We collaborated with Expedia.com to highlight where the best places are to take pictures in New York City. Whether you are traveling with your sweetheart, best friend, family, or traveling solo, these classic spots are perfect for snapping memories that will bring you back to your vacation in a New York minute.

The Great Lawn in Central Park

This famous Central Park meeting spot for picnics and baseball games also hosts major live events, including annual concerts by the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic. Spend some time with local New Yorkers in this bustling park.


This Brooklyn neighbourhood (short for “Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass”) is known to be an ideal spot to snap a photo with the Manhattan Bridge framing the Empire State Building.

On the steps of a brownstone in Greenwich Village

The leafy, welcoming neighbourhood of Greenwich Village has a wide variety of iconic backdrops, and classic brownstones are one of them. Find a colourful stoop to plant yourself, and look like a real New Yorker for your photo-op.

Bethesda Fountain in Central Park

One of the largest and most iconic fountains in New York City, the Bethesda Fountain and area that surrounds it makes for a stunning photo opportunity.

Meatpacking District

Industrial grit has made room for trendy visionaries, and so the Meatpacking District on NYC’s West Side is in a perfect state of transition. From former abattoirs to chic storefronts and everything in between, find your perfect backdrop to frame your New York experience.

Walking along the High Line

With views of the city and the Hudson River, this elevated park runs from the West Side Line to the Lower West Side of Manhattan. Enjoy the hustle of the city from above while a friend snaps an urban photo.


With its eclectic art galleries, endless boutiques, and fashionable diners, the area south of Houston is a well-known hotspot. Capture a photo surrounded by the iconic architecture and crowds parading the sidewalks, and your memories will forever remind you of New York.

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