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15 perfect Instagram shots of Los Angeles

IT’S NOT JUST the Pacific light, the palm trees, and the people that make Los Angeles an incredible place to visit. Stretching for more than 500 square miles from the coast to the San Gabriel and Santa Rosa Mountains, LA has all the world-class galleries and murals you could want, along with many of the best taco stands, juice bars, and Michelin-starred restaurants in the country.

Given the size of America’s second-biggest city, in this photo guide we’ve concentrated on the parts you’ll be most likely to visit. From the Arts District to Downtown LA, Venice Beach to Malibu, here’s how to capture the City of Angels at its most brilliant.

Downtown LA

Fashion District

“Penetrable” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Bronson Caves, Griffith Park

Echo Park

Hancock Park

The Ace Gallery

El Matador Beach

“Urban Light” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Hollywood Bowl Overlook

Venice Beach

Arts District

Weller Court, Little Tokyo

Angel City Brewery

Santa Monica Pier