8 Instagram-Worthy Outdoor Locations In LA

If you're looking for the best spot in LA to get some fresh air but also take some cool photos, we've got you covered. 

With everything from hikes to beaches, here are 8 of the most Instagram-worthy outdoor locations in LA.

1. Venice Beach


The boardwalk at Venice Beach is full of photo ops, whether it's one of their wild performers, the tall, swaying palm trees or simply the hanging sign that says Venice. Venice Beach is a legendary part of California and snapping a cool picture here while enjoying a day at the beach is a win-win situation.

2. Hollywood Sign Hike


Hiking up to the Hollywood Sign is great exercise, and the view is incredible. Head up to the front or even the back of the sign if you want to take a photo where you appear to be on top of the world.

3. Runyon Canyon Park


Runyon Canyon is dog-friendly and overlooks Downtown LA in the distance. This is the perfect place to snap a photo of your pet!

4. Escondido Falls


Visit Escondido Falls in Malibu for a scenic hike and, if you're lucky, a gorgeous 200-foot waterfall. Make sure to go at the right time of year though because this can dry out! It's a 3.7 mile journey to reach, but the outcome is worth it.

5. Wisdom Tree


Wisdom Tree is a single pine tree that overlooks Griffith Park. Many hikers leave journals or personal notes for future hikers to read. This beautiful view of the city and unique treasures left behind make for the perfect Instagram-worthy spot!

6. Malibu Creek State Park


According to their website, the Malibu Creek State Park in the Santa Monica mountains has kayaking, horseback riding, camping, rock climbing and more! This scenic park is perfect to snap some photos of the family or whoever you've gone on this journey with.

7. Santa Monica Pier


The Santa Monica Pier serves as the perfect location for a trendy beach photoshoot! Head over here to snap some pictures with the arcade games while feeling the ocean breeze in your hair. 

8. Old LA Zoo


The Old LA Zoo is located in Griffith Park and has been abandoned for over 50 years. Grab a photo inside one of the rusty cages or outside in front of the old location.


And those are our top 8 Instagram-worthy outdoor locations in LA! Which one are you going to visit first?

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