The 40 Most Instagrammable Places in Dallas

Looking for Instagrammable places in Dallas?

Well this post has been a long time coming!

I’ve lived in Dallas for almost 4 years and have been an Instagram Influencer for almost 2 years.

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

But it definitely hasn’t been easy.

Recently 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 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!

So without further ado, I bring you the 40 most Instagrammable places in Dallas!


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.

2. Around White Rock Lake

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

It requires a bit of location-scouting and vision, but it’s doable! I’m actually right next to the road in this photo!

3. 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!

4. Rock Creek 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!

5. Cedar Ridge Preserve

This is a recent discover 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?

6. Lakeside Park

This is hands-down one of my favorite parks in Dallas. My husband, Harrison, actually proposed to me here! Read this post to see all of the different areas of Lakeside Park.

7. 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!

8. Flippen Park

Prettiest gazebo in Dallas, hands down. Check out more here!

9. Turtle Creek Parks

See more angles of these beautiful parks on this post!

10. ShangriLlama

Curious about what this place is?? I would be too. Read about our experience here! If you want to do it, we used this Groupon to get our llama lesson!

11. The Harbor Rockwall

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


12. Lovers Lane DART Station

13. 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 rail road, so be safe!

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14. Mockingbird Station

Mockingbird Station has a ton of cute spots! My go-to is the bridge, which is where you’ll find these stairs.

15. Corner of Main and Ervay

16. Highland Park Village criss cross wall

17. Highland Park Village Stairs

18. Stanley Korshak at the Crescent

19. Highland Park City Hall

20. The Fort Worth Water Gardens

Get an Indiana Jones-like shot at these gorgeous water gardens!

21. Downtown McKinney

Downtown McKinney is full of cute store fronts and fun restaurants! Check them all out here!

22. The Beauty Bar Cherry Wall

23. Bishop Arts District murals

24. Dallas Heritage Village

This place is unlike any other in Dallas. You get to learn about the history of this city while seeing how people lived way back when! Learn more here!

25. The Dallas Farmers Market


26. San Martino Winery

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

27. Delaney Vineyards

28. Magnolias

29. The Conservatory at the Crescent Hotel

Read about our staycation at the hotel here!

30. The Garden Restaurant

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

31. The Adolphus

This hotel has a gorgeous restaurant and a beautiful interior! 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.

33. Boulangerie

34. Bar Stella

This has to be one of the prettiest bars in Dallas. See why here!

35. Urban Taco


36. Texas Tulips

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!

37. 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.

38. 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!

39. Plano Balloon Festival

40. 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!

So there you have it!

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,


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Check out these 40 most Instagrammable places in Dallas, Texas! This list includes things to do, nature to see, and most gram-worthy restaurants in and right around Dallas. From nature and parks to urban areas and cafes, you'll find the best of the best on this guide! You won't want to skip over any of these beautiful destinations, and I'll bet that you haven't visited most of them! #dallastexas #texastravel #instagrammable #ig_dallas #dfw


  1. January 23, 2019 / 2:23 am

    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.

    • January 23, 2019 / 5:46 pm

      Thank you so much Cherise!!! I’m glad that it is helpful! Feel free to visit me anytime, I’d absolutely love that!! 🙂

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