50 Instagrammable Places in NYC to Snatch New Followers

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New York is a photographer’s playground and there is no shortage of Instagrammable places in NYC. With that in mind, make sure your batteries are charged and your memory card is empty because you’ll be snapping away non-stop!

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Last updated on August 13, 2022.

Most Instagrammable Places in NYC

Hey there! If you’re new here, my name is Jas and I kinda have an obsession with Instagram.

I love taking pictures and am always on the hunt for jaw-dropping photography spots to glam up my feed with. Without further ado, here are my favorite NYC photoshoot locations.

Famous Landmarks

1. Times Square

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NYC is known as the city that never sleeps and Times Square is perfectly exemplary of that.

From its flashing neon lights to gigantic digital billboards, this major commercial intersection attracts approximately 50 million visitors a year, making it one of the world’s most visited tourist destinations.

Did you know: Times Square was originally named Longacre Square. It was rebranded in 1904 after The New York Times moved its headquarters to One Times Square (a.k.a. New York Times Building).

2. Empire State Building

pictures of new york cityEmpire State Building as seen from Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center.

This symbolic New York structure stands at 102 stories in height and was recognized as the tallest building from 1931 to 1970. Despite dropping down to number 51, it remains one of the most popular Instagrammable places in NYC. 

Tip: Admission costs $72 USD per person for access to the 2nd floor museum + 86th and 102nd floor observatories. Alternatively, there are a ton of rooftop bars in New York where you can catch a glimpse of this cultural landmark as well. (Keep reading to find out where.)

3. Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center is essentially a collection of 19 commercial buildings that span across Midtown Manhattan’s 48th Street to 51st Street.

 

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❗️𝑺𝑨𝑽𝑬 𝑻𝑯𝑰𝑺 𝑷𝑶𝑺𝑻 𝑭𝑶𝑹 𝑵𝑬𝑾 𝒀𝑶𝑹𝑲 𝑻𝑹𝑨𝑽𝑬𝑳 𝑻𝑰𝑷𝑺❗️ 1️⃣ For best views of the iconic Empire State Building, I recommend visiting Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center. 2️⃣ GA is $38 USD or you can redeem your CityPASS. 3️⃣ Don’t forget to purchase tickets online in advance. If you have a CityPASS, redeem/reserve your visiting time slot otherwise be prepared for long queues. (We got here at 4pm the first time thinking we could just take the elevator up and make it in time for sunset. Even with a pass, the wait was 2 hours without reservation. Crazy!) 4️⃣ If you want to avoid crowds, go at 8am when doors open. 5️⃣ To get the second shot, have your friend go up the stairs to the second level while you stand down below. ➳➳➳➳➳➳➳➳➳➳➳➳➳➳➳ 𝑭𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒐𝒘 @𝒎𝒚𝒔𝒖𝒊𝒕𝒄𝒂𝒔𝒆𝒋𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒏𝒆𝒚𝒔 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒍 𝒕𝒊𝒑𝒔!

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Perched above 70 floors is its observation deck – Top of the Rock. Here you can enjoy unobstructed views of both Empire State Building and Central Park from its 3-tiered indoor and outdoor decks.

Tip: As stated in my Instagram caption, book your tickets and reserve a visiting time slot online in advance!

4. Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge is no doubt one of the best places to take pictures in NYC – especially during sunrise. Not only is the morning light beautifully reflected in nearby skyscrapers, a big plus for getting here early is being able to avoid massive crowds.

You know what they say. Early birds get the worm!

5. Edge

 

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Soaring 100 floors above ground, the Edge is Western Hemisphere’s highest outdoor observation deck.

You can enjoy 360-degree unobstructed views of New York, and its distinctive design definitely deserves to be recognized as one of the most unique places to photograph in NYC.

Tip: Purchase tickets online in advance or dine at Peak Restaurant & Bar for free admission to the Edge.

6. Summit One Vanderbilt

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Recently opened in the last quarter of 2020, Summit is the newest observation deck with three different levels of multi-sensory immersive experiences.

My friend and I visited an hour before closing and we had the entire space to ourselves.

Sure it was nice not having other tourists photobomb us, but the security guards constantly reminded us that they were closing soon. We also got kicked out of certain rooms and the overall experience felt very rushed. You win some and you lose some!

