There’s something to be said for simply being present and enjoying your surroundings, but sometimes, you just want to take a perfectly crafted picture to remember it by. Los Angeles is an extremely photogenic city, from its beaches to its swaying palm trees. To rack up those likes on your feed (for whatever they’re actually worth), here are a dozen spots that’ll look great with a Mayfair or Juno filter.
Solo adventurers will find no better place to kill a few hours than this enchanting downtown bookstore. The sprawling Last Bookstore sells new and used books, comics, and magazines, plus there’s an art gallery upstairs. What makes it unique is the fantastical shapes and designs created out of old books. No stop to this shop is complete without a shot of one of these installations and the purchase of a new favorite read.
The Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA, USA, +1 213 488 0599
Not far from Metro’s Pershing Square station is Pitchoun! Bakery, which means “kiddo” in French. Find freshly baked bread, coffee, tea, breakfast items, and both sweet and savory pastries here. Select pastries are especially suitable for a closeup. Éclairs and macarons are often specially decorated, be it for an upcoming Dodgers game, Halloween, or the changing of the season.