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The Most Instagrammable places in NYC

Most Instagrammable places in NYC

It’s no surprise that New York earned the title of ‘Most Instagrammed City in the World’ last year. From ol’ Lady Liberty to the bright lights of Times Square, the city just begs to be snapped.

If you’re looking for some serious Insta-envy from your followers, our list of the most Instagrammable Places in NYC is sure to get the likes rolling in.



First up we have DUMBO. We’re not talking the flying elephant with ginormous ears but the trendy area of Brooklyn, “Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass”. It’s a favourite of tourists and locals alike and with those views we can see why.

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Top of the Rock

For one of the best views of the city head to Top of the Rock on Rockefeller Plaza. You’ll get unobstructed views of Central Park and Manhattan’s midtown and downtown skylines (including the Empire State Building).

Credit: Amanda Rahkola


The Flatiron Building

Next up is the Flatiron Building. By no means one of the tallest buildings in the city (it stands a mere 22 storeys high), it’s famous for its interesting shape, which you can see provides a great backdrop.

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Barneys is known for its luxury handbags, shoes and clothing but even the staircases are desirable. If you can’t afford the Prada shoes, at least your Insta-game will be on point.

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The Bushwick Collective

The Bushwick Collective is a must visit for any street art fan. Dog with sunglasses and headphones? Enough said.

Credit: Ronald Westerbeek Fotografie


The High Line

Once a railway track, The High Line is now one of NYC’s most unique parks. The 1.45m long stretch is a green space providing awesome views of the city, cool art installations and that all important photo op.


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Central Park

Naturally. What trip to New York is complete without a stroll around Central Park? Make a pit stop at Bow Bridge for ultimate ‘gram goals.

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The Oculus

The Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center Mall cost four billion dollars to build, making it the most expensive train station in the world. Say hello to your most liked Instagram post.

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The Flower District

Among the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle, the Flower District provides a green oasis of fresh-cut flowers, tropical house plants and colourful orchids. Getting snap-happy here is the perfect excuse to stop and smell the roses.

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Greene Street

Last but certainly not least is Greene Street in Soho. With more high-end fashion stores than you can shake a shopping bag at, the cobbled streets and mid-19th century architecture make it an Instagrammer’s dream.

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Any hot spots we’ve missed off the list? Drop us a comment with your Insta-worthy locations and if you’d love to capture the Big Apple yourself, check out our New York city breaks


When not writing blog posts, Georgia works as Social Media Executive at Virgin Holidays. Funnily enough… her next trip is to New York, where you can expect her Instagram feed to be full of snaps that look conspicuously like the ones above. Wonder where she got that idea from? 

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16 Aug 2018 | Georgia Hardman