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
You’ll never get tired of picture-perfect weather all year round. The locals sure don’t.
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.
With so much natural sunlight and an endless golden hour, you’ll forget Instagram even has filters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
11. Gorgeous Views
The best part of the gorgeous views is that they are accessible to everyone.
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.
13. Explore Hidden Gems
Bet you didn’t know these great places were in Los Angeles!
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.