53 Most Instagrammable Places in Dallas in 2024 (Map & Photos)

Looking for the most Instagrammable places in Dallas?

Well, this post has been a long time coming!

I’ve lived in Dallas since 2015 and have been an Instagram Influencer since 2017.

Within that time, I’ve discovered plenty of places that have made it onto my Instagram because of their beauty.

But it definitely hasn’t been easy.

Since moving to Dallas from Los Angeles, I’ve had the mindset that this city isn’t very Instagrammable.

There aren’t enough colorful houses or buildings, for one. We aren’t near mountains or the beach. There’s not a whole lot of nature.

But when making this post, I’ve realized there are plenty of gram-worthy Dallas photo spots in this city. You just need to look hard enough to find them!

The challenge is worth it!

It forces me to use my creativity muscle, and each new place I find brings me so much joy!

Sure, you could go through my Instagram and pick out the Dallas posts, but I figured I’d make it much easier for you!

Without further ado, I bring you the 53 most Instagrammable places in Dallas!

(Check out this post of the 24 most photo-worthy places in Fort Worth if you’re exploring the greater DFW area!)

Map of Locations

Parks & Nature

1. White Rock Lake Docks

This is the biggest lake in the immediate Dallas area and it offers so many different photo opportunities! The docks at the lake are especially Instagrammable. If you’re looking for Dallas photo spots, add this one to your list!

2. Around White Rock Lake

While you’re at White Rock Lake, don’t miss out on the potential for wildflowers and safari-like views!!

It requires a bit of location scouting and vision, but this is definitely an Instagram-worthy place in Dallas! I’m actually right next to the road in this photo!

Winfrey Point

Winfrey Point is right around White Rock Lake and the grass here is always changing.

My favorites are when the little white flowers are in bloom or when the grass is tall like it is here!

You can read more in my guide to White Rock Lake.

3. Cedar Ridge Preserve

This is a recent discovery that I can’t wait to return to! Cedar Ridge Preserve is free to enter and this spot requires a hike. How incredible is this view, though?

4. Lakeside Park

This is hands-down one of my favorite parks in Dallas and is also one of the most Instagram-worthy places in Dallas.

My husband, Harrison, actually proposed to me on this bridge! Read this post to see all of the different areas of Lakeside Park. And don’t miss the giant stone teddy bears at the end of the bridge!

5. The Dallas Arboretum

The Dallas Arboretum is one of my go-to places when finding a photo spot. And this reflecting pool is definitely my favorite spot at the Arboretum!

6. Flippen Park

This park has the prettiest gazebo in Dallas, hands down. Check out more here!

7. Turtle Creek Parks

See more angles of these beautiful parks on this post!

8. Trammell Crow Park

Trammell Crow Park has great views of the Dallas Skyline, but I’d recommend bringing a zoom lens so the city appears larger in the background. You can see exactly what’s in my camera bag here!

Urban

9. Lovers Lane DART Station

I love the symmetry of this DART station! There is a crossing path that goes right over the train tracks which makes for great photos!

Just be safe and be aware of trains coming!

This is not a tripod-safe place, in my opinion. People are constantly walking around this area not to mention the trains are constantly coming in and out).

10. Lemmon Lake railroad

I call this the Lemmon Lake railroad because we discovered it while looking for Lemmon Lake (which we never found).

The actual location of this railroad is on Simpson Stuart Rd. This is an active railroad, so be safe!

11. Mockingbird Station Pedestrian Bridge

When people think of Instagram-worthy places in Dallas, they probably don’t think of Mockingbird Station. But it actually has a ton of cute photo spots! My go-to is the bridge, which is where you’ll find these stairs.

The University Crossing Trail runs right over the bridge, and the stairs are located on the south side of the bridge after it crosses Mockingbird.

12. Mockingbird Station Stairs

Looking for a pop of color on some stairs? Look no further! Just beware- DSLR photography is not permitted here, so shoot at your own risk! Or use a phone, and/or just keep an eye out for security.

13. The Crescent Hotel

The Crescent Hotel is especially beautiful during Christmastime when they’re all decked out for the holidays!

14. Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge

Looking for one of the best Dallas photo spots featuring the Dallas skyline? This bridge blends incredible views of Dallas with the neat architecture of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge!

To get there, head towards Trinity Groves, turn onto Gulden Lane, then make a right into the parking lot before it veers left.

15. Flea Style

I love the colorful, pink murals outside of Flea Style!

When you’re done shooting your photos, head inside to shop for some gorgeous clothing, accessories, and more!

16. Corner of Main and Ervay

Of all the Dallas Instagram spots, this one offers the most Parisian view! The architecture here is really what makes this spot Instagrammable.

17. Highland Park Village criss cross wall

If you need a statement background with a garden feel, this pretty wall does the trick!

18. Highland Park Village Stairs

These Spanish tile stairs always make for a gorgeous backdrop! You’ll find stairs like these in a few places within Highland Park Village, but the ones pictured here are in the back across from the movie theater.


