Unique Places To Take Fall Photos in Dallas-Fort Worth
“Do it for the ‘gram” is not just another random slang term, it’s a way of life - especially during the holiday season. As you prepare to see photos of vibrant pumpkin patches and all things pumpkin spice, you might think to yourself, I do not want to be basic this season.
This is why we dug into the best places around Dallas-Fort Worth for unique fall photos. From cozy fall aesthetics to spooky season Halloween vibes, you'll find the perfect one for you on this list. After all, you want to take advantage of the beautiful colors of the trees, cooler temperatures, and fall-themed installations that won't be here for long.
A true staple to every season's photos. In the Fall time, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden becomes a magical pumpkin patch village for its fall tradition, Autumn at the Arboretum. You can expect a Pumpkin Village with 20-foot-tall pumpkin cottages of different colors and designs. The overall display uses over 90,000 pumpkins of all kinds, squash, and gourd. You’ll even find Cinderella-inspired pumpkins and a carriage that is a great Instagram photo opp to bring out your inner Queen. This installation will be up from September 18 - October 31 so make sure to plan a visit soon.
Legacy West (Plano)
In the convenient corner of the Dallas North Tollway and 121, Legacy West is a modern urban destination with retail, a variety of restaurants, and seasonal installations for the best photos. If you haven't seen these extravagant installations on the 'gram, you have to take a trip this Fall. They always have a specific destination that features an “Instagrammable” area where visitors can take pics. Even though this year's installation has yet to be revealed, stay in the know by following them on Instagram @legacywestplano. Meanwhile, you can count on pumpkin painting events, concerts, and a festival on Halloween if you want more photo opps.
The Shops at Park Lane (Dallas)
Known as “the most-shopped intersection in Dallas”, The Shops at Park Lane offers a unique experience for visitors from retail to restaurants... and their holiday photo opps don't disappoint. The property always collaborates with local artists for fun installations all year round. This year's design has yet to be revealed, but we're sure it will be posted on their Instagram @shopsatparklane soon. They also host different events throughout the season, including a Halloween Portrait Pawty where you can bring your fur baby to get a professional portrait in front of a festive fall or Halloween-themed background. Talk about content for days!
Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Texas (Arlington)
If you're searching for a spooky, horror scene photo opp, then Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Texas is the place to be! Pick your poison from 21 horrific attractions including several haunted houses, a Fear Forest, and Freak Town lurking with unknown creepers in the dark. Snap your shots before the next zombie or killer clown pops around the corner and chases you down. If you want something less spooky, be sure to check out their Bier Festival with over 100+ craft and season beer selections to try. It's truly a trick-or-treat decision.
Dallas Heritage Village (Dallas)
A little bit of history makes the modern age of social media a little more authentic, right? With the changing colors of the trees and the Western aesthetic of the buildings and homes at Dallas Heritage Village, your fall photos are sure to be unlike anything on your Instagram feed. The destination offers horse-carriage rides, a blacksmithing hands-on experience Blacksmithing - Dallas Heritage Village, cooking demonstrations, and lantern-lit tours during their Thursday Evening Event Series. That's several different photo opps to choose from - don't forget your cowboy boots.
Grab your camera, your tripod, and your favorite fall outfit, and snap away at these unique locations! In the comments below, tell us where you’re going to do your first fall photoshoot.
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