Looking for ways to highlight Salt Lake City on your Instagram feed? The best way to do that is to hit up its most picturesque places!

We have a list of 10 places to take pictures in Salt Lake City whether you’re a local or a tourist. They're even great whether you’re visiting during the day or night.



1. Temple Square

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"God knows you. You are His child. He loves you. Even when you think that you are unlovable, He reaches out to you." Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf . These words seem to warm the soul as much as looking at this beautiful picture. 📸: Thanks to @gpsargent for sharing this stunning image with us! . For more spiritually uplifting messages from the leaders of #thechurchofjesuschristoflatterdaysaints, we invite you to tune in to #generalconference on SATURDAY, APRIL 6 & SUNDAY, APRIL 7, starting at 10 am. For more information, click on our General Conference story highlight ⬆️ . . . . . #Templesquare #seetemplesquare #saltlakecity #saltlaketemple #visitsaltlake #visitutah #801 #beautahful

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It’s one of the most well-known attractions in the city. It’s no surprise it’s also one of the coolest places to take some Instagram photos. No trip to Salt Lake is complete if you don’t have at least one shot from Temple Square.



2. The City Library


The beautiful interiors of the City Library makes it a popular Instagram spot whether you’re all about that architecture aesthetic or simply just want something big and awe-striking to post.



3. The Gateway Mall

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grateful for her💕 #heysisters

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There are lots of reasons that make a spot Instagram-worthy, but top of that list is street art or murals. The Gateway Mall has no shortage of urban art. Don’t miss taking photos of the ‘Salt Lake City is for lovers’ sign.



4. Great Salt Lake

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sometimes the best thing for the soul is to be around wonders inescapably bigger than the self. walking among these breath-taking mountains & the beautiful great salt lake, i am reminded of how often I tend to complicate that which is so simple. for every anxiety, for every fear, for every insecurity, for every doubt, there is a Creation that is so much louder & so much stronger. there is love that is eternal & so massive that it cannot be understood. we are so completely enveloped in a love so powerful that our minds can’t even begin to scratch the surface. i hope you feel the presence of that love today - i promise you that it is all around... in someone’s smile, a hug from somebody you love, a sunset, a tree, the fact that you have breath in your lungs, the ability to think, the ability to smile, to laugh, to cry. you are loved, you are important, you are seen. if you cannot escape your own mind today, i challenge you to focus on something bigger than yourself. God made a brilliantly gigantic world & you have so much left to explore & discover. keep pushin thru, keep holdin on. ☁️

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Talk about picturesque! The Great Salt Lake is beautiful, especially if you’re visiting around sunset. If you’re looking for a place to have a Golden Hour photoshoot, this is the spot.



5. Blue Copper Coffee

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life is short, make it sweet

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A lot of coffee shops make their establishments Instagram-worthy, and this place is a popular one for locals and tourists alike. The awesome wall art outside is always backdrop of Instagram posts, and the coffee isn’t bad, either!



6. Bonneville Shoreline Trail


Sweeping views of nature and the city? That’s recipe for a lot of likes! The Bonneville Shoreline Trail gives you stunning views of nature that overlooks the city.



7. Mrs. Backers Pastries


This establishment offers sweets, and it looks sweet from the inside and out. The pink interiors and exteriors, as well as the large sign that says ‘Mrs. Backers Pastries’ will give your photo that authentic retro vibe.



8. Big Cottonwood Canyon


If you want to go off the radar and take breathtaking photos to boot, Big Cottonwood Canyon is one stop you shouldn’t skip. It’s so vast that you’ll be able to get different landscape views every few meters.



9. Capitol Hill


The monumental Capitol Hill building is Instagram-worthy itself. When you’re done taking pics of the building from all angles, you can head over to Memory Grove for a nice stroll and even more great pics.



10. Salt Flats


The Salt Flats are such unique natural wonders, they should be part of your bucket list. The gorgeous and vast landscape will encourage you to try out your landscape and travel photography skills.

There are lots more places around Salt Lake that’s worth photographing and uploading to your feed. Explore on your own, take lots of pictures-- you might just stumble upon unexpected gems.