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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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!
Forsyth Park is located at 2 W. Gaston Street.
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.
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.
The Mansion on Forsyth Park is located at 700 Drayton Street.
The home featured above is located at 1002 Drayton Street.
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.
Alex Raskin Antiques is located at 441 Bull 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!
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.
Mercer-Williams House is located at 429 Bull Street.
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.
Madison Square is located on Bull Street, in between Harris Street and Charlton Street.
Right nearby, you’ll find W Harris Street.
The moment I saw this pink façade with pink blooms to match, I was sold!
This pink gem is located at 11 West Harris Street, just west of Madison Square.
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.
This spot is at the intersection of Bull Street and E Macon 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.
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.
Mirabelle is located at 313 Abercorn Street.
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.
The Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist is located at 222 E Harris Street.
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!
Lafayette Square is located at the intersection of Charleton Street and Abercorn Street (201 E. Charlton Street).
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!
Hamilton-Turner Inn is located at 330 Abercorn Street.
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.
Rainbow Row is located at 508 E Bryan Street.
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.
You’ll find The Olde Pink House at 23 Abercorn Street.
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.
I recommend wandering inside first and then ordering a treat and capturing it outside at one of the cute café tables.
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.
You can check out a map of Savannah’s Waterfront here.
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.
After snapping a picture, take a moment to window shop or do some browsing inside. This charming store specializes in vintage costume jewelry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!