If you have been or are planning a trip to New York City, you know it’s a constant quest to see it all – especially to find all those perfectly curated Instagram spots in NYC!
At 840 acres, Central Park is the largest park in Manhattan. It has been the setting of major and low-budget films, musical performances, weddings, wedding proposals and — for that reason — plenty of tourism. The park bustles with activity and beauty year-round and is filled with so many unique and interesting sights, you couldn’t possibly capture them all in one day. However, you can fit most of them! Here are nine of the most Instagrammable spots in Central Park to get you started.
1) Bethesda Terrace and Fountain
Bethesda Terrace and Fountain are two architectural features overlooking The Lake in New York City’s Central Park. You might recognize this area from Home Alone 2, Elf, Enchanted and Gossip Girl.
The terrace is filled with arches and has the most incredible ceiling, super instagrammable! Come around 7am to have it mostly to yourself. Although it has a ceiling, you can get quite nice light coming in from the fountain side.
2) Bow Bridge
The dramatic swoopy curves of Bow Bridge makes it one of the most popular places in Central Park, and rightfully so. Even if you’ve never been to Bow Bridge you’ll recognize it as a movie location (too many to mention, but most recently featured in Cafe Society).
Forget about getting the bridge to yourself on a nice summer weekend. But if you have time during the week, usually people are walking through and don’t linger that long. You should be able to get a shot like this.
3) The Mall
Is the perfect place for for a photo as it is a beautiful tree lined avenue. You might recognize it from films such as Harry Met Sally, Maid In Manhattan and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I would come here early if you want a photo by yourself. Have fun like me, and just jump from bench to bench.
4) The Bubble Guy
Although he is not there everyday, you may get lucky as I did. He was super happy to make lots of bubbles just for a tip. Funfact he is Ice Cubes cousin, and he may tell you stories about being on the set of Law and Order.