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Pose, snap, share: An Instagram guide to #Losangeles

Movie making is not the only thing that puts Los Angeles on the map. In 2013 the city also ranked as the third most Instagrammed city in the world. While it doesn’t take much to make palm tree-lined boulevards, sun-kissed beaches and Californian tans look good on camera (#nofilter needed), let’s take a closer look at what makes this urban paradise so pleasing to the lens.

The best photo-ops in LA

#VeniceBeach (875,279 Instagram images and counting) – Perfect for people-watching and capturing the eccentric spirit of the city. Mash up skateboarders, bodybuilders and beautiful street art for an#instacool collage.

#WalkOfFame (145,998) – Take a stroll down Hollywood Boulevard to pay tribute to the city’s entertainment elite. Don’t miss out on an opportunity for a quick #selfie with your favorite Hollywood star. The brass ones on the sidewalk, that is.

#RodeoDrive (118,322) – While we’re not all lucky enough to be able to splurge on Richard Gere’s store credit (Pretty Woman, anyone?) – Instagramers on a budget will find lots of snap-worthy spots along this high-end shopping street.

#HollywoodSign (109,724) – No LA trip is complete without a great shot of the world famous Hollywood sign. For the best angled shot of the landmark, head over the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland Avenue or visit Griffith Park Observatory. The latter offers a spectacular view of the city and some scenic walking trails bound to keep your Instagram feed busy.

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Your top #hashtags in the City of Angles

Make sure you hashtag your photos with #LA, #losangeles, #LAlife and #LaLaLand. #California is a good one too.

Instagram accounts to make you want to stay in LA forevah

@jonathan360, @laurenlemon and @jeremiahgallagher capture the energy, beauty and everyday life that makes this city so unique.

Your trusted wifi hotspots

The city of Los Angeles offers many free wifi hotspots. Before heading out, be sure to consult this handy city guide to find out where.

Images by: Top: Neil Kremer (top), from top left to bottom right: Christian Haugen, Nicki Mannix, Marika Bortolami (all Flickr / Creative Commons), Unsplash

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