The Instagram Travel Guide to Los Angeles

Sep 26, 2019

You asked, we delivered. Buckle up as we take you through our next guide to our Instagram Travel series, this edition: Los Angeles. 🌴

It’s called the city of angels for a reason. Although there is so much to see and do in L.A., people here manage to keep that laid-back, effortless Californian lifestyle in check. Known for being the nation’s capital for fame and fortune, la-la-land has so much more to offer outside of Hollywood Boulevard and the Walk of Fame.

L.A. is home to some of Dash Hudson’s OG, top brands. That means our Customer Success team frequently makes the trip out west, and have their can’t miss spots mapped out across the city. Whether this is your first time in the city, or you’re a local strolling the streets of Abbot Kinney, keep reading for our must-dos and sees in the city of Los Angeles.

‘Gram It or It Didn’t Happen

We’re always on the hunt for the perfect ‘Gram, so it’s only fitting that we start things off with some iconic L.A. photo ops to make your followers' jaws drop. 😉 Priorities, right?

The Made in L.A. Wall

This quote says it all.

The Paul Smith Wall

It’s all pink and oh so extra. Need we say more?

The Wing Mural

Get that influencer shot with the wings mural on 3rd street.

Hang with A-listers

The home of Hollywood’s elite and the Kardashians, you are bound to spot some celebs during your stay in L.A. Here are a few hotspots to catch those star sightings:

Catch LA

We've spotted Dr. Dre in the flesh here! And don’t even get us started on the rooftop views. Those sights alone should make this spot worthwhile to check out.


But first, coffee. Spotted here: Hailey Beiber, Kendall Jenner, Sofia Richie, and Romee Strijd. Just to name a few. ☕️ With locations in West Hollywood and Melrose, you are bound to see some familiar faces.

Malibu Farm

You’ll see more than public figures and influencers here. 😍 Sit pier-side and enjoy the amazing views at Malibu Farm.

Shop ‘Till You Drop

There’s more to do than shop in L.A...ugh, as if! 🛍 If you don’t come back with a major dent in your wallet, you must be doing something wrong. But, there is more to Rodeo Drive, the Grove, and Century City for your shopping needs. Here are some L.A.-born storefronts that are street-style approved.


The epitome of L.A. street-style, Bodega carries all the most wanted sneakers and apparel. Get it while they’re hot. 🔥

Opening Ceremony

Calling all trendsetters, Opening Ceremony is for you. Stocking the most wanted designers & brands, the selection here for men’s and women’s fashion is endless.

American Rebel

This is for all you vintage lovers and thrifting queens.

Essential L.A. Eats

After shopping, you have to treat yourself to some good eats. Here are some delicious L.A. recommendations that will make your taste buds pop. 😋

Gracias Madre

This L.A. staple specializes in meatless Mexican dishes, all vegan & organic. Bonus: they have an amazing tequila & drink menu, all cooped up a picture-worthy space.

Croft Alley

Find this hidden gem on Melrose Place for some amazing rustic eats. Some of our favorites include the burrata salad, prosciutto grilled cheese, and coconut brown rice risotto.


Upscale Italian located in the heart of Venice. This is a must-try for all of you pizza and pasta lovers.

Cali Nightlife

To cap off your night, let's dive into that Los Angeles nightlife and give you the inside scoop on the hottest rooftop bars and lounges in the city! 💃

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Feel like you are on top of LA’s skyline at this trendy rooftop bar. Glamorous and luxe, with high energy vibes.

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Bring the beach to the center of the city at the Broken Shaker. Serving up handcrafted, exotic cocktails, it’s a guaranteed good time at this rooftop lounge.

In Los Angeles, everyone is a star. ⭐️ We hope that you enjoy your time in the largest city on the west coast. Stay tuned for our next travel guide, where we take things back to the east coast. Hint, hint: 🍎

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Alison Chan

Senior Brand Strategist at Dash Hudson