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20 Instagram-Worthy Savannah Photo Spots You Can’t Miss

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Finding the best Savannah photo spots won’t be a challenge, as the city is a photographer’s dream.

While almost every street provides an Instagram-worthy opportunity, I’ve compiled 20 of the most photogenic spots to get you started.

Fortunately, Savannah is pedestrian-friendly and impeccably laid out (thanks, James Oglethorpe!), so you can reach most of these locations on foot.

That said, a few spots will require a car, but only a short amount of driving.

Reference this photo guide alongside my detailed three-day city itinerary and you’ll be ready to discover the best of Savannah!

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20 Savannah Photo Spots You’ll Want to Capture

1. Forsyth Park

Forsyth Park is super “Instagrammable” and everyone in the city knows it!

In fact, as one of the most popular Savannah photo spots, it’s rare you’ll find it empty, especially when it’s sunny.

That said, it’s large – over 30 acres, to be exact – so there’s no shortage of angles to capture.

The highlight is most definitely the Forsyth Park Fountain, the subject of many city photoshoots!

PHOTO TIP: In addition to the “classic” fountain shot, the park also offers a beautiful setting for portraits. To capture the shot below, we used a 50mm prime lens.

How to Get Here:

Forsyth Park is located at 2 W. Gaston Street.

2. Mansion on Forsyth Park

After visiting the park, make sure to stop off at the beautiful Mansion on Forsyth Park, located just across the street.

This striking old-world mansion is one of the city’s most luxurious hotels and a popular wedding venue.

It features everything from an art gallery, to a spa, to a cooking school.

PHOTO TIP: To capture the angle we did, shoot at the intersection of Drayton Street and Hall Street.

While you’re in the area, explore some other Savannah photo spots on Drayton Street.

There are some beautiful homes along this street, such as this turquoise one.

PHOTO TIP: I recommend photographing private homes from across the street and not lingering out of respect.

How to Get Here:

The Mansion on Forsyth Park is located at 700 Drayton Street.

The home featured above is located at 1002 Drayton Street.

3. Alex Raskin Antiques

If antiquing is your thing (or you love quirky architectural details as much as me), check out Alex Raskin Antiques.

This spot proves that vintage is the new cool, from its ornate railing, to its eye-catching window molding, to the treasures that await inside.

PHOTO TIP: I recommend capturing the building in full by shooting around 30mm as well as pulling in closer to capture greater detail.

How to Get Here:

Alex Raskin Antiques is located at 441 Bull Street.

4. W Gordon Street

While having an Instagram guide is a time-saver for locating the best Savannah photo spots, sometimes spontaneous finds are the best!

For instance, this colorful row home took me completely by surprise.

Funnily enough, it ended up being one of my favorite streets of the trip!

The best part is, it’s located just next to Alex Raskin Antiques at 11 W Gordon Street, so it’ll be effortless to find!

PHOTO TIP: I recommend shooting between 30-35mm to capture the full home without cropping the top.

5. Mercer-Williams House

Also in the area is the famous (and allegedly haunted) Mercer-Williams House.

The property was completed in 1868 and is a popular location for tours and haunted happenings. You can read more about visiting the home and taking a tour here.

PHOTO TIP: While you can get the standard “straight-on” shot in front of the gate, I think the most compelling angle is at the corner.

How to Get Here:

Mercer-Williams House is located at 429 Bull Street.

6. Madison Square

One of the most unique things about Savannah is that the city is organized by squares. There are 22 squares today (formerly 24), and each is unique.

Madison Square – although beautiful – has a dark history.

It was named after James Madison and was the former site of the Siege of Savannah during the Revolutionary War.

It’s also believed to be haunted and is one of the common stops on Savannah’s many ghost tours.

How to Get Here:

Madison Square is located on Bull Street, in between Harris Street and Charlton Street.

7. W Harris Street

Right nearby, you’ll find W Harris Street.

The moment I saw this pink façade with pink blooms to match, I was sold!

PHOTO TIP: The most compelling angle here is in the center of the street, but do be mindful of passing cars.

Also, avoid standing directly in front of the trees when they’re in bloom. This will appear as though they’re growing out of your head!

How to Get Here:

This pink gem is located at 11 West Harris Street, just west of Madison Square.

8. The Corner of Bull Street & E Macon Street

Alternatively, if you head east past Madison square, you’ll find this beautiful corner framed by Spanish moss.

