From beautiful parks to colorful restaurants!
Just admit it. We’ve all done it. We've all gone on a social media hunt trying to find the best photo spots around Dallas because we're a little bored of all the same places.
Sure, populating the Instagram feed is easy when you’re on vacation. But, let’s face it — sometimes the day-to-day in D-town can feel a bit bland.
Well, it’s about to get real — Insta real. Here are 32 unique spots to strike a pose in-and-around Dallas to freshen up your feed.
Where: 4421 N Versailles Ave, Dallas, TX 75205
If the street name is any indication of anything, it means you'll have tons of beautiful European-inspire architecture to strike a pose in front of. Fountains, gazebos, and surrounding estates can be your backdrop.
Where: 3009 Commerce St., Dallas, TX 75226
This downtown boutique has a few massive, pastel-colored murals surrounding the building. Some even have inspiring words!
Klyde Warren Park
Where: 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201
It’s Dallas’ version of Central Park, which means you need to take a photo of this deck of green space. There are always Instagrammable activities happening, too — from yoga to dancing, food trucks to festivals, and other social events.
Where: 3121 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75225
The restaurant's pink exterior will give you enough content for a whole photo set, but there's even more to pose in front of inside.
Love Shack Fancy
Where: 29 Highland Park Village, Dallas, TX 75205
There's a dreamy floral photo set up outside of the Highland Park shop. It's sure to make everyone stop scrolling and wish they were in Wonderland with you.
Where: 601 S Pearl Expy, Dallas, TX 75201
There are plenty of statement-making live props to choose from at this plant and flower shop, located right across from the Dallas Farmers Market, which also happens to be a decent Instagram go-to.
Where: 1914 Commerce St. 19th floor, Dallas, TX 75201
This glam rooftop scene on the 19th floor of The Statler is made for fruity drinks — and fun photos — with a view that’s been called one of the most Instagrammable of downtown. Plus, did we say there’s a pool?
Otto’s Coffee and Fine Foods
Where: 1321 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75202
Coffee ’grams will forever be in vogue. Get yours at this Viennese-style café at The Adolphus, the historic hotel downtown.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
Where: 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218
Getting in touch with nature is always a good idea and the Dallas Arboretum has all of the lush blooms and greenery you could imagine — plus views of White Rock Lake. So stop and smell the flowers, and be rewarded with post-worthy pics.
Hotel Crescent Court
Where: 400 Crescent Ct, Dallas, TX 75201
A favorite location for Dallas fashionistas, The Crescent's towering arches and the cute atrium create a sophisticated-chic vibe for any type of snap.
The Eye at The Joule
Where: 1601 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201
Play eye spy with this now-signature 30-foot-tall eyeball sculpture by artist Tony Tasset in downtown Dallas. It’s kinda weird, but all Dallasites have done it.
The Traveling Man
Where: Swiss Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
The stainless-steel robot man is made by local artist Brad Oldham — it’s like Dallas’ version of Oz’s Tin Man. It’s on the northeast side of the Deep Ellum Rail Station. But, at 38-feet-tall, you won’t have trouble finding it.
White Rock Lake
Where: 8300 E Lawther Dr, Dallas, TX 75218
From sunrise to sunset, this iconic Dallas lake is always a good idea and there are plenty of picturesque places along the nine-mile loop.
Where: 5310 Junius St, Dallas, TX 75214
There's a whole garden to explore, and it'll surely have your photos looking enchanted!
Where: 1 Highland Park Village, Dallas, TX 75205
Hailing from NYC, the new Highland Park restaurant, Sadelle's, has all the chicness of a Parisian café, with pops of bright color throughout the building. Every pic taken here is so cute!
Highland Park Village
Where: Highland Park, TX 75205
This shopping mecca is quite magical — with beautiful Spanish-influenced architecture, a historic movie theater, overarching trees, luxe shops, and glittery stringer lights. On any given day, you’ll probably see a fashion blogger shooting there, too.
Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge
Where: Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Dallas, TX 75207
The Santiago Calatrava-designed bridge has become almost as iconic to the city skyline as the ball in the sky that is Reunion Tower — which means it’s an Instagram mainstay with multiple angles that never get old. Take the photo from the pedestrian footbridge or the Trinity Groves area, though. Safety first.
Trinity River Audubon Center
Where: 6500 S. Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas, TX 75217
We're not sending you here for bird pictures, we're sending you here because we can't resist the ultra-cool look of the event building. It gives you a whole view of the surrounding wildlife habitat.
Dallas Heritage Village
Where: 1515 S. Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75215
There are tons of old houses to snap a pic in front of in this historic bit of Dallas.
Magnolias Sous Le Pont
Where: 2727 N. Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201
With a bright blue exterior like this, it's hard to avoid taking a photo or 10 in front of this French café.
Dallas Farmers Market
Where: 920 S. Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201
The endless stalls of flowers, plants, and artesian goods will serve as a good backdrop.
Where: 210 E. Eldorado Pkwy, Little Elm, TX 75068
Send out vacay vibes by swinging by this waterfront hang-out at the beach in Little Elm. Insta scrollers will think you’re in some sort of tropical paradise. It’s not technically in Dallas, but a lot closer than the Caribbean.
Lavender Ridge Farms
Where: 2391 Co Rd 178, Gainesville, TX 76240
Fields of lavender, surrounding oak trees, and a cute café near an Iris garden are waiting for you to strike a pose.
Where: 4601 Lakeside Dr, Dallas, TX 75205
Scoring major cuteness points, this park is nicknamed "Teddy Bear Park" for its whimsical, larger-than-life sculptures. It’s a virtual care-bear cuddle that will have the Instagram likes rolling in.
Where: 415 W. Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208
After grabbing a pop for yourself, pose with the giant popsicles to prove your stop.
Where: 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway
It's like a little Croation village in the middle of Texas. It has a lovely charm that'll add perfectly to your IG feed.
Deep Ellum Murals
Where: Deep Ellum, Dallas, TX 75226
Let the walls do the talking, with the artsy-edgy collage of Deep Ellum murals that offer up a colorful background for your next post.
Rooftop At CANVAS Hotel
Where: 1325 Botham Jean Blvd, Dallas, TX 75215
Nothing beats this rooftop view of the Dallas skyline, especially at night.
Where: 300 Reunion Blvd E., Dallas, TX 75207
While it may be one of Dallas' most well-known tourist attractions, nothing can replicate the view behind you.
Where: 2850 N. Harwood St Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75201
It looks so quaint and British. Who wouldn't want to have a snap of this to look back at?
Sweet Tooth Hotel
Where: 877 Watters Creek Blvd, Allen, TX 75013
Just outside of Dallas is a quirky museum filled with endless neon photo ops. Think Meow Wolf, but with a sweet tooth.
Where: 331 Singleton Blvd Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75212
This eclectic marketplace in Dallas has walls filled with different murals different than the ones in Deep Ellum.
This article has been updated since it was originally published on August 8, 2018.
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