If you're a sucker for photo opportunities, then this list — from popular attractions in Georgia to abandoned places — is for you.
Most Instagrammed Places
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Atlanta Motor Speedway holds top honors as Georgia's most Instagrammed location.
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Because Atlanta is home to the world's most connected airport, it's no wonder that Hartsfield-Jackson shines at the top for Atlanta. It is followed closely by Georgia Aquarium and Buckhead – home to Legoland Discovery Center and Atlanta History Center.
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If you're looking for the most picturesque spot in Savannah, head to Forsyth Park Fountain. Second and third places fall to the Cathedral of St John the Baptist and a gorgeous natural view of the tree-lined drive of Wormsloe State Historic Site.
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The Best Places for Outdoor Photography
Research shows that the top five most popular types of photography in Georgia are outdoor locations. We've listed them below with a few suggestions for your next Insta-worthy photo shoot.
Georgia State Parks
Kids will love photos with on the SAM Shortline, a historic railway. You'll get breathtaking backdrops at Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, or spectacular views in Blairsville at the historic stone building of Walasi-Yi, the only covered section of the Appalachian Trail.
When the azaleas are in bloom, head to Callaway Gardens for magnificent snaps, or try Atlanta Botanical Garden when the tulips are in bloom. Gibbs Gardens is colorful all year long, and the Botanic Garden at Georgia Southern University includes a sweet one-room school house for fun pictures of the kids.
Photo Hot Spots from Professional Photographers
We asked a series of professional photographers about their favorite places, and here are the secrets they revealed.
Pratt-Pullman Yard in Atlanta
Sometimes called the Forgotten Repair Yard, The Pullman Yard, an abandoned industrial complex, has long been a popular location for filmmakers. Among many projects, it has been prominently featured as the hob (and as a hospital and a hangar) in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "Mockingjay" films.
Water Tower at Old Decatur Water Works in Decatur
The waterworks facility was abandoned in the 1940s and has fallen into disrepair, but the ruins and street art make for great shots, especially around the water tower. You can find the ruins in Mason Mill Park.
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in Folkston
Wetlands and wildlife are a mix for superb photos. Waterfowl are most abundant from November through February, while alligators and other reptiles are frequently seen from March through October. Sunsets on the water are good all year long.
The 6th Street Railroad Bridge in Augusta
This bridge is a unique Southern spot because the rail line runs right through 6th Street, like the street cars of Philly and San Francisco. It goes without saying, stay off the trellis, but do enjoy the architecture and water reflections.
Dukes of Hazzard Farm in Loganville
Lesli Peterson is Georgia’s official Family Explorer. Find more of her family-friendly tips and trip ideas on ExploreGeorgia.org, and visit 365AtlantaFamily.com for more itineraries and money-saving tips.