They say a picture’s worth a thousand words which is why we don’t blame you for getting a little snap-happy when you travel. It’s also why we’ve made it easy to capture your memories with our trail guide below featuring a route that will take you through the most Insta-worthy spots in Dallas-Fort Worth. Don’t forget to share your photos on Instagram with #DFWHappenings!
Bishop Arts District, Courtesy: @joyaz_
BISHOP ARTS DISTRICT:
Start your adventure off right in what’s often called the “Brooklyn of Dallas.” With murals at every turn and adorable restaurants, bars and shops, you’ll definitely want to pause and pose here.
We’re lucky to have multiple Dallas neighborhoods booming with local art and murals. Wander the streets for photo ops (they’re literally everywhere), but be sure to stop by STIRR and The Pharmacy for memorable and delicious snaps.
Catch I-75 North for 20 miles to visit the vibrant city of Plano. | Approx. Travel Time: 25 min.
Wow! Donuts and Drips, Courtesy: @valarieshea
This historic district has always been Instagrammable with its quaint shops (hello, Pipe & Palate) and chic restaurants like pizza oasis, Urban Crust. Throw in their newest murals and public art collection, and you’ve got a perfect afternoon of picture taking.
Since it opened in 2017, WOW! has been wow-ing social media with over 80 decadent types of donuts and piping hot coffee. Plus, the inviting aesthetic and fact that they’re open 24 hours on the weekend, makes this a foodie’s dream come true!
Continue north on I-75 to your next destination, Frisco. | Approx. Travel Time: 22 min.
Wear your blue and head to the Dallas Cowboys’ Headquarters for a tour and some epic photo ops! Whether you pose on the Cowboys training field, in their locker room or outside under “The Huddle,” there’s no doubt you’ll want to post this.
Head west on US-380 to our next stop: Denton, Texas. | Approx. Travel Time: 35 min.
Juicy Pig, Courtesy: @marym.murphy
If you’re in Denton, finding the Purple Door has to be on your #dentoning bucket list. No, we’re not going to tell you exactly where it is because the search is half the fun (and part of Denton tradition)!
You might not expect this lil’ barbecue joint to be home to one of the coolest murals in DFW, but it totally is. This trippy mural spans the length of a building and is great for close-up shots or far-away takes.
Take I-35E and head south toward Arlington. | Approx. Travel Time: 47 min.
Want to make all of your friends jealous? Post that picture from The Star, then follow it up with a photo of you standing on the Cowboys’ field at Jerryworld. Touring AT&T Stadium is an unforgettable experience, and you’ll have the photos to prove it.
Next up: Grand Prairie, just down the road from Arlington. | Approx. Travel Time: 12 min.
RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT!:
Although the facade of the building is iconic, there’s no better place to go if you want to pose with your favorite celebs. The Hall of Mirrors makes for a fun photo shoot, too. It’s all about perspective, right?
You might recognize this architectural gem as the setting for 1970s sci-fi film Logan’s Run. But if that doesn’t ring a bell, this free Fort Worth hotspot is a great place for a picnic and photos made to last for the memory books.
Make your way south on I-287 for some serious Texas charm. | Approx. Travel Time: 45 min.
Courtesy: Waxahachie CVB
MAIN STREET COURTHOUSE:
If you’re going on an Insta-trail, you wouldn’t want to miss one of the top three most-photographed buildings in Texas. After exploring local restaurants and shops on the square, pose in front of this historic icon for a photo!