Here are the best places for photos in Austin, TX. From panoramic vista to mural background selfies. The LostinAustin.org contributing photography staff have put together our best places for photos in Austin.
I Love You So Much Sign at Jo's Coffee
In 2010, local musician Amy Cook took a can of red spray paint and wrote this five-word love letter to her partner, majority owner of Jo’s Coffee, Liz Lambert.
Greetings From Austin Postcard Mural
This icon is located at 1720 S. First Street and was recreated by Roadhouse Relics artist and owner Todd Sanders and his friend Rory Skagen in 1998. In August 2013, Sanders began a restoration with help from Skagen and Creative Action Color Squad.
ATX Logo Sign at Whole Foods
Ion Art's Ode to Austin was commisioned by Whole Foods and placed at their anchor downtwon Austin store at 5th and North Lamar.
One of Austin's most storied entertaiment areas, South Congress (SOCO) hosts and eclectic blend of shopping, live music, restaurants and boutique hotels. This picture-postcard vista of the Texas State Capitol includes legendary Austin venue's like The Continental Club and the Austin Motel.
Stevie Ray Vaughn Statue
Sculptor Ralph Helmick's Stevie Ray Vaughn tribute in bronze on the shores of Town Lake in Austin TX. Vaughan is shown standing upright, "meditatively," wearing a broad-brimmed hat, a serape, and cowboy boots. Helmick claimed that he drew inspiration from Michelangelo's famous nude statue of David.
Deep in the heart of Austin's downtown entertainment district.
Barton Springs Pool
Within Zilker Park's 358 acres lies one of the crown jewels of Austin - Barton Springs Pool. The pool itself measures three acres in size, and is fed from underground springs with an average temperature of 68-70 degrees, ideal for year-round swimming. Over the years, Barton Springs Pool has drawn people from all walks of life, from legislators who have concocted state laws there to free-spirited, topless sunbathers who turned heads in the 1970s. Robert Redford learned to swim at the pool when he was five years old while visiting family in Austin. Today, Barton Springs still attracts a diverse crowd of people and has seen record setting numbers of visitors nearing 800,000 in recent years.
Where: Barton Springs Pool
Zilker Metropolitan Park is considered "Austin's most-loved park." This 351-acre park is home to a variety of recreation opportunities and special events for individuals and families.
Where: Zilker Park
Town Lake is a major recreation area for the City of Austin. The lake's banks are bounded by the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail, and businesses offer recreational watercraft services along the lakefront portion of the trail. Austin's largest downtown park, Zilker Park, is adjacent to the lake, and Barton Springs, a major attraction for swimmers, flows into the lake.
Surveyors using high-tech equipment measured Austin's domed pink-granite building and found that at 302.64 feet, it is almost 15 feet taller than the 288-foot-high U.S. Capitol,
Where: 1100 Congress Ave
Willie For President Mural
Retailer Stag - Provisions For Men joined forces with Jacqui Oakley, Erick Montes, & Joe Swec to pull off a "Willie for President" mural on the south side of STAG Austin. It's become quite a popular spot for selfies on South Congress. See photos of the work in progress, or check it out in person at 1423 S Congress Ave. Austin, TX.
Where: 1423 S Congress
Home of the Longhorns on the University of Texas Campus. There have surely been more selfies taken here than at any other venue in Austin.
Where: DKR Stadium