25+ Best Instagrammable Places in Savannah, GA
Historic homes, giant oak trees draped in Spanish moss, and a lovely waterfront are just some of the many reasons that make Savannah one of the most Instagrammable places to visit! In this Savannah, Georgia travel guide, I am covering some of the most photo-worthy spots to visit!
During our time in Savannah, GA we drove all over the city and were able to find parking (eventually). However, you don’t need a car in Savannah, since the city is pretty walkable. Almost all of these Instagram spots can be walked to!
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
- 25+ Best Instagrammable Places in Savannah, GA
- Forsyth Park
- Mansion at Forsyth Park
- Savannah Riverfront
- Jones Street
- Gingerbread House
- Wormsloe Historic Site Plantation
- Bonaventure Cemetary
- Rainbow Row
- Six Pence Pub
- Cathedral Basilica of Saint John
- Johnson Square
- Alex Raskin Antiques
- Mercer Williams House
- Oglethorpe Square
- The Olde Pink House
- Leopold’s Ice Cream
- Bohemian Hotel Savannah Rooftop
- JW Mariott Power Plant
- Rose All Day House
- Amethyst Inn at Sarah Garden
- City Market
- Tybee Island
- Columbia Square
- Explore the Starland District
- The Savannah Theatre
- Savannah Instagrammable Places: Wrap-up
Starting with one of the most beautiful and Instagrammable places in Savannah, is Forsyth Park.
So what makes this park one of the most photo-worthy places in Savannah?
Well besides the beautiful oaks draped in Spanish moss, you also have the backdrop of the Forsyth Park fountain. Believe it or not, this fountain is actually not unique at all. The fountain was ordered from a catalog over 150 years ago.
While you can capture beautiful Instagrammable photos throughout this park, one of the best will be with the fountain in the background.
I believe the best view to capture the fountain is with Drayton Street to your left and Whitaker Street on your right. E Park Ave will be North of you and W Gaston St. behind you.
During our little Savannah photoshoot, we saw a wedding get their shots here along with a proposal as we were leaving, so I think it’s safe to say this is the best photo spot!
Photography tip: come early, Forsyth Park can get packed pretty quickly.
Address: Forsyth Park, 2 W Gaston St, Savannah, GA 31401 – to get closest to the entrance I spoke about above, look for the intersection of E Gaston Street and Bull Street.
Mansion at Forsyth Park
Since you are already at Forsyth Park, you might as well grab a photo next to the Mansion at Forsyth Park Kessler Collection hotel.
It is a stunning piece of architecture that is often photographed, however, if you are running short on time, you could skip this one.
Address: 700 Drayton St, Savannah, GA 31401
Another top photography spot you will not want to miss is the Savannah Riverfront. There are a few Instagrammable places located on and around the Savannah Riverfront, but one of the most famous is with the Georgia Queen Paddle Riverboat.
We visited the boat around 7:30 AM during the week and had it all to ourselves. You can find the Georgia Queen Riverboat in the North Historic District near John P. Rousakis Riverfront Plaza.
After you finish up at this Savannah photo spot, head to East River Street which will be directly behind you from the Georgia Queen for another great Instagrammable shot!
Known as one of the prettiest streets in Savannah and often times makes the list for prettiest streets in the USA, it is easy to see why you will want to add this Instagrammable place to your photo list!
This historic street has homes from the 1800s lined with oak trees and brick streets. Strolling down Jones Street is considered one of the best things to do in Savannah!
Some of my favorite homes were located between Lincoln Street and Drayton Street on E Jones Street. As you get closer to Drayton, you will find the “Patriotism” homes all lined with American Flags.
With a house named the Gingerbread house, it’s hard to imagine how this can not be a perfect photo spot in Savannah! The Gingerbread House was built in 1899 and is considered one of the finest examples of Steamboat Gothic architecture in the USA.
You can find this beautiful home located on Bull St and W.36th Street. By the way, I found West 36th street to be a really lovely street as well.
While you are in the area, you can grab a bite to eat or some coffee at the Foxy Loxy Cafe next door! They have outdoor seating so if you travel with your pet like us, this is a great spot.
