This is my home sweet home as it was the city where I was born and raised in. So I am quite familiar with everything this city has to offer.
Houston which was named after former General Sam Houston is the fourth largest city in all of North America. It is also home to over 2 and a half million residents as well as being the most diverse city in America.
Because it is the most diverse city in America, you can expect to find all sorts of things to see and do here in this city.
From things like NASA to the Houston Zoo to even an old brewery and much more, Houston has it all.
But what about scenic areas?
Does it have any areas where people can take amazing Instagram pictures?
The answer is Yes! It does!
The city is filled with many interesting places that will also make for a perfect backdrop in any Instagram picture.
So if you are wondering where to go to take some of these beautiful and amazing Instagram pictures, you are in luck.
Here are the top 15 places to take amazing Instagram pictures in the city of Houston.
- 30 Places To Take Instagram Photos
- The Glassell School of Art
- BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
- Sugar & Cloth Color Wall
- The Menil Collection
- Space Center Houston
- Biscuit Paint Wall
- Downtown Houston
- Houston Museum Of Natural Science
- Gerald D. Hines Waterwall
- Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden
- Rothko Chapel
- “Houston Is Inspired” Mural
- Rosemont Bridge
- Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern
- Japanese Garden
30 Places To Take Instagram Photos
The Glassell School of Art
If you are looking for exquisite architecture built in amazing ways then this is the place to visit. The Glassel School of Art has many of these buildings all built in an artistic fashion.
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Houston is the first traditional Hindu Mandir of its kind in North America. It’s a haven for spirituality and a place of paramount peace. It is also a center vibrant with social, cultural, and spiritual activities.
With the beautiful temples in the background or the beautifully carved walls, this temple will definitely give your IG the pop that it needs.
Sugar & Cloth Color Wall
The Sugar and Cloth Color Wall features a wall and a staircase that was created by local blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth and serves as a built-in backdrop for some beauitiful and artistic color-saturated photos.
It feels as if you walked into a photo studio set with the colors vibrantly popping out.
The Menil Collection
The Menil Collection, located in Houston, Texas, is a museum with a collection of approximately 17,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs and rare books.
And one of the best places to take your Instagram shot is at the Dan Flavin neon installation in Richmond Hall.
Space Center Houston
There is no better place to take a picture that resembles Houston than Space Center Houston. It is literally the pride and joy of the city. And it features many areas where you can take intricate photos of the space shuttle itself.
Biscuit Paint Wall
The Biscuit Paint Wall is literally a waterfall of paint dripping down the sides. It was created by by Sebastien “Mr. D” Boileau and is on the side of Biscuit Home’s building in Montrose.
It’ll feel as if you are walking straight into a rainbow of paint.
Surrounded by tall skyscrapers and beautifully lit buildings, downtown Houston is the perfect place to take some awesome photography pictures.
Houston Museum Of Natural Science
The Houston Museum of Natural Science is an amazing place to get some awesome pictures. Filled with all sorts of interesting things like dinosaur fossils, antiques, minerals and gemstones, and much much more.
It’s a great way to stock up on your portfolio.
Gerald D. Hines Waterwall
The Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park is a fantastic place if you are looking for that beautiful backdrop for some pictures.
This park features a 64 ft tall semi circular fountain that re-circulates about 11,000 gallons per minute that falls down the structure’s inner and outer walls.
Not only that, but this beautiful area is surrounded by plenty of oak trees which makes it a popular spot for locals to come and have some fun.
Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden
Did you think Chicago was the only place in the world with a bean? Think again! The same creator who created the Chicago bean has made a sister bean here in Houston. And instead of being horizontal, this bean is vertical!
What an amazing sight to see.
Rothko Chapel is a special place that inspires and provokes spiritualism. With an octagonal architecture and black interior walls, this chapel is a beautiful work of art.
However no photos are actually allowed inside the building, but outside you are able to take many different kinds of Instagram worthy pictures.
“Houston Is Inspired” Mural
The Houston is Inspired Mural is probably the most popular instagram place in all of Houston. Almost everybody who has visited the city has already come and snapped a picture together with this mural. Which means you should too!
Houston is home to its very own love lock bridge.
The idea resembles the famed Pont des Arts bridge in Paris where lovers looped padlocks around chain links, symbolizing everlasting love.
Over the years, the weight of the locks on the Paris bridge created structural challenges, causing the practice to be outlawed. But, thanks to a structurally sound Houston bridge, the city is embracing endearing romantic gestures at their Secretly Awesome Love Locks Bridge.
Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern
The Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern is a former underground water reservoir built back in 1926. It has since became a public place where you’ll find all kinds of art and history collided together.
It’s definitely something unique and interesting that your IG will love.
Nestled inside the beautiful Hermann Park, you’ll find a place that is visually beautiful and stunning. This is the Japanese Garden that is carefully cared for and makes for a stunning place to take pictures.
As you can see from this list, there are quite a few spots for you to take some beautiful and amazing Instagram pictures.
So hopefully this list was able to help you out by showing you some areas you haven’t seen yet.
Also if you are going to be stopping by Houston anytime soon, you might be interested in some of my other posts:
- 22 Best Restaurants You Need To Try In Houston
- 15 Most Popular Instagram Spots In Houston
- 30 Free Things To Do In Houston
Or for a list of more Houston posts, you can click here.
Let me know how it goes!