The Essential Austin Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow

Austin’s a remarkably photogenic city, and if you want proof but don’t want to, ugh, get up and look outside, then check out these 17 stunning ATX-centric Instagram accounts. These pics will blow yours out of the tilt-shifted, semi-saturated water...


This account showcases Austin’s gorgeous cityscape from soaring heights and dizzying perspectives. Plus, the occasional model.

Natalie Paramore

Natalie is a publicist and food/cocktail/travel blogger. She can can often be found standing on chairs in restaurants for just the right shot. Check out her gorgeous photos for your next meal inspiration...

Austin Pets Alive!

APA! helps so many animals in Austin, and their IG account features profiles of dogs and cats who are waiting for their forever homes. Also, follow @austinanimalcenter and @atxhumanesociety for more “aww”-inducing cuteness.

Citygram Austin

Follow Citygram’s IG account for peeks into their coverage of Austin’s people, dining, design, and fashion. And, the Citygram app is free to download.

Veronica Meewes

Follow Austin Zagat editor and freelance food/drink/travel writer, Veronica Meewes, as she shares hidden gems and new trends in food and drink. This article she wrote for Thrillist on Austin’s strip club cuisine is a boobtastic fun read.

Hotel San Jose

Hotel San Jose is the epicenter of Austin cool, thanks to Liz Lambert’s Bunkhouse Group (also responsible for Hotel Saint Cecilia, Jo’s Coffee, Hotel Havana, and El Cosmico in Marfa). Stop by the patio for a drink or simply file these images under “aspirational.”

Austin Monthly

This is the best way to follow Austin’s movers and shakers, see behind the scenes of photo shoots, and of course… lots of food. We love their #PeopleofATX series.

McGuire Moorman Hospitality

This account is chock-full of eye candy from six of Austin’s most Instagram-worthy restaurants: Lamberts, Perla’s, Elizabeth St Cafe, Clark’s, Josephine House & Jeffrey’s.

Craft Beer Austin

Stay in the know on all things related to craft beer in Austin -- beer, bars, breweries, and events.


Total eye candy (with substance!) from Austin’s most stylish publication. The images are a glimpse into their wonderful stories on the people and places you want to know about.

Transmission Events

Transmission is responsible for producing the best shows in Austin, and this account’s posts will remind you to get tickets before they’re sold out.

Big Medium

This is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting contemporary art in Texas and the producers of EAST & WEST Studio Tours & Texas Biennial.


The official account for 93.3 KGSR Radio is a great resource for all things music, including your local favorites.

Visit Austin

This is the official account for the Austin CVB and provides daily Austin-y inspiration that includes landmarks, music, scenic beauty, and tons of food. Tag #TrueAustin in your best pics, and they just might share it.

Austin Way Magazine

More visually striking images straight from the pages of the glossy mag that “celebrates Austin’s finest.” That includes dining, fashion, music, destinations, and tons more.

Austin Fit Magazine

Austin’s premiere fitness publication dedicated to all things health, fitness and nutrition. Get inspired, get healthy, and get sweaty…

East Side Showroom

Craft cocktails, farm-fresh small plates, even tarot cards -- all set against the dreamy backdrop of East Side Showroom’s sultry interior.

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Anastacia Uriegas is an Austin writer who is wondering how to add a filter to life itself. Let her know how at @AnaUri.