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14 Most Instagrammable Places In New York

Instagrammable places in New York

My most recent trip to New York in December was my fourth time in the city and it seems that no matter how many times I visit the Big Apple, I find myself falling in love with it even more.

With the rise in the power of the Influencer and the ever-increasing popularity of Instagram, it’s safe to say there are now more than a few places deemed as ‘the most Instagrammable places in New York’.

Here are some of the most Instagrammable places in New York – along with a free downloadable checklist for you to tick off all the places you’ve been to!

14 Most Instagrammable Places In New York

Instagrammable places in New York

The Rockefeller Center

For those of you who’ve been reading my blog for a while and following me on social media, you’ll know that The Rockefeller Center is undoubtedly my favourite place in the entire world.

My personal bias aside, it’s also one of the most Instagrammable places in New York, especially at Christmas time when the Rockefeller Tree sits proudly looking down on the ice rink below.

Regardless of the time of year though, The Rockefeller Center is always teeming with tourists admiring the impressive building complex and it makes for an incredible Instagram shot if you can manage to get the whole of the Top of the Rock in!

Instagrammable places in New York

The View From The Top Of The Rock

While you may think this point is the same as the one above, I can assure you that it’s vastly different (and arguably THE most Instagrammable place in the whole of New York).

The view from the Top of the Rock will provide you with the most mesmerising views of the whole of Manhattan, including the Empire State Building, Central Park, One World Trade and even the Statue of Liberty in the far distance.

This is my very favourite place in the world and every time I climb to the top of the viewing platform, I honestly have to hold back tears as it’s just so breathtakingly beautiful.

Instagrammable places in New York

Central Park

Central Park is world-renowned for its Instagrammability as it’s home to an abundance of stunning statues, sculptures and gorgeous park areas.

There’s also the likes of Belvedere Castle, Bethesda Fountain, Bow Bridge and Central Park Zoo. Wherever you are in Central Park, and regardless of the time of year that you visit, you’re sure to find dozens of Instagram opportunities as the whole park itself is an Instagrammer’s haven.

Instagrammable places in New York

The High Line

The High Line is a beautiful elevated park/garden that’s built upon an old railway line that runs for 1.45 miles along the West side of Manhattan.

Comprising of stunning botanical features, views of the streets and buildings of Manhattan, as well as various vendors and street performers, the High Line truly is a stunning place to visit for some of the most Instagrammable shots of New York.

Instagrammable places in New York

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge is also one of my very favourite places in the whole of New York. Known for its cinematographic appearances, as well as its offering of spectacular views of both Manhattan and Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Bridge certainly doesn’t look out of place on Instagram.

The Bridge can get incredibly busy with tourists, especially during the summer months, but it’s still well worth the pushing and shoving to get a glimpse of the beautiful views of the Hudson River, the Manhattan skyline and a brief look into Brooklyn itself.

Instagrammable places in New York

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park is an 85-acre park area that sits on the waterside of the East River and is a stunning place to visit at any time of year.

While it’ll be much busier during the summer months, it’s definitely worth a visit to catch a glimpse of the views, as well as to enjoy spending time in the park itself. Bring a book, a picnic and your camera and you’ve got the perfect set-up for an Instagram shooting sesh!

Instagrammable places in New York

DUMBO

My most recent trip to New York was also my first time exploring the area of Dumbo in Brooklyn.

For those of you who are already familiar with New York on Instagram, Dumbo is where you’ll see those iconic shots of the bridge with the Empire State Building making a very small, but mighty appearance right in the centre of the shot.

My time spent in Dumbo on my last visit to the city was actually one of my favourite places to hang out during the whole trip, and I can certainly vouch for its Instagrammability.

Instagrammable places in New York

Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal is yet another incredibly iconic place in New York that’s been made even more famous thanks to its appearance in dozens of Hollywood movies and TV shows.

The colossal train station deserves a spot on this list of most Instagrammable places in New York as it looks as if it was designed purely to look photogenic in pictures. The domed ceilings, intrinsically detailed patterns and paintings, as well as the marbled flooring and walls all makes for such a beautiful shot.

Instagrammable places in New York

Flat Iron Building

The Flat Iron Building absolutely deserves its place on this list as it’s truly one of the most remarkably beautiful and unique buildings in the whole of New York City.

Its distinctive shape is recognisable from a mile away, but up close is when you truly get to experience the uniqueness of the Flat Iron. My personal preference when capturing this iconic structure is to be slightly higher up – I love the shots I take of it when travelling on one of the many bus tours in New York.

