From iconic street art to the eye-catching skyline, Austin has no shortage of options when it comes to Instagram-worthy locations. We’ve rounded up a few our favorite photo ops here in town, ranging from tourist hot spots to lesser known places favored by locals.
No Filters Necessary
Here are a few of our favorite Austin photo ops.
As one of the permanent museum collections, Stacked Waters welcomes visitors with color and illusion into Blanton’s atrium.
‘Till Death Do Us Part | E. 7th St and Waller St
There are a few “’till death do us part” murals in Austin but this one takes the cake. Perfect spot for a couples shot!
The Famous Austin Motel Sign | 1220 S. Congress Ave
Located on South Congress, this historic and quirky motel provides the quintessential Austin experience.
You’re My Butter Half | 2000 E. MLK Jr. Blvd
One of the most romantic murals in Austin and the perfect place to propose, take adorable photos or just proclaim your love.
Mount Bonnell | 3800 Mount Bonnell Dr
One of Austin’s oldest tourist attractions and the perfect place to see all that Austin has to offer: views of downtown, Lake Austin, and the surrounding hill country.
Hi, How Are You? | Guadalupe and 21st St
One of America’s most famous pieces of street art, this mural can be found on anything from T-shirts to baby onesies.
The Juke Box at June’s All Day | 1722 S. Congress Ave
June’s gets all the details right – cafe tables, shiny checkered floors, a jukebox, and also a dog-friendly patio.
I Love You So Much | 1300 S. Congress Ave
The simple green wall with the spray-painted words has become an iconic cult spot for couples to take a photo.
Greetings From Austin | 720 S. 1st St
There are few streets with more character than South 1st and the postcard mural, “Greetings From Austin” has become the go-to spot to snap a selfie in Austin.
Willie For President | 1415 S. Congress Ave
He has our vote! Snap a picture in front of this colorful mural located on the south side of STAG Austin.
Congress Bridge | 305 S. Congress Ave
The Congress bridge is a must on the photo op list, especially in the evenings when the sun starts to set and the bats start flying out from under the bridge.
Smile! Even If You Don’t Want To | S. Congress and Elizabeth St
Such a good reminder and it won’t be hard to after treating yourself to a Hey Cupcake cupcake next door!
The Pennybacker Bridge | Capital of Texas Highway
An iconic symbol of Austin! Be sure to hike the trail up to the picturesque views of the bridge, lake and hill country.
The Texas State Capitol | 1100 Congress Ave
Everything is bigger in Texas! The Capitol offers tons of great photo ops, especially the famous domed ceiling.
Justine’s Brasserie Mirror Room | 4710 E. 5th St
Head over to this East Austin restaurant to enjoy dinner on the patio, amongst the disco-ball bedazzled trees and then after dinner, be sure to take a quick photo in their mirrored “infinity room”.