Are you always on the hunt for a great photo to post on Instagram? Georgia has some prime spots to share with your followers. From colorful landscapes to cityscapes that will leave you in awe, the state has some magical locations. And we’re about to reveal five spots that will get you lots of likes. Let’s take a look!
Why Should Instagrammers Visit Georgia?
The answer is quite simple: Georgia is beautiful. It’s full of forests, waterways, historic buildings, and more. In addition, you’ll likely fall in love with Georgia’s picturesque state parks and islands. Known as the Peach State, we also highly recommend stopping by some peach orchards for a photoshoot.
What Is Georgia Best Known For?
Georgia may be known as the Peach State, but it’s also one of the country’s biggest producers of pecans, peanuts, and Vidalia sweet onions. The climate is the perfect setting for these farms, with the Atlantic Ocean breezes coming in from the east.
Georgia also has historic plantations and Spanish moss trees. Islands on the state’s coastline, such as Tybee Island and Hilton Head, are popular vacation spots. And the state’s primary city, Atlanta, is a hub of business and leisure activity. In addition, many people travel to Georgia to golf, as you can play year-round and enjoy the scenery.
Pro Tip: If you’re looking for hidden gems to share with your followers, hit up the best small towns in Georgia.
5 Most Instagrammable Spots in Georgia
Ready for the big reveal? We’re sharing the five most Instagrammable spots in Georgia. Check them out on your next road trip through the state, and we’re pretty sure you’ll be pleased!
#1. Piedmont Park, Atlanta
About: Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Ga., is a 185-acre urban park northeast of downtown. It’s a popular place for strolling, picnics, and events like weddings and film shoots. You also can take in history and bird tours through the park. It has evolved over the years from a forest to a farm to a fairground. And today, it’s an urban green space that’s infectiously Instagrammable. From bridges to views of the city, you’re likely to need your camera during your entire visit.
Best Photo Op: The best spots to take an Instagrammable photo in Piedmont Park are the Midtown Reflection, the Meadow at Piedmont, and the Dockside. The Midtown Reflection is the lake in the park. If you stand on the water’s edge facing downtown Atlanta, you can get a shot of the skyline’s reflection in the water.
The Meadow at Piedmont is a large green space in the park, a popular place for picnics, frisbee, and photos. Dockside is another great photo op. It includes a dock and lawn area and the historic visitor’s center. You can get a photo along the landscaped boardwalks and stone steps.
#2. Wormsloe State Historic Site, Savannah
About: Wormsloe State Historic Site has lots of live oak trees and Spanish moss, which is one of the reasons it’s so Instagrammable. Just checkout our header image to see why.
The site contains the tabby ruins of Wormsloe, which was the colonial estate of Noble Jones from 1702-1775. He was a carpenter in the first group of settlers to arrive in Georgia from England. The ruins are the oldest standing structure in Savannah.
Best Photo Op: The long winding entrance road lined with oak trees and Spanish moss is the most photographed area on the plantation. But the truth is that there are multiple photo ops throughout Wormsloe State Historic Site. We recommend reserving a couple of hours just for photographing.
#3. Atlanta BeltLine
About: The Atlanta BeltLine is a former railway corridor that loops around the city. Today, people use the trail for hiking, biking, and rollerblading. There are currently paved and unpaved trails, and the project continues to grow. You’ll find lots of photo ops, including cityscapes and murals.
Best Photo Op: The Beltline’s Koi Mural is one of the most Instagrammable spots. It’s on the eastside trail, along with a lot more street art that’s all worth photographing. The koi fish mural is toward Monroe Drive on the approach to 10th Street and Piedmont Park. You’ll find the circular mural under the bridge and to the left.
#4. Providence Canyon State Park, Lumpkin
About: Providence Canyon State Park in Lumpkin, Ga., is 1,003 acres. Some even call it Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon.” It has massive gullies that go down 150 feet with pink-, orange-, red-, and purple-hued soil. And in July and August, the Plumleaf Azalea blooms in the park.
You can hike the rim trail. There are also opportunities to explore backcountry trails. Whether you’re backpacking overnight or only have a day at the state park, your eyes and camera will get a workout.
Best Photo Op: The best photo op is everywhere in this state park! All of the soil’s colors and the greenery look like a painting. But the most popular spot for photos is from the observation deck.
#5. Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island
About: Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island is the perfect location for sunrise photos. It extends from the Clam Creek Picnic Area to the Villas By The Sea Resort on the island. Weathered driftwood and trees line the beach. It’s a popular location for wedding photos in particular.
Best Photo Op: Driftwood Beach is a popular spot for photographers. While any time of day is Instagrammable on Driftwood Beach, sunrise or night shoots are the best, in our opinion. If you can capture the stars behind the driftwood at night, you’re sure to get a magical and mysterious shot. If you’re doing a sunrise photo shoot, be sure to arrive early and stake out your spot. There are likely to be quite a few others there doing the same.
Do you have your road trip to these five Instagrammable spots in Georgia planned yet? We can’t wait for you to see them! The Peach State doesn’t disappoint with its beauty, history, and unique urban spaces. If you do take a photo at any or all of these spots, please tag us on your Instagram post. We would love to see your photographs.