10 Nov Most Instagrammable Spots in Savannah
We’ve been exploring one of our new locations, and wanted to share some of the most picturesque spots around town on the blog today. Savannah, GA has no shortage of beautiful photo ops. When you want to snap that perfect pic for your grid, try checking out some of these picture-perfect locations.
1. Forsyth Park fountain
If you’ve ever been to Savannah, heard of Savannah, or seen a single picture of Savannah online, you’re likely familiar with the fountain in Forsyth Park. It is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the city, but it’s popularity in no way takes away from its beauty. It may seem cliché and touristy, but even for travelers who like to stay off the beaten path, the Forsyth Park fountain is a must-see.
2. Chippewa Square
Another relatively well-known fact about Savannah is that it was the filming location for a number of scenes in Forrest Gump. Chippewa Square, in particular, is where the scenes that featured Forrest sitting on a bench were filmed. All of the many squares scattered across Savannah are beautiful, with their impressive statues and Spanish moss cascading from the trees overhead. Chippewa Square is as beautiful as any, and also provides the opportunity to snap a pic sitting right where Tom Hanks sat while filming.
3. River Street
Savannah is all about its history, from colonial times onward. This is evident throughout the city, but nowhere more so than on River Street. The cobblestone street down by the river features shops, restaurants, and plenty of entertainment in buildings that are centuries old. And to get down to River Street, you have to descend from street level on old, cobblestone staircases. Nowadays, there are newer stairs you can use that are far less steep and provide easier access down to River Street, but the old, cobblestone ones seem perfectly fitting for this historic area.
4. Jones Street
Jones Street in the heart of Savannah’s historic district is widely considered one of the most photographed streets in America. One glance at it and you can see why. The street is lined with immaculately cared for, centuries-old row houses, along with giant oak trees dripping with picturesque Spanish moss. The American Flags on Jones Street in particular is a great shot to get if you can.
5. Plant Riverside District rooftops
Not everything down by the river is old. A newer area of Savannah’s riverwalk, called the Plant Riverside District, is distinctly modern in its design. It features a handful of sleek hotels with rooftop bars and patios that offer breathtaking panoramic views of the city and the river. Any of these rooftops provide an ideal opportunity to capture a beautiful picture of Savannah from above.
6. Olde Pink House
When strolling through the city, you’ll come across beautiful house after beautiful house. The majority of buildings in the city have been around for decades, if not centuries, and are quite nice to look at, to say the least. But no home is more eye-catching, or distinctive, than the Olde Pink House. While not actually a home, this pink building (as the name suggests) is now an extremely popular restaurant in the heart of the city that makes for a memorable and aesthetically pleasing photo location.
7. Riverside Biergarten
Along with the stunning views from the rooftops, the Plant Riverside district also offers some other totally ‘grammable spots. The Riverside Biergarten is a small outdoor bar/eatery along the river that is covered in dreamy greenery. While you’re grabbing a pint or two, be sure to snap a few pictures of the cute little spot as well.
8. Bonaventure Cemetery
This item on the list is a bit less trendy, but will still provide gorgeous photos, while also giving people a chance to learn some history along the way. Located a short drive outside the city itself, the Bonaventure Cemetery is situated on a scenic bluff overlooking the Wilmington River. Its beauty has been featured in several books and movies, most notably Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Nature and history collide here, providing a perfect spot for some incredible pictures.
9. Beauty of Plant Riverside mural
Mural walls are all the rage for the perfect Instagrammable pic these days. Savannah has joined in on this trend with the relatively new Beauty of Plant Riverside mural. It is located near the newest area of the riverwalk and provides a fun and colorful backdrop for pictures!
10. Tybee Island lighthouse
Tybee Island is Savannah’s very own beach. A popular tourist spot of its own, it is located very close to the city and makes for a perfect day trip to get away from it all. One particular spot worth stopping by and snapping a pic is the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum. It is Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse, dating all the way back to 1736.
11. Leopold’s Ice Cream and SCAD sign
Two iconic Savannah institutions are Leopold’s Ice cream and the Savannah College of Art and Design. Bring the two together, and you’re really capturing Savannah’s character. Luckily, the Broughton Street location of Leopold’s and the SCAD Theater are right next to each other, providing tourists and photographers with a prime opportunity to capture a beautiful and unique picture that really shows off what Savannah is all about.
12. Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist
You certainly don’t need to be religious to appreciate the beauty and splendor of the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist. Its ornately decorated ceilings, stained-glass windows, and soaring steeples make for a sight to behold, both inside and outside. When in Savannah, don’t miss the chance to visit this architectural masterpiece and capture its beauty.
So there you have it. 12 can’t-miss spots for the best photos in and around Savannah. From new and trendy to historical and classic, there’s something for everyone to photograph in this city.