6 Most-Instagrammable Spots in Los Angeles

6 Most-Instagrammable Spots in Los Angeles

By Sarah Miller

Skyline of Los Angeles
Skyline of Los Angeles – Source

Most tourists who visit Los Angeles want to capture every picturesque moment they can while visiting the city. L.A. is the epitome of the Southern California lifestyle, and you should experience all the highlights. From palm trees on Sunset Boulevard to Hollywood star-spotting to beautiful beaches, there is always a reason to have your phone out for a quick Instagram pic. Make sure to stop at these six most-Instagrammable spots in Los Angeles on your next trip.

Wall Murals

So many wall murals brightly color the L.A. area that we couldn’t pick just one! A well-loved scene is the Paul Smith building’s Pink Wall on Melrose Avenue. This spot is the perfect solid background for whatever your heart desires. The Arts District is a hotspot for famous local murals. Here you will find the Bloom mural and the many brilliant Angel Wings. The Wrdsmth Mural is another favorite along with French honey bears along the same wall on Imperial Street. There are murals in every part of the city perfect for vacation pictures.

Urban Light at LACMA

This art installation, created by artist Chris Burden, is well known in the area as one of the most interesting Instagram spots. The 202 restored antique light posts are all lined up outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Many visitors choose to photograph the light posts during the day while others wait for the LED lights to turn on at night. The unique display of a group of cast iron lampposts makes this stop a worthy one in the L.A. area. Try taking a picture in sepia or black and white for an even more-dramatic effect.

hollywood sign
Hollywood sign – Image by David Mark and Pixabay

Runyon Canyon

Pack your hiking boots and catch a glimpse of nature while hiking through famous Runyon Canyon. Many L.A. natives use this beautiful recreational area as a place to stretch their legs on the weekends. You’ll also find many native plants along the way, including California sagebrush and plants that attract natural wildlife, such as elderberry and golden yarrow. The famous Hollywood sign is located in the hills of the canyon as well, making for a great photo op. Enjoy sweeping views of the city as you hike your way through the canyon.

Descanso Gardens

With a year-round growing season, glamorous gardens in the L.A. area are always blooming. The Descanso Gardens are an essential spot for those visitors looking for natural beauty in all forms. You’ll find gorgeous native trees surrounded by blooms in every color. The Oak Forest captures the particular growth habit of the leaning trees. If you’re looking for perfect beauty, consider stopping by the Camellia collection that boasts being the most extensive collection of its kind in North America.

Venice Beach
Venice Beach – Source

Venice Beach Boardwalk

There is always something going on at the Venice Beach Boardwalk. You’ll see brightly colored buildings, vast ocean views and street performers trying to earn an extra buck or two. Rollerblades and skateboards are commonplace on the boardwalk as are an array of “look-at-me” clothing and hairstyles. Snag a seat on a nearby bench and watch life walk by in all shapes, sizes and forms on the Venice Beach Boardwalk.

Griffith Observatory
Griffith Observatory – Source

Griffith Observatory

If you’re looking for an overall landscape view of the beautiful Los Angeles skyline, make sure to visit the Griffith Observatory, located on the edge of Griffith Park. You can learn a lot about the night sky at the observatory while also taking gorgeous pictures of the area from the building’s outside decks.

There are plenty of spots all over the area to tour and see on your next trip. From views of the city to iconic signs to plenty of people, there is always something to capture in LA. Make sure to stop at these six most Instagrammable spots in Los Angeles on your next trip to Southern California.

 

Sarah Miller is a writer, self-claimed nutritionist, and CrossFit junkie. She spends much of her time meal prepping and actively trying to beat personal records in the gym, but always enjoys a meditative walk through a nearby woodland area or near a lake.

 

Affordable Bus Tickets That Will Get You Home For Easter

Heading Home For Easter? Get Affordable Bus Tickets Online!

Easter or Resurrection Sunday is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion by the Romans. At GotoBus, you can find affordable bus tickets that will get you home for Easter.

Affordable Bus Tickets That Will Get You Home For Easter
Easter Bunnies

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GotoBus Making Joint Effort with Green Streets Initiative for Sustainability

Gotobus.com partnered up with Cambridge non-profit organization, bringing awareness to bus riders.

 Bus-travel search website GotoBus.com recently announced a new partnership with Cambridge local non-profit organization Green Streets Initiative. The endeavor will hopefully inspire more travelers to choose a sustainable way of traveling, especially for the Boston local communities.

Green Streets Initiative holds a Walk/Ride Day each month, asking participants to change their ways of commute for a day. As a result, commuters can reflect on the impact of the daily commute on finances, health, and the environment. As their most recent retail partner, GotoBus.com will be offering promo codes to Green Street Initiative active members. Starting from today, participants of Walk/Ride Day can receive a 5% off discount on bus tickets from New York to Boston.  The upcoming Walk/Ride Day will take place on Friday, March 29 (sign up here). 

