Instagram Famous Spots, Secret Summer Locations


Courtesy of Cassie Ortiz

Freshman Cassie Ortiz and Sarah Richey go to the Lab Anti Mall for the first time and they loved all the cool shops and Instagram picture spots.

Emma Perron, Photojournalist

Do you ever see those cool Instagram pictures and wonder where the hidden spot is? Instagram spots will be a huge hit over the summer, giving people something to do and something to post. 

There are a lot of Instagram-famous secret spots all over Orange County, California. From beautiful scenery spots to hiking or taking a walk or Insta-worthy spots you have seen all over your feed, everyone has something.  

One famous hike that Instagram is famous for is Top of the World in Laguna Beach.

(W Ridge, W Ridge, Laguna Beach, CA 92651). The hike is around two and a half miles long and you can see Catalina Island to the west and San Gabriel Mountains to the north on a clear day. 

Another excellent and eventful hike is the Thousands Step Beach (31972 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651). The Thousands Step Beach is around 230 steps, which feels like a massive hike, but the end is worth it all. You can capture pictures on the beach and take unique photos. The best time is during golden hour for photos. 

The Lab Anti Mall (2930 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626) is a famous little hipster shop for hipster fashion people. The Lab Anti Mall has many favorite Instagram spots, such as the CD walk-through tunnel and other photo walls to take Instagram photos. This mall is also filled with great small businesses such as coffee shops, a no-waste, eco-friendly store, and thrifting! 

Sarah Richey (9) says that she “loves the Lab Anti-Mall. It was so cool to see the different locations for photos and to see all the neat little shops, and I love finding new places on Instagram and going to them.”

Another great Instagram famous spot is Anaheim Garden Walk (400 Disney Way, Anaheim, CA 92802). The Anaheim Garden Walk is an outdoor area with art murals all around through stairs, windows, and the rest of the property. The Anaheim Garden Walk is known for the color stairs that can have pictures taken on. 

A popular visited place is Carlsbad Flower Fields (5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008). This place is full of rows and rows of all types of flowers. You do need tickets to attend the flower fields but it is so worth it. You can either take pictures and walk around, pick flowers and buy them or sit and walk around at the Carlsbad Flower Field. This Instagram spot is used a lot as a trendy area.

These are just a few trendy famous Instagram locations. Over the summer, visit these locations, even if it is to look around. Have fun, be creative, and be yourself for Instagram but have some fun and adventure to these places for beautiful and in-style photos.