Pictures, or it didn’t happen! In the Nation’s Oldest City, you’ll find stunning backdrops all around you, and there’s no doubt about that. But which photo-ops are the best for Instagram? We know exactly where you’ll find the best photography spots in St. Augustine. With miles of shoreline, lovely natural features, and gorgeous scenery, you won’t be able to put down your camera while you explore St. Augustine. If you need even more amazing photos for your Instagram feed, request access to our Vacation Guide, pick a few spots, and start planning your getaway now!
The Best Photography Spots in St. Augustine Will Make Your Instagram Feed Shine!
Magnolia Avenue Oak Trees Canopy
Just a mile north of Agustin Inn, you’ll find one of the most beautiful locations in The United States, Magnolia Avenue. This long road is lined with oak trees on either side, forming a stunning natural effect. Covered in Spanish moss and arching over the roadway, the oak branches create an enchanting backdrop. The best time to photograph this alluring location is in the early morning or the late evening when the sunlight hits the oak tunnel just right, giving the whole stretch a wonderful golden glow.
Once known as Alcazar Hotel, the Lightner Museum now houses an eclectic collection of late 19th-century and early-20th century artifacts. The breathtaking property is an Instagrammers dream. We recommend a self-guided tour through the former hotel to explore the museum’s wonders and find the best picture spots. As you move through the lavishly decorated rooms and picture-perfect courtyard, you’ll notice the exquisite details that make the Lighter Museum’s aesthetic ideal for your Instagram grid.
Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum
For a unique view of the city, visit the St. Augustine Lighthouse. At the top of the structure, you’ll have a bird’s eye view of St. Augustine, allowing you to capture the charming nature of our city from a new perspective. The St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum also hosts various tours that grant access to the property during the day, at sunset, or after nightfall. These tours offer photography buffs the perfect opportunity to photograph the lighthouse at different times throughout the day.
More of the best St. Augustine photography spots:
- Vilano Beach Jetties
- Airplane Graveyard
- Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park
- Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
- George Street
- Augustine Beach
Whether it’s on your room’s balcony, our private garden, or any other spot on the property, photos taken at Agustin Inn will capture the magic of St. Augustine. In addition to the best accommodations in the city, our charming downtown St. Augustine inn boasts easy access to the best attractions, in-room whirlpool hot tubs, gourmet breakfast, and much more!
Check our availability, pack your bags, and practice your best smile because St. Augustine is waiting for you.