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Gallery: Los Angeles Instagram guide

By Kristie-Valerie Hoang

Sept. 21, 2017 9:24 p.m.

The Hollywood Sign is arguably Los Angeles' most well-known landmark, symbolizing the city of stars. Built in 1923 upon Mount Lee in Hollywood Hills, the sign attracts thousands braving the 2-mile hike to the sign’s summit. More often than not, the sign is particularly popular among Instagram users, a common artifact from their day across LA.

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Sandwiched between a Blue Bottle Coffee and a Subway, the Bradbury Building is the oldest remaining commercial building in Los Angeles. Its Romanesque, copper exterior makes for a must-see photo spot in the middle of downtown LA. The Bradbury Building is most known for its iconic appearance in the romantic comedy, "500 Days of Summer."

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The Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Urban Lights collection is one of LA’s most popular Instagram spots – mainly because it’s free. The art piece itself is composed of 202 restored cast-iron antique lamps.

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While artist Glenn Ligon’s "Double America" is a metaphor for the modern political climate, the sign is well-known for its appearances throughout Instagram posts at The Broad, LA's newest contemporary art museum. Tickets are free, but are claimed quickly at the beginning of each month, leaving tourists and photographers alike in queue lines that stretch throughout Grand Avenue’s hills.

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This pier is unlike other docks gracing the California coast. With its Pacific Park, the Pier comes alive at night, allowing guests to ride carnival rides in color.

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The stainless wavy steel and 3.6-acre complex is home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic and hosts a number of other performers throughout the year. An architectural landmark, Instagram users and models alike often strike dramatic poses within the concert hall’s chrome crescents.

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A high-end retail and entertainment mall near Beverly Hills, The Grove hosts “Access Hollywood,” book signings at its Barnes and Noble, shoppers that bask in its warm lights and old-timey streets and edifices.

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Even at dusk, thousands line up for entry into the Orange County’s annual summer fair to get a taste of deep-fried delicacies and views of seemingly infinite neon lights. The fair itself boasts dozens of exhibitions, but it is even more famous for turning night into day, as booth keepers and rides light up the fairgrounds in dazzling color.

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Kristie-Valerie Hoang | Alumna
Hoang was the 2019-2020 Digital Managing editor of the Daily Bruin. She was last year's Social Media Director and was previously an Assistant Photo editor on the Arts and Entertainment beat before that. Hoang additionally covers campus politics, national and higher education and is a senior staff photographer.
Hoang was the 2019-2020 Digital Managing editor of the Daily Bruin. She was last year's Social Media Director and was previously an Assistant Photo editor on the Arts and Entertainment beat before that. Hoang additionally covers campus politics, national and higher education and is a senior staff photographer.
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