Best Places to Take Pictures around North Houston, TX

Houston. This Texan giant exemplifies the state’s reputation in all of its endeavors and activities, from manufacturing to sport, energy, healthcare, music and aeronautics. Indeed, the saying “everything is bigger in Texas” also applies to its events, and there are plenty here year round! So for the visitor, returnee and local alike, read on for some of our favorite places to take pictures and capture your memories here around Space City.

Mercer Botanic Gardens

These Gardens are a great way for photographers of all styles, skill levels and interests to capture great shots in a variety of backgrounds! These include dogwoods, exotic tree collections, a Bamboo Garden, a Bog, a Rock Garden, a Tropical Garden and numerous footpaths lined with flower beds in every color! Bring the whole party to this beautiful corner of Houston and you’ll have more photos than you could choose from.

Hermann Park

In the heart of Houston, this iconic park offers a number of open green spaces, gardens, and experiences to bolster your photography project, whatever it may be. This corner of Houston is as much a center of community as it is a diverse canvas, with ample space and a number of different areas. These include the shaded walkways of the O. Jack Mitchell Garden and the Marvin Taylor Trail, the elegant Mecom Rockwell Colonnade, the Japanese Garden and so many more areas. The proximity to the Houston Zoo and other major Houston attractions also makes this a suitable addition to any travel itineraries.

El Gato Coffeehouse Cat Cafe 

For those visitors wanting a close-up and a lower-stakes photoshoot, the El Gato Coffeehouse Cat Cafe is a great option! This is a solid choice for those travelers who are coming to Houston without their pet and want to get their daily dose of adorable. Visitors of all ages and groups will enjoy the simple pleasure of a warm beverage and hanging out with these furry companions, a heartwarming addition to any social media feed.

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

This opulent Southern estate showcases a number of American arts and paintings, and its Texas charm and surrounding gardens make for plenty of great photo opportunities. Here, visitors can get lost in rows of immaculately maintained and colorful flower beds, fountains and the regal front lawn of the Bayou Bend. Whether as a casual affair or dressed to the nines, all visitors will delight in the beauty of this estate as their backdrop. 

The Glassell School of Art

  Both the interior and exterior of this unique building provide jarring and eye-catching backdrops for any photography projects, with light, walls, stairs, and sculptures in so many different forms. The size and variety in design accommodates large groups or solo projects, and the proximity to a number of Houston Art Museums and famed eateries also makes this a workable addition to any travel plans.

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