Hollywood Instagram Locations – Have you noticed that when you travel lately that everyone is trying to take the perfect Instagram picture?
I know I have, and even though I would love getting in on the Instagram game, I don’t have the duck face pose nailed down yet.
But what if a guide could help find the perfect Instagram Spots, so you don’t have to search for them while vacationing.
If you are looking for an Instagram guide for Hollywood, then this post is for you.
I have been to Hollywood so much lately, that I keep thinking that my real zip code is 90210, so this guide will help you get to the Instagram spot fast and furious, and leave without a duckface trace.
HOLLYWOOD INSTAGRAM - Introduction
Hollywood, AKA Tinseltown, has gone through an evolution being the glittering birthplace of the movie industry.
Through a seedy period the final quarter of the last century into a renaissance of renewed glamour in the new millennium. Hollywood is once again a thriving center of tourism and entertainment.
Although in the last few years, the local police have given up trying to keep the homeless off Hollywood Blvd. So keep this in mind while you visit Hollywood Blvd for your Hollywood Instagram moments.
Gateway to Hollywood
One of the cool photoshoot locations in Los Angeles is The Gateway to Hollywood. It’s located at the southeast corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea in Hollywood.
The Gateway to Hollywood sculpture officially called the Hollywood La Brea Gateway, is the stainless steel gazebo on the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea.
It is more commonly known around LA as the Four Ladies Statue. Created by production designer (“Vanilla Sky,” “Laurel Canyon,” “Tombstone, “Three Kings“), and director (“Thirteen,” “Lords of Dogtown“) Catherine Hardwicke in 1993, the sculpture is a tribute to the multi-ethnic women of Hollywood.
The four life-size silver ladies supporting the structure represent Mae West, Dorothy Dandridge, Anna Mae Wong, and Dolores Del Rio.
Address: 7097 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is the original home of the Academy Awards and a perfect Instagram Spot in Hollywood.
It has also hosted the most significant events as well as most superstar guests over the years.
It’s worth a stop to check out the lobby and take a peek at the swimming pool with its swirly bottom painted by David Hockney.
Address: 7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
One of the most instagrammable locations in Hollywood is where “The Jimmy Kimmel Live!” show is taped.
Right in the very heart of Hollywood, in the former Masonic Hall right next door to the El Capitan Theatre, right across the street from the Hollywood & Highland center, a few steps from Dolby Theatre (where the annual Oscars show is held) and Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.
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Address: 6840 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood
Of of the best Hollywood Instagram spots is the El Capitan theatre. The El Capitan was opened as a legitimate stage theatre in 1926.
It was one of three theatres that Charles E. Toberman and Sid Grauman built together on Hollywood Boulevard.
The other two were Grauman’s Chinese and the Egyptian.
Click Here for the El Capitan Website.
Address: 6838 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood
The next stop in this Instagram guide to Hollywood is The TCL Chinese Theatre.
Formerly known as Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, and sometimes now called simply the Chinese Theatre or the Hollywood Chinese Theatre.
This the highest visited Hollywood landmark, with its Forecourt of the Stars, was one of a few movie palaces on Hollywood Boulevard built by Sid Grauman.
There’s a fee to tour the theatre, but visiting the Forecourt of the Stars is free. Click Here for the TCL Chinese Theatre Website.
Side note: Go watch a film inside the theatre. Any chance I can while in Hollywood is to watch a film inside the Chinese Theatre.
It probably is the best IMAX presentation of a film I have ever witnessed.
Address: 6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028, USA
Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood
Best Places To Take Photos In Hollywood – Paramount Studios at 5555 Melrose manner was built in 1926 and is still a working film and television production studio.
It is one of the studios in Hollywood where sitcoms and other television shows are still taped. You may get free tickets to be in the audience or take a daytime or evening tour of the studios.
Click Here for Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood Website.
Address: 5515 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038, USA
Dolby Theatre in Hollywood
What says Hollywood Instagram like the Oscars!
The Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland middle next to TCL Grauman’s Chinese Theatre was the Kodak Theatre from 2001 to 2011.
It is the permanent home of the Academy Awards as well as hosting other performances and events throughout the year.
When it’s not being prepared for the most modern Oscar celebration, you may take a tour.
Address: 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028, USA
Hollywood & Highland Center
Hollywood & Highland opened in 2001 as the first step in the redevelopment of the run-down Hollywood strip.
It has become the place to be in Hollywood with its restaurants, shopping, nightclubs, and concerts at the Dolby Theatre and is connected to the upstairs cinema entrance at the back of the Chinese Theatre.
TV shows are frequently taped right on the sidewalk in front of the complex, where you’ll also find dozens of costumed characters between appointments to pose for photos for tips.
Plus, one of the best places to take a photograph of the Hollywood sign.
Address: 6801 Hollywood Blvd #170, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
Instagram pictures of the Hollywood sign – The Hollywood Sign was initially an advertisement for a real estate development called Hollywoodland when it went up in 1923.
