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!
I’ve separated these places by category:
So without further ado, I bring you the 40 most Instagrammable places in Dallas!
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.
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!
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!
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
This spot offers the most Parisian view in Dallas! The architecture here is really what makes this spot Instagrammable.
16. Highland Park Village criss cross wall
If you need a statement background with a garden feel, this pretty wall does the trick!
17. 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.
18. Stanley Korshak at the Crescent
This whole shopping area is absolutely beautiful! The high-end designer stores surround a pretty courtyard with gorgeous architectural details!
19. Highland Park City Hall
There are several sections of the Highland Park City Hall that are Instagrammable. For one, there’s a Spanish tile fountain, right in the middle. Another view overlooks a green garden area, while yet another shows off the cute style of the building itself.
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
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.
My suggestion: shoot this photo at an angle!
23. Bishop Arts District murals
There are so many cute murals at the Bishop Arts District during their construction time (which seems to be going on forever!). Good for us though, because it means these murals are up longer!
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
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.
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
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!
This coffee shop is so cute and delivers delicious coffee and treats alongside it’s gorgeous decor.
29. 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!
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!
While you’re getting your 50’s-themed shot at Bubbas, be sure to stop in for the most delicious biscuits and rolls.
This French style patisserie should definitely be on your list if you’re visiting Lower Greenville!
34. Bar Stella
This has to be one of the prettiest bars in Dallas. See why here!
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!
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
This festival is held in the fall, weather permitting (the 2018 festival actually got rained out, unforunately!).
Check out this article for everything you should know beforehand (like the cash situation, how to get tickets, etc.)!
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!
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