The 25 most Instagrammable places in Austin

Do it for the ’gram! These landmarks, dishes and murals are guaranteed to show off our city’s good side and rack up the likes.
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By Erin Kuschner |
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Hoping to take your Instagram account up a notch? We found 25 picture-perfect places that any Austinite would be proud of posting. From migas tacos at one of Austin’s best food trucks and glowing neon signs that hang outside of our city’s top bars to gorgeous views at the top of hiking trails, these spots are ready for their close-up.

#WATERWORLD

Jacob’s Well 

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Psst: Sure, this swimming hole may be a 45-minute drive from Austin, but the plunge is worth the trip. The spring opens for a dip on May 1.

 

Hamilton Pool Preserve

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Barton Springs Pool

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Deep Eddy Pool

Lady Bird Lake

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#EATS

Light-bulb bubble tea at Mango8

Psst: This vessel costs an extra $1.25, but it’s a small price to pay for that perfect Instagram shot. (Bonus: You can keep the bulb.)

Migas tacos at Veracruz All Natural

Migas con mi amigos (and some 🐟 #tacos too) #🌮

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Matcha Latte at the Factory - Cafe with a Soul

Live free. Live green. PC: @nachoavgblondies

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BBQ spread at Franklin Barbecue


Tonkotsu Ramen at Ramen Tatsu-ya

#NEON

Ah Sing Den

Take me into the week 🍸.

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Psst: “You know when Owen Wilson’s character time-travels at midnight back to the 1920s in Midnight in Paris? This sign has similar magical powers.”—Jordan Rosenacker from
@neonsignsoftexas. 


Radio Coffee & Beer

Cool night. Warm coffee

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Home Slice Pizza


The Continental Club


Half Step

#LANDMARKS

Texas State Capitol Dome

Psst: Tours of the Capitol are free and include special themes like Women in Texas History (weekdays at 11:15am) and Heroes of the Texas Revolution (weekdays at 2:15pm).


Austin Motel sign


Frost Bank Tower


360 Overlook Bridge

Hey Austin, you pretty!

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Austin Central Library

#MURALS

Let’s Band Together

Let’s be real and raw for a second. Social media tends to be a place where people post their highlight reel. Tonight, let’s vary from that. The transition from resident to attending is rocky. Changing hospitals is even harder. I have come to know a few consultants, but the majority don’t know who I am and have little patience for someone who is fresh out of residency. Getting yelled at by consultants has become the norm for me this week. I would love to say that I bore it well, but the truth is my skin isn’t as thick as I would like. I take it pretty hard because I’m trying my best. Some days my best still makes mistakes. I will take these moments as learning experiences. I will look back and know that I came a long way. Right now is just the beginning. I might stumble. I might fall. But I will always pick myself back up again.

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Psst: Federico Archuleta’s murals pop up in unexpected places across the city—particularly in East Austin, where he often portrays themes of unity and pays tribute to Latino culture.


Greetings from Austin 
Postcard


Hi, How Are You


Willie for President


You’re My Butter Half

Need to refuel between shots?

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