After the last four letters fell, it took on a varied significance and the neck of the woods became attached to the landmark. It became a symbol of the glamor of the film and television industry.
After falling into disrepair, the sign got a complete makeover in the late 1970s with various celebrities helping to foot the bill. Alice Cooper sponsored an O and Gene Autry paid to redo an L.
The famous Hollywood landmark got its highest contemporary paint job in 2006.
You could notice the sign from most varied places in Hollywood, but the easiest is probably from the bridges at Hollywood & Highland Center.
Hollywood Walk of Fame
The Hollywood Bowl
When you are thinking of outdoor photography in Los Angeles, then you need to visit The Hollywood Bowl for a great Instagram picture.
The Hollywood Bowl at 2301 N. Highland is the largest natural amphitheater in the United States.
To figure out how greatest to situate the stage, Soprano Anna Ruzena Sprotte and composer/pianist Gertrude Ross trucked in a piano to test the acoustics from a platform at the bottom of the hill.
The Hollywood Bowl is the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and hosts a variety of other musical performances every year.
The on-site Hollywood Bowl Museum is open before performances and during the day year-round.
For more information check out the Hollywood Bowl Visitors Guide.
Address: 2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068, USA
Crossroads of the World
Another of the most instagrammable locations in Hollywood is the Crossroads of the World.
The Crossroads of the World was constructed in 1936 in the shape of a cruise ship with a rotating globe on top. It was the city’s first shopping mall.
It was built by the widow of crime manager Charlie Crawford after she had demolished the original building on the site where her husband was shot and killed. It is presently an office complex.
Address: 6671 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
The Hollywood Museum at 1650 Highland route, just south of Hollywood Blvd, is located in an Art Deco pinkish and green marble building that used to be the Max Factor special effects studio and factory, opened in 1935.
The bottom floor preserves Max Factor’s original four special effects studios, decorated to complement the coloring of blonds, redheads, brunettes, and what he dubbed “brownettes”.
The three upper floors and basement are crammed full of movie props and costumes and tributes to film stars, as well as Marilyn Monroe and Bob Ambition.
The basement exhibits include props and costumes from a variety of horror movies and TV shows.
Address: 1660 N Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA 90028, USA
American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood
Instagram guide to Hollywood – The Egyptian Theatre at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard was designed by architects Meyer & Holler for Sid Grauman.
It opened in 1922 with the first-ever Hollywood movie premiere, Robin Hood with Douglas Fairbanks.
It was the first of many theatres built by Sid Grauman, who opened the Chinese Theatre a block west some years later.
American Cinematique offers film- festival-style offerings all year long and tours of the Egyptian Theatre once a month.
Visit the Egyptian Theatre website for more information.
Address: 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
Musso & Frank Grill in Hollywood
Musso & Frank Grill on Hollywood Boulevard is Hollywood’s oldest restaurant, opened in 1919.
The menu hasn’t changed much since then, and some of the waiters have been around almost as long.
Address: 6667 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
“You are the Star” Mural
A great place to take pictures is at the “You are the Star” mural on Wilcox, merely south of Hollywood Boulevard, painted by Tom Suriya, puts you on the stage or screen with an audience of movie stars watching you.
Address: Wilcox Ave. & Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028
Pantages Theatre in Hollywood
Best Places To Take Photos In Hollywood – Pantages Theatre The 1929 Art Deco Pantages Theatre was built by Greek immigrant and movie theatre magnate Alexander Pantages.
The Academy Awards were held here in the 1950s. The elegant theatre continues to host touring Broadway productions.
Click Here for the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood Website.
Address: 6233 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
The Cinerama Dome opened at 6360 Sunset Blvd in 1963 as a prototype for what was intended to be hundreds of geodesic dome theaters, but the others were never built.
The 900 seat theater has a 32 by 86 foot curved screen. It is still under the auspices of Pacific Theatres, who have papered the original dome and surrounded it with a new building which includes supplementary theaters, a cafe bar, gift shop, offices, a gym, and parking structure.
Check out The Cinerama Dome Website for films playing.
Address: 6360 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
Rodeo Drive is one of those things to do in LA Instagram. In the heart of all the glitz and glamour sits Rodeo Drive.
Undeniably one of the most famous streets on the globe.
With more than 100 world-renowned stores and hotels comprising its three magnificent blocks within the Golden Triangle, it is easy to become lost in the street’s splendor and charm.
Made famous in many movies including Pretty Woman with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.
Address: Rodeo Dr, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Regency Bruin Theatre
Thanks to Quentin Tarantino’s new feature, “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” this historic Westwood cinema is a great location for an Instagram Snap.
Take your best Margot Robbie post standing in front of this fantastic theatre.
Address: 948 Broxton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024, United States
These Hollywood Instagram spots are the perfect places around Los Angeles to get the best pictures to share with your social media followers.
Enjoy your travels around Los Angeles as you enjoy the glitz and glamour of Hollywood.
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