7. Grand Central Station

Bet you never imagined a train station to be one of the best photo spots in NYC!

Grand Central Station, or Grand Central Terminal, is much more than a transportation hub.

There are a total of 65 shops and 35 delicious dining options (some which are Michelin-starred). Furthermore, what most passersby don’t know is that if you look up at the Main Concourse ceiling, you can expect to find a beautiful celestial mural.

It has been argued that this stunning artwork was painted with its original design flipped, thus resulting in west being east and east being west. Controversial or not, it’s most certainly quite the distraction for those catching their trains!

8. Flatiron Building

Ever seen a triangular building in pictures of New York City? That architecture is none other than the 22-story Flatiron Building.

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When in the area, don’t miss out on Eataly NYC Flatiron, a vibrant Italian marketplace featuring shops, cafés, restaurants, and even a cooking school. Get ready to embark on a gastronomic journey as you sample hhandmade pasta and fresh out the oven gourmet pizzas.

instagram spots in nycWinter greenhouse theme at SERRA by Birreria.

Bonus: Treat yourself to a hearty meal at SERRA by Birreria. What’s special is that its décor changes throughout the year to reflect different seasons.

9. Oculus at World Trade Center Station

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World Trade Center Station is a new replacement for the PATH train station that was previously destroyed during 9/11.

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The Oculus is its centerpiece and resembles a dove in flight.

It was designed by Spanish architect, Santiago Calatrava, to allow light to fill the station as a memorial to attacks on the twin towers. In a way, it symbolizes that no matter what, light will continue to shine through times of darkness.

Apart from being a transportation hub, the World Trade Center complex itself also houses a shopping mall called Westfield World Trade Center.

10. Vessel at Hudson Yards

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Vessel is another one of the newer, more trendy Instagrammable places in NYC. It was built as part of Manhattan’s Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project and its honeycomb structure is best photographed with a wide angle lens.

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Due to unfortunate suicide events, Vessel has been closed off indefinitely. While you can no longer climb to the top, you can still enter the base level and admire its labyrinth stairs from the ground.

11. Radio City Music Hall

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Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue within Rockefeller Center. During the holidays, a Christmas tree lights up in front, making it one of the most festive NYC photo spots.

12. Metropolitan Opera House (or Lincoln Center)

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My first time in Big Apple was on a high school band trip in grade twelve. Naturally, we watched a lot of Broadway shows and opera/symphony performances, and the Metropolitan Opera House was my absolute favorite building. The grandeur of its lights beaming against New York’s gorgeous night sky is a sight I will never forget.

13. The New York Public Library

If you love architecture photography, you will really enjoy New York’s diverse urban landscape.

most photogenic places in nycsecret places to take pictures in nycRose Main Reading Room.

The New York Public Library, as its name suggests, is a public library system housing more than six million books. It is the second biggest library in United States and third in the world. Its historic Rose Main Reading Room is a major attraction sight and was reopened in October 2016 after a two-year long restoration process.

Keep in mind though that this is a library after all. Remember to turn off your camera shutter!

14. Statue of Liberty

When we think of New York, we often associate it with the Statue of Liberty.

This UNESCO World Heritage Site depicts Roman goddess, Libertas, holding a torch in her right hand and a tabula ansata in her left.

Originally designed by French sculptor, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, Statue of Liberty was meant as a gift from France to USA. It has since become New York’s most famous icon and is a sight not to be missed.

Parks & Gardens

15. Central Park

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From classic films like Breakfast at Tiffany’s to holiday favorites, such as Elf and Home Alone 2, Central Park has made an appearance on TV countless times over the past several decades.

It spans across 843 acres and encompasses numerous New York photography spots.

 

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“Action is the bridge between thought and reality.” — Richie Norton

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A few sights worth checking out are: The Mall and Literary Walk, Bow Bridge + the Lake, Belvedere Castle, Bethesda Fountain and Terrace, Strawberry Fields, and Central Park Zoo.

 

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“The way we experience the world around us is a direct reflection of the world within us.” — Gabrielle Bernstein

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Tip: Wear comfortable walking shoes, as you can easily spend half a day here.

