21 Top Instagram Spots Austin, Texas

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Austin is vibrant and quirky and has a lot of Instagram photos that are cute and colorful.

This list contains our top Instagram-worthy spots in Austin. It will help you locate the most Instagrammable and photogenic locations. We hope you have as much fun visiting these amazing spots as we did.

21 Top Instagram Spots In Austin

These are our top 20 Instagram spots in Austin, Texas, from the colorful murals to the breathtaking views,

Greetings from Austin

One of Austin’s longest-standing murals is Greetings From Austin. It was first created in 1998, and it was restored in 2013. The mural is designed to look like a postcard and features many of the city’s most iconic landmarks, including the Texas State Capitol.

2 | Tau Ceti

This is one of our Austin Instagram favorites! The Tau Ceti mural, a trio made up of large rainbow-colored triangles that spans the entire wall, is tall and impressive. It is named after a star in Cetus constellation.

Austin Motel

Take a photo of the Austin Motel neon sign in South Congress. This retro-chic motel opened its doors for the first time in 1938. The neon sign has remained a landmark on the sidewalk since then.

You’re my butter half

One of the most adorable murals in the city is the You’re my Butter Half. It’s fun and lighthearted, making it a great spot for couples to take a selfie.

Hamilton pool

Hamilton Pool Preserve, a stunning Austin swimming hole, is located in a natural reserve. It is located 0.25 km from the parking lot. At times, there are 50-foot waterfalls that plunge into the pool.

I love you so much

The mural ‘I Love You so Much’ can be found on the side of Jo’s Coffee Shop on South Congress Avenue. The mural has a sweet backstory: It is believed that it was created in peace offering after an argument between Jo’s Coffee owners.

Blanton Museum of Art

The Blanton Museum of Art, located at the University of Texas Austin, is one of America’s largest university art museums. The museum houses both permanent and temporary exhibits that are amazing. It is one of Austin’s best attractions.

Photo Credit: Artist-designed building featuring colored glass windows, black marble panels and a redwood totem. (c)Ellsworth Kelly Foundation. Photo courtesy Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin

Some of the most beautiful Instagram shots are also available at The Blanton Museum of Art. Our favorite museum highlight is “Austin” by Ellesworth Kelly. The museum was designed by Austin, who also gave the design to the museum. It now serves as his legacy. Another highlight is the long stone staircase, surrounded by an installation of Teresita Fernandez artwork.

Photo Credit: Artist-designed building featuring colored glass windows, black marble panels and a redwood totem. (c)Ellsworth Kelly Foundation. Photo courtesy Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin

Love from Austin

This monochrome mural depicts Texas’ outline. It is located at the South Congress location of Prima Dora. You should visit the store to see all the quirky souvenirs and trinkets made by local artists.

Cute Nail Studio

Cute Nail Studio, Austin’s most vibrant nail salon, is self-described as a’mermaid-owned and anarcho-socialist feminist soft pastel LGBTQIA+ cult’. One of Austin’s most adorable Instagram spots is Cute Nail Studio’s exterior, which features a pastel rainbow explosion.

10 | Before I Die

You can add your own twist to any of Austin’s murals. There is an ever-changing list of things that people want to do before their death. It’s interactive and one of the best murals in Austin. Grab some chalk and start your “before I die” bucket list!

Don’t Mess With Texas

One of Austin’s most iconic murals, the Don’t Mess with Texas mural is a striking and colorful one. Make sure you take a picture at 6th Street and I35. This mural pays tribute to Texas’ status as the music capital of America and welcomes people to Austin’s 6th Street entertainment district.

Texas capitol

The Texas Capitol is one of the most famous capitols in the country and offers stunning photo opportunities.


South of Congress (or SOCO) is one of Austin’s most well-known neighborhoods. It is home to many independent shops and culture. The area is home to some of Austin’s most popular Instagram spots. The SOCO mural can be found on the Hudson Meat Market side facing South Congress Avenue.

Voodoo Donuts

Voodoo Doughnuts has over 50 deliciously named and flavoured donuts. The pink decor is great for Instagram photos.

15 | Mount Bonnell

Mount Bonnell, at 775 feet, is Austin’s highest point and a great spot to watch the sunset. The climb is more than 100 steps, but it offers spectacular views of Downtown Austin and the 360 Bridge.

Lady Bird Lake Boardwalk

Take a walk along Lady Bird Lake’s boardwalk for amazing views of Downtown Austin.

ATX at Whole Foods

A great Austin photo memory is the rainbow-striped ATX sculpture found at Whole Foods. Although it was temporarily out of commission for restoration, it has since been restored to its Whole Foods location.

360 Bridge Overlook

The 360 Bridge or Percy V. Pennybacker Junior Bridge is a spectacular view from the 0.5-mile out and back trail.

The Oasis, Lake Travis

The Oasis on Lake Travis offers one of Austin’s best sunset views. The Oasis on Lake Travis is a buzzing restaurant. If you are lucky enough to grab an outdoor table, the sunset views are unparalleled.

20 | Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge

The James D. Pfluger pedestrian bridge spans 700 feet above the Lady Bird Lake, connecting downtown Austin with Auditorium Shores or Butler Park

Congress Avenue Bat Bridge

If you’re in Austin from late Spring through early Fall (May to October), then visit the Congress Avenue Bridge at sunset. You will see more than 1 million Brazilian free-tailed Bats fly under the Congress Avenues Bridge. For approximately 45 minutes per night, the bats fly in formation and feed on insects such as mosquitos.

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