Dallas is beautiful. You’re beautiful. Drive down to these spots for some beautiful Instagram pictures. And if you don’t have a drivers license yet, take Aceable drivers ed on your phone and on your own time so you can start reeling in Insta likes ASAP.
1. The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
With over a million visitors a year, the arboretum (located on the shores of White Rock Lake) is an outdoor wonderland with luscious gardens and handmade wind sculptures for those seeking a city escape. Come here for the perfect “spring has sprung” Insta.
2. Deep Ellum
An irresistible photo-op, Deep Ellum is home to the 42 Murals project- literally 42 murals painted on historic buildings in Deep Ellum- which aims to expose local artists, engage students with art, and serve as a free-of-charge destination for visitors to Dallas.
3. Urban Taco
Snagging inspo from South Congress’s “I love you so much” wall in Austin, Urban taco’s “I love tacos so much” sign is just as pic-worthy and speaks to all tex-mex lovers near and far. Hold off on your taco for the ultimate personality pic of you taking a bite in front of the sign and ring in the likes. Fun fact: for every time the hashtag #ilovetacossomuchdallas and #urbantaco are used, Urban Taco donates $1 to the Ronald Mcdonald House.
4. Bird Bakery
Started by actor Arnie Hammer’s wife Elizabeth Chambers, this Highland Park bakery is a girly-girl’s coffee date dream with marble counter tops, pastel dishware, and giant pink neon sign reading “Let them eat cake.” Come here on a pretty day and take a shot outside on one of their beautiful white bistro chairs with a perfectly painted cookie.
5. The Eye at the Joule Hotel
The Joule is one of Dallas’s chicest hotels, located in a 1920s landmark. But one of the most popular photo spots isn’t the swanky lobby, but a 30-foot high sculpture of an eye across the street. Caption: I see you Joule Hotel!
6. Sweet Daze Dessert Bar
If you ever bought a unicorn frappe #forthegram, then this sweet spot is your dream come true. With artisan soft serve in flavors like Black Velvet and Fruity Pebbles, designer-level donuts like the Galaxy or 24K Marble, and of course their colorful drinks like Lavender Lemonade- you’ll be able to snap a perfect shot of just about anything on the menu.
7. The Dallas Contemporary
Like to showcase art on your feed? Visit Dallas’s modern art museum to snap pics of work from local to international artists. Bonus: No entry fee. Currently featuring the colorful paintings by Eric Fiscl and tire swan sculptures of Harry Nuriev.