16. Brooklyn Bridge Park

 

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Sunsets in New York are pretty darn magical 💫

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Brooklyn Bridge Park is an 85-acre waterfront park with stellar views of both Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge. It’s ideal for a laid back afternoon chilling under the sun or you can even bring babe here for a romantic sunset date.

17. Washington Square Park

NYC Parks describes this beloved filming location as “A parade ground. A gathering spot for avant-garde artists. A battleground for chess enthusiasts. A playground for canines and children.”

There’s no better place to people watch and its lively atmosphere is sure to make you fall in love with New York.

18. The High Line

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The High Line is a 2.3-kilometer linear park elevated above New York traffic. The pedestrian sky bridge near Milk Studios is one of the most popular NYC photography spots.

Iconic Streets & Neighborhoods

19. DUMBO

new york best photo spotsTaken a little after sunrise at around 8AM.

DUMBO stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass.

It is a trendy neighborhood in Brooklyn and like most Instagrammable places in NYC, it gets extremely busy during the day. On top of waiting for other fashion bloggers or lifestyle grammers to finish their shoots, you also need to be patient with passing cars. That said, visit early in the morning!

20. Stuyvesant Street

 

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Stuyvesant Street 🌿

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Situated in East Village, Stuyvesant Street is one of the oldest streets in Manhattan. Its intersection on E 10th Street has become a hit on Instagram and it’s not difficult to see why!

21. Stone Street

Who would’ve imagined to find a slice of Europe in NYC!

Stone Street is a short, narrow, cobblestoned street in Manhattan’s Financial District. Similar to Stuyvesant Street, it is one of the oldest in New York. We’re not simply teleporting continents here. We are teleporting to a completely different era in time!

NYC Museums

22. Metropolitan Art Museum

Commonly referred to as The Met, this NYC landmark consists of over two million works in its permanent collection.

While ancient Egypt and American modern art departments are crowd favorites, The Met’s Beaux-Arts structure makes the building just as photogenic as the artworks themselves.

 

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If you had one guess, where would you say this photo was taken? Did anyone guess New York City?

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If you didn’t know, The Met actually has three separate locations across the city.

The Met Cloisters in Upper Manhattan is a much smaller museum with focus on artworks from the Romanesque and Gothic periods. Its European medieval architecture is magnificent to say the least and it’s one of the lesser known NYC Instagram spots.

23. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

 

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Whether you are on the outside looking in or on the inside looking up from down, The Guggenheim is camera-ready no matter your angle or perspective.

24. American Museum of Natural History

new york photo spotsDinosaur fossil exhibit.

I’m sure you’ve most likely seen Night at the Museum. Although it wasn’t exactly filmed in American Museum of Natural History, its set was indeed based off of New York’s natural history museum.

25. The Morgan Library & Museum

The Morgan Library & Museum was once J. Pierpont Morgan’s library. It has since expanded into a museum, research library, and even as a music venue.

Admission is $22 USD per person and you will be thoroughly impressed with their exhibitions.


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Cute Cafés & Bakeries

26. LRoom Café

Not only is this one of the most adorable New York photo spots, LRoom Café’s drinks and desserts are so cute, you won’t have the heart to eat them!

27. Bakeri

 

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Not sure if hot chocolate or chocolate soup. 🍫

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I’d found out about this little gem from my IG crush, @taramilktea. I haven’t yet had time to try their Scandinavian pastries, but I did pass by their bakery on Williamsburg.

Tip: If you want the exact same shot with colorful wallpapers and black and white tiles, head to 105 Freeman Street.

28. Urban Backyard

 

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Mint mocha anyone? ‘Tis the season! 🎄☕️

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As green as its décor, Urban Backyard is a coffee shop promoting conscious consumerism and green living. Aromatic coffee and cupcakes that are environmentally friendly? Yes, please!

29. Felix Roasting Co.

 

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We live for a moment of peace and quiet ☕️

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Felix Roasting Co. is all about redefining the “coffee break” experience.

They’re not your typical roasters. Rather, they are storytellers because after all, each bean has its own unique tale.

30. Matchaful Café

Raise your hand if you love matcha!

 

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☀️ Sun gazing and sipping soundly, from the coziest corner in Soho, NYC. ☀️

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This zen café carries organic Emerald and Jade-grade matcha all the way from Japan.

