When you start planning a quick trip around New York City, you can not help but imagine all of the Instagram-worthy spots there are. New York City just lends itself to Instagram doesn’t it? New York City is about architecture, famed buildings, bridges, and parks, but there’s so much more.
Perhaps the biggest piece of the puzzle is how best to get around? Do you drive around? If you drive you basically need eyes in the back and side of your head to make split-second decisions and work around the traffic. Monitoring 360° of what’s around you, and what is moving near the vehicle would be helpful as well. I say go, Rogue!
Driving your own car around New York City is not a bad idea, providing it offers a quick start from a standstill. After all, no one wants to get honked at! Wait, isn’t that what NY City is known for? Today, let’s take a look at 6 Incredible Instagram Worthy Spots in New York City so you can venture there and capture those shots!
6 Incredible Instagram Worthy Spots In New York
Every incredible Instagram spot has its challenges with capturing. When in New York it is all about driving, parking, and crowds. However, if you are driving yourself, you have this completely under control. Lol!
No worries if you end up circling the city a few times in search of parking or the ‘best Instagram shot positioning. Hopefully, you are driving a smaller car through the streets and alleys of New York.
Let me translate that: enough room for you and 4 of your friends. However, not too much room on the streets, it is not a beast in size, just performance.
6 Incredible Instagram Worthy Spots in New York! 1-6 Ready?
#1 Chrysler Building
Are you headed to the Chrysler Building for images of Art-Deco or architecture? Or are you going for historical shots? Oh yes, it all matters because your positioning and proximity to it make that profound shot you are looking for.
In case you are wondering it stands at 1046 feet high and it is the 6th tallest building in New York City. So get those smartphones out and start snapping. Make sure to use the hashtag #ChryslerBuilding and enjoy the moment!
#2 George Washington Bridge
Oh for the love of bridges. The George Washington Bridge is a double-decker suspension bridge, that goes across the Hudson River. You have seen it is multiple movies, it is a piece of work to behold up close. If you love bridges, make sure to read my article on 8 Incredible USA Bridges to drive over, but none of them are in New York #lol!
Imagine the reality of the traffic that the George Washington Bridge sees. The top level of the bridge carries 4 lanes of traffic in each direction. While the lower level carries 3 lanes of traffic in each direction, that’s a lot of vehicles moving across the bridge daily!
I suggest an Instagram photo from below to capture the awesomeness of the bridge.
Brooklyn Bridge by Day or Night
The Brooklyn Bridge is an Instagram-worthy capture by day and night, which will you choose? The lights of the bridge with the city as a lit backdrop is perfect for romantic pics. Alternatively, the day images of the Brooklyn Bridge are also Instagram-Worthy. It’s architecture spanning
Brooklyn and Manhattan are connected with this engineering masterpiece. You will find this at New York City’s East River and when you find it, you will just stare in amazement. The capture of images here is pretty cool, as you can walk the bridge or ride the bridge. Of course from the shore, it is a great site as well. How will you grab that Instagram-worthy photo of the Brooklyn Bridge?
New York Skyline, by Manhattan and Hudson
To get the best Instagram opportunity by sunset, I suggest, a shot of the Manhattan from the Hudson River itself. Shooting from the river gives you a very different perspective and unique opps to watch the sunset dance across the water.
However, Little Grand Ferry Park in Brooklyn lends itself well to the fantastic by day photos of the skyline. Take your time, focus and don’t get discouraged because every shot will be amazing. Manhattan’s skyline is one recognized after you have seen it up close for all the movies it has been in. Yes, I am a movie girl who loves to see it all in person!
There is a whole other perspective for grabbing the best shot, it’s called a helicopter ride. If you want the best of the best my suggestion is trying that out. It’s all about your style and what you want to capture!
Really, there are no bad photos in Central Park. The center, the hub, nature, the people, the park, it’s all good! No vehicles in the park make it perfect for strollers, walkers, and joggers. Also for those of us that just like to snap pictures, it makes it much easier. You do not have to worry about anything except that image!
Are you going to see Alice and Wonderland in the ‘mid-park’ area? Or will you visit the Minton tile ceiling in the arcade of Bethesda Terrace? Perhaps you will go to the Locke, or the Reservoir, or Belvedere Castle. I think you will need the day to capture all the shots.
The universal symbol of freedom and democracy, there she stands, Lady Liberty. Visit the Crown, take a self-guided tour for the best and most relaxed pace or head to the Pedestal and climb the stairs to the balcony.
While they do offer tours, if you want the best shots, you do not want to be rushed or bumped into. Do your own thing and walk yourself all over. Keep snapping, don’t Instagram until later when you are sure that you have the best one chosen.
Instagram worthy images are all over New York, just stop and take a photo. From behind the camera, you may not see what you captured, so wait to post. Walk away, look through your pics and then post. You will be amazed at how many photos you will have that you will love. New York rocks the words ‘Instagram-Worthy!’