They say it’s bigger in Texas. Well, I say it’s better in Dallas. I could be biased since I was born and raised here. This vibrant, bustling city is always upping its game with great watering holes, eateries, and art. Today, we have some of the best spots to snap a pic or share an envious Instagram. Grab your camera and your favorite Instagram filter because I’m fixin’ to show you the best spots in Dallas to take a picture!
Below is a map of all the places discussed in this post:
Dallas is full of Insta-Inspiration. From the endless graffiti walls in Deep Ellum to hip restaurants of Uptown, you'll find something almost everywhere that is worth the snap. A picture might be worth a thousand words, but how does that translate to Instagram likes? These are questions Dallasites might ponder. But fear not, I've got 34 wonderful Dallas spots where you can take selfies, portraits, or do a whole photo shoot.
Best Spots in Dallas For Pictures
Best Places for Skyline Pictures in Dallas
Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge
One great way to capture the skyline of Dallas is from Trinity Groves, featuring one of the most iconic views of Dallas.
Address: 3011 Gulden Lane
The Bridge at North Edgefield Avenue
It’s good to be home ? I’m visiting my hometown of Dallas, Texas for the first time in a year and a half and it just feels like heaven. So many people told me that when we moved abroad we wouldn’t ever move back. Not me. I love life abroad and wouldn’t change it but I know one day I’ll be right back here. Dallas just has a piece of my heart. I’m celebrating the marriage of my sweet friend @iamsarahwebb tonight and CANNOT WAIT!! Check insta stories for more and some of my fav Dallas haunts. #helenelovesdallas
Right after sharing the above picture to Instagram I was asked where I took this picture. The answer: a small bridge with easily accessible parking. If you like skyline shots this is an awesome place to go in Dallas.
Address: N Edgefield Ave
The best spot for sunset pictures is Reunion Tower. You'll pay a fee to head to the top of the tower but the view is worth it. Dallas' Ball, as I've always called it, has a world renowned restaurant and a 360-degree view of the city.
Address: 300 Reunion Blvd E
The Trinity River Spillway
A few years ago Dallas had a fairly nasty flood that created a mess everywhere. The Trinity River was overrun with water that cascaded over the spillway. While driving around town to view the damage, we headed to the spillway and noticed it offered an interesting view of the city.
Address: 850 Houston St
Best Places In Dallas For Pictures and Activities
Klyde Warren Park
A park built on top of a freeway?! Better believe it. It's a nice oasis among the skyscrapers in Dallas and the classic white archways offer interesting angles. If you need a bite to eat you'll find loads of food trucks gathered around the green.
Address: 2012 Woodall Rodgers FWY
Highland Park Village
With lots of old trees, expensive shops, and trendy restaurants, this is a great spot to take a picture.
Address: 7 Highland Park Village
Royal Blue Grocery
The small grocery store and coffee shop have a beautiful aesthetic. With lovely marble tables, blue velvet accents, and plenty of natural lighting this is the perfect spot for an artful coffee.
Address: 1 Highland Park Village
I'm a bit biased because I went to school and got married here, but SMU is one of the most beautiful places in Dallas. From the stunning tree-lined boulevard to the pretty red brick buildings, this area screams portraits. SMU's campus is one of the best places for taking pictures.
Address: Bishop Blvd, Dallas
Not only is this a great place to grab a drink, you can also listen to some music while you take pictures. The Rustic is by far one of my favorite hangouts in Dallas and I especially love their Frosé margaritas.
Address: 3656 Howell St
Dallas' Arboretum has one of the most photo-friendly backdrops, featuring the lake, endless fragrant flowers, and lush lawns. During the Spring and Summer, you'll find many opportunities for fresh blooms (tulip season in March-April is one of my favorites), concerts and other events.
Address: 8525 Garland Rd
White Rock Lake
It's not just a good exercise spot. The 9-mile loop around the lake is also extremely picturesque. P.S. since you're in the area, you might as well head to my favorite coffee shop, White Rock Coffee. See all my favorite spots in Dallas here.