Green Streets Walk/Ride Day Celebration

With the growing trend of eco-friendly commute and green travel, people are more conscious of the carbon emission of daily transportations. According to the 2018 energy report of U.S Energy Information Administration, trains and buses consume only 3% of total energy used by the transportation industry. As a leading bus-ticket booking platform in the U.S, GotoBus.com is dedicated to offering consumers affordable and eco-friendly alternatives for inter-city transportations. 

To emphasize on the daily commute by bus, Green Streets Initiative made June Bus Month, during which they will hold several public events for green travel commuters. A breakfast gathering will take place on June 28, 2019, at the Whole Foods Market in Somerville, MA.

Coach Run Adds New Bus Service From The Bronx To Boston

Traveling from the Bronx to Boston? Check out the new bus service

Coach Run Adds New Bus Service from NYC to Boston

Coach Run understands that going south of city to get into Manhattan, just to catch the bus and then  go back north again didn’t make much sense.

They paid attention,  listened to their customers’ requests and worked with their team to create a solution that will meet their travelers’ needs and will make them happy. With that in mind Coach Run has added a new bus service from the Bronx, NY

The New Departure Location in The  Bronx 

Citizens of the Bronx no longer  have to deal with the hassle that comes while making their way into Manhattan to catch a bus to Boston.

The New Departure Location in The  Bronx 

As you may hear all the time from locals and visitors alike, you don’t really need a car to get around NYC.  Well,  that’s so true. If you are familiar with the Metro, you can basically get to anywhere in the five boroughs by train.

The New Departure Location in The  Bronx 

The new departure location in the Bronx is near Pelham Bay Park Station. 

 Take the 6 Train Uptown to the last stop of the train which is  Pelham Bay Park Station. Once you arrive, get off the train and head south west along Bruckner Express Highway until you meet Middleton Rd. It is only 11 minutes walk considering you are a slow-pace walker like me.

At the intersection, cross the foot bridge to make sure you are on the same side as the baseball field. The specific departure location will be located on corner of the Bruckner Blvd (Baseball Field) – Intersection of Bruckner Bl & Middletown Rd, Bronx NY 10465

What are you waiting for? Get your Bronx Bus Tickets to Boston  for as low as $8. 

Visit https://www.gotobus.com/tickets/bronx-to-boston-bus/ for more information

 

Good Reasons for Choosing Bus Travel in Europe

Thinking about traveling by bus? Here are good reasons for choosing bus travel in Europe

Good Reasons for Choosing Bus Travel in Europe
The Tourist Town of St. Wolfgang in Austria

 1. Environmental friendly travel

One of the good reasons for choosing bus travel in Europe is the distance between cities and to know how close the countries are. For example, you can easily travel from Germany to France to Italy and back north to the Czech Republic in a matter of a few days, and, more important, for a very reasonable fee. Bus travel in Europe is one of the most affordable ways to travel these days, not to mention one of the most environmentally friendly! Because many European cities have very old city centers, modern transportation hubs like airports and train stations were built on the outskirts of these cities. However, buses are able to drive right into the city centers to drop passengers off, meaning that you’ll be able to get off the bus and waste no time in starting your exploration.

Good Reasons for Choosing Bus Travel in Europe
Yellow Bus from Student Agency Bus Operator

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CityBusExpress, Elabus, Andrade Voyage & National Express: Bus Travel Across Europe

Looking for Comfort, Affordable Prices & Excellent Service? CityBusExpress, Elabus, Andrade Voyage & National Express are among the popular ones!

CityBusExpress, Elabus, Andrade Voyage & National Express: Bus Travel Across Europe
Traveling Across Europe

You find yourself traveling in Europe and have the travel bug to explore every single corner of this beautiful continent, but unfortunately you are on a budget. Do not worry! CityBusExpress, Elabus, Andrade Voyage and National Express will take you across Europe without costing a fortune.

Here at Gotobus, we make it easier for you. We keep adding new bus routes and partnering with new bus companies all over the globe so that you don’t have to sweat about planning your trip.

CityBusExpress, Elabus, Andrade Voyage & National Express: Bus Travel Across Europe
Bus Coverage in Europe

 

CityBusExpress establishes the new standard in inter-city coach travel. They guarantee the best prices for travel between the most popular cities in Europe like Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Stuttgart, Cologne, Utrecht and Arnheim. Not only is travel between these cities exciting , but travel time on CityBusExpress, especially between Amsterdam and Berlin, is shorter when compared to other bus operators.

CityBusExpress, Elabus, Andrade Voyage & National Express: Bus Travel Across Europe

This bus operator spoils their riders with free drinks including beer. The professional steward (ess) will be handing out refreshing beverages, wipes and towels.  She/He will be checking on every passenger to be sure everyone is comfortable. Isn’t that quite something? Other amenities onboard are  Wi-Fi and a free movie. 

