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Snap 'n' share: Top 10 most Instagram-worthy spots in Houston

Many Houstonians underestimate how much the city has to offer. We get into the same routines — Netflix binges and boring nights in — and forget to get off our couches and explore. Get inspired to do something fun and active — visit these most Instagrammable spots inspired by fellow Houstonians  — and share your photos.


Start out at this colossal eye-catching mural located on the side of Treebeards in Market Square. Graffiti artist Gonzo247 designed and painted the mural last year.

Location: Corner of Preston and Travis

Sprawl out on a picnic blanket on the lawn of Williams Tower at the foot of the Gerald D. Hines Waterwall and enjoy the moment. The fountain runs from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Location: 2800 Post Oak Blvd.


Opened in 2008, the Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark attracts world-class skateboarders and those with big aspirations. Grab your board, helmet and camera to explore this 30,000-square-foot facility.

Open daily 9 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Location: 103 Sabine St.

Visitors to the Houston Zoo have a unique opportunity to interact with the Masai giraffe family at the Giraffe Feeding Platform. Make your way up the ramp to the feeding area for an eye-to-eye view of giraffes, zebra, and ostriches while you offer a crunchy lettuce leaf and snap some pictures.

Feedings occur daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. – $5 for giraffe food

Location: The Houston Zoo

Tickets: Zoo entry costs between $8.50 and $15, with free entry for children under age 2.

Take a kayaking trip down Buffalo Bayou to catch a glimpse of Houston wildlife and perhaps catch a great shot of a Blue Heron. 

There are a variety of drop-off sites and ways to get closer to the bayou through parks and sitting areas. 

Stop by the studio of David Adickes, where you will be overshadowed by some pretty enormous sculptures of past presidents and even the Beatles. 

Open: Daylight hours Monday - Sunday

Location: 2500 Summer St.

The Houston Museum of Natural Science Cockrell Butterfly Center is the perfect place for a photo-op as long as you can stay still long enough for these little guys to land on you. 

Open: Monday - Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last entry at 5 p.m.)

Location: Houston Museum of Natural Science

Tickets: $4-8

Visit the Houston Museum of Fine Arts to get a glimpse of and feel for the new exhibit Soto: The Houston Penetrable. Composed of thousands of floating plastic strands, visitors are welcomed and encouraged to interact with the art. 

Open Tuesday - Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday–Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, 12:15 to 7 p.m. 

Location: 1001 Bissonett St.

Tickets: $6.50 - $15. Free admission on Thursdays.


Discovery Green offers live music every Thursday evening along with a variety of outdoor events, such as yoga, movie screenings and kayaking classes, all weekend long and on other summer days.

Location: 1500 McKinney St.

Located on the campus of Rice University, this unique light space designed by James Turrell is especially captivating during its sunset light sequence. Based on the time of your visit, Skyspace will be a completely different color. 

Open Wednesday - Monday one hour before sunrise to 10 p.m.

Location: Rice University

While the list of 10 has already been reached, for an added bonus check out the grand opening of The Biggest Mural in Houston, created by Sebastien "Mr.D" Boileau. At 8,000 square feet, the piece titled "Preservons La Creation" will defnitely require your panorama skills.

The mural dedication is June 7 from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Location: 2800 San Jacinto


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