Written by Abstract Samm

Whether you’re from here, new here, live here or stopping through again, Savannah is one of those places whose beauty leaves a lasting imprint on your memory. Now that we can share pictures in a flash (ha, get it?), there’s no limit to the amount of souvenirs to be created in this city. From historic landmarks that tower over masses of onlookers, to the adorable scenery (usually covered in a bit of Spanish moss) you’ll always find at least two spots in the city worth a #Photography on the ‘gram. Look up, down, right or left at any given point in Savannah and you’re bound to spot a few priceless scenes in the making. Calling Savannah just “rustic” or “eclectic” would be a major understatement. Though we “Savann-ians” pride ourselves in historic preservation, that doesn’t stop the city from being stocked with hip and funky vibes in every corner. We’ve got parks, monuments, and buildings maintained to remain as they were throughout history, with the perfect amount of modern creativity added.

True to that standard southern hospitality, here at Savannah Sip N’ Cycle, we try our absolute best to help you plan any part of your vacation and never have to waste an extra moment with research. So if you’re the model or shutterbug of the group, give a read to this list of photo worthy locations around downtown Savannah’s historic district.

 Boasting Southern Charm and historic architecture, Savannah is the type of city that makes you want to take #Portraits of any and every square, landmark, and waterfront. With most every tree dripping with Spanish moss and a statue every few steps, there is never a shortage of gorgeous scenery in the area. From novice to pro, Savannah is stocked full with locations to suit the needs of any and all photographers. Rain, shine, cold or blazing hot, any of these areas appear stunning on camera regardless of weather conditions and you almost never need a filter.

Forsyth Park

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Featured at the very top of all photo spot compilations when it comes to Savannah, Forsyth Park is easily one of the most convenient portrait locations in the area. Covering 30 acres of land space and filled with plenty of allure in every corner, Forsyth Park is not just a stretch of grass with a few playgrounds.

On any day of the week, no matter where the sun is, Forsyth Fountain is an attraction that lures visitors in regularly but one particular time of year stands out no matter where you’re from. Every year, for the month of March, the city actually puts green dye in the water! That’s right, we really get into the spirit of St. Patrick’s day here and if there’s any photo op you should be hoping to create, that’s the one.

While the fountain is definitely agreed upon as a must-visit, Forsyth Park is huge and has much more to offer photographers and subjects. Historic monuments, squares coated in Spanish moss and locals being creative in every corner are just some of the sights available to those taking a stroll through the park. Begin at the beginning of Gaston Street and just follow the sights from there, you’re bound to find yourself drawn in by a number of attractions. Don’t forget to stock up on memory cards when taking a trip through Forsyth!

Jones Street

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Widely regarded as the “Prettiest Street” in Savannah, Jones Street has been featured in films like Lady and the Tramp just because it is SO picture perfect. Visitors flock from all over the world just to meander through the classic architectural building styles and brick road. Savannah is known for keeping up with the old-school and preserving everything and the establishments of Jones Street give new meaning to what “Keeping up with the Joneses” can truly mean. If you can’t find the prime spot for any celebratory shot while on Jones Street, then it is not meant to be taken. Like something straight out of a greeting card no matter when you’re in the area, you cannot find a more sought out location for local and international photographers.

Old Fort Jackson

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For the history buffs in the group, look no further than Old Fort Jackson for a seamless blend of times past and coastal beauty. The oldest brick fort standing in Georgia, heavy doors overlook a gorgeous moat that provide a classic feel for any and all settings. Along with being an entirely photo ready presence in itself, the view from inside is all the greater. Find yourself experiencing a view unlike any other of the Savannah River and Talmadge bridge while learning a bit about the area.

Best captured in the morning or late afternoon, Old Fort Jackson is not only a fascinating trip for those invested in learning a little more about local history but holds a dramatic beauty that cannot be matched for portraits.

Broughton St

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No matter what time of year you decide to visit, Broughton Street is one of the more updated, chic locations in Downtown Savannah. With Theaters (yes, more than one) shops of all sorts and funky places to eat lining the streets, there is an idea backdrop available for whatever occastion. Seemingly tailor made for the #Hipster in all of us, the area is made up of dramatic gray buildings, spruced up by local businesses and artists. Walking down Broughton St, you’re sure to be sucked in by a punny sign, band flyer or SCAD festival advertisement. If you’d like to take advantage of the more festive themes, plan to visit around Christmastime to enjoy the giant tree and lights up everywhere. Along with having just about any necessity available on the stretch, this area is a central hub of activity. There’s generally always some type of interesting sight to behold so Broughton Street is known for being a prime location for street photography as well as portraits.

