So you’re in Austin and trying to step up your Instagram game? Luckily for you, Austin is full of Insta-worthy photo spots that would be impossible for your followers not to “like”. Use this guide to tour around our beautiful city and take some great shots along the way.
“I Love You So Much” Mural
1300 S. Congress (Jo’s Coffee)
This is one of the most notable Instagram-walls in Austin. It’s hard to tell whether people are waiting in line to take a picture in front of the mural or if they’re waiting for Jo’s epic coffee, tacos or sandwiches. This public love letter was created by Amy Cook for her partner, Liz Lambert, who is a majority owner at Jo’s. The original mural was vandalized in 2011, but was shortly after restored for all to continue enjoying this great SoCo spot!
“I Hate You So Much” Mural
On the opposite end of the spectrum, a Rainey Street bar, Bungalow, created their own version of the “I love you so much” mural. While you’re at it, Rainey Street is a great area for pictures as it has a certain charm that 6th street can’t compete with!
“You’re My Butter Half” Mural
200 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.
Another significant wall in Austin for people to proclaim their love to each other is the “you’re my butter half” mural. Whether you’re taking a photo with your significant other or your BFF, this mural is prime for Instagram. This wall is located on the side of the Greater United Austin Building. This fun-loving mural definitely brightens up their building and the neighborhood.
“Greetings From Austin” Mural
1720 S. 1st and Annie
Talk about a classic picture perfect moment. If you really want your followers to know where you’re at, take a photo in front of this replica of a vintage Austin postcard. This mural was originally painted in 1998, but was restored in 2013 after donations from local businesses and community members who wanted to keep this mural bright and beautiful!
“Don’t Mess With Texas” Mural
6th and I-35
If you don’t fancy the postcard look, there’s another Austin mural that really captures the culture of the city!
“Jeremiah the Innocent” Mural
408 W. 21st and Guadalupe
Music runs deep in Austin and Jeremiah is the mural to prove it. Jeremiah is better known as the “Hi, how are you” mural. He first made his debut on the cover of Daniel Johnston’s “Hi, How Are You: The Unfinished Album” in 1983. Jeremiah became even more popular during Nirvana’s promotion for “Nevermind” when Kurt Kobain wore this image on a t-shirt. This beloved little guy is located right across the street from The University of Texas at Austin. It’s the perfect photo-op for lovers of music and amphibians!
Hope Outdoor Gallery
Not only is this a memorable spot for a photo, but you can actually join along in the street art fun and paint something yourself! These walls are constantly changing by the minute. Seriously. Even if you’re not there to paint your own masterpiece, there’s still plenty to look at and take pictures of.
3800 Mt. Bonnell Rd.
Now we’re diving into the Instagrammable spots that aren’t on walls. Your first stop should be Mount Bonnell. You can partake in a super easy hike that will take you to the top, overlooking Lake Travis and some giant houses. Make your way up there just before the sun sets if you really want a picture-perfect photo.
2100 Barton Springs Rd.
Zilker Park is not only a great place to get your outdoor fitness on, but to also take a photo of Austin’s beautiful skyline. This is a definite must-see!
900 E. 11th St.
Ahh, finally. The mecca of all food-worthy Instagram photos. Austin has some of the best BBQ in Texas, so you might as well plan to stop by the famous Franklin’s BBQ. Don’t expect to just walk up to the front of the line and get your food. I mean, this place is REALLY famous. People end up camping out for up to five hours just to get their brisket and beans. You will not regret the wait though because the food is to die for! (Just look at the picture, don’t you want your followers to be jealous of all the BBQ goodness?!)
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