The Best Shots of the Dallas Skyline from Nine Must-See Spots

By Kayla Webb

REUNION TOWERReunion Tower via Facebook

Take a 68 second elevator ride or climb 837 steps to get to the top of Reunion Tower and be rewarded with one of the best views of Dallas. Located directly across from some of Dallas’s tallest buildings, Reunion Tower is worth the ascent if you want to snap a picture of you nestled amidst the highest peaks of the cityscape.


Be sure to visit Chase Tower (one of Dallas’s signature skyline buildings) to get a bird’s eye view of the city.  This uniquely shape building has just as cool views from the inside as on the outside.  Go to the Sky Lobby on the 40th floor to get your perfect shot.


Not only is Perot Museum an educational experience for anyone interested in a day well spent amongst every kind of exhibit, this museum is another top spot for photographing a different view of the Dallas skyline.  While exploring the exhibits, don’t forget to take the escalator on the south side of the museum to capture the entirety of the skyline.

Don’t just take a walk in the park, remember the moment by getting a ground level shot of the Dallas skyline.


Klyde Warren Park always has something going on, from yoga to music to another day enjoying the playground.  Located in the city, you won’t forget to get a good picture of the skyline in between your park play.

Whether you’re working your way around the nine miles of the White Rock Lake Trail or just enjoying a piece of it, White Rock Lake Trail has one of the best views of the skyline. Trek up to Winfrey Point or just snap a picture from any place along the trail, and that picture is sure to be a stunner.

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Every city has a skyline.  And if you’re an avid Instagrammer or photography guru you know nothing says you had a great time in a new city like a skyline pic.  First-time in Dallas?  Or needing an excuse to get out and see your city?  Consider a photo tour of some of Dallas’s must-see spots with the most breathtaking cityscape views.

Disguised as some of Dallas’s most visited attractions, these touristy hotspots have splendid skyhigh views of Dallas’s skyline.

Need a drink after all that walking?  Dallas has many rooftop bars that serve delicious drinks and gorgeous face of the glittering skyline at night.


Needing another picture of the entire skyline?  Bar Belmont is the perfect spot for drinks and a photo sesh.


NYLO Dallas South Side via Facebook

Chic ambiance, outdoor pool, reputedly sleek bar, and a stellar view?  Yes please!  The Soda Bar at the NYLO Dallas South Side is a fantastic spot to capture the skyline lights at night.


Another rooftop hotspot with to-die-for food and a to-die-for view is HG Sply CO.  Before asking for the check, make sure to check out the view from the roof. 


Nestled between towering high-rises, Tei-An not only serves some of the best Japanese cuisine and weekly jazz sessions in Dallas, but also is a great spot for one last picture of Dallas’s sparkling architecture.

Dallas’s skyline is one for the books, so don’t just say ‘cheese’, say ‘chic’ as you capture all of its angles and enjoy a day exploring Dallas!

About the author: Kayla Webb is an English Literature and Creative Writing major at Seattle Pacific University. After traveling abroad to Spain and Morocco as a freshmen in college, she hasn’t been able to stop dreaming about faraway places and planning a million possible trips around the world. When she’s not in California, she lives as a blanket burrito in Seattle, creates Instagram captions for the pictures she would take in faraway places, and befriends dogs.

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