Wormsloe Plantation

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Located just down Skidaway road, Wormsloe’s Plantation is already infamous for just how breathtaking the spot can be no matter what time of day or season. Painters, illustrators and photographers alike have been flocking to this location for decades to capture the historic driveway. With 1.5 miles of oak trees lining the driveway, there is no question to why artists, tourists and locals take the time to visit Wormsloe whenever they roll through Savannah. Whether you just stop in to take the classic shot, top of the driveway, bathed in light, or you decide to experience an entire afternoon, Wormsloe Plantation is its own little slice of paradise in the most photogenic way possible. Brides, graduates, expectant mothers, you name it and Wormsloe has been the backdrop for it.

Tours are regularly available, along with maps for those looking to venture out on their own. No matter which route you take, Wormsloe is always photo ready. Even on those rainy afternoons, there is something to be said for the specific ambiance provided. Open daily from 9-5 am, be sure to check out the website for information about photography passes if you’re planning to go inside and use professional equipment. While the classic driveway photo is one you are able to take at the entrance at no cost, gaining access to the park does require a paid pass. Information is available online or at the front entrance.

Rainbow Row

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While the term “Rainbow Row” was initially coined by the spot in Charleston South Carolina, we here in Savannah enjoy our own little version of the building style. That’s right, we’ve got a “Rainbow Row” of our very own and it’s not too shabby. Just one block from River Street, in Savannah’s Historic District, Rainbow Row is easily spotted by the varied pastel colored houses lining the small walk. Historic architectural styles combine with the soft colors to create the light ambiance that just seems to feel like what the word “southern” means. No matter what you’re wearing, you know one of these homes will match your color scheme flawlessly and #Rainbow is always a fun idea to play with. Whether you’re the type to add three filters or #Natural is more up your creative alley, this street can add something fun and different to an afternoon of photography.

Starland District

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Around here, there is always some sort of creative project in motion on a random sidewalk or building at a time. The Starland District, just a quick walk over to 41st street is one of Savannah’s timeless locations. Featuring a seamless blend of local business and art, wildly creative galleries and chic shops line the roads of this previously run down locations. After it’s initial creation by two SCAD students in the 90’s, the Starland District has grown to be the busy spot it is today. Not only does this area feel cool, the artwork actually comes from local creators who are intent on fixing up the area. Currently, you can make donations to the Starland Mural Project to help fund the supplies needed so that real local artists can continue to cover the old Starland Dairy building. This project truly shows an honest example of what can happen when a community invests in their artists. So not only does a photo shoot at the Starland District end up looking fantastic, sharing posts on social media helps draw attention to a truly wonderful cause.

Bonaventure Cemetery

? Directions

For the creepy, scary, haunted story hounds, Bonaventure Cemetery is one of those spots that feels like a movie from the moment you cross the threshold. Graves dating back by generations, history oozing from every corner, thrilling scenery and even the chance to maybe have your photo taken with a ghost? If that sounds like the type of shoot you’d be interested in hosting, look no further than the infamous Bonaventure. While tours are hosted often and visitors tend to show up in flocks, the cemetery is so massive that you’re guaranteed little background interruption at any moment.

 After being featured in the Clint Eastwood Film, Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil, this 160 acre stretch has been a constant fan favorite around the Halloween time. That doesn’t mean you should wait until October to come visit, as one of the most haunted cities in America, Bonaventure has that trippy ambiance regardless of the month. Easy enough to find, just search Bonaventure Road on your standard maps app and follow the path to one of the most photogenic cemeteries that southeast Georgia has to offer.

River Street

? Directions

No trip to Savannah’s historic district is complete without a stroll down the illustrious River Street. Housing the Georgia Queen and free ferry rides to and from the Savannah Convention center just across the water, even the river itself provides a rustic, portrait worthy backdrop. Cobblestones, trolleys, historic buildings and monuments pop up in all directions and guarantee the choice backdrop for any vibe. Walking along the river or parallel to the shops, there is something memorable to be photographed after each step. Whether you’re looking to fill a shot with Talmadge Bridge or layer a funky outfit with every shade of gray building imaginable, River Street is just dramatic enough to keep up with any trend.

Honorable Mention: Royal Pedicab

? Directions

Offering a truly “local” view of what makes the city so picturesque, Royal Pedicab drivers are always quick to give an answer to the “best photo” question asked by so many. No two drivers have the same answer and they can even give you a ride to the spot! Don’t be shy, just look for the guys in yellow and say hello!

Whether you’re looking to take some high fashion shots ready for the magazines or just attempting to capture a happy memory or two with old friends, Savannah is here for all of your needs as a photographer and subject. Historic and breathtaking, funky and artistic, downtown Savannah is the type of city that truly embraces its photographers in a way that covers the entire spectrum.

