11 Instagrammable Places in Austin

Tural Abbasov26 November 2020740 views6 min. read
11 Instagrammable Places in Austin
American dream"? American has never failed to attract curious visitors from all around the world. However, this time while choosing our destination, I tried to avoid already widely known tourism centers in the US, such as New York or Los- Angeles, and that is why we are heading to Texas, being more exact to Austin! But wait, where is Austin? In the Hill Country of central Texas, Austin is a community of more than 981,000. It is the state capital and home to a major university as well as a significant hub for technology, video, and the food scene. Because of the vast number of venues, Austin is often marketed as the "Live Music Capital of the World." However, in this article, we will not only be talking about things to do in Austin or places to see in Austin, as our main focus will be to find the most picturesque spots in the city. So, welcome; here are the 12 most instagrammable places in Austin:

1. Zilker Metropolitan Park

Being one of the most instagrammable places in Austin metropolitan park will definitely charm all of your followers, and who knows, maybe your next most liked photo on Instagram will be taken right here! Tucked away in the city's center, just off Lady Bird Bay, Zilker Park is a 361-acre park. Established in 1917, the park contains picnic areas, bike rentals, a disc golf course, a large children's playground, the Zilker Zephyr train, and Barton Springs Pool, an aquatic oasis where swimmers fall into spring-fed waters of 68 degrees. Great festivals such as the Austin City Limits Music Festival and the Austin Kite Festival are also held in the park on a usual basis. The 26-acre Zilker Botanical Garden, open daily for a small admission fee, is the park's most stunning location. There are also individually-themed gardens inside.

2. State Capitol

Texas's political core, the State Capitol, sits stoically in the middle of central Austin. iThis pink-granite landmark opened in 1888, and worth mentioning that it even sits taller than the U.S. Washington, D.C. Capitol. Much of the capital, including the 218-foot rotunda, the Hall of Representatives gallery, and the governor's reception room, also looks the same as before the capital opened. At the displays inside the Capitol Visitors Center on the southeast corner of the capital grounds, tourists can also read more about Texas' history. Except for holidays, free tours of the Capitol Building are offered regularly. Wherever the capital is free, visitors are also welcome to take an independent tour. Of course, it is no wonder why Capitol is one of the best places to visit in Austin!

3. Texas State History Museum

texas history museum Another one of the places to visit in Austin for history lovers is a state history museum. Via a number of fascinating interactive exhibitions, along with audio-visual displays and video, the Bullock Texas State History Museum reveals the state's story. The IMAX theatre in the museum screens informative and famous new-release movies. The museum also holds several special programs throughout the year, including games for children and public displays.

4. Lady Bird Lake

The epitome of the Austin lifestyle is Lady Bird Pool. The lake is packed every day of the week, with people taking advantage of this dammed-off Colorado River stretch that provides countless recreation opportunities. Lady Bird Lake, named after President Lyndon Johnson's wife, is currently a part of the Colorado River. This streaming reservoir stretches 416 acres and has become one of the top recreation areas of the region.

5. Blanton Museum of Art

We are continuing with another museum, which is one of the tourist's favorites for Instagram photos. The Blanton Museum of Art, located on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, is a must-see for any art lover. Considered one of the nation's largest university art museums, it holds over 18,000 works of art, ranging from Renaissance and Baroque works by prominent artists such as Rubens and Poussin to a wide selection of contemporary Latin American art.

6. Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum

Established in 1971 and revamped in 2013, the museum features exhibits of the president's time of office and important subjects of the day, including the rise of the campaign for civil rights. Also of note is a wonderful scale reproduction of the Oval Office as it would have been during Johnson's administration. Many temporary exhibits related to American history are displayed throughout the year. The library and museum are open every day of the week, except on major holidays. We will not be mistaken if we say that the museum is one of Austin's most instagrammable places.

7. Mount Bonnell

Travel to Mount Bonnell at Covert Park for fantastic views, which offers sweeping views of the area, Lake Austin, and the surrounding hills. Mount Bonnell is declared a Historic Monument in Texas and is also included in the Historic Places National Register. The point is situated adjacent to Lake Austin's Colorado River section and has proved to be an iconic tourist attraction since the 1850s. There is a high chance that here you can get your most liked photo on Instagram.

8. Sixth Street

In Austin, Texas, Sixth Street is a historic street and entertainment district located in downtown Austin within the city's urban center. Under the older naming convention in Austin, Sixth Street was historically called Pecan Street. Without finding some of Austin's talent along Sixth Street, a trip to the "Live Music Capital of the World" would not be complete. This neighborhood became the center of Austin's music scene in the 1970s after dramatic renovation took place in an attempt by the National Register of Historic Places to rescue the area from its grungy reputation.

9. Mexic-Arte Museum

This favorite Austin museum has grown to welcome 75,000 visitors every year since its establishment in 1984. As the State of Texas' Official Mexican and Mexican American Fine Art Museum, it is a perfect place to learn about the Mexican art community's vibrant and diverse cultural styles and inventions. The museum is home to a fascinating permanent display of medieval ceremonial masks and more recent pieces by local artists, as well as dramatic presentations during the year. No one can deny that the museum is one of the great places to see in Austin.

10. Mayfield Park and Preserve

mayfield nature reserve Historic Mayfield Park is everything that a nature lover might have wished for. Lily and koi fish-rich ponds flanked by tall palm trees, green gardens, and brilliant peacocks. A historic, instagrammable cottage is, as well, available for rentals in the 23-acre park. There are 21 acres of beautiful hiking trails teeming with wildlife that ring the house, in addition to the home and impeccable gardens. The available options for the trails can be found near the house. The stunning peacocks, who usually stay surprisingly quiet amid the constant stream of gawkers, are another thing that makes the park so attractive. Around 5 miles northwest of downtown Austin, Mayfield Park and Preserve is located.

11. Austin Nature & Science Center

And last but not least on our list of instagrammable places in Austin is the nature and science center! Since 1960, the Austin Nature & Science Center has supported numerous tourists, teachers, and children of all ages with hands-on nature displays, education services, and leisure opportunities that increase understanding and enjoyment of the natural world. For preschoolers, infants, families, and adults, the Austin Nature & Science Center provide multiple programs with topics ranging from butterflies to caving and much more. How to apply for a US Visa? Just check the "Services" page on our website and contact pickvisa.com!

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