadium. Photo by @chiaraferragni, Instagram

L.A. is the spot for high fashion on the West Coast. Even Italian fashion blogger Chiara Ferragni has made L.A. home.