Whether you’re from here, new here, live here or stopping through again, Savannah is one of those places whose beauty leaves a lasting imprint on your memory. Now that we can share pictures in a flash (ha, get it?), there’s no limit to the amount of souvenirs to be created in this city. From historic landmarks that tower over masses of onlookers, to the adorable scenery (usually covered in a bit of Spanish moss) you’ll always find at least two spots in the city worth a #Photography on the ‘gram. Look up, down, right or left at any given point in Savannah and you’re bound to spot a few priceless scenes in the making. Calling Savannah just “rustic” or “eclectic” would be a major understatement. Though we “Savann-ians” pride ourselves in historic preservation, that doesn’t stop the city from being stocked with hip and funky vibes in every corner. We’ve got parks, monuments, and buildings maintained to remain as they were throughout history, with the perfect amount of modern creativity added.

True to that standard southern hospitality, here at Savannah Sip N’ Cycle, we try our absolute best to help you plan any part of your vacation and never have to waste an extra moment with research. So if you’re the model or shutterbug of the group, give a read to this list of photo worthy locations around downtown Savannah’s historic district.

 Boasting Southern Charm and historic architecture, Savannah is the type of city that makes you want to take #Portraits of any and every square, landmark, and waterfront. With most every tree dripping with Spanish moss and a statue every few steps, there is never a shortage of gorgeous scenery in the area. From novice to pro, Savannah is stocked full with locations to suit the needs of any and all photographers. Rain, shine, cold or blazing hot, any of these areas appear stunning on camera regardless of weather conditions and you almost never need a filter.

Forsyth Park

? Directions

Featured at the very top of all photo spot compilations when it comes to Savannah, Forsyth Park is easily one of the most convenient portrait locations in the area. Covering 30 acres of land space and filled with plenty of allure in every corner, Forsyth Park is not just a stretch of grass with a few playgrounds.

On any day of the week, no matter where the sun is, Forsyth Fountain is an attraction that lures visitors in regularly but one particular time of year stands out no matter where you’re from. Every year, for the month of March, the city actually puts green dye in the water! That’s right, we really get into the spirit of St. Patrick’s day here and if there’s any photo op you should be hoping to create, that’s the one.

While the fountain is definitely agreed upon as a must-visit, Forsyth Park is huge and has much more to offer photographers and subjects. Historic monuments, squares coated in Spanish moss and locals being creative in every corner are just some of the sights available to those taking a stroll through the park. Begin at the beginning of Gaston Street and just follow the sights from there, you’re bound to find yourself drawn in by a number of attractions. Don’t forget to stock up on memory cards when taking a trip through Forsyth!

Jones Street

? Directions

Widely regarded as the “Prettiest Street” in Savannah, Jones Street has been featured in films like Lady and the Tramp just because it is SO picture perfect. Visitors flock from all over the world just to meander through the classic architectural building styles and brick road. Savannah is known for keeping up with the old-school and preserving everything and the establishments of Jones Street give new meaning to what “Keeping up with the Joneses” can truly mean. If you can’t find the prime spot for any celebratory shot while on Jones Street, then it is not meant to be taken. Like something straight out of a greeting card no matter when you’re in the area, you cannot find a more sought out location for local and international photographers.

Old Fort Jackson

? Directions

For the history buffs in the group, look no further than Old Fort Jackson for a seamless blend of times past and coastal beauty. The oldest brick fort standing in Georgia, heavy doors overlook a gorgeous moat that provide a classic feel for any and all settings. Along with being an entirely photo ready presence in itself, the view from inside is all the greater. Find yourself experiencing a view unlike any other of the Savannah River and Talmadge bridge while learning a bit about the area.

Best captured in the morning or late afternoon, Old Fort Jackson is not only a fascinating trip for those invested in learning a little more about local history but holds a dramatic beauty that cannot be matched for portraits.

Broughton St

? Directions

No matter what time of year you decide to visit, Broughton Street is one of the more updated, chic locations in Downtown Savannah. With Theaters (yes, more than one) shops of all sorts and funky places to eat lining the streets, there is an idea backdrop available for whatever occastion. Seemingly tailor made for the #Hipster in all of us, the area is made up of dramatic gray buildings, spruced up by local businesses and artists. Walking down Broughton St, you’re sure to be sucked in by a punny sign, band flyer or SCAD festival advertisement. If you’d like to take advantage of the more festive themes, plan to visit around Christmastime to enjoy the giant tree and lights up everywhere. Along with having just about any necessity available on the stretch, this area is a central hub of activity. There’s generally always some type of interesting sight to behold so Broughton Street is known for being a prime location for street photography as well as portraits.