Address: 8000 E Mockingbird Ln
Arlington Hall at Lee Park
For engagement pictures in Dallas, this is the spot. Better yet, get married here. But only if you invite me. Southern charm to the max. I adore everything about this place.
Address: 333 Turtle Creek Blvd
Downtown Dallas Spots for Pictures
Much like the watchful eyes in the Great Gatsby, Dallas is crowned with a single eyeball that looks directly at you at the Joule Hotel. It sits on a lush green lawn flanked with towering buildings.
Address: 1530 Main St
Another great hotel for pictures is the W. Not only does it make for a great staycation, it has a wonderful view of the city and some fun design elements that are perfect for pictures.
Address: 2440 Victory Park Ln
Traveling Man Statues
The stainless steel robot men walking around Dallas are placed throughout Deep Ellum by the artist Brad Oldham. They're easy to spot as they tower over the streets.
Address: 2605 Elm St
The Grove at Harwood
This fun restaurant has some of the best outdoor seating and also a crave-worthy backdrop for your cocktails. I love the white-washed wood with blue flowers and always find it a great spot for pictures.
Address: 3019 McKinnon St
Most Instagram Worthy Places in Dallas
If you're looking for the best colorful walls, graffiti, and street art, simply park your car (don't forget to put some coins in the meter) and walk around Deep Ellum. Here are some of my favorite murals in Dallas:
Geometric Diamond Mural
This purple, pink, and yellow explosion of color is around the corner of Houndstooth Coffee. If you keep walking you'll find another one, too!
Address: 1806 McMillan Ave, Dallas TX 75206
There's nothing more American than a flag, Y'all. I adore this bright red, white, and blue mural.
Address: 2730 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226
Believe in Yourself
Head a few more steps over and you'll find the funky “believe in yourself” wall. Same address as above.
Head directly across the street and find two of my favorite murals. First, the bright cacti make for awesome editorial shots.
Address: Behind Pecan Lodge 2705 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226
Fighting for Love
Take a few steps to the east of the cactus mural and you'll find this one that reads: “Love is the only thing worth fighting for.” A great spot to snap a few pictures.
Same Address as above.
Address: 2628 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
This funky mural beckons you stop and think or snap a shot.
Address: Near Glazed Donut shop, 2716 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
Grab a slice at Emporium Pies then sit in front of this fun mural.
Address: 2708 Main St #110. Dallas, TX 75226
This ombre-esque color wheel of happiness is among the most recognizable in the area.
Address: 2606 Swiss Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
Good Morning Dallas
I love this Dallas wall!
Address: Dallas Contemporary, 161 Glass St, Dallas, TX 75207
Two Tone Texas
This is a small one so don't miss it! This simple mural makes for an offbeat Instagram pic.
Address: Across from The Curtain Club on Crowdus St
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Colorful and detailed, this mural of Texas' own Stevie Ray Vaughn in Deep Ellum stands out.
Address: Right next to Stirr on 2803 Main St #110, Dallas, TX 75226
Perfect backdrop for fashion shoots or adding a bit of color, the geometric mural in Dallas is easy to spot.
Address: 2646 Elm St
Deep Ellum Murals
Two great places for a “Deep Ellum” mural shot happen to be back to back. The first is the blue pastel sign stretching across the building, displaying some of Dallas' past.
The second features Deep Ellum in bright and bold letters. I particularly like the skyscrapers in the background.
Address: 2801 Elm Street
I've mapped out all of these places but here is another great map showing even more of murals around Deep Ellum.
Cactus and Texas – doesn't get more regional than this.
Address: 718 W. Davis St. Dallas, TX 75208
Bishop Arts District
Nice spot for an engagement shoot! Find it at the Zoomos Pop-Up Shop.
Address: Corner of Davis St and Madison Ave
There are so many options for taking pictures in Dallas, and new places popping up all the time. Having grown up in the area, I've got my favorite haunts and spots. TEXAS FOREVER! Know of a spot that I missed? Let me know in the comments below!