Savannah, a southern coastal gem, is known for its striking natural beauty and its numerous breathtaking sights. Rich history, towering moss-draped oaks and stately Georgian mansions are the reason that the city is a favorite among vacationers—and the ideal subject for photographs. If you’re one who enjoys taking scenic pictures to share on social media or as a keepsake of your vacation, read on to discover the most scenic views in Savannah and some of the best places to take great pictures of Savannah!
One of the city’s best known and most visited landmarks, #ForsythPark is one of the most popular Savannah Instagram subjects. Home to the lovely Forsyth Fountain and 30 acres of gorgeous trees and pathways, spending a sunny afternoon here is a must-do while visiting.
The city of Savannah is known for its many historic houses, enough for every photo enthusiast to choose at least a few favorites. The Mercer-Williams House, located in Monterey Square, is beautiful and photogenic at every angle and was made famous by the acclaimed novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
Whether you’re snapping a shot of the outside or the inside of this magnificent cathedral, you’ll have little trouble showing your Instagram connections just how inspiring it is. Celebrated for its glorious stained glass windows, exquisite statues and paintings, this is no ordinary place of worship and is a top spot to photograph while visiting Savannah and taking beautiful pictures.
Another incredibly photographic site that also offers visitors a peaceful experience is Bonaventure Cemetery. Between the oaks and the picturesque views of the coastal lands, photographic opportunities abound. Featured in the novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and well-known for its hauntings, it’s always a popular stop for travelers.
With its charming cobblestone streets, brick factor buildings and scenic water views, River Street offers a myriad of photography possibilities. A stroll along the riverfront is also a great way to spend a few hours while in Savannah.
Just a block off River Street, near Washington Square, these architecturally unique homes are a picture perfect site to see and photograph. Each colorful Carpenter-Italianate-style row-house is different and features Victorian-era details.
Savannah’s oldest and tallest lighthouse, the Tybee Island Lighthouse dates back to 1736 and soars to 145 feet. A climb to the top provides the opportunity to capture striking panoramic views of the island. Take the sunset tour to snap the incredible beauty of the sun melting into the water.
One of the city’s most famous and historic restaurants, the Olde Pink House is also known for its supernatural activity—it’s said that the ghost of the original owner still lingers, sometimes playing pranks on customers. But it’s the lovely architecture and its rosy appearance that makes it a great spot for photographs.
Home to a statue of James Oglethorpe, Georgia’s founder, Chippewa Square is also a great spot for Instagrammable shots and taking fantastic pictures of Savannah. Shady trees frame the pretty country square and another statue in tribute to the Battle of Chippewa in the War of 1812, making it great for pics and interesting vacation stories to share with friends.
Famous for its 1.5-mile-long tree-lined driveway, the Wormsloe Historic site is definitely a picture-postcard experience. An estate established by one of the state’s colonial founders, Noble Jones, Wormsloe has also been the set for several movies and is one spot that the camera loves.
As the country’s only Prohibition museum, located on Congress Street, this Savannah museum has photo-op spots all over. Live actors, realistic wax figures and vintage cars can be found all throughout and once you’re done with your tour, you’ll walk in to the authentic Savannah speakeasy and you definitely don’t want to miss out on a #selfie while enjoying your prohibition-era cocktail.
A visit to Savannah gives you the opportunity to photograph so many extraordinary places—and when you explore the city aboard Old Town Trolley, you’ll be able to hop off and spend as much time as you wish at each spot and take beautiful pictures of Savannah.