18 more Instagram Spots in San Antonio
Chances are you’ve already seen instagrammable places volume one. It’s often imitated and never duplicated and I’m here to provide you with a new dish of Instagram spots in San Antonio since the last ones have been used and you’re probably here to be on the cutting edge for your Instagram.
I am giving you these warnings because you’re an adult and you should act like one. Some of these places require permission (if you’re doing major shoots- if in doubt ask) and other of these locations are in nature. Campfire rules apply! LEAVE THE AREA NICER THAN YOU FOUND IT! Also, make to look up any special permits or better yet make a small donation.
If you drive too fast you’ll miss this little oasis in the middle of Southtown opened up in 2005 as a memorial from a mother who lost her son. It’s super gorgeous and it also has daily operating hours so peep the website to make sure you don’t go when it’s closed.
La Cantera Resort
If you haven’t been to La Cantera Resort then please add it to the bucket list. We’re specifically focusing on the Lomo de Vida Spa. Something about being zen is a perfect place to grab some shots. This is a private property so why not book a mani/ pedi and grab some shots on the way out.
McNay Courtyard and Garden
All offer a selection of great shots. From the fountains to the stairs you’ll be gaga for the vibe. While you can shoot quick pics with your phone if you’re hiring a photographer you’ll need to get permission.
Mission San Juan Capistrano
I grew up with the SJC in California. It’s to die for gorgeous so when I found out we had one here- I held it to the same standard- while not as “gardeny” as it’s CA sister- this mission if you choose to accept it is a charm for a great photoshoot. Again, this is an easy phone shoot but if you’re hiring a photographer you’ll need to ask permission. Also, note this is a National Park- respect it and leave a couple of bucks in the donation box. While here make sure you capture the hidden murals up the road.
San Antonio River Walk
The first volume of Instagram-worthy spots in San Antonio- I slept on the River Walk mostly because everyone uses it. Here’s the catch, walk away from the touristy part. There’s a gorgeous ivy jungle wall, lots of amazing stairs and bridges to add dimension and depth to your shots. This shoot is best to get on location and scout your for your shots beforehand. Most places will be between the Paramour and the Iron Cactus. I guarantee this will easily give you content for one month if you’re tactful. Pro-tip shoot through things like leaves to add dimension and depth.
The Ivy Wall on LaChapelle by Kuntsler
I will never steer away from a good ivy wall. They’re great as backgrounds and allow you to have a solid place to add some depth. But since the original wall on Broadway and 9th might be full- I got you on a second location. Come early, shoot, and then have a cold one at Kuntsler. The ivy wall is located near the end of the street.
Landa Library Gardens
This is one of my favorite photo shoots in the city and chances are you’ve seen many a shot taken here. You’re able to play a lot with lighting here and the golden hour is a must. The Landa Library Gardens loves photographers but encourages you to reach out to find out if any other photogs are gonna be around so you’re not photobombed. Keep in mind they have specific daily hours when they are open so check the website to find out more information.
Japanese Tea Gardens
This is another must-have when it comes to photos. As a location scout, I recommend you walk the grounds before your shoot and explore the areas around the gardens as well because you’ll find some good little nuggets.
King William Street
Y’all already know I live for King William Fair- but the actual Kind William St in the King William District makes an amazing place for shots. If you’re lucky and there are no cars- you’re able to stand in the middle of the street and capture Instagram gold. There are also a lot of buildings with different colored walls that you might be able to take a few shots at. Do not trespass on anyone’s property it’s illegal so pay attention.
The Steps at Omni La Mansion del Rio
Here at San Antonio Lovelist we love to promote depth in all your shots. We’re looking to great photos that are alive. I don’t like how some shots look so flat- granted if you’re working with a talented photog they’ll direct you accordingly. I suggest the steps of the Omni La Mansion del Rio because of the wrought iron railings. The courtyard is cute too but we’re not talking about that just yet.
Cool Crest Mini Golf
We’ve really been sleeping on Cool Crest. Play a round of mini-golf, get something great for the ‘gram and support a local business. It’s super cute and you’ll have fun.
On a great time of day you can find some great photo quality in this downtown San Antonio location. From shots under the papel picado to the various colorful walls- Market Square really lets you get some great photography. Come early for this hotspot.
Quadrangle Fort Sam Houston
Attention any recently graduated servicemen and women from tech school or any other military training or if you want to grab a great military-inspired shot? The Quadrangle is a historical museum but the grounds are a dream. Take some shots with the watchtower, the deer, and the peacocks.
San Pedro Springs Park Garden
The last one on my list is the San Pedro Springs Park from the garden to the library to the public theatre you’re gonna have a blast taking all the shots. Plan the day around them after grabbing a coffee at PhiloÇoffee.
Ivy Wall behind Kung Fu Tea
Psych! Here’s a bonus wall! Behind the Kung Fu Tea in Alamo Heights is a cement wall with great ivy.
Open all year round this flower heaven is just the shot you need for that photo envy. Located in Fredericksburg, this Instagram-worthy spot is free of charge but like respect the flower beds and follow the rules. If you ruin this for the rest of us- the flower God’s will send wasps after you.
Road-trip time! Sure this isn’t in San Antonio but at the rate we’re growing it’ll feel closer than you think. This small town in the Hill Country will be perfect for your Instagram feed.
Willow City Loop
It’s been known for years as the scenic drive to take near Fredericksburg is a wildflower spot. If you wanna take a picture. Do so from your car or away from the flowerbeds. You can get closer in the top spot but if you’re looking for that landscape sunset shot go here! There is a lot of private lands around so don’t risk it.
Texas Tulips San Antonio
Actually located in La Vernia this is the newest spot opening up in Spring 2020. We’re talking tulip fields forever and in all the colors. You’re able to pick the flowers if you wanna bring the memories home with you. Entry fee is $5 a person and $25 for an all-day photographer pass.
this is the original list part two eventually they’ll be a part 3 because I scout like nobody’s business. If you want more of a live action interaction check me on my San Antonio foodie instagram @sanantoniolovelist to never miss a beat.