I loved the contrast of the pink pastel façade with the black shutters.

PHOTO TIP: We shot at 50mm to capture more details of the home. However, if you’d like more negative space above the house, I recommend shooting around 35mm.

Consider using the bush in the foreground to frame your shot for more visual interest.

How to Get Here:

This spot is at the intersection of Bull Street and E Macon Street.

9. E Jones Street

Although it’s hard to pick one favorite, E Jones Street is definitely a contender for the prettiest street in Savannah.

Here, you’ll find the most charming block of colorful townhouses in the Historic Landmark District.

You could easily spend over an hour photographing just this street alone, as each angle and perspective is gorgeous.

PHOTO TIP: Bring a couple of different lenses (or a zoom lens) for versatility here.

10. Mirabelle Savannah

When wonderful waffles meet an Insta-worthy interior, you know you’ve struck gold. 

That’s just what you’ll find at Mirabelle Savannah – a spot just as nice on the eyes as it is on the taste buds!

This darling, Belgian-inspired café specializes in mouth-watering liege waffles.

The aesthetic here was absolutely adorable and reminded me of a French café.

PHOTO TIP: To get your pictures without people in them, you’ll want to get here around opening (8AM). Once the day picks up, so will the patrons!

I recommend shooting with a wide angle lens around 20mm.

How to Get Here:

Mirabelle is located at 313 Abercorn Street.

11. Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist

You don’t have to be a religious person to appreciate the beauty of the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist.

Located just across the street from Mirabelle Savannah, this striking cathedral is one of the city’s most impressive jewels.

PHOTO TIP: The cathedral feels even more enormous in real life than it does in pictures! If you have difficulty capturing it from Mirabelle, try shooting from Lafayette Square, the next spot on our list!

How to Get Here:

 The Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist is located at 222 E Harris Street.

12. Lafayette Square

Lafayette Square is easily my favorite and arguably the most romantic in Savannah.

The square itself is undeniably beautiful, but it’s made even more special by the peacefulness of the surrounding neighborhood.

Although it’s far from the busiest square, it has a quiet charm.

The star of the show is the central fountain, shrouded in Spanish moss.

It’s the perfect spot to clear your head, enjoy a good book, or take some photos, of course!

PHOTO TIP: Get creative with your fountain shots! We decided to play around with some new framing techniques to create a mystical effect.

To create a similar mood, have your photographer crouch down and shoot into the surrounding greenery.

How to Get Here:

Lafayette Square is located at the intersection of Charleton Street and Abercorn Street (201 E. Charlton Street).

13. Hamilton-Turner Inn

The picturesque Hamilton-Turner Inn is a former-private-home-turned-luxury-hotel.

This stately and historic mansion was originally built in 1873 and combines Italianate and Second Empire architecture.

Although we didn’t stay here, I made a mental note of it for a future trip!

FUN FACT: Hamilton-Turner Inn was featured in the film “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.”

How to Get Here:

Hamilton-Turner Inn is located at 330 Abercorn Street.

14. Rainbow Row

Rainbow Row is a must for the pastel-lovers.

This adorable little block features a colorful set of row homes, each adorned with pastel shutters.

While many people knock it for being inferior to its Charleston “competitor,” I prefer to appreciate the individual beauty of each.

Although the Savannah version is considerably smaller, it still photographs beautifully.

PHOTO TIP: Incorporate props! Props are a simple way to make your photos more compelling. For instance, we included my cruiser bike, bike basket, and fresh flowers to add visual interest. Be sure to check out my ultimate guide of photoshoot props for some creative inspiration!

Unfortunately, this street faces the same issue as Rainbow Row in Charleston – direct sunlight. Try to shoot around sunrise, sunset, or when its overcast to avoid harsh shadows.

How to Get Here:

Rainbow Row is located at 508 E Bryan Street.

15. The Olde Pink House

The Olde Pink House is a must-see – and a must-taste – while in Savannah.

This bubble-gum-pink colonial mansion is too good to pass up, whether you’re filling your memory card, your belly, or both!

In fact, you can read more about this special restaurant experience and what to order in my three-day Savannah itinerary.

PHOTO TIP: There are numerous angles you can try here, so play around! I recommend shooting from across the street at or around 35mm to capture more of the mansion in the frame.

