We’ve rounded up the best locations around the Dallas Region for your Insta-opportunities that are sure to be part of your weekend bucket list.
In 1934, this brilliant neon Pegasus icon was on the top of the headquarters of the Magnolia Oil Co., which was the tallest building in Dallas for years. The red Pegasus stayed lit atop the Magnolia building until 1999 and was replaced by a shiny new version that was lit January 2000. The original Pegasus was hidden in storage until 2015, when it was renovated and placed in front of the Omni Dallas Hotel downtown. Today, Dallasites are obsessed with this winged horse and consider it as a symbol for the city.
White Rock Lake
White Rock Lake is located in the northeast Dallas Lakewood neighborhood. You can’t go wrong with this bike pedestrian trail and water oasis; it’s a great Instagram spot with lots of action. Bonus points if you can capture this beauty at sunset with the Dallas skyline as a backdrop.
The Purple Door
The elusive purple door is a hotspot for pictures in downtown Denton. It’s basically a vibrant purple door halfway up a concrete wall with a ladder leading up to it. The door is located in an alley on the south side of McKinney Street between Elm and Locust. Keep an eye out for Dan Black’s amazing mural incorporating plant life while your there. This spot does have local business parking, so you may have to shoot around cars. Thanks to @theprincesstino, who made it over to the purple door.
Klyde Warren Park
Klyde Warren Park is a 5.2-acre urban green space built over the recessed Woodall Rodgers Freeway between Pearl and St. Paul streets in downtown Dallas. The park is a picturesque central gathering space for Dallasites that always has something going on, whether it be food trucks, festivals or yoga – this place is totally Instagram worthy.
Melt Ice Creams
Located in Fort Worth (1201 W. Magnolia Ave), this bright, cozy ice cream parlor serving creative flavor combos with vegan varieties is one of the most recognizable locations on and off Instagram. Its bright yellow exterior makes for a great backdrop for your ice cream, one scoop at a time.
Graffiti Art Murals
Just east of Downtown Dallas, Deep Ellum is an eclectic entertainment district with a funky style comprising avant-garde shops, nightclubs, art galleries, restaurants, and loft and apartment developments. The area is a hotspot to capture the perfect picture at one of the many graffiti art wall murals that are scattered throughout the neighborhood.
Grab your camera…er iphone…and head over to the NYLO Dallas South Side located in the South Side neighborhood of Dallas. The hotel’s rooftop SODA Bar has stunning views of downtown Dallas and spectacular infinity rooftop pool.
A trio of statues known as the Traveling Man are spread across the Deep Ellum neighborhood east of downtown Dallas. Whether you’re looking for an Awakening, Waiting for a Train or Walking Tall, we think this Traveling Man born of polished stainless steel sheets and assembled with rivets is a ‘gram worthy shot.
Reunion Tower GeO-Deck
Both tourists and Dallasites love traveling 470 feet in the air to Reunion Tower GeO-Deck. It’s hard to resist taking pictures from this iconic landmark with the most awesome view of Dallas.
Mandalay Canal Walk at Las Colinas
This old European-style waterway with cobblestone walkways and lined with shops and restaurants is located along Lake Carolyn in Irving/Las Colinas. It’s a peaceful gathering spot for those wanting to take a walk through a winding canal and capture that interesting shot.
The 30-foot tall Eye is resting in a lush garden outside the Joule Hotel in downtown Dallas Main Street District. Multimedia artist Tony Tasset modeled Eye after his own, constructing it of fiberglass, and insisting that the work is meaningless. If you want to capture this beauty, it’s hard to miss: just head down to 1607 Main Street.