Their Single Origin line matcha is grown with organic fertilizer made from food scraps. More importantly, their matcha farm utilizes solar panels, which help generate clean power for nearby homes.

Now that’s a local business worth supporting!

31. Ralph’s Coffee

 

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Ralph’s Coffee is one of America’s largest independent coffee companies with 16 cafés all across New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Boston. You can catch its chic green food truck on 5th Avenue, or you can also enjoy a relaxing sit-down experience at 888 Madison Avenue.

Unique Restaurants in NYC

32. Pietro Nolita

On Wednesdays, we wear pink… and we dine at pink restaurants!

 

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Went on a hunt for pink themed places in #NewYork for a change!

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Pietro Nolita is every pink lover’s dream paradise. They specialize in healthy Italian cuisine and they have an extensive selection of awesome cocktails some of which, like its theme, are pink!

33. 1803 NYC

 

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Lunch in your own style.

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1803 NYC is inspired by New Orlean’s vibrant culinary scene. Stop by for happy hour from Monday to Friday 4pm to 7pm and get $3 off any drink.

34. While We Were Young Kitchen & Cocktails

Elegant décor mixed with a quirky neon sign and avocado toast? This is basically the embodiment of Instagram!

35. Tacombi

Make Taco Tuesday any day of the week at Tacombi with a delicious tuna taco.

Tip: They have multiple locations and the one featured above is on 255 Bleecker Street.

36. NoMo Kitchen

 

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A whole latte love 💕

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NoMo Kitchen is an upscale restaurant within NoMo SoHo and it serves farm-to-table New American cuisine that is so good, you will wish Chef Gary King were your personal chef!

37. Rolf’s German Restaurant

Despite receiving a few negative reviews for their food, Rolf’s Christmas decorations will blow your mind.

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With more than 15,000 ornaments and 100,000 festive lights, this is amongst some of the most Instagrammed places in NYC during holiday season.

Tip: It gets PACKED here. If you can, make your way down on a weekday right at opening time. Oh and bring lots of cash with you because drinks here ain’t cheap! They don’t put any prices on their menus and trust me when I say my jaw dropped when I realized that a mulled wine cost $30 USD.

38. Panna II Garden

You might be familiar with this name from my NYC restaurant guide.

instagram worthy places in nyc instagrammable places in new yorkPictured is Royal Bangladesh, a sister restaurant of Panna II Garden.

Panna II Garden is an Indian restaurant in East Village famous for its year-round festive lights.

When my friend and I visited, we ended up at Royal Bangladesh by mistake. (One is upstairs and the other is downstairs.) Both restaurants are owned by the same family and have the exact same décor. However, Panna II Garden is obviously the OG and you can even BYOB for a weekend night out with friends.

Cocktail Bars

39. The Skylark

In my three failed attempts to come here, I have learnt that a) Skylark has moved to 200 W 39th Street and b) they do NOT open on weekends. Bizarre I know, but weekends are reserved for private events so plan your visit accordingly.

Also make sure to check their website or social media for any unexpected closures. They were closed on my third try (on a weekday) due to yet another corporate event ;(

40. Refinery Rooftop

 

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Concrete jungle where dreams are made of

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Refinery is known for its spectacular views of Empire State Building. Whether you visit before the sun is down or after, you are in for a visual treat!

41. 230 Fifth

 

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Would you want to sit in these while sipping sangria?

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Another rooftop bar with amazing Empire State Building views is 230 Fifth.

 

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We hope you are staying warm and cozy on this Saturday night.

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This was highly recommended to me by HGU New York’s hotel concierge.

During summers, their bungalow swing chairs make for the perfect IG prop. But of course, who says you can’t enjoy a rooftop bar during winter too.

42. The Fleur Room

You might come here for those Empire State Building views, but you’ll be staying for its romantic ambiance and creative cocktails.

43. Dear Irving

 

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Weekend vibes 💯 . Dear Irving on Hudson is open daily from 4PM until 1AM.

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Dear Irving has two separate locations: one on Hudson (above) and one in Gramercy. The former has a view of Empire State Building whereas the latter has four different rooms each with its own individual style and theme.

Pictured above is Gramcery’s Marie Antoinette Room.

