Sometimes selfies are just too tempting to resist! Sometimes it’s just necessary to immortalize a great moment — like the time you prepared to dive into Barton Springs Pool to christen the summer, or rocked out to your favorite band at ACL. Before you know it, you’re grinning into that little black lens on the back of your phone, hoping you’re getting the angle right so that your arm doesn’t look like it’s twenty feet long as you click the shutter.

We understand, and so we want to provide you with a bit of advice. As you explore Texas’ great capital city, you’re going to find a huge number of selfie-snapping opportunities, but none so perfectly Austin-esque and Instagram-worthy as these seven locations:

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7. Mount Bonnell

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Climb Mt. Bonnell for one of the best views of Austin around! Photo: Flickr user alamobasement, creative commons licensed

There’s no place like the highest hill in Austin for city skyline-viewing. Just before sunset or sunrise, climb up Mt. Bonnell’s 0.3-mile, stair-stepped trail for the best view of Lady Bird Lake (aka Town Lake, ak. the Colorado River), the downtown skyline, and an eyeful of beautiful Texas hill country.

3800 Mt. Bonnell Rd. 512-477-1566. Website.

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