They say a picture’s worth a thousand words but a great image on the ‘gram can get you more likes and new followers than you can count. But how do you pull it off? The first step is choosing a unique location to shoot your photos!

Looking for cool spots in San Antonio to set up your next photoshoot? Here are 11 of the best places to take pictures in San Antonio!



1. The Riverwalk


Shopping? Check. Food? Check. Sightseeing? Check.

A trip to San Antonio just isn’t complete without a trip to San Antonio’s greatest tourist attraction. From scenic bridges to stunning architectural elements, this 2.5-mile path is one of the best places to take pictures in San Antonio.

For the ultimate experience of historic downtown, jump aboard a river barge for a ride in between photo ops!



2. The Torch of Friendship

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Can you really say you were in San Antonio without a picture of the Torch of Friendship?

This 65 feet tall structure is easily recognized as a token of friendship from the Mexican Consulate to commemorate the relationship between the US and Mexico.



3. Botanical Garden


Head to the San Antonio Botanical Garden for a chance to spruce up your content feed in an instant! With 38 acres of lush greenery for you to explore, there’s more than enough natural beauty for you to work with.



4. The Arneson River Theatre


Experience San Antonio’s rich culture with a trip to the Arneson River Theatre.

This enduring landmark has hosted a number of events from summer concerts and weddings, for your next photo sesh for the ‘gram!



5. San Fernando Cathedral


Got a serious case of FOMO? Then you definitely don’t want to miss out on taking a trip to one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city!

Recognized as one of the oldest church buildings in Texas, the San Fernando Cathedral is one of the memorable places to take pictures in San Antonio.



6. Mission Espada

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Want to spend the day exploring a quaint, rural spot? Head to Mission Espada to bask in the peace and tranquility of this modest community.



7. El Mercado – Market Square

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Does your ideal day include walking around a marketplace?

For those who said yes, you need to take a trip to El Mercado. One of the largest Mexican marketplaces outside of Mexico, you can spend the day experiencing its heritage, digging for treasures, and getting lots of fresh content for the ‘gram!



8. HemisFair Park

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Hoping to find a low-key spot to just sit back and relax? Immerse yourself in local culture by stopping by at one of the city’s more adorable parks. If you’re looking for a spot that’s kid-friendly, this is it.

From lots of fun activities, to the phenomenal view of the city from the Tower of the Americas, there’s plenty for you to do and see at this park!



9. The Alamo


Immerse yourself in the city’s rich history with a trip to this 300-year-old former Spanish mission. As one of Texas’ most visited historic landmarks, there’s plenty for you to experience and to take pictures of at the Alamo!



10. The McNay Museum


This one’s for all the artsy folk!

It’s likely that you’ll get to see the work from some of your favorite artists housed in this Mediterranean-style mansion. With 22 acres for you to explore, their extensive collection of artwork features the work of Monet, Van Gogh, Rodin, Matisse, and the list just keeps on going.



11. The San Antonio Zoo


Any animal lovers? If you’re looking for a fun spot to spend the day, the San Antonio Zoo is definitely one of the coolest places to take pictures in San Antonio.

You have 56 acres to explore in between photo ops – oh, and over 8,500 animals to meet!