Photography tip: If you are planning to take photos with Savannah’s Gingerbread House, I would recommend a wide-angle lens. I used a 16mm which worked to get a lot of the home.
Fun Fact: It is now used as a wedding venue.
Address: 1921 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401
Wormsloe Historic Site Plantation
If you haven’t heard of Wormsloe Plantation, I can almost guarantee you have seen it since it’s one of the most famous photography places in Savannah, GA!
What makes this Savannah photo spot so popular? The dreamy tunnel of live oak trees blanketed in Spanish Moss.
To get those Instagrammable photos at this classic Savannah spot, you will have to pay the admission, $10 plus tax. If you are looking to just come and snap a photo quickly, you won’t have to pay, but if you are doing a whole photo shoot, you do.
Admission will also allow you to drive down the 1.5-mile driveway, access to hikes, tabby ruins, picnic area, and more. We even saw deer during our visit!
Photography tip: The best spots to take photos are at the entrance, and halfway up the driveway you will see a pull-off. I’d also recommend getting there for when they open to avoid people and cars in your shot.
Wormsloe Plantation is about 20ish minutes outside of the city, so you will need some sort of transportation. While this plantation is beautiful, it is also important to not forget the history of plantations.
Hours: 9 AM – 4:45 PM Monday – Sunday
Address: 7601 Skidaway Rd, Savannah, GA 31406
Never did I think a Cemetary would be a top attraction let alone one of the most Instagrammable places in Savannah.
Even in November (which was went we visited), there were still blooms, those classic oak trees, and some pretty cool-looking… tombs, there I said it!
So, not only is visiting this famous Cemetery a must while in Savannah, but you will also get some cool photos too!
Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM
Address: 330 Bonaventure Rd, Thunderbolt, GA 31404
Did you know Savannah had a Rainbow Row? These cute homes have pastel shutters of blue, pink, and green and are located in a quiet and quaint area of the city.
While they are not as colorful as the Rainbow Row in Charleston, it is still one of the top Instagrammable places in Savannah.
You will be right by Washington Square, too.
Travel tip: Please remember these are people’s homes, so be respectful.
Address: 510 E Bryan St, Savannah, GA 31401
Six Pence Pub
Looking for some London vibes while in the low country? Then check out Six Pence Pub which has an iconic red telephone booth outside of their pub.
While you can’t go in the phone booth, you can most definitely pose by it, as long as you don’t mind the people inside the pub watching you!
We didn’t eat at this English pub, but the food did smell delicious!
The pub is located just down the road from Chippewa Square or otherwise known as the park featured in Forrest Gump! And before you ask, no, the Forrest Gump bench is not really there. It was just a prop.
Address: 245 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401
Cathedral Basilica of Saint John
Another one of the top Savannah photo spots is the Cathedral Basilica of Saint John. This beautiful church can be seen from the Savannah skyline!
One of the most popular ways to take photos with the church is by standing across the street. I would definitely recommend using a wide lens if you have one!
The Cathedral Basilica of Saint John the Baptist is located right across from Lafayette Square. This quaint little park is also photo-worthy with a charming fountain.
Address: 222 E Harris St, Savannah, GA 31401
Did you know Johnson Square was the first square and the largest of the 22 original squares to be laid out for the city of Savannah?
The Square’s memorial Oblisk offers one of the best photo spots in this Savannah Square among giant oak trees and two fountains. This was one of the busier squares we visited, so if you want to avoid crowds, come early.
After visiting, consider taking a stroll around the corner to the famed Paris Market. Here you will find unique antiques and a cute Parisian-style cafe.
Address: 2 E Bryan St, Savannah, GA 31401
Alex Raskin Antiques
Love antiques? Then you will want to make sure you add Alex Raskin Antiques to your Savannah bucket list. Make sure to give yourself some time to browse, but know, these antiques are pricy, at least for me.
I found the most Instagrammable places to take photos here would be from outside. Especially since I didn’t want the shop owner to think I only went inside for a pic!
Address: 441 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401
Mercer Williams House
Since you are right by Alex Raskin Antiques, you should also head over to the Mercer Williams House. This architectural beauty built-in 1868 is known to be another one of the top Savannah Instagrammble places.
