There is no denying that Savannah, GA is a beautiful place! Stately mansions, beautiful beaches, oak-covered streets make this one of the most photo-worthy destinations in the United States. And we aren’t even talking about the food! Here are our favorite Instagram-worthy photo ops in Savannah. Because if it isn’t on Instagram, did it even happen?
Did you know that Savannah’s Historic District is the largest National Historic Landmark District in the U.S.? With 20 city squares full of historic architecture, ornate iron work, statues and monuments, and moss-laden trees, there is no shortage of #NoFilterNeeded photo ops in Savannah. If you’re staying in downtown Savannah, you’re right in the middle of the action. If you prefer a self-guided tour, the best place to start is the Savannah Visitor’s Center.
Savannah Visitor’s Center
301 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, GA 30334
Drawbridges, trails, and cannons, oh my! Fort Pulaski offers both history and nature lovers plenty to do. Check out the indoor museum, take a guided tour of the fort, or explore the many trails that offer views of the tidal marshes and the Cockspur Island Lighthouse. On weekends, you might even get a chance to take a selfie with a musket! It’s definitely a great place to take photo ops in Savannah!
US Hwy 80, Savannah, GA 31410
Open daily, year-round, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: $7 ages 16 and older. 15 and younger are free
No Savannah vacation is complete without a trip to Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse. Just down the road from Fort Pulaski is the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum. This lighthouse dates all the way back to 1736 and, amazingly enough, is one of the most intact lighthouses in the country. As if the black and white structure isn’t already picture perfect, take a trip to the top (178 steps!) and check out the Atlantic Ocean and the mouth of the Savannah River from the Observation Deck! (Or if heights really aren’t your thing, find your perfect selfie closer to the ground.)
Tybee Island Light Station and Museum
30 Meddin Drive, Tybee Island, GA 31328
Open daily, except Tuesdays, 9 a.m. -.5:30 p.m.
Admission: $9 for adults, kids 6-17 and seniors over 62 are $7
The original Tybee Pier was built in 1891 and became a hot spot for Big Bands and dances for vacationers and beach goers. Destroyed by fire in 1967, it was rebuilt in 1996 and is still very much a popular landmark on the island. The wood pavilion has a cool, vintage coastal feel with snack bar and picnic tables. The pier is a great place to catch the amazing Tybee Island sunsets and do a little fishing. Does the Tybee Pier look a little familiar? It was a filming location for movies “The Last Song” starring Miley Cyrus and Liam Helmsworth as well as The Rock’s 2017 remake of “Baywatch.” Can’t get much more insta-worthy than that!
Tybee Pier & Pavilion
Strand Ave & Tybrisa St., Tybee Island, GA 31329
For the most epic Savannah vacation experience, let the professionals show you everything you wanted to see (and things you didn’t know you wanted to see!). Locally owned since 1979, the folks at Old Savannah Trolley Tour can show you all the top iconic photo spots that Savannah has to offer…and maybe a selfie with the likes of a sassy Savannah socialite or Forrest Gump. Just be sure your phone or camera is charged, there will be plenty of can’t miss shots when you tour with the best.
Old Savannah Trolley Tour
215 West Boundary St, Savannah, GA
7 days a week/362 days a year (Closed St. Patrick’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas)
Tour prices and packages vary
For more Instagram-worthy spots for photo ops, check out 5 Reasons Savannah is for History Lovers.