44. The Raines Law Room at The William

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This one is a suggestion from a local friend. It’s his most beloved bar in New York and I can easily see why!

45. 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar

Looking to take the best photos of NYC? This tropical rooftop bar at Margaritaville Resort Times Square not only offers incredible views of New York’s city skyline, it’s the ultimate place to watch the Times Square Ball drop on New Year’s Eve.

Aesthetic Hotels

46. 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

This boutique hotel in Brooklyn has got views for days!

 

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The city that never sleeps can wait.

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1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is a 5-star property with an expansive outlook of East River and Manhattan Bridge. Not to mention, its design, construction, and day-to-day operational decisions are all based on sustainable values to spark conversation about the environment and our role in protecting it.

47. The Williamsburg Hotel

The Williamsburg Hotel is yet another splendid boutique hotel in Brooklyn.

It is located in the heart of all the action in Williamsburg and is a quick subway over the bridge to Manhattan. I mean… A relaxing bubble bath against Empire State Building? Who can say no to that!

48. The Beekman

This isn’t just another one of your New York Instagram spots.

 

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Adding a little sparkle to the #longweekend 📷 @taramilktea

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The Beekman is a top engagement photoshoot location amongst wedding photographers because of its majestic atrium and pyramidal skylight. Big Apple really does have a diverse scene of architectural gems!

49. NoMo SoHo

 

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Comfort, style and some of the best views the city has to offer!

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Continuing on with the theme of boutique hotels, NoMo SoHo is a mix between vintage and contemporary as reflective of SoHo’s vibrant energy.

 

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In the #NoMoArchway, green isn’t just good—it’s glorious. #SayYesToNoMo

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What initially attracted me to this property was its NoMo Archway. Even though my plans to stay here fell through, I can totally see myself checking in sometime in the future.

50. The Ludlow Hotel

 

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Starting the weekend early.

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The Ludlow Hotel has recently become an Instagram sensation for its super aesthetic bathroom design. Talk about the ideal staycation destination!

And there you have it! 50 most Instagrammable places in NYC.

If you enjoyed this New York photography spots guide, don’t forget to pin it for later so you have these Instagram-worthy places in NYC saved.

Be sure to check out my other IG destination recs!

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63 Comments

  1. Jackie S.
    January 16, 2020 / 2:12 am

    Aww.. your post brought up some great memories during our last NYC trip! Your list has some incredible photo spots that I’ve never heard of. I have yet to see the Vessel and Morgan Library & Museum. The Panna II Garden seems like a fun, funky place with the Christmas lights.

    • JASCHEN
      January 20, 2020 / 1:46 pm

      I’m so glad I could jog some fond memories for you! Both the Vessel and Morgan Library & Museum are amazing. You really need to plan a trip back 😉

  2. Mijia Eggers
    January 16, 2020 / 4:02 am

    NYC is definately an instagrammable place! I like the Hudson Yards but I think I would get lost in the way. In the middle of the Central park Belvedere Castle looks interesting. The scene looks like in Europe here.

    • JASCHEN
      January 20, 2020 / 2:47 pm

      Belvedere Castle does look stunning, doesn’t it! And don’t worry, you won’t get lost at the Vessel. It’s actually not that big and because it’s an open space, you can see every corner 😀

  3. January 16, 2020 / 5:59 am

    What a lovely compilation of vignettes of New York. New York comes across as a photographer’s delight. A place that lends itself so naturally to Instagram. The cafes of New York, particularly have been captured so well.

    • JASCHEN
      January 20, 2020 / 8:21 pm

      Agreed! I wish I’d had more time to check out all these amazing cafés. The photographers really did an amazing job capturing them 🙂

  4. January 16, 2020 / 12:13 pm

    I think anywhere in NYC is Instragammable but I especially love that photo at Bakeri. I went to NYC in 2014 but haven’t been back since. I hope I get to go back again soon though. Also would love to get a photo at the Oculus

    • JASCHEN
      January 20, 2020 / 1:57 pm

      Sounds like you’re due for a revisit! Definitely let me know if you get a chance to check out Bakeri and what your favorite pastry is from them!