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19. The Adolphus Hotel

I love the interior of the Adolphus Hotel! It is beautifully designed with eclectic vibes, rich leathers, and oriental carpets!

And the pool has a pretty cool side view of Dallas.

20. Stanley Korshak at the Crescent

This is one of the best Dallas photo spots for fashion bloggers. The whole shopping area is absolutely beautiful! The high-end designer stores surround a pretty courtyard with gorgeous architectural details.

21. Highland Park Town Offices

Here’s one of my favorite lesser-known Dallas photo spots.

There are several sections of the Highland Park Town Offices that are Instagrammable. For one, there’s a Spanish tile fountain, right in the middle, while yet another shows off the cute style of the building itself.

The HP Town Offices Garden

If you want a more nature-filled vibe, the Highland Park Town Hall also has a garden. Here is the view overlooking the pretty green garden area!

22. The Beauty Bar Cherry Wall

This one can be a challenge to shoot if you’re going during the daytime. If you want a front-facing shot, where the wall is parallel to your camera, you’d actually have to photograph from across the street, since the sidewalk is narrow. (Or use a wide-angle lens to capture a wider view.)

My suggestion: shoot this photo at an angle!

23. Love Shack Fancy

Look no further for the cutest storefront in Dallas!

Located at Highland Park Village, Love Shack Fancy will satisfy all of your floral storefront photo dreams!

24. Highland Park United Methodist Church

For the closest thing you’ll find to castle vibes in Dallas, head to Highland Park United Methodist Church!

I’d advise not trying to shoot photos on a Sunday since that tends to be its most crowded day! Of course, if you want to go to attend church, by all means, head there on a Sunday! 🙂

25. Bishop Arts District

There are so many cute murals, coffee shops, record stores, and more at the Bishop Arts District!

26. Dallas Heritage Village

This place is unlike any other and so it definitely made my list of Dallas Instagram spots. You get to learn about the history of this city while seeing how people lived way back when! Learn more here!


Looking for things to do in Dallas? Check out this post on 101 Things to Do in Dallas!


27. The Dallas Farmers Market

The Dallas Farmers Market is not just Instagrammable, it’s also one of my top recommendations for things to do in Dallas! Go on the weekend when The Shed is open so that you can shop local produce!

If a weekday is your only option, you can still check out The Market, the indoor section of the Dallas Farmers Market. This section has several food stalls and shops.

28. West Village murals

These murals are located in the West Village parking garage and are situated without any parking in front of them!

Score! That makes for a great photo, y’all!

I know people often turn to Deep Ellum when mural hunting, but the problem there is that there are so many murals blocked by parked cars!

Not a problem here!

The only thing is if you want to capture the whole mural on a phone or non-wide-angle lens, you’ll need to keep an eye out to make sure cars aren’t coming!

Restaurants

29. Sadelle’s

This has to be one of the prettiest restaurants in Dallas! Since it opened in March of 2022, it’s graced Highland Park Village patrons with a ton of natural lighting, gorgeous colors, and tasty food!

There’s an adorable patio area outside with giant teal-and-white umbrellas, too!

Reservations are recommended, though you can always try to get a table as a walk-in. If you can’t get a table or just want to grab something to go, they also have a cafe attached where you can order coffee and treats.

30. Garden Cafe

This place did farm-to-table before it was cool. And how breathtaking is their garden??

31. City Hall Bistro at The Adolphus

The City Hall Bistro is located in The Adolphus Hotel, and they complement their food with some beautiful interiors! See more here!

32. Bubbas

While you’re getting your 50’s-themed shot at Bubbas, be sure to stop in for the most delicious biscuits and rolls. Definitely one of the best- and tastiest- Dallas photo spots for retro photos.

33. Boulangerie

This French-style patisserie should definitely be on your list if you’re visiting Lower Greenville!

34. The Conservatory at the Crescent Hotel

Read about our staycation at the hotel here!

I love this restaurant because it is surrounded by tall glass windows!

35. Urban Taco

Urban Taco has such a cute outdoor patio and several Instagrammable walls inside.

And when you’re there, don’t forget to look down when you walk in for a cute tile floor! (Of course, you might want to wear cuter shoes than the ones we’re wearing here! But you can imagine its potential!)

36. Mercat Bistro

Mercat Bistro is the place to go for a good food flat lay shot!

Their assorted dishes along with the marble tables and subway-tile walls are just begging to be photographed!

37. Whisk Crepes Cafe

I love the look of this little crepe shop! If you want to get a photo like this, visit during their less crowded hours!

38. Magnolias Sous Le Pont

This coffee shop is so cute and delivers delicious coffee and treats alongside its gorgeous decor. One of the best Dallas photo spots for cute and colorful cafe vibes!

A bit further out

39. ShangriLlama

Putting an animal as cute as a llama into your Instagram photos is a surefire way to get some likes!

These cute furry friends are at ShangriLlama, where you can get a Llama Llesson from Mama Llama.

It’s great for families, friends, and couples!

Here’s where you can get a Groupon at a discounted rate!

Read all about our Shangrillama experience here (we’ve been twice now, we love it that much!).