Alternatively, the pink façade can also be a beautiful backdrop for portrait shots, if you prefer to shoot just in front of the steps.

How to Get Here:

You’ll find The Olde Pink House at 23 Abercorn Street.

16. The Paris Market and Brocante

To experience a taste of Europe in Savannah, you must pay a visit to the Paris Market and Brocante.

The design of this Insta-worthy gem was inspired by a Parisian flea market.

From collectibles and home décor to tasty French treats, this spot is the pick-me-up you need after a long day of exploring.

PHOTO TIP: Both the exterior and interior can serve as a beautiful backdrop for your French-inspired photoshoot.

I recommend wandering inside first and then ordering a treat and capturing it outside at one of the cute café tables.

17. The Riverwalk

Savannah’s Riverwalk could fill a whole day within itself.

This popular waterfront area was once home to cotton warehouses.

Today, River Street features over 75 businesses ranging from restaurants, to boutiques, to art galleries.

This lively area is especially popular at sundown and is a great place to dine on the water.

There are a couple of options for photos here, from a bridge shot to an iconic picture with The Georgia Queen herself.

If you wish to explore the city by water, be sure to check out my three-day city itinerary to see the available cruising options.

PHOTO TIP: This area is prettiest at sundown. I recommend getting here around golden hour and capturing a shot with The Georgia Queen. A lower aperture will create more depth and a dreamier shot.

How to Get Here:

You can check out a map of Savannah’s Waterfront here.

18. The Attic Antiques

Tucked away behind the main action on River Street, you’ll find The Attic Antiques.

While this spot doesn’t look like much from the parking lot, once you walk up to it, you’ll quickly see the appeal.

That’s because this quirky antique store has multiple levels, which can make for some cool shooting angles.

PHOTO TIP: I recommend shooting from the ledge in front of the store to get the best perspective. Just be careful if you decide to pop up here for a picture.

Shoot at or around 30mm (or as low as about 20mm) if you want a broader perspective.

After snapping a picture, take a moment to window shop or do some browsing inside. This charming store specializes in vintage costume jewelry.

How to Get Here:

The Attic Antiques is located at 224 W Bay Street.

It can be tricky to find, as the shops on Bay Street’s river side are behind small lots off the main road. You’ll need to pull off of Bay Street proper into one of the small lots to find Attic Antiques, which overlooks the river.

19. The Gingerbread House

If you have a car, I recommend traveling a bit outside the city center to visit The Gingerbread House.

Not only does this property sound like something out of a storybook; it’s actually a wedding venue!

The Gingerbread House dates back to 1899 and is one of the most famous spots in Savannah’s Historic District.

FUN FACT: This unique house is considered one of the best examples of Steamboat Gothic architecture in the United States.

PHOTO TIP: Shoot from across the street at or around 35mm.

Alternatively, if you want to capture a portrait shot in front of the house, have your photographer crouch down and angle the camera upward.

How to Get Here:

The Gingerbread House is located at 1921 Bull Street.

There’s a lot across the street where you can leave your car if on-street parking isn’t available.

20. Wormsloe Historic Site

I hesitated to include Wormsloe Historic Site – Georgia’s oldest plantation – on this list of Savannah photo spots.

As beautiful as it is, I don’t want to downplay its history or reduce it to a mere Instagram photo opportunity.

The property represents so much more than a backdrop for a photo, and I encourage you to read my three-day Savannah itinerary for greater context.

However, I also felt I would be amiss in omitting this location altogether, considering it’s one of the most significant sites in Savannah.

Ultimately, I think it’s important to educate ourselves beyond snapping a quick photo.

That said, the property is truly special and well worth a visit, provided you have a car.

FUN FACT: Wormsloe has been featured in the film “The General’s Daughter,” starring John Travolta.

PHOTO TIP: Get here at or around opening at 9AM. This site is incredibly popular, so you may not be able to capture the famous tree-lined entranceway without people if you arrive too late.

I recommend shooting with a telephoto lens (around 100mm).

I hope this collection of Savannah photo spots has inspired you to create some compelling content around this beautiful city.

While this guide is a starting point for your photographic endeavors, I’d also encourage you to explore off-the-beaten path.

In fact, I hope to return one day to add more gems to this list!

Have you ever visited this stunning Georgia city? What were some of your favorite Savannah photo spots? Let me know in the comments below!