  5. January 16, 2020 / 3:40 pm

    What a great list of great photography spots in NYC. We have been to many. But some new ones to explore on a return visit. We have never walked over the Brooklyn Bridge. But recognize that iconic shot. The Oculus was not there when we visited last, so will need to visit. It has been too many years since I last visited the Met – so need to add that to the list too. Thanks for the tease. We do need to return.

    • JASCHEN
      January 20, 2020 / 2:19 pm

      You definitely need to take a stroll across the bridge!!! It’s such an iconic thing to do in New York and the morning walk really is lovely without all the crowds. Hope you’ll get to return soon 🙂

  6. January 16, 2020 / 10:12 pm

    NYC, New York City! Truly a city of dreams. NYC legit shaped a lot of my growing up years and how I connect with the city despite hailing from a different part of the world! I want to visit NYC and live there for a year! Loved this blog post, I could live my dream through each one of the picture. I am definitely sold on the Brooklyn bridge! Haha, I remember I fell for a guy who had this picture at the background!

    • JASCHEN
      January 20, 2020 / 2:33 pm

      Aww that sounds like the sweetest love story ever! NYC has so much to offer and living there for a year would be eye-opening for sure. I bet it’d be amazing to experience the four different seasons throughout the year!

  7. Danik
    January 16, 2020 / 11:21 pm

    You are like me, finding NYC as a very photogenic place and you have made some fantastic suggestions here. I only done one visit to the Big Apple and that was ten years ago so I think its about time I done a return trip and I think I be even more lethal now because of Instagram and other Social Media apps. I would love to wander the streets again and spot something new around every corner I turn. New York…you need me back and I need you 🙂

    • JASCHEN
      January 20, 2020 / 2:35 pm

      Hahaa my trip in November was actually a revisit since almost ten years ago and you’re so right that social media has really changed and shaped the way we travel now. Doing a photo walk through New York’s iconic streets would be incredible so I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for you to revisit!

  8. January 17, 2020 / 6:37 am

    I wish I saw this post before my trip to NYC last year! We got to some of these places, but now I feel like I need to go back to see the rest of them. Great list of attractions!

    • JASCHEN
      January 20, 2020 / 8:21 pm

      Ahh bummer! Well I guess now you got even more of a reason to go back!

  9. January 17, 2020 / 7:39 am

    Whoa! That’s an extensive list! The architecture of the city is impressive with the flatiron building and the oculus at WTC are just so instragrammable as you say! The architecture of Vessel looks way too impressive! As someone who loves historic art, the NY Public Library’s art is just perfect for me!

    • JASCHEN
      January 20, 2020 / 8:23 pm

      New York honestly has so many beautiful gems all rich in history. You’d really love it!

  10. January 17, 2020 / 8:01 am

    I’m not surprised that there are so many Instagrammable spots in NYC, it’s such a cool city! I haven’t been in a few years, but I’d love to go back. I’ve seen most of the highlights, but I had no idea the library and Opera House are so beautiful. And Stone Street is so cute, it looks like a street in Dublin or something.

    • JASCHEN
      January 20, 2020 / 8:28 pm

      Now you do! Stone Street for sure has some beautiful European charms. You’ll really have to give New York a revisit 😀

  11. Nishil
    January 17, 2020 / 11:16 am

    A lot of nostalgia as I used to live in nyc for 3 years. You hit the nail on the head with a lot of these. I wasn’t a fan of the vessel but it’s def a great spot cor picture

    • JASCHEN
      January 20, 2020 / 8:28 pm

      Hmm interesting! What don’t you like about it? I thought it was pretty cool!

  12. Emily
    January 18, 2020 / 5:03 am

    NYC is full of amazing photography opportunities! And the places you listed are such beautiful places in NYC! I can wait to grab my camera and head to the city!

    • JASCHEN
      January 20, 2020 / 8:44 pm

      You’d love it! Let me know if you need any other recommendations, if at all 😀

  13. Val
    January 18, 2020 / 12:05 pm

    Aaaw New York, it’s been too long! While dreaming to go back, I’m taking notes of all these great spots to take beautiful shots. I mean, how come I missed Stuyvesant Street in my previous trips?! And then that Williamsburg Hotel looks super!

    • JASCHEN
      January 20, 2020 / 8:44 pm

      Well if it makes you feel any better, I missed it too because I simply didn’t have time! There’s so much to see and do around the city that one trip really won’t be enough!

