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10 Instagrammable Murals on SOCO

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It’s no secret that Austin is a city full of incredible art in all forms. One of our favorite expressions of this city’s artsy vibes is the number of gorgeous murals around the city! If you’re looking to mural hop and see a lot in one day, we recommend heading over to South Congress Avenue for tons of great options!

Check out our guide, that features some of the most Instagrammable murals on SOCO to brighten up your feed and show off some creative work from talented Austinites. Hope you have your poses ready!

We know it’s clichΓ©, but you can’t pass up taking a picture in front of this iconic mural. Located on the side of Jo’s Coffee, the “I love you so much” mural is an iconic spot on SOCO. Whether you’re with your SO, your besties, your furry friend, or yourself, start off your day with a cup of coffee from Jo’s and snag a picture for Instagram.

πŸ“1300 S. Congress Ave.

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πŸ“· Megan Parker

Let people know exactly where you’re at by stopping at this adorably vintage SOCO mural. The “Legendary Memories” mural features bright colors and a postcard-style look that makes the perfect Instagram background! The street is def a bucket list spot for Austin, so capture the moment.

πŸ“1800 S. Congress Ave.

Share the love from Austin with all your friends and family by posing in front of this wall. With a simple, yet huge design, you can get creative in front of the “Love from Austin” mural! Located in an alley between Bird’s Barbershop and Prima Donna, this spot is typically less crowded than other SOCO murals, so you shouldn’t have to wait too long to grab a few pictures.

πŸ“1912 S. Congress Ave.

Kendra Scott has done it again. Stopping by the store to check out the beautiful jewelry is an absolute must, and you might as well pose in front of this adorable wall while you’re at it! While you’re inside, grab some champagne, macarons, and other treats at the cafe, and use them as props in your pictures for some extra fun! Love is Everywhere in ATX, especially at Kendra Scott.Β 

πŸ“1701 S. Congress Ave.

It’s hard not to smile when you come across this mural. Inspirational and guaranteed to put you in a good mood, this mural is an Instagram must for all things positivity! Not only will you get great pictures, you could also grab a delicious meal at the King of Lobster food truck or Home Slice Pizza, located across the street.

πŸ“1511 S Congress Ave

If you’re visiting Austin, this is definitely a mural you need to check out! Austinites, it’s also great for you to send to friends and family in different places. The “Greetings from Austin” mural is basically a giant postcard, featuring graphics of some iconic things that makes this city so great. Since this is one of the more popular murals on SOCO, we recommend stopping by on a weekday if you don’t want to wait!

πŸ“1720 S. First St.

This tribute to the Austin icon Willie Nelson is a bright, fun mural to stop in front of. With a groovy pattern and a huge picture of Willie, this wall will for sure pop on your Instagram. Plus, since it’s on the side of STAG Provisions men’s store, it’s next door to Home Slice Pizza. You know we always want to stop and grab a slice!

πŸ“100 E Elizabeth St.

Located on the building of Heritage Boot Co., this epic mural is essential for punk-rock inspiration. Created by Carlos Hernandez, this mural will unleash your inner western grunge.

πŸ“1700 S. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704

We absolutely love bucket lists and goals, and this mural allows you to interactively add your dreams to the wall. The “Before I Die” chalkboard is an inspiring wall full of Austinites’ hopes and dreams written in chalk. Add your own and pose in front of it for a fun picture. Plus, the wall is washed weekly, so you can see something new each time you go back!

πŸ“206 E. Elizabeth Street

This mural resembles an emergency broadcasting interruption and is on the side of Bird’s Barbershop. Just like from when we were kids and the TV stopped working. Take pictures in front of the different parts of the “This is Not a Test” mural for a variety of colors and backdrops, or get the full wall in for some nostalgia!

πŸ“1920 S. Congress Ave.Β 

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Once you’ve made your Instagram super cute with pictures in front of these murals on SOCO, be sure to follow us onΒ Instagram,Β Facebook,Β Twitter, andΒ TikTokΒ for more things to do around the city. Also, tag us in your photos @StuffToDoInAustin so we can see where you went!

For more stuff to do around Austin, check out theΒ Stuff to Do in Austin City GuideΒ page and let us know what you want to see next! Make sure to enter your info above to subscribe for more Austin content.

Abby Hopkins

Abby Hopkins

Abby is a blogger for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Austin area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinAustin on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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