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GOT AUSTIN: Austin's Best Photo Ops

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.

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Here are a few of our favorite Austin photo ops.

Stacked waters
Skulls mural in Austin
Austin Motel sign

Teresita Fernández: Stacked Waters  |  200 E. MLK Jr. Blvd

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.

Overhead shot of Lake Travis

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.

Austin restaurant interior

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 Nelson for President mural
LBJ lake and Austin skyline

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!

Bridge in Austin
Texas Capitol building ceiling
Mirror house at Justines

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”.