The 6 Best Places to Take Pictures in Dallas

A beautiful backdrop is really everything

Sure, Dallas might not have any dreamy ocean views or dramatic cliffs cascading in the distance, but don’t count it out of the Instagram-worthy pic game just yet. Whether you get an artsy friend to snap a fancy pic or have to settle for a selfie, here are the top six spots in town for taking a top-notch photo--likes on likes on likes guaranteed.

1. Reveal Your True Colors

This bright wall on one side of Dallas’s newest hit bar The Whippersnapper is attracting picture takers in and around East Dallas. So grab a drink inside and then strike a pose in front of the art by JeffThornton and Miguel Barajas.

Where to find it: 1806 McMillan Ave.

2. Show Your Dallas Pride

It’s no surprise that this observatory next to the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge attracts so many people, whether they're exercising, walking their dogs or snapping pics in front of the Dallas skyline. Park at Trinity Groves and walk over or use the lot just before you get to the observatory.

Where to find it: 3011 Gulden Lane

3. Go Patriotic

Head to Deep Ellum for street art galore. If you love America and want to salute the red, white and blue, this mural tends to be a popular spot to take a picture. It’s basically your civic duty.

Where to find it: 2730 Commerce St.

4. Catch Everyone's Eye

Eye love you. Eye am watching. Eye on the prize. OK, you get it. There’s nothing like a 30-foot-tall eyeball to get the creative caption juices flowing. This Tony Tasset sculpture is located across from the Joule and always draws a crowd of Dallas newcomers who first say “WTF?” followed by “Awesome.”

Where to find it: 1601 Main St.

5. Step Out In Style

Highland Park Village may be known for the most luxurious shopping in the city, however, it is also the unofficial photography playground for Dallas’s most successful fashion bloggers. And can you blame them? Who can resist the terrific mosaic-printed tiles? Take a seat on those steps and the rest is history.

Where to find it: 7 Highland Park Village

6. Mother Nature Ftw

When you combine 66 acres of flowers, plants and serene scenery with the banks of White Rock Lake, photo magic happens. And while the flowers change with each season at the Dallas Arboretum, you can be sure people flock here regardless of the time of year. For less color and more drama, strike a pose under the Crape Myrtle Allee. Trust us.

Where to find it: 8525 Garland Rd.

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Dallas Editor

Diana Oates is a freelance writer living in Dallas with her husband and three kids. When she’s not telling you about the best new restaurant in town or the hottest hotel to escape...