This post is sponsored by Chase Sapphire. As always, all opinions are my own.
Last weekend, I had the opportunity to host an Austin, Texas Instameet with other local bloggers and Chase Sapphire in celebration of their new Sapphire Six Guide to Austin. The Sapphire Six Guide takes cues from where Sapphire Reserve cardmembers are visiting, grabbing a bite, enjoying a drink or just having fun to determine what the top places to visit in Austin are. For the Instameet, our goal was to work our way down South Congress, hitting up some of the most Instagrammable spots and finishing at Cafe No Se (one of the recommended restaurants on the Sapphire Six Guide).
It was so much fun to get out and be a tourist in my city with other local bloggers! I don't get to go out and explore my hometown nearly as much as I'd like to, so I loved having this opportunity to experience SoCo, which I consider to be one of the best things to do in Austin, for locals and tourists alike. South Congress definitely has some of the best Instagram worthy spots in Austin. Without further ado, here's 7 photo spots to visit on South Congress!
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One of the best place to get authentic western boots in town. And a cute storefront to pose in front of to boot!
The "So Close Yet So Far Out" sign in front of the Austin Motel is a can't-miss photo spot on South Congress. It's one of the most iconic pictures in the whole city!
Stop at Jo's Coffee for what is probably the most famous mural in all of Austin - "i love you so much". And when you're done, make sure to try their coffee too!
Guero's Taco Bar
Personally one of my favorite Tex-Mex spots in the city, this spot is also listed on the Chase Sapphire Six Guide as a great spot under two different categories: Tex-Mex & Tacos and Live Music. Definitely don't miss their chips and queso while you're there either.
Home Slice Pizza
Home Slice might be a great place to get a slice of pizza on SoCo, but it's also home to two great mural. On one side of the building is the Mr. Rogers "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" mural, while on the other side you can find the psychedelic "Willie For President" mural.
Big Top Candy Shop
This candy shop is great to shoot both inside and out. You can find several fun and colorful angles here to make your Instagram pop!
Cafe No Se
Lastly, Cafe No Se is the stuff of Instagram dreams. We ordered a huge spread including avocado toast and their famous cheeseburger. Just make sure to get a table outside so you can take a perfect flatlay in good lighting!
Thanks so much to Chase Sapphire for co-hosting this event with me. Did I miss any of your favorite South Congress photo spots? Let me know in the comment section below!
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