Whether you are planning a photo shoot, or simply want to explore the city of Columbus and share your journey with your friends and followers, there is no shortage of spots to consider. Choose from locations that are historic, artsy, natural, and more all in one friendly, cosmopolitan Midwestern city.
The most Instagrammable spots in Columbus, Ohio:
Fox in the Snow
A bakery-coffee shop in the heart of Italian Village, Fox in the Snow serves scratch-made baked goods, hand-poured drinks, and sandwiches. It offers a modern and communal vibe with light wood tables with metal accents that provides the perfect backdrop for any coffee or pastry. And don’t forget to head outside for a photo opp for Insta in front of the mural of the café’s leaping fox motif.
Love Columbus Mural
The ultimate spot to get a photo in Columbus for the ‘Gram is the Columbus Love Mural located in Downtown Columbus on the side of Lev’s Auto Pawn on Main Street near Fourth Street. The city’s first completely experiential mural, the mural measures 22 by 86 feet and reads “Columbus” by day and “Love” by night. Be sure to use #cbuslovemural on your post and stories to be part of the city’s conversation around the mural.
Hayden Falls Park
Located on the West side of the Scioto River, west of the Griggs Reservoir bridge along Hayden Run Road in Dublin, Hayden Falls Park brings a touch of natural beauty to your Insta feed. With a unique gorge habitat that only occurs along the western shore of the Scioto River that is home to a beautiful 35-foot waterfall and also rare and endangered plants.
If you are looking for a quaint setting for your next photo shoot, German Village is a must-visit. Originally built by German settlers in the mid-1800s, it is a beautifully restored village that is ideal for exploring. From an amazing 32-room indie bookstore to shops and restaurants, German Village is an amazing backdrop for whatever Insta mood you may be in.
Greta Garbo & John Gilbert Mural
There is definitely no shortage of amazing artwork in Columbus to fill your Insta feed, but one of the more funky murals may be the Greta Garbo & John Gilbert Mural. In the Discovery District of Downtown Columbus, the mural depicts a love scene between Greta Garbo & John Gilbert in the 1926 Hollywood film Flesh and the Devil.
An urban oasis in the middle of Downtown Columbus, the Scioto Mile is a 175-acre park along the waterfront from the vibrant Arena District to the natural beauty of the Whittier Peninsula. With almost too many Insta-worthy backdrops to mention, this urban park in the center of the action is the perfect spot to pose if you only have time for one stop.
Franklin Park Conservatory
Built in 1895, the Franklin Park Conservatory is on the National Register of Historic Places and is home to an abundance of exotic plants, special exhibits and over 3,000 Chihuly glass artworks. If that’s not enough, Palm House showcases more than 40 species of palms and in 1994 became the first conservatory in the nation with a seasonal butterfly exhibit Blooms and Butterflies. If this doesn’t give you the photo backdrop that you are looking for, we are not sure what will.
Columbus Museum of Art
This might seem like an obvious choice, but hear us out. Photography is actually encouraged in the Columbus Museum of Art, and there is a seemingly endless selection of backdrops depending on your mood. Whether you take advantage of the architectural beauty of building, or the artwork itself, your Instagram feed will benefit.