1. Time Square:
The most distinguishable image when you think of New York City. Time square is a tourist paradise. If you want to fit in with the locals, avoid time square at all costs, but if it is your first time in New York, Time Square is a must. Great for photo opts, excellent food, and a fantastic space to feel the magic of New York City. (Go at night for the best views)
Address: 42nd to 47th Streets, from Broadway to Seventh Avenue
2. The Top of the Rock:
Views on Views on Views. If you want to see all New York has to offer the Top of the Rock is the perfect way to see the entire city at once. While the tickets to the top are slightly pricey (around $45) the view is entirely worth it. For all my Instagram babes, this backdrop is perfect for any Instagram aesthetic. Go at sunset for the best lighting!
Address: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112
3. Madison Ave.
Is that you Blair and Serena? Or just my New York travelers that enjoy the finer things in life? If you want to feel like a true Gossip Girl, Madison Avenue is the place to be. Madison Avenue is blocks and blocks of high-end shops from Barneys to Tiffany & Co. A great place for photo ops, and shopping. XOXO
Address: 660 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10065
4. Central Park
A relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of the city life. Central Park is the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast and a light walk. Miles of green parks, lakes, and street performers is a great space to regain your sanity after a busy trip in the city. For my nature lovers, Central Park is 840 acres of all your outdoor needs.
Address: 59th to 110th Street, Manhattan Borough, from Central Park West to 5th Avenue, New York City, NY 10022
5. Brooklyn Bridge:
Less Serena and more Dan? Travel to the Brooklyn Bridge for amazing views, walks, and photoshoot backdrops. The Brooklyn Bridge is about a 40-minute walk from Brooklyn to Manhattan. Sunset is the ideal time to get those golden hour photos we all know and love. A first-time tourist? Walking Brooklyn Bridge is a must.
Address: Brooklyn Bridge, New York, NY 10038
1. Statue of Liberty
Slightly disappointing after year and years of hearing the hype over the Statue of Liberty. The statue is much smaller and unimpressive in person than what you expect from the pictures. If you are in New York for a short time skip the statue of liberty and stick to scrolling through photos of the statue online.
Address: New York, NY 10004
2. The Highline:
If you are traveling to New York in the Fall like I did the Highline is a bust. It is known for its green gardens stretching over old railroad tracks. Unfortunately, the plants had all already died when I visited, and everything just looked dull. Unless you are planning to go to New York in the Spring or Summer opt out of attending the Highline.
Address: New York, NY 10011