Los Angeles and the surrounding area are filled with gorgeous scenery and communities. Palm Springs is one of them. Although anyone can appreciate the beauty of this city, it’s become particularly popular among Instagrammers in recent years.
Visit the area once, and you’ll immediately see why. Of course, you may not be able to do that just this moment if you don’t live in LA.
That doesn’t mean you can’t learn more about the photogenic qualities of Palm Springs. This info may be valuable if you’re planning a trip to the area in the near future. To better understand why you should stop by Palm Springs (camera or smartphone on hand when you do) during your visit, consider the following points:
Why Palm Springs is an Ideal Instagram Destination
Moorten Botanical Garden
It’s not uncommon for people who haven’t spent much time in LA to think of it as a “concrete jungle” like so many other major cities. This is understandable, and likely due to pop culture depictions, which tend to focus on the urban qualities of the region while overlooking its natural beauty.
Fortunately, that natural beauty is abundant. It also spreads from the city throughout the surrounding area. A relatively quick trip out of the city to Palm Springs gives you the opportunity to enjoy a visit at Moorten Botanical Garden. Although the arboretum is technically privately-owned, it’s open to the public, showing off upwards of 3000 varieties of area plants. The Moorten Botanical Garden’s collections primarily display cacti, giving you the chance to learn more about the natural qualities of the overall region. Just be sure to check visiting hours online before planning your trip!
Check Out Iconic Hotels
Century Park is the ideal spot to stay in when visiting West LA. However, if you’re heading out of the city to get some pictures in Palm Springs for a day, we certainly wouldn’t discourage you from snapping a few photos of key hotels in the community. Their unique looks have made them popular locations for impromptu Instagram photoshoots.
The Saguaro is one option to consider. The designers of this hotel have embraced a dynamic color scheme that completely does away with the idea of subtlety. Share a few pictures of this spot, and you’re sure to make an impression on your Instagram followers.
The Ace Hotel is an ideal option if you’d like pictures that appear more modern and low key. While pictures of the Saguaro often look like they were snapped by a hip blogger, pictures of the Ace Hotel look like they belong in high-class fashion magazines.
Head Over to Joshua Tree
If you’re already willing to travel to Palm Springs during your LA trip, you might decide to venture a little further before heading back to the city. Pay a visit to Joshua Tree National Park if you do so. Its gorgeous landscape may be the greatest embodiment of the natural beauty to be found in and around LA.
Feel free to ask our staff for more recommendations if you decide to visit Palm Springs. We know the region well, and would be happy to help you make the most of your trip!