  14. January 19, 2020 / 12:51 am

    What a great post! Nowadays people are actually looking for awesome instagrammable spaces when they travel. I do it myself 😉 Love the fact that you included a bakery too, those are my favorite places.

    • JASCHEN
      January 20, 2020 / 8:45 pm

      Yummy pastries AND a cute photo backdrop? Gotta love killing two birds with one stone 🙂

  15. January 19, 2020 / 12:08 pm

    Well, I have seen a lot of New York in photographs, but for some reason, Vessel at Hudson Yards went out of my radar. This place is fascinating.

    • JASCHEN
      January 20, 2020 / 8:48 pm

      The Vessel IS fairly new so perhaps that’s why! It did start trending on Instagram for awhile though when it first went public 😉

  16. January 19, 2020 / 2:15 pm

    Wow! Is there anything NOT photo-worthy in New York? I like the different perspectve you have on places like Central Park, and your Empire State building viewing tip is awesome. But I’ll be heading to the ice cream museum next time …

    • JASCHEN
      January 20, 2020 / 8:48 pm

      Ahh take me with ya! I’ve been meaning to check out one of their exhibits but I never seem to be in the right city at the right time 🙁

  17. January 19, 2020 / 5:16 pm

    I haven’t been to NYC in a long time and enjoyed seeing it through your eyes. While I don’t usually travel to big cities, I would love to see Vessel in person (wow! amazing!) and Grand Central Station.

    • JASCHEN
      January 20, 2020 / 8:49 pm

      Those two were definitely a few of my favorite spots. Hope you’ll get to revisit soon!

  18. January 19, 2020 / 5:54 pm

    You’re making me want to go back to NYC! I haven’t been in a while. Thanks so much for sharing – your photos are awesome! 🙂

    • JASCHEN
      January 20, 2020 / 8:49 pm

      Aww thank you, Krystianna! Sounds like somebody’s due for a revisit!

  19. January 19, 2020 / 9:57 pm

    A great list of places to see in New York. I haven’t been yet, this post makes me want to pack a bag right now and go!

    • JASCHEN
      January 20, 2020 / 8:50 pm

      Ahh you’d love New York, Annette! Defs make sure to bookmark this so you don’t miss out 😉

  20. January 20, 2020 / 3:17 am

    These are some great places to visit and really makes me want to go back to New York. Many of them are places we love like the view from the Rock and the view walking over the Brooklyn Bridge. Some though are new since we were there last time in 2013 so it definitely makes us want to check them out.

    • JASCHEN
      January 20, 2020 / 9:00 pm

      Wow, 2013! Sounds like you are due for a revisit then. Hope you get to check out some of these new attractions soon!

  21. January 20, 2020 / 5:31 am

    Look at you at all of these places in NYC! I am so impressed. I hope to be heading to New York in the coming weeks, so this is a great bucket list for me. I hope to hit at least a few of the major ones, but haven’t narrowed down my choices. I’ll only be in town a few days so I’ll try to hit a few from your comprehensive list! You’ve inspired me!

    • JASCHEN
      January 20, 2020 / 9:01 pm

      That’s so exciting! I guess this list came at the perfect time then hahaa. So happy to hear that I could inspire you and have fun on your trip, Jackie!

  22. January 20, 2020 / 6:40 am

    New York truly is a one-of-its kinds city! I was so excited reading your post as I went down the list because I have pretty much been to the places you’ve listed, until number 8. When I reached there, I realised there are so many places I did not make it to that also look pretty awesome. I was, unfortunately, there only for 3 days and that did not give me enough time to explore but then I know I am definitely going back to the city one day and that’s when the remaining of your list will come handy. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • JASCHEN
      January 20, 2020 / 9:06 pm

      You’re most welcome, Medha! There’s always so much to see and too little time so I don’t blame you for missing out on some of these. Hope you get to revisit soon and I’d love to hear which one you like the best 😀

  23. January 20, 2020 / 8:27 am

    I have been to a few of these places and got the pics, but next time I am in NY I have some new ideas of places I want to visit now. I certainly want to check out some of those rooftop bars as the views look amazing.

