Best Photo Spots in New York

Looking for the the best photo spots in New York? Then look no further. The city that never sleeps is also the city that never disappoints when it comes to photo ops! You could spend weeks exploring the city and never see it all, but if you only have a few days to visit, these are my recommendations for the best photo spots in New York.

Top of the Rock

With a spectacular view of New York’s skyline and Empire State Building, Top of the Rock is the perfect spot to capture that iconic New York Instagram shot. Top of the Rock is open daily from 10am-10pm and tickets can be purchased here.

Central Park

Central Park covers 843 acres and has an abundance of beautiful photo spots including Bethesda Fountain, The Mall, Bow Bridge (featured in the photo above) and the Lake Viewing Area.

Washington Square Park

Washington Square Park is a 10 acre park in the Greenwich Village neighborhood. The most popular photo spots are the fountain, chess areas and Washington Square Arch (featured above).

Time Out Market

Time Out Market is located in DUMBO, Brooklyn and is a popular hangout spot with a variety of eating and drinking spots as well as host to a variety of cultural events. There is a spectacular view the the Brooklyn Bridge from the 2nd floor outdoor patio which makes it a prime photo spot.

Metropolitan Museum of Art (aka “The Met”)

If you’re a fan of Gossip Girl, then you are very familiar with the steps in front of the Met. They make the perfect spot for your Serena or Blair photo moment. If you’d like to visit the museum, tickets can be purchased here.

A Rooftop Bar

There is no shortage of rooftop bars in New York, which gives you the perfect opportunity to quench your thirst while taking in amazing views of the Manhattan skyline and capturing a few magical moments. ART Nomad and The Empire Hotel featured above.

New York is one of my favorite cities ever. I hope you agree that these are some of the best photo spots in New York. If you’re looking to visit another amazing US city, be sure to check out my post on The Top Things to Do and See in New Orleans.


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