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Houston has a number of photogenic spots perfect for your Instagram profile. No matter if you’re looking for an outdoorsy vibe or hoping to add a pop of color to your feed, these 9 most Instagram-worthy spots in Houston are sure to get you plenty of “likes.”
If you’re looking for a budget-friendly spot to take some great Instagram pictures, then look no further than Discovery Green. This 12-acre oasis in the middle of the city isn’t just a great spot for a picnic; live music, yoga classes, movies and educational sessions are regularly hosted here. No matter if you’re taking a picture of your picnic or a yoga pose at Discovery Green, you’re followers will surely “like” your post at this picturesque place.
If you’re looking for a pop of color to add to your Instagram profile, then take a picture at the vintage store Retropolis. Both the outside and the inside of the store offer plenty of Instagrammable spots. You may even leave with a great pair of vintage denim shorts or cowboy boots. Retropolis is definitely a Houston store that is selfie worthy.
This iconic mural in Houston has grown as a popular destination for out-of-towners and locals alike. Created by graffiti artist Mario E. Figueroa Jr., the “Houston Is Inspired” mural is a colorful display of the Houston skyline. Located in Market Square Park, at the corner of Preston and Travis, this eye-catching wall art is sure to catch the eyes of all of your followers. Don’t forget to tag your picture with the hashtag #HoustonIsInspired.
Spend a rainy afternoon taking Instagram pictures in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. This art museum is home to resident art exhibits and rotating exhibits too. Complete with paintings, modern art displays and other forms of visual art, you’re sure to find a piece of art that matches your Instagram theme perfectly. If you’re an Instagrammer on a budget, head to the Museum of Fine Arts on Thursdays for free admission.
Buffalo Bayou is a river that runs through Houston. There are a number of great places along the river that are worth a spot on your Instagram feed. Take a kayak down the river to snag that perfect outdoorsy shot. Or head to Waugh Bridge at dusk to view the bat colony that lives there. Also with a number of parks found along Buffalo Bayou, you’re bound to come across a scenic spot to take the perfect Instagram picture.
Both photographers and Instagrammers head to Smither Park for a unique backdrop. This park is comprised of mosaic art made from reclaimed and recycled materials. Local artists strived to make this park both beautiful and eco-friendly. You’ll spot unique structures, one-of-a-kind footpaths and a vibrant aura while visiting this eclectic Houston hot spot.
One of the most popular museums in Houston, the Houston Museum of Natural Science is bound to provide you with the perfect Instagram picture. With a number of cool exhibits and the Cockrell Butterfly Center, science and nature will make a surprising yet popular appearance on your Instagram profile.
Murals and wall art are always a great way to add color and uniqueness to any Instagram feed. Therefore add the Biscuit Paint Wall to your Instagram bucket list. The second wall art on this list, the Biscuit Paint Wall is found on the side of Biscuit Home’s building. Located in the eclectic Montrose neighborhood of Houston, the wall features colorful dripping paint that adds even more uniqueness to this fun area of H-Town.
This list ends with the most photographed spot in Houston, which is the Gerald D. Hines Waterwall near the Galleria. The water wall itself circulates over 11,000 gallons of water a minute down the 64-foot fountain. A popular spot for Instagrammers and wedding photographers, this water wall has been the backdrop for pictures in Houston since 1983. The fountain runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and since it’s located on a small park, it’s also a great place to have a picnic.