These 6 suburban sights are 100% hashtag worthy. Start planning your captions now!
Who says your suburban search can’t include a photoshoot or two? The Dallas-Fort Worth suburbs are packed with Instagram-worthy spots. From funky murals to colorful rose gardens to stunning jaw-dropping rock formations, there’s plenty to see and snap as you’re touring suburbia.
#1. Historic Downtown McKinney (McKinney)
Looking for a colorful backdrop for your next impromptu shoot? Don’t miss Historic Downtown McKinney. There are vibrant murals around almost every corner. Keep an eye out for the “Welcome to Historic Downtown McKinney” mural — this one is especially popular on Instagram.
But the murals are just the start. Visit Emporium Pies or Layered to sprinkle in some foodie posts to your feed. And the vintage games at Arcade 92 are practically begging to be shared on the ‘gram.
#2. Arbor Hills Nature Preserve (Plano)
The open grassy fields make this a dreamy spot for an Instagram photo shoot. And if you can visit during golden hour, even better.
The Arbor Hills Nature Preserve is a hotspot for engagement sessions, but it’s also perfect for Instagrammable picnics. Pack a blanket and pick up some supplies at the nearby Kroger or Eatzi’s Market & Bakery on your way in. The preserve is also close to the neighborhood favorite J’s Donuts, which serves amazing pastries — many hashtag-worthy themselves.
#3. Frisco Heritage Center (Frisco)
With historic homes, a locomotive, and a wooden caboose there are tons of interesting backdrops to play with at the Frisco Heritage Center. In between photo shoots, visit the Frisco Heritage Museum to learn more about the town. If you happen to swing by on the third Sunday of the month, you can step inside and tour the homes. But no matter when you visit, there are plenty of interesting architectural features and trees to snap for your Instagram feed.
Local tip: Head to Babe’s Chicken to refuel after your visit. But don’t put your camera away — this rustic dining hall features plenty of Instagrammable elements, too. Just look for the antler wall, vintage jukebox, and 1920s-era tractor.
#4. Parker Rose Garden (Allen)
This park has it all, from a barn to open fields to a picturesque pond. Stock up on some snacks at the nearby Kroger and end the outing with a laid-back picnic.
#5. Stone Creek Park (Flower Mound)
Stone Creek Park is beautiful in every season, but if you’re visiting during the fall, this is the place to go for fall foliage shots. Snap some photos as you wander the trails. Before you leave, take some photos by the creek. There are plenty of wide rocks where you can stand to capture the perfect shot.
Add in a stop at the playground if your littles need to get some energy out. And if you need a pick-me-up, the trendy (and very camera-ready) Edison Coffee Co. is just a short drive away.
6. Grapevine Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park (Grapevine)
You could easily spend an entire day snapping photos at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens. As you follow the winding paths you’ll pass a koi pond, butterfly garden, and so many other beautiful scenes. Visit during tulip season to add a pop of color to your feed. Did we mention it’s free to visit?
To continue exploring Grapevine, follow the Urban Wine Trail along Main Street. Or bring the kids to Main Street Bistro & Bakery or Judy Pie for a sweet treat.
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