Take a photo tour of 7 great Houston spots

Photo by Edi Caves

Grab your camera and hit the road! Stop by these notable Houston locations for some sweet shots.

Houston has some fun and funky public art, monuments, and views that turn into great photo opportunities. We realize this list could go on and on and on and on- but let this be a start to some new photo adventures! Explore your city and see Houston from all angles.

  • San Jacinto Monument – See Houston and its ship channel from way up high. The La Porte-based monument commemorates the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836, which in turn became the deciding battle in the Texas Revolution. Open daily, 9am to 6pm; Observation Deck closes at 5:45pm. Map it.
  • BAPS Shri – BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Stafford is the first traditional Hindu Mandir of its kind in North America. The intricately designed shrine comes complete with five towering white pinnacles, 12 smooth domes, and 136 marble pillars. Open daily, 7:30am to 8:45pm. Map it.
  • Sam Houston Monument – The Museum District shrine, depicting Sam Houston overseeing the lay of the land, is a gateway to the city. Park it at Hermann Park and start snapping day or night. Map it.
  • Gerald D. Hines Waterwall – Don’t be afraid to get a little wet when exploring. The water wall, standing in the shadow of the Williams Tower by the Galleria, is 64 feet of ever-falling water that makes you feel like you’re in Bruce Wayne’s Batcave. Map it.
  • Biscuit Wall – Get a group going and post up by the painted wall. Dripping with multiple bright colors, the wall -connected to the Biscuit home décor store- is always host to a number of engagement photos, graduation pics, reunions, or selfies. Map it.
  • Fred Hartman Bridge – Located in Baytown, the cable-stayed bridge has been connecting commuters on the eastside for years with its aesthetically pleasing design. Map it.
  • Saturn V at Rocket Park – The most powerful rocket ever built is also one of Houston’s most sought after attraction. Standing 36 stories tall, the rocket made its mark by transporting astronauts during NASA’s Apollo missions. Tickets start at $16 for Space Center admission. Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 7pm. Map it.
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Nick Esquer has been in content creation since the age of 15 when he took his first job as a cub reporter for a local newspaper. Since then, he has earned a B.A. from Arizona State University in his native Phoenix, and an M.F.A. from Queens University of Charlotte. He arrived in Houston in February 2013 when he assumed the position of assistant editor at Houston Modern Luxury magazine for more than a year.