Wormsloe Plantation

? Directions

Located just down Skidaway road, Wormsloe’s Plantation is already infamous for just how breathtaking the spot can be no matter what time of day or season. Painters, illustrators and photographers alike have been flocking to this location for decades to capture the historic driveway. With 1.5 miles of oak trees lining the driveway, there is no question to why artists, tourists and locals take the time to visit Wormsloe whenever they roll through Savannah. Whether you just stop in to take the classic shot, top of the driveway, bathed in light, or you decide to experience an entire afternoon, Wormsloe Plantation is its own little slice of paradise in the most photogenic way possible. Brides, graduates, expectant mothers, you name it and Wormsloe has been the backdrop for it.

Tours are regularly available, along with maps for those looking to venture out on their own. No matter which route you take, Wormsloe is always photo ready. Even on those rainy afternoons, there is something to be said for the specific ambiance provided. Open daily from 9-5 am, be sure to check out the website for information about photography passes if you’re planning to go inside and use professional equipment. While the classic driveway photo is one you are able to take at the entrance at no cost, gaining access to the park does require a paid pass. Information is available online or at the front entrance.

Rainbow Row

? Directions

While the term “Rainbow Row” was initially coined by the spot in Charleston South Carolina, we here in Savannah enjoy our own little version of the building style. That’s right, we’ve got a “Rainbow Row” of our very own and it’s not too shabby. Just one block from River Street, in Savannah’s Historic District, Rainbow Row is easily spotted by the varied pastel colored houses lining the small walk. Historic architectural styles combine with the soft colors to create the light ambiance that just seems to feel like what the word “southern” means. No matter what you’re wearing, you know one of these homes will match your color scheme flawlessly and #Rainbow is always a fun idea to play with. Whether you’re the type to add three filters or #Natural is more up your creative alley, this street can add something fun and different to an afternoon of photography.

Starland District

? Directions

Around here, there is always some sort of creative project in motion on a random sidewalk or building at a time. The Starland District, just a quick walk over to 41st street is one of Savannah’s timeless locations. Featuring a seamless blend of local business and art, wildly creative galleries and chic shops line the roads of this previously run down locations. After it’s initial creation by two SCAD students in the 90’s, the Starland District has grown to be the busy spot it is today. Not only does this area feel cool, the artwork actually comes from local creators who are intent on fixing up the area. Currently, you can make donations to the Starland Mural Project to help fund the supplies needed so that real local artists can continue to cover the old Starland Dairy building. This project truly shows an honest example of what can happen when a community invests in their artists. So not only does a photo shoot at the Starland District end up looking fantastic, sharing posts on social media helps draw attention to a truly wonderful cause.

Bonaventure Cemetery

? Directions

For the creepy, scary, haunted story hounds, Bonaventure Cemetery is one of those spots that feels like a movie from the moment you cross the threshold. Graves dating back by generations, history oozing from every corner, thrilling scenery and even the chance to maybe have your photo taken with a ghost? If that sounds like the type of shoot you’d be interested in hosting, look no further than the infamous Bonaventure. While tours are hosted often and visitors tend to show up in flocks, the cemetery is so massive that you’re guaranteed little background interruption at any moment.

 After being featured in the Clint Eastwood Film, Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil, this 160 acre stretch has been a constant fan favorite around the Halloween time. That doesn’t mean you should wait until October to come visit, as one of the most haunted cities in America, Bonaventure has that trippy ambiance regardless of the month. Easy enough to find, just search Bonaventure Road on your standard maps app and follow the path to one of the most photogenic cemeteries that southeast Georgia has to offer.

River Street

? Directions

No trip to Savannah’s historic district is complete without a stroll down the illustrious River Street. Housing the Georgia Queen and free ferry rides to and from the Savannah Convention center just across the water, even the river itself provides a rustic, portrait worthy backdrop. Cobblestones, trolleys, historic buildings and monuments pop up in all directions and guarantee the choice backdrop for any vibe. Walking along the river or parallel to the shops, there is something memorable to be photographed after each step. Whether you’re looking to fill a shot with Talmadge Bridge or layer a funky outfit with every shade of gray building imaginable, River Street is just dramatic enough to keep up with any trend.

Honorable Mention: Royal Pedicab

? Directions

Offering a truly “local” view of what makes the city so picturesque, Royal Pedicab drivers are always quick to give an answer to the “best photo” question asked by so many. No two drivers have the same answer and they can even give you a ride to the spot! Don’t be shy, just look for the guys in yellow and say hello!

Whether you’re looking to take some high fashion shots ready for the magazines or just attempting to capture a happy memory or two with old friends, Savannah is here for all of your needs as a photographer and subject. Historic and breathtaking, funky and artistic, downtown Savannah is the type of city that truly embraces its photographers in a way that covers the entire spectrum.