CityBusExpress, Elabus, Andrade Voyage & National Express: Bus Travel Across Europe
Elabus

Elabus is a very experienced bus company based in Poland. The company serves local and international travelers who are looking to travel in Central and Southern Europe.

This Bus Company provides service to well-known and attractive destinations such as Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Romania, Bulgaria Village and also cool places in the Adriatic Sea and the Black Sea.

Elabus delights its customers with high-class coaches that are fully equipped with adjustable seats, Wi-Fi, power outlets and individual airflows to cool you off in the hottest months. 

CityBusExpress, Elabus, Andrade Voyage & National Express: Bus Travel Across Europe
Andrade Voyages Bus

Andrade Voyage is a France-based bus company which specializes in transporting passengers between France and Portugal. Among popular departure points in France we have cities like Grenoble, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Toulouse, Bayonne, Montauban and Tarbes. Choose to arrive in your favorite city in Portugal such as Guimaraes, Porto, Braga, Guarda, Castelo Branco, Lisbon, Bombarral. 

CityBusExpress, Elabus, Andrade Voyage & National Express: Bus Travel Across Europe
Andrade Voyages Bus Operator

National Express Bus is the largest scheduled bus service operator in the UK. Among the popular cities listed,  you can book bus tickets to London, Birmingham, Bristol, Cheltenham, Cambridge, Leeds, Liverpool, Nottingham, Bath, Norwich, Canterbury, Swindon, Manchester, and more. It provides services across the UK by connecting more than 900 destinations. The amenities provided by National Express Bus are reclining leather seats, air conditioning, power outlets, WiFi on selected services, and toilets to make your journey comfortable. National Express makes sure that its coaches run on schedule and that they don’t make unscheduled stops on the majority of their services. However, they provide customers short rest breaks during long journeys.

CityBusExpress, Elabus, Andrade Voyage & National Express: Bus Travel Across Europe
National Express Bus

Now’s a great time to quickly look at these bus companies and plan your itinerary to be sure you are saving as much as you can. For more information about bus tickets in Europe visit https://www.gotobus.com/europe/

Discover New Worlds This Columbus Day Weekend!

Are you familiar with any of these places? Discover New Worlds This Columbus Day Weekend!

Discover New Worlds This Columbus Day Weekend!
Globe

Discover new worlds this Columbus Day Weekend! Every October, cities across the U.S. celebrate Columbus Day in honor of the famous explorer who kicked off the European Age of Exploration in the Renaissance when he sailed from Spain to the Caribbean, establishing a connection between the Americas and Europe. There’s even a catchy rhyme about Columbus’s journey that most of you probably learned in school at a young age: “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” This year, Columbus Day falls on Monday, October 12th, providing many people across the country with a well-deserved day off, making it a popular getaway weekend.

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Fall Foliage Around the Country

Have you taken a trip to see the Fall Foliage around the country? Don’t miss out!

Fall Foliage Around the Country
Kids Enjoying Fall Foliage

Isn’t fall a wonderful time? There’s a certain magic to the way everything seems to change before your eyes. Yes, we know the science behind why leaves turn from green to red, yellow, and orange, but that doesn’t change the fact that it is a truly amazing sight to behold. At GotoBus, we love everything about fall: the changing leaves, the cool breezes, the delicious pies (are you an apple or a pumpkin?). Since the weather isn’t too hot or too cold, we think it’s the perfect time for a weekend getaway to explore the great outdoors and snap some photos of the colorful forests. We have routes to cities all over the country and parts of Mexico at low prices that are good for any budget, and we know the best places to soak up the beauty of Fall Foliage around the country!

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Labor Day Weekend Getaways to Remember

Create Memories – Labor Day Weekend Getaways to Remember

Bus Tickets: Labor Day Weekend Getaways to Remember

Labor Day can be kind of bittersweet: on one hand, it provides everyone with a much-need break from their busy lives, but on the other, it unofficially marks the end of summer. This makes it a really popular time to sneak in one last weekend getaway while the weather is still nice. But with fun Labor Day Weekend events happening all over the country, it can be difficult to decide where to go. GotoBus always has your back in this department. We know all the best events in the coolest cities across the U.S., so keep reading for a list of activity ideas. We’ve tried to throw in a good mix for all ages!

New York

New York City is home to some of the best urban parks in the world. Everyone knows about crown jewel, Central Park, but there are countless others located around the five boroughs that are much less crowded. If you’re looking to have a pleasant, low-key day-off, why not grab a basket, a blanket, and a few close friends, and make your way to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, a 585-acre area filled with winding paths and enough tree coverage to make you forget that you’re in one of the busiest cities in the world. Alternatively, in Manhattan’s Bryant Park, you can see a free performance or participate in one of the activities program.

New YorK: Labor Day Weekend Getaways to Remember
Statue of Liberty

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