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53 thoughts on “20 Instagram-Worthy Savannah Photo Spots You Can’t Miss

  1. Ah, Savannah – one of my all-time favorite cities and your photos are so gorgeous! I will have to check out the Gingerbread House the next time I’m there!

    1. Oh, I’m so glad to hear that! Thanks so much. Gingerbread House is definitely a cool one to add to the list for next time!

  2. I had no idea there were so many beautifully ornate houses and buildings in Savannah, what a gorgeous city. I’d love to explore it, looks like the kind of place I could happily walk around for hours

  3. Savannah looks beautiful and this city looks like it was made for you with all the charming, pastel corners. I loved the photography tips for each spots too. I tend to default to 24mm but a lot of your photos reminded me of the importance of zooming in for those details!

    1. Yes, this city was definitely right up my alley for sure! That’s a good point about the lens – 24mm is a great focal length in general, but sometimes you need to switch it up for sure! I love traveling with various lenses for versatility 🙂

  4. Omg, these photo spots are incredible! How dreamy! You have a real eye for photography. I would love to visit one day. I am alllll about that architecture!

    1. Thank you so much, Sarah! I’m so glad you liked this guide. And if you love architecture, you will definitely love Savannah!

  5. This is absolutely beautiful. I agree that Savannah must be one of the most beautiful cities in the US. I am obsessed with your picture of the Riverwalk – just stunning. Keep inspiring us with your gorgeous posts and photography.

  6. I love seeing all of these shots, and your photo tips are great, too! The cathedral is incredible…and even prettier inside. I hope you can come back for another visit soon 🙂

  7. Savannah always looks so beautiful! I love your photos! The mansions on Forsyth Park look especially beautiful. I love that turquoise one! I hope I get to see them in person one day! Thanks for the great guide!

  8. This city is a photographer’s paradise. Hope you had a lot of fun visiting these places. I particularly love the GIngerbread House and Wormsloe.

  9. These photos are lovely. I can’t wait until I can finally travel so Savannah someday. The Gingerbread House in particular looks really neat.

  10. Your photos are gorgeous! I love the color palette. What camera do you use? I’ll have to send this to a friend who lives in Savannah so he can take his girlfriend there, thanks for sharing!

  11. Lovely guide! Incredible pictures and great ideas for plenty of places to visit along the way. I live close enough to make Savannah a good weekend trip but still haven’t been yet. Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. You are so right, Savannah is a photographer’s dream! I love that you have included such a great variety of places, and your pictures are gorgeous!

  13. WOW!! Love those shots and edits – you have a good eye, girl *applauds* Also, great photography tips 🙂

  14. Your pictures are so beautiful! We were supposed to visit Savannah this spring dependent upon COVID but – sounds like we will have to wait until we’re vaccinated. Thank you for all the great spots for when we make it there!

  15. Your blog posts really inspire me to visit more places in the US. I would love to visit Savannah one day, and it’d be amazing to see the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist, it looks stunning 🙂

  16. Savannah looks beautiful and you’ve captured it wonderfully. I’ll have to put it on my list for one day when we can travel overseas again.

  17. Okay this post had confirmed it- I’m going to Savannah this year!! I’m obsessed with those trees and the buildings look so photogenic! Also, you made me crave waffles so bad right now haha

  18. Your photo spot series are always next level! I love the look of all the house fronts, the Paris Market, and the architecture of that cathedral

  19. I love Savannah and all your photos of the city are beautiful! I like how you provided photography tips for each place with the angle or direction the photo was shot from. I always find myself struggling with that so it is nice to get some extra tips!

  20. I love the vintage and classic feel of all the Instagram spots in Savannah with your edits – so lovely. I’m a fan of architecture shots, so I would love to wander down Drayton street, Jones St., or Rainbow road to capture those lovely houses.

  21. Wow! This is such an amazing collection of Instagrammable spots in Savannah. All the photos look fantastic! The Gingerbread House is my favorite and all the old buildings look so charming. Wonderful post!

  22. Savannah is such a marvelous place. The photos look absolutely stunning, especially the Gingerbread House, Wormsloe Historic Site, and Rainbow Row. All these ancient structures look so charming! Thanks for the post!

  23. Savannah looks so pretty! I’m only a few hours away so hoping to visit when COVID isn’t so out of control. Love that you provide tips for the best angles to shoot from.

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