After a long year indoors, a birthday this year deserves to be celebrated with some extra panache. Wherever you choose to celebrate your birthday, you’ll definitely want memories to look back on. So pull out your phones, designate a photographer, and get camera ready. The best places to celebrate birthday parties on this list also happen to be some of the best places to take photos in LA. Though there are many Instagram worth spots in LA for a birthday party, here’s 10 to get you started.
1. Enjoy Lush Gardens At The Huntington
The Huntington offers a rich art collection, a beautiful botanical garden, and multiple venues for a perfect place to celebrate birthday parties of any size. The Huntington is great for milestone birthdays as the venues are luxe and upscale. Choose an an outdoor garden surrounded by verdant trees, a sun-drenched courtyard, or gorgeous terrace. But if you’re looking for something more on the casual side, join one of their Summer Evening Strolls with friends, walk around the Japanese Botanical Garden, or pose in the museum. The birthday pictures are going to be art themselves!
2. Pretend You’re In France At République
The French California cuisine or the cafe and bakery will instantly transport you to some of the best dining in France. And it’s incredibly Instagrammable to boot! No matter what time of day you decide to head there, the ambiance will be worthy of a photo. It’s almost like walking past a quaint French cafe that opens up with high ceilings, exposed brick, arched walkways, and stylish tile. In short, it’s breathtaking. République’s reputation exists for a reason, so don’t think it’s all views— the food is excellent. You can opt to book a private dining experience at their romantic alcove, enjoy a cozy enclave in the bakery, or watch the action going on in the open kitchen. The pictures will be great, but the memories will be even better.
3. Get Great Views At Upstairs
Vibes are key if you’re looking for Instagrammable places to celebrate birthday parties. Upstairs at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles is the kind of rooftop bar that brings the vibes. With its chic, bespoke design, open space, and great views, you’ll be celebrating your birthday in style. Enjoy an all day menu with appetizers and tacos, or head over for a birthday brunch. And don’t worry— the cocktail menu has plenty of options.
4. Celebrate Near The Venice Canals
Another LA destination that brings you to Europe without having to get on a plane. The Venice Canals might not be in Venice, Italy but they still bring all the charm. Stop by first for a stroll and a photoshoot with your friends, and then head to a restaurant nearby for a fun dinner. This dreamy hidden gem will look great in the golden glow of evening sun. Add in your loved ones? Picture perfect.
5. Take Pics In Front Of The Coolest Street Art
Whether you live in LA or you’re visiting, it’s always fun to play tourist to learn and see something new. A street art tour will bring you to some of the coolest, colorful graffiti with great stories behind them. Join a street art tour for your birthday to learn about the culture, history, and techniques behind urban art. If you’re looking for an Instagram worthy place to celebrate birthday festivities, a street art tour couldn’t be better. Get ready for vibrant art from local and global artists.
6. Head To Point Dume For A Day In The Sun
There’s no shortage of great beaches and trails in and near Los Angeles. Point Dume is one of the most picturesque places to celebrate birthday parties. The drive down alone is enough to make you want to stop at every vantage point and take pictures. A beach birthday picnic is easy to plan, fun, and of course, a lovely location. And for the after party, head to a restaurant or bar nearby. It’s a day well-spent and a birthday party worth taking lots of pictures of!
7. Lean Into Nostalgia At Player One Arcade
Player One gives us serious 80s vibes, from the games to the aesthetics. That makes it the perfect place to throw an 80s birthday party, complete with neon colors and big hair. Or pretend you’re in Hawkins with a Stranger Things theme. Regardless of the theme you choose, you’ll have fun playing a wide variety of arcade games and even a few rare ones. Enjoy wine, beer, and even Lunchables. Yes, Lunchables. You’ll get a high score for this birthday party.
8. Get Your Birthday Selfie With Mickey Mouse
Ok hear us out— Disneyland isn’t just one of those places to celebrate birthday parties for kids. Think about it! There’s Instagram worthy spots all over the parks, especially now that the Star Wars park is open. Who wouldn’t want a picture with a light saber?! Take photos all day with your favorite characters, eating a giant turkey leg, in front of Mickey’s Castle, dressing up as Jedi…the options are endless. Let’s not forget about the rides! It’s time to treat yourself with a little bit of Disney magic.
9. Book An Instagrammable Staycation
Why keep your birthday to one day when you can celebrate the whole weekend? LA has plenty of places to celebrate birthday parties that doesn’t limit the fun to just one day. A staycation is the perfect option to get some relaxing in and enjoy some of LA’s coolest homes. We like this one for it’s Moroccan-inspired design and pool! Grab your friends and lounge around. You can find homes with great views, unique design, and modern amenities. Your birthday has never looked this cool before.
10. Take Mouthwatering Photos On A Food Tour
Another great option for both locals in LA and those visiting is a a food tour! If your Instagram feed is full of delicious meals, a birthday party food tour is for you. Join a public tour or make it a private one to add on hands-on activities like cocktail making while exploring Downtown LA or Venice Beach. Your progressive meal will take you to cool restaurants, local favorites, and open your eyes to neighborhood gems. Food photos are the best kind of photos in our opinion!
Birthday parties are all about the memories, so why not take the best photos? Take pictures of mouthwatering dishes from unique restaurants, lounging by the pool in a Moroccan-inspired villa, or relive your childhood at Disneyland. No matter if you take a selfie or a group photo, you’ll be remembering this birthday party for ages.