Instagram-worthy spots can be found anywhere

Mekala Valentin, Culture editor

With our generation’s desire to constantly up our social media game, knowing where the ideal place to take a photo is crucial. From beachy landscapes and to colorful graffiti walls, southern California is full of trendy, Instagram-worthy backdrops.

“One of my all-time favorite places that I took a photo at for my Instagram was the LACMA museum [in Los Angeles],” sophomore Mia Guadarrama said. “They have these trendy outside lamps and giant pieces of art. Unlike a regular museum, there are life size items so it makes it easier to get different angles for the specific photo I want.”

Whether it is a garden or a pink-colored wall, many nearby cities are also home to unique photogenic places. Some well-known ones are the Anaheim Packing House in Anaheim, Pacific City in Huntington Beach, and Irvine Spectrum Center in Irvine.

“Instagram isn’t really my go-to app, but when I do go to cool places like the Spectrum or Newport boardwalk, I like to put the pictures on my story,” sophomore George Castillo said.

The thing that makes a place “picture perfect” depends on what you are looking for. It may be a room that looks like it is upside-down, a giant bowl of dumplings you can sit in, or interactive walls or museum exhibits. It is up to your imagination.

“I personally love taking photos in front of murals,” junior Izabella Roeser said. “Some have butterfly wings on them, while others have words or sayings. My favorite is the giant pink wall in LA.”