Most Instagrammable Spots in #MYSAINTPAUL

Most Instagrammable Spots in #MYSAINTPAUL

Add some Capital City love to your feed by snapping a photo at the most Instagram-worthy locations in Saint Paul. Find each location using our helpful map!

For Skyline Views

1. Harriet Island

One of Saint Paul’s most popular parks, Harriet Island Regional Park, sits along the Mississippi River and offers breathtaking scenery for your feed. Capture the sun hitting the water, the beautiful trees, and more on your next visit.

2. High Bridge Scenic Overlook

Head to High Bridge Scenic Overlook to capture beauty from above. This spot is perfect for a picnic and a few shots for your social media.

3. Indian Mounds Park

Indian Mounds Regional Park contains six Native American burial mounds and is home to bluffs that overlook the Mississippi River and downtown Saint Paul, giving you plenty of photographable views. 


winter view of indian mounds park in st. paul

4. Raspberry Island

Located on the river and containing unique park designs, Raspberry Island provides photo-worthy views.

Amazing Architecture

1. Blair Arcade

This iconic Saint Paul building proves to be an incredible subject for your Insta photos due to its distinctive architecture and color. 


Blair Arcade in St. Paul

2. Cathedral of Saint Paul

The Cathedral of Saint Paul is a stunning example of photographable architecture. Both its interior and exterior are worth capturing and sharing for all your friends and family to see.

3. James J. Hill House

Photographers will love shooting this historic 1891 mansion and all it has to offer the camera. Covering nearly 45 thousand square feet, you won’t run out of incredible angles for your Insta feed.

4. Landmark Center

The Landmark Center used to serve as a United States Post Office, Courthouse, and Custom House for Minnesota. Built in 1902, this intricate and historic building makes for a great model for your pictures.

5. Minnesota State Capitol

The Minnesota State Capitol building covers a ton of ground and will inspire photographers with a love for architecture to get the perfect shot.

6. Summit Avenue

Summit Avenue is home to the longest stretch of Victorian-era homes in the United States. You’ll be sure to take more than enough Instagram-worthy photos as you walk this stretch of Saint Paul.

Mississippi River Photo Ops

1. Harriet Island

Make sure you capture the gorgeous essence of the Mississippi River while on Harriet Island. There’s nothing quite like the city lights glimmering on the water at night or the clouds reflecting on a beautiful day.

2. High Bridge Scenic Overlook

High Bridge offers an inspiring view of the water as you tower above the river. You’ll have no shortage of Instagramable moments at the overlook.

3. Mississippi River Scenic Overlook

The Mississippi River Scenic Overlook provides a serene experience for the photographers who love to be immersed in nature. Get your perfect photo of the Mississippi River from this vantage point.

autumn scenic overlook Mississippi river St. Paul

4. Raspberry Island

It’s hard to not get an Instagram photo from Raspberry Island. Surrounded by the river, you’ve got a 360 view of the water.

Nature Photography

1. Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is one of the most captivating spots in Saint Paul. You’ll have plenty of options when taking your photos here.


winter view of como park zoo conservatory

2. Fort Snelling State Park

Whether you’re fishing, hiking, or having a picnic, there will be no shortage of visual inspiration at Fort Snelling State Park

3. Hidden Falls Regional Park

Getting a photo of the incredible waterfalls at Hidden Falls Regional Park will definitely earn you some likes on Insta. Share the beauty of Saint Paul nature with your followers.

4. Lilydale Regional Park

Lilydale Regional Park provides tons of Instagrammable moments. Whether you capture the bridge, the water, the trees, or the wildlife, you’ll be sure to impress those who see your feed.

Check out more of our favorite shots below and get in on the action by sharing your own shots with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the hashtag #MYSAINTPAUL!

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