The 20 Most Instagrammable Spots In Austin Texas

Top 20 instagrammable spots in Austin: Austin Motel

Top 20 instagrammable spots in Austin: Austin Motel

What are the most instagrammable spots in Austin? You’ve come to the right place! Here are 20 of my favorites that I love showcasing on my Austin instagram account.

Austin, Texas: an instagrammer’s paradise. We’re known for our bbq, live music, famous murals, and spring-fed swimming holes.

You won’t have to look very far to find a bunch of Instagrammable spots in Austin, but here are a few ideas to get you started.


The 20 Most Instagrammable Places In Austin

1. The Texas State Capitol

The Texas State Capitol building

It’s right between the University of Texas Campus and downtown Austin, and if you’re a tourist here, there’s a good chance you’re already stopping by this building, the largest state Capitol in the country (except for the United States Capitol) for a tour.

1100 Congress Ave.

Also see: Top 10 Things To Do in Austin Texas

2. I love you so much mural

I love you so much mural in Austin

If you don’t take a picture here, were you even in Austin?

Psst: pro tip: go across the street and get a giant ice cream cone with rainbow jimmies from Amy’s, and take a picture of that in front of the mural!

1300 S Congress Ave.

3. mount bonnell

girl standing at mount Bonnell

Contrary to its name, “Mount” Bonnell is very kid-friendly! Yes, there are some stairs to get to the top, but the view is so worth it.

3800 Mount Bonnell Dr.

4. Franklin Barbecue

Exterior of Franklin Barbecue

20 most Instagrammable spots in Austin Texas: Franklin BBQ

The best Austin BBQ + one of the best places to take a photo for instagram! If you’re brave enough to stand in the line, instastory your way through the long wait…

900 E 11th St

Also see: how long is the line at Franklin BBQ?

5. lady bird lake boardwalk

There are so many places along the boardwalk where you can take an amazing photo of the water and the Austin skyline! I’m partial the the part on the south side of the lake between the South Congress bridge and the I35 Bridge. 

1820 S Lakeshore Blvd.

6. Whole Foods atx sculpture

ATX sculpture in front of Whole Foods

It’s cute by itself, and it’s also a great place to take a group picture if you’re visiting Austin for a bachelorette party! Plus, after your photo session you can go check out the flagship Whole Foods Market that started it all.. 

525 N. Lamar Blvd

7. Austin Library

Austin downtown library Austin downtown library

This isn’t your average library…it’s a HUGE $120 million with a rooftop butterfly garden, floating staircases, and a 37-foot-tall cuckoo clock. 

710 W Cesar Chavez St

8. greetings from austin

Greetings from Austin mural

So classic! The greetings from Austin (or “postcard mural”) happens to be right next to La Patisserie, a little French bakery that sells some of the best macarons and croissants in Austin. This would be a fun place to stop by in the morning!

1720 S 1st St

Also see: 34 Coolest Austin Murals

9. Torchys Tacos

Torchy's Tacos

20 most instagrammable spots in Austin: Torchy's Taco

Go to the flagship location on South Congress for the most quintessential Austin picture. 

1822 S Congress Ave.

10. Allen’s Boots

Allen's boots on South Congress

This must-visit store on South Congress has more than 4,000 pairs of boots on display!

1522 S. Congress Ave

11. Home Slice Pizza

piece of pepperoni pizza at Home Slice in Austin

And while you’re on South Congress and eating #allthecarbs, scoot a few blocks north to Homeslice Pizza for a photo with this famous NY-style pizza. 

1415 S Congress Ave.

Also see: the ultimate guide to south congress

12. Barton Springs or Deep Eddy Pool

Top 20 instagrammable spots in Austin Texas: Barton Springs


Most tourists go to Barton Springs, so Deep Eddy tends to be a little bit less crowded. But they’re both spring-fed, icy cold in the summer, and a great place to instagram your Austin experience. 

Barton Springs: 2131 William Barton Dr.

Deep Eddy: 401 Deep Eddy Ave.

13. austin motel

Top 20 instagrammable spots in Austin: Austin Motel

Let love in, baby. 

Psst: this place is so cute and iconic from the outside, but the retro pool is even better! Get a day pass if the weather is nice and enjoy that cool water!

1220 S Congress Ave

14. 360 overlook

Top 20 instagrammable spots in Austin: 360 pennybacker bridge

The 360 bridge is the best place to get a view of the Pennybacker Bridge and Lake Austin. 

5300 N. Capital of Texas Highway

15. Pfluger pedestrian bridge

Austin Maternity Photo Shoot at Lamar Pedestrian Bridge

If you’re walking on the pedestrian bridge (it runs parallel to the Lamar bridge over Lady Bird Lake) stop and snap a pic of the famous graffiti on the railroad tracks. 

100 S Lamar Blvd

Also see: The Ultimate Austin Bucket List

16. The view from the long center

view from the long center patio of downtown Austin

This has often been called the best view of downtown….and I agree! It’s a fun place to workout, hangout, or lounge during intermission at a concert at the Long Center.

701 W Riverside Dr.

17. elizabeth st cafe

Top 20 instagrammable spots in Austin Texas: Elizabeth Street Cafe

I mean….sooooo darling! The food is fantastic, but honestly the whole time I’m eating here I just want to be instagramming everything! 

1501 S First St.

18. The UT Tower

UT tower

Iconic. Noble. Historic. 

110 Inner Campus Dr.

19. cafe no se

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Swoooon! While we’re at it, pretty much everything inside the South Congress Hotel demands to be put on instagram. I just can’t help myself. 

1603 S Congress Ave.

Also see: 24 tried-and-true brunch spots for your Austin bucket list

20. mattie’s

Mattie's at Green Pastures

the bar at Mattie's at Green Pastures

Because how cool would it be to have a peacock on your instagram feed? #dinnerguests. 

811 W Live Oak St.

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Top 20 Instagrammable Spots In Austin Texas







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Tim Kirkpatrick
Tim Kirkpatrick
5 years ago

All of these are within miles from my place near Zilker. I’ve spent 2.5 years in Austin running a half to a whole marathon in total miles a week on the trails around Zilker and DT. It really has let me get out and about to really understand Austin as a pedestrian. We’re moving in to Colorado in June so I’ll miss Austin but I’ll keep following you.

I really have enjoyed your blog and Instagram over the time I’ve been here. You really represent the Austin experience and pepper it with h town spice from time to time. I wish you the best my friend with your new baby. I’m 47 with my third, a four month old to pair with my 11 yo and 25 yo.

Variety is the spice of life and that’s what’s in store for you. The opportunity to mix in this new life with who you are now, celebrating what’s to come with an open mind. We haven’t missed a step. My wife walks the mean stress of ATX with him everyday with me for coffee, lunch, dinner, you just adapt and keep moving forward.

Thanks for all of your contributions and beautiful content.