Instagrammable Spots Near Cadence

Sometimes it’s nice to take a break and scroll through Instagram to relax, stay informed and possibly add your own photos. But finding new places to take those one-of-a-kind shots is half the fun! If you’re searching for the best backdrops to take photos of your kids, your mom, your friends or yourself, here’s our list of top “Instagrammable” backdrops located in Gilbert, Mesa and Queen Creek, right by Cadence at Gateway. We can’t wait to see your photos!


SanTan Village (playground and two murals)
The playground located amidst the shops at SanTan has eye candy galore, with colorful trees, flowers and friendly insects. Great place to photograph the kids.Two fun murals also make for great background drops at SanTan, with Kelsey Montague’s colorful mural by Macy’s and the “I Love You So Much” Wall next to the Apple Store.
2218 E Williams Field Rd., Gilbert

Colorful benches in downtown Gilbert
Pose your subjects on a bench colorfully painted by Simone Woodard with a treehouse surrounded by playful Southwest critters. It’s by Barrio Queen in downtown Gilbert. Other benches are popping up around town as well.
388 N. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert

Old Time mural on Gilbert Road
Across the street from Woodard’s bench, there’s a charming mural depicting old time Gilbert, on the east side of Gilbert Road, across from Barrio Queen.
388 N. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert

Culinary Dropout mural
Snap a pic singing or dancing by the classic rock ‘n’ roll song lyrics mural at Culinary Dropout, painted by artists Andy Brown and Kurt Schlaefer.
383 N. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert

Gilbert mural in downtown Gilbert
Let them know you’re in Gilbert at the colorful mural near O.H.S.O. Brewery by artist Beth Jagielko.
335 N. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert

Zinburger mural
Grab a photo at this eye-catching multicolor mural designed by the local artist Andy Brown (@sleisure).
344 N. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert

Ice cream cone at Petersen’s Ice Cream Café
Look cool posing by the giant pink ice cream cone by Peterson’s Ice Cream & Café in downtown Gilbert.
366 N. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert

Dancer mural in Downtown Gilbert
Show off your dance moves in front of the mural by Hale Centre Theatre.
50 West Page Ave., Gilbert


Pink chair
We challenge you to find a bigger pink chair anywhere. You can pose by it or even climb up and sit in it! Created by Mary Consie in 2004, it’s a well-loved sculpture in downtown Mesa, by the i.d.e.a. Museum.
150 W Pepper Pl, Mesa

Butterfly, #WhatLiftsYou
This new mural is the perfect place to put wings on you or your photo subjects! Artist Kelsey Montague just recently created this mural to share something positive about life with #WhatLiftsYou. Includes five hidden items that speak about the heart of Mesa.
Between N. Robson and N. MacDonald on Main St. next to the Pomeroy building

Mesa mural
Make your mark by photographing the Mesa Mural, depicting the pride of Mesa, by artist Lauren Lee.
63 W Main Street, Mesa

Republic Empanada murals
Enjoy a yummy lunch and then snap a few selfies at Republic Empanada in downtown Mesa. Several murals depicting the southwest, it’s fabulous work by artists @gonzalesfrank @mandorascon and Zarco Guerrero.
NE corner of 1st Avenue & Hibbert, Mesa

Melting Point
Feel like the heat is melting you? Visit the Melting Point mural, where you can find a fantasy building melting in the sun. You have to see it to believe it. The artists who created this hot but cool mural are R.E. Wall and Margaret Dewar.
220 W. Main St., Mesa

Queen Creek

Farm mural
Visit the beautiful mural at Queen Creek Middle School, painted by artist Terry Allen. Be at one with the unique heritage of the area, with a cow, cactus, mountains and a tractor!
Queen Creek Junior High School, 20435 S. Old Ellsworth Rd., Queen Creek

Founders’ Park mural
Add this colorful baseball mural to the list, find it at Founders’ Park in Queen Creek.
Founder’s Park, 22407 S Ellsworth Rd, Queen Creek

Have fun, and please share your Instagram photos with us @cadenceatgateway!

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