The Most Instagrammable Places in Austin


Austin is a beautiful city...


From the iconic street art to the unique architecture and eye-catching skyline. So you can't be blamed for the irresistible urge to emblazon your Instagram with all of the images that illustrate the glory of living in Austin. If you want to embrace that practice to the fullest and really go to town, here's a round-up of the most Instagrammable places in Austin. If sharing selfies from all these local hot spots causes rampant jealousy among your friends and followers that don't live here, sorry. But not really.






The Umlauf Sculpture Garden


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The ultimate Austin spot to achieve zen and tranquility, the Umlauf Sculpture Garden presents plenty of photo ops to play statue or get some much enviable greenery shots. - 605 Robert E. Lee Rd.





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Get green thumb envy and enjoy plenty of Austin’s finest wildlife at the Zilker Botanical Garden. Perfect for garden themed photo ops and fairy picnics. - 2220 Barton Springs Rd.



Red Bud Isle


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Part amazing dog park, part hidden gem Red Bud Isle is reachable via both car, paddleboard, or kayak. The perfect place to take a swim with your 4 legged friend or watch the sunset. - friend or watch the sunset. - friend or watch the sunset. - friend or watch the sunset. - 3401 Redbud Trail



Barton Springs Pool


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Austin’s favorite natural spring is a little piece of utopia. Cool water, lounging on the grass, and epic scenery make it the perfect place to get your summer grams on. - make it the perfect place to get your summer grams on. - make it the perfect place to get your summer grams on. - make it the perfect place to get your summer grams on. - 2201 Barton Springs Rd.




The Top of Mt. Bonnell


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The best views in the city are only a hop, skip, and jump away...well actually a leisurely climb along some stairs. But the climb is worth it for the most far reaching views in the city. - 3800 Mt. Bonnell Rd.



Dirty 6th


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The bustling, oft intoxicated 6th street is the best street to wander down if you are looking for a good time. Complete with great street food, cocktails galore, street musicians, and gems like the giant jackalope at the aptly named Jackalope. - oft intoxicated 6th street is the best street to wander down if you are looking for a good time. Complete with great street food, cocktails galore, street musicians, and gems like the giant jackalope at the aptly named Jackalope. - 404 East 6th St.



Franklin's BBQ




The lengthy lines at the ever so popular Franklin’s BBQ are well worth the wait for the juicy, tender goodness. Grab a cooler, some chairs and be prepared to get in line for meat heaven. - 900 East 11th St.




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Uncommon Objects Antiques and Vintage Shop is basically one giant store of Instagram opportunities. Bedecked with everything from a wall of antlers to taxidermy, antiques phones, signs and more; get ready to play cross century dress up. -  1602 Fortview Rd



ACL Live At The Moody Theater



The intimate and picturesque Moody Theater has been home to artists ranging from The National, Widespread Panic, and even Willie Nelson. Take a pic with the statuesque Willie and head inside to try to get a real one with him. - 310 West Willie Nelson Blvd



Greetings From Austin




What better way to say welcome to Austin and give your friends a healthy dose of FOMO than a beautiful postcard of Austin right on the side of the iconic Roadhouse Relics. - 1720 South 1st St.



The Texas State Capitol


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Get a healthy dose of Texas history with a tour through the stately Capitol building. Plus plenty of opportunities to pose with Bush portraits and historical statues. - 1100 Congress Ave



You're My Butter Half Mural



Another great piece of street art, another chance to proclaim your love. Located on the side of the Greater United Austin Building, this bright mural is worth a stop in this neighborhood. - 2000 E. MLK Blvd



Hope Outdoor Gallery



This once concrete wasteland was rebirthed into an outdoor gallery for Austin’s finest and brightest street artists. Constantly updated art makes it the perfect place for photo ops. - 1101 Baylor St.



"I Love You So Much" at Jo's Coffee


 

The "I love you so much" sign on the side of Jo's Coffee has become the most iconic piece of street art in Austin. Perfect for engagement photos, wedding photos, or just waiting for coffee. - 1300 S. Congress



The W Hotel Pool



The W Hotel rooftop pool is one of the hottest hangs in the city, literally bc it's that much closer to the sun. Get your tan on all year round and ogle the B-list celebrities as you look down upon the plebeians of downtown Austin. - 200 Lavaca St.



Lamar Pedestrian Bridge



The pedestrian bridge connects the north and south parts of Lamar along the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail. Expect tons of fit Austinites jogging, scenic pup pics, and perfect sunsets. - Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail, Austin, TX



The Long Center



The Long Center Performing Arts Center is not only one of the most picturesque views of the city but also hosts some of the best artistic acts. Stop by for a selfie, stay for a ballet, musical, concert, or Do512’s own Sound & Cinema movie series all summer long. - 701 W. Riverside Dr.



Zilker Park



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Home to ACL, the Kite Festival, Fun Fun Fun Fest, and many a Sunday volleyball game; Zilker Park is the pride and joy of Austin. From popular ‘Gram Zilker Bark to pics of Barton Springs or the Greenbelt, Zilker is sure to be tagged in many of your photos. - 2100 Barton Springs Rd.



University Of Texas Tower

 

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The statuesque tower is right smack dab in the middle of University of Texas. A focal point of the university to statue pay homage to football wins and other feats. - 110 Inner Campus Dr.




6th Street Historic District


This mural absolutely screams "HEY EVERYONE LOOK AT ME I'M IN AUSTIN RIGHT NOW." But it's a sexy piece of street art nonetheless. - East 6th Street & I35



Hi, How Are You


Daniel Johnston's classic image has adorned this campus-area wall since 1993, when the Sound Exchange record store commissioned Johnston to paint a mural of his 1983 album cover, which had become widely recognizable after Kurt Cobain wore the image on a t-shirt during Nirvana's promotion of Nevermind. When in Austin be sure to get your photo ops in here . - 408 West 21st St.



Auditorium Shores at Town Lake



The Stevie Ray Vaughan Memorial is located at the intersection of Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail (South 1st and Riverside), first installed in 1994 and often has flowers and other devotions at its base. Plus, great views of the Austin skyline from this spot. - 800 W Riverside Dr.




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