The 6 most Instagramable Places In New York
Trust us, you won’t want to miss any of these stunning views.
The Sitch team has been in New York for the past three years and has had our fair share of adventures around the city. Always changing, New York offers a diverse landscape of cultures, foods, and views that differ greatly from one another, depending on the neighborhood you’re in. Regardless if you’re planning to visit the city or are living here, you’ll want to make sure to check out the places on our list of the six most epic views of Manhattan and the five boroughs.
Flatiron District, Manhattan
Our first location is right next to our office and practically in the middle of everything. The famous, Flatiron building is a triangular, 22-story building that’s quite hard to miss. The area also has tons of great places to eat, rooftop bars to catch some sun, stores to shop at and is also right next to Madison Square Park. Also, open during the spring and fall, Mad Square Eats brings a variety of vendors and delicious foods to the area.
Right across the water from Manhattan, Dumbo Brooklyn has some of the best views of the skyline. Next to both the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges, the area always has something going on. During the summer, there are a variety of pop up events with delicious foods and interesting art. If you’re looking for a quick pic of or inside of a giant carousel, then you’re in luck. Jane’s Carousel is open year round and only costs $2 for a ride.
Central Park, Manhattan
Probably one of the most iconic landmarks in New York, Central Park is known throughout the world and has been featured in countless movies, books, and even a few memes. Also, don’t be surprised if you see an engagement or two while you’re there. Given that the park is so big, we recommend running around to see Bethesda Terrace, Sheep Meadow, The Lake, Strawberry Fields, The Ramble, Belvedere Castle and Gapstow Bridge if you have enough time.
Ok, so probably not what you were expecting but Bushwick is on the rise for cool hipster culture that rivals Williamsburg and offers immersive art, coffee shops, bars and good eats. Be sure to take the L train to Jefferson Street and then just start wandering around the neighborhood. You’ll quickly be mesmerized by all of the beautiful murals that are on nearly every wall. If become tired from all of your exploring, be sure to grab a quick bite at Artichoke Pizza and maybe even stick around to see an event at the House of Yes.
One World Trade Center, Manhattan
Located in lower Manhattan, the One World Trade Center was built after 9/11 and is the third largest building in the world (standing 1,776 feet tall). For a small fee, you can travel to the observatory close to the top to see a stunning 360 panorama view of the nearly the entire island. If you don’t want to spend the cash, then you can stay on the ground floor and visit the Oculus and stunning National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Also close to the area is the Financial District and Wall St, which are worth walking through as well.
Times Square, Manhattan
While not necessarily loved by the people who live here, Times Square may as well be the epitome of New York. From it’s flashing lights and advertising, to Broadway and the countless number of restaurants and stores, Times Square is quite the sight. Although it is constantly crowded with hordes of people, we recommend going at night when the lights take full effect and you can truly get that New York City feeling.
While our list may not cover every spot available for taking awesome pictures in the city, these are our pick for the best places to go – especially if you’re just visiting for a few days. If you have any other recommendations, then we would love to hear about them in the comments section below. Also, don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter to receive awesome tips and other entertaining reads.