Located on Bull Street, the mansion is also a museum if you want to take a peek inside.
Additionally, you can walk right across the street to check out Monterey Square.
Address: 429 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401
If you have learned any history about Savannah, and believe me there is a lot, you may have heard that the city of Savannah was founded by General James Oglethorpe. This square is another one of the original colonial squares, and I must say, it is quite charming.
Again, you will find lush live oak trees lining the pathway of the square making for another one of the most Instagrammable places in Savannah!
Furthermore, the square is right in front of the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, known as a must-visit while in Savannah.
Address: 127 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401
The Olde Pink House
Not only is the Olde Pink House known as one of the best places to eat in Savannah, but it is also known as one of the most Instagrammable places too. I mean who doesn’t love a pastel pink-colored mansion?
Originally, the Olde Pink House was built in the 1700s. The home had switched owners many times until it became the famous southern restaurant the city of Savannah loves!
If you do plan to eat at The Olde Pink House, make sure to make your reservations well in advance.
Tip: If you love strolling squares, Reyolds Square is located right across the street!
Address: 23 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401
Leopold’s Ice Cream
One of the most famous places to get ice cream in Savannah is Leopold’s Ice Cream. Because of this, it has made this ice cream joint become another top photo spot in Savannah.
The line is usually out the door, although if you visit during the off-season (end of Fall/Winter) you might get lucky with a short line.
They have tons of flavors to choose from and you can even bring a carton home.
Address: 212 E Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401
Bohemian Hotel Savannah Rooftop
If you are looking for one of the best rooftops in Savannah, look no further than the Bohemian Hotel on the Riverfront.
You do not have to be a guest to enjoy the rooftop and you will have an epic view of the whole city. I would recommend catching the sunset here.
Enjoy the bar and small bites, music, and firepit from the highest rooftop on the riverfront!
Pssstt… I was hosted at the Bohemian Hotel Riverfront. As always, all opinions are my own!
Address: 102 W Bay St, Savannah, GA 31401
JW Mariott Power Plant
Located right on the Riverfront, you will definitely want to check out the JW Marriott which was revived from the Old Power Plant.
Inside you will find giant amethyst crystal rocks, fossils, and more, you will feel like you are walking through a museum. It is a super photo-worthy spot to check out in Savannah!
While you are in the area, try Graffito Pizza or District Smokehouse located nearby if you’re hungry.
Address: 400 W River St, Savannah, GA 31401
Rose All Day House
Love bright pink homes? Then you might want to grab a photo with the Rosé All Day 1884 Victorian Rowhouse. Better yet, you can even rent it out on Airbnb!
Address: 818 Barnard Street Savannah, Georgia 31401
Amethyst Inn at Sarah Garden
Another bright-colored home is a cute B&B that is painted in Amethyst purple! It is easily another great place to take photos in Savannah!
Address: 402 E Gaston St, Savannah, GA 31401
This 4 block open-air market is another great place to explore and take photos in Savannah. Here you will find restaurants, shops, and people just hanging out.
If you are looking to get a photo with little to no people, I’d recommend getting here early.
Located just about 25 minutes from the Riverfront, Tybee Island is a beach escape right outside Savannah. Some of the most Instagrammable places are on the beach, by the Tybee Beach Pier, and the lighthouse (Tybee Light Station & Museum).
This is another quaint little square with giant oak trees that was very photogenic. It was a very quiet square too, making it easy to get photos without people around. Oh, and the fountain is originally from Wormsloe Plantation.
Explore the Starland District
If you are looking for fun murals, thrift stores, and good food, then head to the revitalized Starland District. The many murals make for a lot of photo opportunities in this more off-the-beaten-path neighborhood in Savannah!
The Savannah Theatre
Also located right off of Chippewa Square, the Savannah Theatre is another top Instagrammable place! The Savannah Theatre has a cool art-deco design, making it a fun place to take photos, and it is known as one of the oldest theatres still operating!
Savannah Instagrammable Places: Wrap-up
This covers some of the most Instagrammable places to visit during a trip to Savannah! I hope this Savannah guide has helped you find some beautiful areas!
Have any questions, or want me to add a new photo spot? Let me know in the comments below!
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