Looking to get more smiles and joy out of your Instagram feed? There’s no better way than to see the best of Austin every time you scroll through it. Scrumptious food and stunning sights. Local art and live events. Colorful characters and cute, cute furry friends.
Follow these accounts for a great snapshot of the best our city has to offer. Hopefully it inspires you to explore more of Austin, attend an event or discover your new favorite restaurant!
1. The Austinot
Instagram posts from the popular Austinot blog keep you updated on the latest happenings and the hottest spots to eat and drink, but in the most Austin way possible. You get a “hyperlocal” angle that covers only Austin-founded businesses, delivered by a team made completely of volunteers.
2. Valencia’s Tex-Mex Garage
If you’re not hungry for real-deal Tex-Mex or thirsty for mouthwatering margaritas, you will be! Valencia’s Instagram serves up a daily helping of eye-catching food and drink specials, with a generous side of laughs along the way.
3. The Good in ATX
Austin offers photographers no shortage of amazing scenes to capture, and your feed can reap the benefits. The Good in ATX showcases snapshots from all over the city, providing a fresh angle on the places and people that make it such a one-of-a-kind place to experience.
Nothing like puppy pics to help you forget life’s stresses and put a smile on your face! The dog photography crew posts highlights from shoots at Zilker Park and around town—not to mention raises thousands of dollars for animal-related non-profits.
There’s always so many weird and wonderful things going on throughout the city that it can be hard to keep track. Austin.com can help you keep up, showing off the best of the community and the culture.
Ever wonder what Austin would look like soaring high above it all? Daredevil Austin photographer JType takes to the rooftops to put the focus on the city’s stunning skyline and diverse architecture, with dramatic, heavenly views sure to take your breath away.
7. Austin Wildlife Rescue
Besides posting pics of lovable critters that can’t help but draw in likes, the men and women at Austin Wildlife Rescue do the good work of saving local animals of all shapes and sizes and raising funds for their future well-being.
8. Humans of Austin
The Humans of New York are great and all, but we like to think the Humans of Austin give them a run for their money! Everyone has a unique tale to tell—hear some of these stories and meet the Austinites behind them.
9. Austin State of Mind
In another ATX take on an NYC special, a former New Yorker takes followers along as she seeks out the great food, music, and events to be found in her beloved new city. She even offers guides to travel outside of Austin, too.
10. When Where What Austin
For beautiful photos of landscapes or clouds or puppies in your feed, this isn’t the follow for you. When Where What Austin gives you exactly what its name says: the barebones info on hot local events, presented in plain white text on a solid blue background (though you can usually swipe over for promotional posters or pics and read the captions for a funny personal touch).
What great Instagram accounts have we missed?
Are there other Austin Instagram accounts that you enjoy following? Let us know in the comments!