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Five Best Photo Spots in Savannah

ERA Evergreen
Jun 11 4 minutes read

Savannah is best known for its striking natural beauty and its charmingly beautiful sights.

Rich history, towering moss-draped oaks and stately Georgian mansions are the reason that the city makes for a great place to visit during spring and summer, and these features also make it an ideal location for the best photographs! If you love to take photos for your vacation memories, or are looking for an Instagrammable shot, here are a few great locations you might want to visit!

 

Forsyth Park

Drayton St &, W Gaston St, Savannah, GA 31401

One of the city’s best known and most visited landmarks, Forsyth Park is one of the most popular Savannah Instagram subjects, and is probably one of the most photographed locations in Savannah, for good reason. The park is 30 acres of gorgeous trees and pathways. The main walkway leading into the park is lined with oak trees, nicely framing the beautiful Forsyth Fountain.

(Image Credit: Jtesla16 at wts wikivoyage, CC BY-SA 3.0)

Mercer Williams House Museum

429 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401

Cited as "Nationally Significant" for it's architectural style, the Mercer-Williams House, was made famous by the acclaimed novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Located in Monterey Square, the elegant Italianate mansion was the home of Jim Williams and was designed by the New York architect, John Norris. This red brick home with tall arched windows and ornate ironwork balconies is considered one of the most beautiful in all Savannah, and is simply photogenic at every angle.

(Image Source: Elisa.rolle)

Bonaventure Cemetery

330 Bonaventure Rd, Thunderbolt, GA 31404

Bonaventure Cemetery is not only a fascinating place, it’s great for photography if you are into colors and details. In the spring, bright pink azalea bushes line the cemetery’s roads and surround the gravesites, creating a nice contrast to the stone monuments. Outside of spring, the Spanish moss swaying above the tombstones still create a hauntingly beautiful and memorable scene. The numerous sculptures in the cemetery also provide their own accents, so don't hesitate to explore! Also featured in the novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Bonaventure also brings a unique fascination because it's well-known for its hauntings 

(Image Credit: Michael Gimenez - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0)

Johnson Square

2 E Bryan St, Savannah, GA 31401

Savannah is probably best known for its unique layout, which features 22 city squares that provide a little greenery amid the buildings. Of these, Johnson Square is the oldest and largest. Surrounded by some of the most magnificent buildings downtown, including City Hall, the Christ Episcopal Church and several large banks, it's also a great spot to photograph the city's magnificent oak trees, which make up a beautiful canopy over the square.

(Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

River Street

Savannah, GA 31401 

River Street is a glittering, multi-faceted gem along the broad Savannah River. The century old buildings, once cotton warehouses, have been converted to antique shops, distinctive boutiques, spectacular galleries, quaint brew pubs, fabulous restaurants, unique nightspots, elegant inns and hotels. Along with its charming cobblestone streets and scenic water views, River Street offers a myriad of photography opportunities. A stroll along the riverfront also makes for a great way to spend your visit in Savannah.

(Image  Credit: Josullivan.59 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0)

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