New York is a crowded and bustling city, arguably the busiest and most famous in the United States. With its streets, skyscrapers, and neon lights that are always running this city never sleeps. If one day, you are lucky enough to visit New York, you may struggle to take nice selfies or beautiful pictures, however, it is possible. Here are my top 10 places in New York that you can’t miss for your picture-souvenir!
1. Central Park
Central Park is perhaps one of the best large green places to know in New York (although there are others). This urban park is the fifth largest park in the city and the most filmed location in the world – my favorite one being Home Alone 2: “Lost in New York”. Central Park is stunning in every season, and you can find some beautiful hidden places to take pictures.
2. Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France to the United States, and became an icon of freedom all over the world. It is seen as a symbolic “welcome message” to migrants arriving by sea and today is one of the famous places to visit in New York.
3. Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge is certainly one of the most recognizable photography locations in the world. The best time to visit this bridge is at sunset, although it can be very crowded with people, but it is still spectacular at any other time of day.
4. Washington Square Park
This public park, dominated by the Washington Square Arch at the northern gateway, has plenty of activities on offer during the summer. It is an icon but also a meeting place and center for cultural activities.
5. Times Square
Times Square is a major commercial intersection, tourist destination, entertainment center, and neighborhood in the Midtown Manhattan section of New York City. With over 55 giant LED display lights, it is easy to take photos during the day or night. If you don’t like crowds it is better to visit in the middle of the night but during the day the constant flow of people also give another interesting element to your photos.
6. Washington Street, Dumbo
This is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. The area known as DUMBO used to be known as Gairville, and is home to Brooklyn’s most Instagrammable spot, down on the waterfront. Taking a selfie or picture with the bridge in the background is a must when you visit this area.
7. Grand Central Terminal
Located at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, Grand Central Terminal is always busy and crowded with passengers arriving from all over the country or even the world. You can take a picture inside the terminal to show the beautiful hall and the famous ‘A Multi-Million Dollar Clock’. You can also take good pictures from the outside of the terminal as well.
8. The Vessel
The Vessel is a structure and attraction built as part of the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project in Manhattan. It is the new Instagrammble spot in New York, opened to the public in 2019. The architecture was inspired by the elaborate honeycomb-like structure, and a lot of tourists come to this place to take pictures from both the outside of the building and the inside. It is beautiful with all the stairs and lights.
9. The Empire State Building
You haven’t been to New York if haven’t seen the famous Empire State Building. This Iconic building is well-known thanks to several famous movies like King Kong. The design for the building was changed fifteen times until it was sure to be the world’s tallest building. You can go to the 86th floor but you need to pay around 38$ for adults and 32$ for children. From the 86th floor, you can see a view of Central Park, The Hudson River, and East River, The Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, The Statue of Liberty, and much more.
10. Tudor City Overpass
Tudor City is an apartment complex located on the southern edge of Turtle Bay on the East Side of Manhattan in New York. From this place, you can have a beautiful view of New York City with the street and the famous Yellow Taxi Cabs, as well as the Empire State Building. On Instagram, a lot of people posted selfies from different seasons. So, don’t miss this spot while you are in New York.