Let’s be real with ourselves, sometimes you just have to “do it for the ‘Gram” without shame. Plus, now that we can brave the outdoors here in Phoenix without risking a surprise snow storm or sweltering 100 degree temperatures, it’s time to get those outdoor photos. To prepare yourself for the most impressive Instagram feed ever, check out our top spots for gram-worthy pictures in the Valley below.
1. Scottsdale’s LOVE Statue
Downtown Scottsdale (Scottsdale Civic Center Mall)
The beloved and recently restored art piece is back and ready to serve as the perfect prop for all your most romantic spring Instagrams. The piece, which was created by Robert Indiana, has become a pop culture icon and variations can be found around the world, including cities like New York, London and Tokyo.
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“I had no idea LOVE would catch on the way it did. Oddly enough, I wasn’t thinking at all about anticipating the Love generation and hippies. It was a spiritual concept. It isn’t a sculpture of love any longer. It’s become the very theme of love itself.” —Robert Indiana 💓We hope you're enjoying Robert Indiana's "LOVE" sculpture in the new location! If you haven't stopped by, visit this weekend during Sunday A'Fair free concerts in the park. P.s. @_smoca's new exhibition will be open and admission is free on Feb. 17.
2. Los Trompos
Part ride, part interactive art piece and one hundred percent Instagram worthy. The ten, brightly colored temporary art fixtures can be found around downtown Scottsdale ready for you to swing and sway on. Los Trompos was imagined by award-winning Mexican artists and designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena.
3. The Saguaro Scottsdale
Easily the Valley’s most Instagram-worthy hotel, The Saguaro Scottsdale will bring the fun pops of color and vibrancy to you need to your feed after a long winter. From the lobby to the stunning abstract mural by the pool and the solid-brightly colored walls around the property, there will be no shortage of backdrops for your next selfie.
4. Sun and saguaro mural
Downtown Scottsdale (Geisha A Go-Go)
This Instagram hit from last summer is too iconic not to revisit in 2019 — especially if you haven’t checked it out yet! The brightly colored depiction of a sun and saguaros that perfectly depicts a warm Arizona day was created by well-known Phoenix artist Lauren Lee. You’ve probably seen her other works around town as well, like in the mall or on a downtown Phoenix high-rise apartment building.
Some places are as useful as they are beautiful, and Teaspressa definitely checks the box for both with their out-of-this-world tea creations and ‘Gram-worthy aesthetic. From the “C’est La Tea” mural that greets you outside to the pink door, neon sign and hanging plants inside, there’s not a corner of this tea shop that isn’t #decorgoals.