There is no better place than New York City to take amazing photos for your Instagram. In this article, we narrow down our top most instagrammable spots in NYC. These suggestions will also help photographers or people wanting to take great photos who tell a great story about your trip to New York.
You can simply walk around and you will find plenty of stuff to shoot. New York is a busy city so we suggest you start shooting at 6h30am if you don’t want other people in your shots. You will also want to start early to get that golden sun light in your shots.
We hope our list is used to inspire your creative minds and make your Instagram photos stand out from the crowd.
The Dream Machine
The Dream Machine is located at 368 Broadway #210 in Manhattan and it really is a fantastic location to fill your Instagram with creative photos. It can seem pricey at 38$ per person but every room at the Dream Machine is designed to make your photography stand out.
Brooklyn Heights Promenade
The promenade is a great place to take shots of Manhattan at night. You can capture Manhattan from across the Hudson river. You will want to take long exposure shots to capture the night lights of the city.
TKTS Steps in Times Square
It’s very cliché to take pictures while you’re in New York of Times Square. Having said that, the TKTS steps are very cool to get amazing angles of the Times Square lights at night. So when is the best time to take pictures in Times Square? You guessed it! It’s after dark.
Stone street in Financial District
Stone street is called this way because of the street is made of stones. It’s one of the best places to take photos at night. You will appreciate the beautiful hanging lights illuminating your scene. It’s also a beautiful place to take picture during winter.
New York Subway
You can pretty much find something to shoot in the New York Subway. Our favorite station would be Penn Station. You will often find musician and nice art a bit everywhere. The perfect things to shoot on camera.
New York Botanical Garden
Take a subway ride outside Manhattan to the New York Botanical Garden to take great pictures for your Instagram. The best time to visit is during the summer early in the morning or at sunset. There is an indoor and outdoor part to the garden that will give you the perfect opportunity to fill your Instagram with closeup and nature photos. The greatest thing about this Botanical Garden compared to other ones is that it’s not in Manhattan so it’s not very crowded.
Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
Take a Statue of Liberty cruise to take picture of the most iconic symbols of New York City. The best times to take pictures are at sunrise and sunset. If you go midday, the lighting will be very harsh and unflattering.
The Chelsea Market is not only a great place to visit but it’s also a great place to take pictures. It can get crowed at times but it’s perfect if you’re looking for a unique setting with cool shops and fun signage.
In front of old buildings in Soho
If you’re looking cool shot in front of old buildings with great architecture, there is no greater place than Soho on Broadway. It’s a busy street so getting there early is critical.
Top of the Rock
We found the top of rock the best New York observatory for your Instagram photos. With spectacular views of Central Park and the city, it will immediately spruce up your social media sites.
Grand Central Terminal
Grand Central Terminal is one of our favorite spots for amazing pictures. It’s a great place to visit on a rainy day!
The High Line
The High Line is open from 7am to 7pm. We suggest you get there early since it can get quite busy during tourist seasons.
You will love the escalators at the Public Hotel located at 251 Christie Street in Soho. You can also visit the PublicArts nightclub for more creative photography.
There are so many Central Park locations but we love Bethesda fountain and terrace, the Belvedere castle, the Mall and the Loeb boat house. If you’re looking to take proposal pictures, bow bridge is our favorite. Don’t forget to take a picture with Alice from Wonderland. She’s hidden somewhere in the park 🙂
Chinatown’s Bloody Angle
Doyers Street in Chinatown also known as the Bloody Angle, used to be America’s deadliest street. It’s now the perfect place to capture on camera.
Brooklyn Bridge, Dumbo and Brooklyn Bridge Park
You can’t go to New York without taking a pictures on the Brooklyn Bridge. Arrive at 7am to get that golden light from the rising sun in your pictures. We suggest you walk to the end of the bridge to Dumbo Park to take picture of the bridge from a different perspective. Dumbo Park is perfect for night time pictures.
New York Public Library
The New York Public Library is filled with great spots to take amazing pictures your Instagram followers will appreciate. It has anything from great art and architecture with marble walls. Don’t forget to go to the basement of the library to take a picture with the real Winnie The Pooh.
Noho Soho Hotel
The Noho Soho hotel is a great spot to take creative pictures on graffiti walls, plant tunnel with lights and hidden spots.
The Morgan Library
For those times we want to look studious, the Morgan Library is the perfect spot. The library is simply stunning!
Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment
Here is where to find Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment: 66 Perry St, New York, NY 10014
The coolest part about being in front of Carrie’s pad is the street itself. It’s an amazing neighbourhood to take great photos.
We love Bleeker Street in West Village for it’s beautiful shops and quaint restaurants. Also, you may want to keep your eyes open for celebrities. Many stars have New York apartments around this area.
The Vessel at Hudson Yards
The Vessel at Hudson Yards is an extraordinary 200 million dollar spiral staircase. This interactive artwork is a focal point where people can enjoy new perspectives of the city and one another from different heights, angles and vantage points. You can take great pictures from various angles.
For more information, please visit our Vessel at Hudson Yard page.
Pier 25 at Hudson River Park
All Pier’s in New York have something to capture and Pier 25 is no different. You can take a cool view of the Hudson River and Jersey City.
Washington Square Park on Sundays
We like Washington Square on Sundays since there are tons of musicians
Located in front of Madison Square Park is the iconic Flatiron Building. The building is not open to the public but everyone that passes by the building ends up taking a picture in front of it. Where else can you find a building that’s flat?