Instagrammable places in New York

Times Square

Times Square is famed for being one of the busiest places in the whole of the city, and while that seems to bother a lot of people, it’s actually one place that I feel most at home when in New York.

When we visited New York in December, our hotel was actually located right in the heart of Times Square, with a view of the iconic Red Steps from our hotel window.

From the ground however, Times Square is just as impressive. The blinding billboard lights illuminate the whole of the square, whether it’s night time or during the day. The street performers and the people dressed up trying to con you with getting your picture taken are best avoided, but the steps, the billboards and the overall overwhelming atmosphere of Times Square is definitely something you need to try and capture on camera.

Instagrammable places in New York

Washington Square Park

Washington Square Park is one of the best places to hang out in during the summer. You’ll see a whole manner of different people going about their daily lives, and when you get the positioning right, you can see the Empire State Building through the arch.

I haven’t actually been to the park during the autumn or winter so I can’t attest to its Instagrammability during those months, but it’s certainly a place to be during spring and summer if you want to capture some truly stunning shots for Instagram.

Instagrammable places in New York

5th Avenue

5th Avenue in itself is one of the most Instagrammable places in New York, but when you separate it into individual places along 5th, you’ll see that there are so many Instagram opportunities waiting to happen.

From The Plaza Hotel located right next to the 5th Avenue entrance of Central Park (aka my dream wedding location…), to the spectacular Tiffany & Co building (aka another one of my favourite places in the city) to the abundance of designer shops and sky scraping buildings along the avenue, it’s such a beautiful place to stop and take pictures.

Instagrammable places in New York

The Met Steps

Famed for their many appearances on countless episodes of Gossip Girl, the Met Steps are a tourist attraction in themselves.

While there’s nothing particular grand or defining about them, their iconic status with regards to New York City TV culture means that they’re a one-stop shop for Instagrammers looking to recreate those iconic Blair Waldorf scenes.

Instagrammable places in New York

Greenwich Village

Another place in New York that’s been made famous thanks to the likes of Friends and Sex and the City, Greenwich village also makes for a stunning backdrop for Instagram pictures.

The brownstone apartment buildings, the tree-lined streets, as well as the many Instagrammable cafes and restaurants all contribute to the appeal and attractiveness of Greenwich Village.

Download your free Instagrammable places in New York checklist HERE:

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What are some of your favourite Instagrammable places in New York? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @imjustagirl_16.

18 Comments

  1. 17th January 2019 / 5:43 pm

    Wow, such a fab post Chloe! I’ve always wanted to go to New York but only knew about a few of the touristy places. This post has confirmed what an incredible place it really is! I love your photos, especially Dumbo in Brooklyn, it looks like you can get some awesome snaps there. Times Square looks crazy busy, but somewhere I’d love to experience! Thanks for sharing <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  2. 17th January 2019 / 5:58 pm

    Love this post, I love New York, I wish I read this post before I went! You have found some great places to take some awesome pictures xx

  3. 17th January 2019 / 7:12 pm

    Ahhh SO many of my favourite places (although I shall obviously say my favourite spot is Gapstow Bridge). I LOVE the Top of the Rock, it’s absolutely stunning. New York Public Library is also one of my favourite places in the city – although, I think you can’t go wrong in NYC!
    Gorgeous photos beautiful girl,
    Hels xxx

    • 17th January 2019 / 7:16 pm

      Ohh how did I forget the library!! That’s such a stunning building! Xxx

  4. 17th January 2019 / 7:35 pm

    Absolutely love this post! I want to visit New York so bad and if I get to visit that beautiful city I will definitely be using this guide on where to head to get beautiful instagrams, thanks so much for sharing!

    Sara | http://www.copperandsun.co.uk

  5. 17th January 2019 / 7:42 pm

    Loved this post! I’ve been to NY a few times but last time was when I first properly explored Brooklyn and it was SO much fun. Gorgeous pictures X

  6. 17th January 2019 / 10:00 pm

    This made me feel so nostalgic. I’ve been to New York 4/5 times myself but haven’t been in a few years. I love Central Park so much, especially in the autumn time. I agree with all of these! There’s so many picture perfect locations x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

  7. Lisa's Notebook
    18th January 2019 / 12:18 pm

    I’ve never been to New York but my goodness, I’m clearly missing out! You have a brilliant eye for taking the best view, these pictures are amazing, instantly transporting me to all the films that have been shot in these locations. My personal favourite is that stunning church on 5th Avenue, you’ve captured every detail of the carvings. Thank you for sharing your photos, they’re lovely! x

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

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