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. 

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Topanga Canyon. Photo by @mollyannhale, Instagram

1. Amazing Weather

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

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Bottega Louie. Photo by @songofstyle, Instagram

2. Delicious Food

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.

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

3. #NoFilterNeeded

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

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Echo Mountain. Photo by @_mi_vida_locca_, Instagram

4. Outdoor Activities

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.

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LACMA. Photo by @chrispzero, Instagram

5. Unique Art

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. 

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WB VIP Studio Tour. Photo by @wbtour, Instagram

6. Go Behind the Scenes

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.

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Malibu. Photo by @ephemeralight, Instagram

7. Relaxing Beaches

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

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Westfield Century City. Photo by @robinrandolph, Instagram

8. Exquisite Shopping

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.

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Universal Studios Hollywood. Photo by @tashoakley, Instagram

9. Universal Studios Hollywood

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

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Eastern Columbia building. Photo by @southonspring, Instagram

10. One-of-a-kind Architecture

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

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Hollywood Sign Hike. Photo by @killakristennn, Instagram

11. Gorgeous Views

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

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Walt Disney Concert Hall. Photo by @third_eyeris, Instagram

12. Exciting Entertainment

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.

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

13. Explore Hidden Gems

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

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Dodgers Stadium. Photo by @chiaraferragni, Instagram

14. Fashion Forward

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