Curious about what this place is?? I would be too.

All I can tell you is it is located in Royse City, but due to the privacy of the llamas and their human family, they only give out the address if you book a llama lesson or a llama walk.

40. Lynn Creek Park

I love this spot because it is one of the few places where you can find sand in Dallas! But there is plenty to do at Lynn Creek Park besides relax in the sand and take photos! Check out these fun activities!

41. Rockledge Park at Lake Grapevine

You’ll find this cool spot a little bit of a drive away from Dallas. There is an entrance fee but it’s worth it! Make an afternoon out of it by bringing a picnic!

42. The Harbor Rockwall

Rockwall is a bit outside of Dallas but offers the prettiest lighthouse view!

One of my favorite things to do there is going on a sunset cruise with Sail With Scott.

This catamaran was built by the former mayor of Rockwall, Scott, and following his passing, his family has continued his sailing tradition. Read all about it here!

43. The Fort Worth Water Gardens

Get an Indiana Jones-like shot at these gorgeous water gardens! Check out my favorite 24 photo spots in Fort Worth here!

44. Historic Downtown McKinney

Downtown McKinney is full of cute storefronts and fun restaurants! Check out my favorites here!

45. San Martino Winery

This is my favorite winery near Dallas. Located in Rockwall, there are small vineyards all around! See more photos here!

46. Delaney Vineyards

This vineyard actually faces the highway but it’s hard to see from the end of the rows of vines. Stop in for a glass of their special wines, and enjoy your vino out in the vineyards!

47. Trinity River Kayaking

For a good kayaking action shot, try your hand at kayaking the Trinity River!

There are locations around the DFW area, including this one in Coppell, TX.

Seasonal

48. Texas Tulips

Hands down one of the best Dallas photo spots! I only wish it were available year-round! This place is a bit further away from Dallas, but it is a MUST if you want beautiful tulips on your feed. Learn about the best times to go to Texas Tulips here!

You can read all about the best flower fields near Dallas here and when to find them, but keep reading this post for some highlights!

49. Ennis Bluebonnets

Going to see the Ennis Bluebonnets is a free way to see our gorgeous Texas state flower in full bloom! Get the full details here.

50. The State Fair of Texas

If you haven’t been to the State Fair of Texas, you are missing out on some great photo spots! Here’s what you’ll find at the State Fair!

51. Plano Balloon Festival

This festival is held in the fall, weather permitting. Check out this article for everything you should know beforehand (like the cash situation, how to get tickets, etc.)!

52. Halls Pumpkin Farm

I’ve researched a lot of pumpkin farms in the Dallas area, and this one is the best overall. Learn more about Halls Pumpkin Farm here!

53. Rubials for pumpkin season

Rubials gets pumpkin crazy during the fall and is the perfect place to get some fall content!

I love their urban pumpkin patch as well as their cute truckload of hay!

When it’s not pumpkin season, their Dallas Farmers Market location is still a great spot for photos. You can get a combination of plants and downtown skyline in your photos!

In conclusion…

I hope you enjoyed this post and are inspired to explore Dallas!

Want more Dallas inspiration?

Check out my Dallas blog archives for all of my Dallas adventures (a lot actually aren’t even mentioned here!)!

If Dallas isn’t your hometown, then I hope you realize that you can always find instagrammable places, no matter where you are!

Safe travels,

Jasmine

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Jasmine Alley

Jasmine Alley

I'm a Dallas-based, full-time travel blogger with a serious case of wanderlust! Through my website and Instagram, I hope to help others plan picture-perfect trips to the most beautiful places in the world! When I travel, I like to emphasize nature, hidden gems, and unique places.
Jasmine Alley

Jasmine Alley

I'm a Dallas-based, full-time travel blogger with a serious case of wanderlust! Through my website and Instagram, I hope to help others plan picture-perfect trips to the most beautiful places in the world! When I travel, I like to emphasize nature, hidden gems, and unique places.

14 Responses

  1. So many fun tips, Jasmine!! Thank you for sharing, I’ve never seen a photo guide for Dallas so this is incredibly helpful ???????????? Hope I get to visit some of these spots with you someday! You make this city look so magical.

    1. Hi Nataly! I’m so glad you found my post useful! There definitely are beautiful places here in Dallas if you know where to look!! Thanks for the kind comment!

  2. How did I miss this, I always struggle to find good places for shoot in Dallas and wish I was in New York or Cali. But this post just made me rethink. You need to see and vision. Thanks for sharing the cutest sports in the city. I am surely Going to use these locations for my upcoming shoots 🙂

    Vaishali
    https://www.instagram.com/vivacious_wish/

  3. Very helpful for my 48hrs in Dallas. Thank you! (..and here is hoping this is all still the same after Covid hiatus 😉

  4. Love this list! I’ve lived in DFW most of my life and have only been to a handful of these spots. Now I have a long list of new (to me) places to check out!

  5. Thanks for finding these great spots for us Jasmine! I wouldn’t know where to go for picture worthy places if not for you. Lots of love to you 🤍

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