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The 20 Best Instagram Spots in New York City

August 22, 2016

Do you plan your trips around the most photogenic spots? Well lucky for you, so do I, and I’ve compiled a list of the 20 best instagram spots in New York City!

This is the second of my instagram city guides. To see them all, click here!



Flatiron Building

This building is known for being, well… flat. It makes for some particularly stunning angle shots.

Find this at: 175 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

Want to know the most photogenic places in NYC for your instagram? Read this article about the 15 best instagram spots in New York!

Manhattan Bridge at DUMBO

This intersection was probably built just for Instagram. The buildings framing the gorgeous Manhattan Bridge… it’s just too perfect!

Find this at: The intersection of Front St & Washington St.


Probably the most gorgeous hotel in NYC, NOMO SOHO has a terrarium-style restaurant and a stunning walkway wreathed with greenery.

Find this at: 9 Crosby St, New York, NY 10013

Grove Court

One of the hidden secrets of this city, Grove Court is a stunning collection of townhouses. It’s actually private property though, so if you want a picture without a gate in it you better be sneaky.

Find this at: between 10 and 12 Grove Street


New York Public Library

Reading is not the only reason for a trip to the library! The architecture of New York Public Library is truly stunning and makes for some great shots.

Find this at: 5th Ave at 42nd St, New York, NY 10018

The Cloisters

Head over to the Cloisters to see a bit of medieval Europe in NYC. This museum also has stunning architecture.

Find this at: 99 Margaret Corbin Dr, New York, NY 10040

New York Botanical Garden

Welcome to plant-lovers’ paradise. The New York Botanical Garden has a variety of flora and fauna that will like absolutely great in your instagram!

Find this at: 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

A contemporary art museum, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is photogenic both inside and on the outside.

Find this at: 1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128

Want a more thorough guide to Manhattan? Check out: Two Days in Manhattan



These colorful hearts painted on a white backdrop reminds us that love will always win. Also it looks really cool in photos.

Find this at: The intersection of Kenmare and Mott New York, NY 10013

Coney Art Walls

Located on Coney Island, the Coney Art Walls are basically and outdoor museum of street art.

Find this at: 3050 Stillwell Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224

Audrey Hepburn Mural

This iconic mural is located in Little Italy, and doesn’t make for such a nice backdrop as much as it does the subject of your photo.

Find this at: 176 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013

Harry’s Corner Shop

(Chevr)on point amirite? This lovely chevron wall makes a good backdrop for just about anything!

Find this at: 64 Macdougal St, New York, NY 10012

Little Cupcake Bakeshop Wall

I actually stumbled across this spot on my recent trip to NYC by accident, and couldn’t get a good pic 🙁 But it’s a great and meaningful mural.

Find this at: 9102 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209

Wanna know about other cool restaurants in the city? Read: NYC Eats


Bethesda Fountain, Central Park

You may notice that the image above does not feature a fountain. Well the fountain is nearby, and is also very photogenic, but I’ve seen more pictures of these arches than the actual fountain itself.

Find this at: 72nd Street, New York, NY 10024

Stone Street

The oldest street in NYC, Stone street has an aesthetically pleasing bend and a plethora of country flags fluttering high above.

Find this at: Stone St, New York, NY 10004

Want to know the most photogenic places in NYC for your instagram? Read this article about the 15 best instagram spots in New York!

Top of the Rock

The Top of the Rockefeller Tower offers the best view of NYC, guaranteed.

Find this at: Rockefeller Center, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020

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Brooklyn Bridge

This is an iconic shot that you just can’t miss. The Brooklyn Bridge is a practically a symbol of New York.

Find this at: South of Manhattan

Luna Park

Not only is Luna Park a super fun amusement park, it’s also highly photogenic!

Find this at: 1000 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224

Pomander Walk

The cutest part of NYC that you’ve never heard of. Pomander Walk is like a little bit of England in NYC.

Find this at: Pomander Walk, New York, NY 10025

Rooftop of the MET

The art inside the MET is gorgeous, but the rooftop provides a stunning view of the NYC skyline.

Find this at: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

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Want to know the most photogenic places in NYC for your instagram? Read this article about the 15 best instagram spots in New York!

Have you been to these spots? Do you have any more to add? Comment below!

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  • This city is sooo photogenic! I know there’s always beauty in everything if you look close enough, but if I lived in this city it wouldn’t be so hard to look for it! Compared to mine, I’d take photos of these places every day.
    Great post!

    • I’m glad you liked the post Lia! I agree, NYC is incredibly photogenic

  • Jann M

    Love the photos and thank you for the addresses. What time of year were these pics taken? I’m trying to plan a trip to NY but I don’t know what time of year is best.

    • These were taken during tons of different times of year because they’re not all my pictures, but I’d say spring is a great time to go because flowers pop up everywhere and it’s the perfect temperature!

  • Flower Violet

    So gorgeous, I’ll keep these in mind when i visit!

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