    • JASCHEN
      January 20, 2020 / 9:07 pm

      Rooftop bars are definitely a must when in NY. Maybe I’ll see you there next time hahaa 😉

  24. January 20, 2020 / 8:40 am

    Wow, these are some really great pictures of NYC! I was simply hooked at all of them. Though I am from a different part of the world, I do wish to visit NYC someday just to understand the feeling of being there. Loved the picture at the Brooklyn Bridge and the Vessels as well. I love architecture and I am sure I would love the New York Public Library. Hope to be there soon!

    • JASCHEN
      January 20, 2020 / 9:07 pm

      If you love architecture, you’d definitely love New York! Hope that someday come soon and don’t be shy to reach out if you need any other recs for that future trip!

  25. daniel
    January 20, 2020 / 12:46 pm

    Great list!!! I never knew New york had so many places that could look so great on Instagram but then again because NY city is so massive and amazing I feel that every street corner can be turned instagrammable. I love your list especially the Brooklyn Bridge, totally referring this list for my upcoming NY trips.

    • JASCHEN
      January 20, 2020 / 9:08 pm

      Tell me about it!!! The whole city is just so picturesque and sounds like this list came right on time then. Have fun on your trips!

  26. Shane Prather
    January 20, 2020 / 2:06 pm

    NYC is such a fun city! One of my favorites in the US for sure – although I visited at 16, before instagram was a thing or I had much of a knack for photographs or for exploring. This guide is a good excuse to return and check out all of these hot spots!

    • JASCHEN
      January 20, 2020 / 9:58 pm

      I can totally see why it’d be one of your favorites! It definitely sounds like you’re overdue for a revisit and I’m happy to have helped add one more excuse to your list hahaa.

  27. January 21, 2020 / 7:33 pm

    This list is awesome ! I always wanted to visit New York ! Am definitely bookmarking this for my future planning ! The Oculus at World Trade Center Station is new to me, and it looks sooo cool ! I must go there ! Thanks for sharing !

    • JASCHEN
      January 27, 2020 / 3:33 pm

      You’re most welcome, Jeremy! I loved the Oculus and I think you would too. Can’t wait for you to visit!

  28. January 22, 2020 / 10:09 pm

    What a fabulous list of places to visit and photograph. It took me on a little walk down memory lane and reminded me that I am definitely due for a return visit to NYC someday soon! I think I will start at the top of the list and work my way down!

    • JASCHEN
      January 27, 2020 / 3:34 pm

      That sounds like a plan! I bet it’d be fun to revisit again and see how much New York has changed since your last trip there!

  29. January 23, 2020 / 11:52 am

    So many gorgeous places to take photos in NYC! I need to revisit. It’s been at least 10 years I think since I last visited when I was there for work. I really want to go to the Brooklyn Bridge!

    • JASCHEN
      January 27, 2020 / 3:37 pm

      Wow, 10 years! Crazy how time flies and you’ll definitely have to go back again!

  30. January 25, 2020 / 5:07 am

    I’m very impressed by your list! You mention some classic spots as well as some lesser-known ones, but even in the most famous areas, you always manage to capture a new perspective. I unfortunately haven’t been back to NYC since the Vessel opened, but I’d love to see that. Also, I didn’t know it was subject to a potential name change! I remember you had mentioned Panna II Garden in your restaurant guide, and I am still dying to go the next time I’m back in town 🙂

    • JASCHEN
      January 27, 2020 / 3:40 pm

      Thank you so much, Kevin! The Vessel is definitely a super cool structure to see and take pictures at. Hope you get to plan that trip back soon and check out Panna II Garden too! 😀

  31. January 25, 2020 / 5:51 am

    New York is just so instagrammable. Every location in the picture looks wow and your collection is quite impressive. We really need to bookmark your post to get some ideas for our account too. Thanks a lot for sharing.

    • JASCHEN
      January 27, 2020 / 3:41 pm

      You’re most welcome, Suruchi! Hope this inspires you to visit because you guys would love it for sure!

  32. Umiko
    November 25, 2020 / 5:51 pm

    I’ve never been to New York, so this will be helpful for when I go there. Your list is full with spots that I recognize and spots that make my New York list gets longer. And some of them are from different angle like most pictures. Great!

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