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The Most Instagrammable Spots In Houston

By Houston Bucket List

Why not show off our favorite city?!


Published February 27, 2020

Needing more reasons to post and show off your favorite city? These Houston spots are sure to make your followers wish they were here! With no shortage of neon signs and street art, this city is home to some of the best backdrops in Texas! Whether it's trendy or tourist, we’ve got you covered! 

Graffiti Park 

 
 
 
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Below towering skyscrapers and swanky rooftops is some of the best street art in the city. Parallel to downtown is Graffiti Park. This graffiti shrine is home to hundreds of Houston fan favorites, like the famous ‘Sky Is The Limit’ and ‘Houston’ murals. Hosting everything from hip hop events to local flea markets, this spot is the perfect way to show Houston's studded street art. 

Where: 2102 Leeland St, Houston, TX 77003

Smither Park 

 
 
 
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Giving us all the texture and tile we could ever need is Smither Park. With pieces from over 300 artists contributing to this mosaic park, the Houston must-do is definitely the perfect way to show off your taste in art and quirky style. 

Where: 2441 Munger St, Houston, TX 77023

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Leopard Lounge Cheetah Wall 

 
 
 
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It's cheetah-licious!! Located in the heart of Montrose is the fierce animal background you need to see. Showing off not only one of the best backdrops in the city, the Leopard Lounge is also home to an oh-so-trendy thrift store! 

Where: 1657 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

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Skyline View at Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company

 
 
 
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Who doesn’t love a drink with a view? The Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company has a patio bar with the ultimate view. Show off your city savvy skills to your date as you look out over the stunning skyline of our favorite city! Grab a brew and meet us there! 

Where: 2101 Summer St, Houston, TX 77007

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Sugar and Cloth Color Wall 

 
 
 
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Hello pop of color!! Giving us every bright hue imaginable is the Sugar and Cloth Color Wall located on the lower east side. Whether it's a baby announcement or senior picture, this pretty pastel mural has become a Houston fan favorite! 

Where: 3303 Canal St. Houston, TX 77003 

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Gerald D Hines Waterfall 

 
 
 
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Wanting to see a 64ft waterfall smack dab in the middle of midtown? Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park has become the perfect Instagram backdrop for couples, families and fury friends! I think TLC would happily chase these waterfalls!
Pro Tip: Wait for the sun to go down to see it lit up at night – perfect place to take your date after dinner!

Where: 2800 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056

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Present Company 

 
 
 
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Needing a good meal and an even better backdrop for your instagram feed? Say no more! Giving us no shortage of neon signs and bright seating, this Palm Springs inspired patio is the perfect spot to grab a cocktail and relax!  

Where: 1318 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

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Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern 

 
 
 
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Let's take this party underground! What was once a drinking water reservoir, has now been transformed into the ultimate light show! Take a tour of this historic Houston spot and grab some spooky, artsy pics while you’re at it. All your followers will wish they were here! 

Where: 105 Sabine St, Houston, TX 77007

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The Dunlavy

 
 
 
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Who doesn’t love lunch underneath 40 chandeliers?! Hosting countless weddings, brunches and coffee dates to last us a lifetime, the Dunlavy has become a Houston must-do! Pop in and grab a morning coffee or take a late brunch – either way you’ll have a flawless formula for the perfect photo op. 

Where: 3422 Allen Pkwy, Houston, TX 77019

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The Beer Can House 

 
 
 
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Ever wonder what a house made of beer cans would look like? Wonder no more! Taking a spot on our Ultimate Houston Bucket List is the Beer Can House. With over 50k cans showering this Houston home, this art house has become one of the most unique houses in the city! This beer shrine is one of a kind. (Just waiting for them to make one out of wine bottles!) 

Where: 222 Malone St, Houston, TX 77007

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Twilight Epiphany Skyspace at Rice University 

 
 
 
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The sleek edged, futuristic skyspace you need to see! The Twilight Epiphany Skyspace at Rice University has become not only a stunning backdrop for pics, but also a spot for musical performances! 
Pro Tip: The best time to see light sequences is 40 mins before sunrise and 10 mins before sunset!  

Where: Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion, Houston, TX 77005

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Batanga Houston

 
 
 
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Giving patio a whole new meaning is Batanga Houston. Spend the afternoon underneath the colorful umbrellas as you enjoy some of the best latin cuisine in the city. This downtown gem gives us all the spring vibes year-round! 

Where: 908 Congress St, Houston, TX 77002

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Z on 23 Rooftop 

 
 
 
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Rooftops, rooftops and more rooftops! Enjoy a cocktail as you settle amongst the city’s skyscrapers at Z on 23. Whether you're takin' in the night sky or a sunny afternoon, this spot is the next level way to see downtown! 

Where: 1121 Walker St, Houston, TX 77002

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(Cover Photo Courtesy of Batanga Houston)

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