A visual guide to help you find the best places to see, explore and photograph in New York City.
A stretch of New York’s 5th Avenue featuring the biggest collection of galleries and museums in the city, Museum Mile hosts destinations such as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art. Even for the less ‘artistically inclined’ , the area never fails to impress and is definitely a stop that should appear on all NYC hit lists.
Top of the Rock
The best view in all of New York City with Central Park looking North and the Empire State Building and lower Manhattan looking south. A photographer’s dream, if you can coincide your trip with the ‘golden hours’ of sunset you might just experience something spectacular.
One of the most stunning walks in New York takes you across the East River and over the Brooklyn Bridge. Walking above the traffic, the walkway offers amazing views of the Manhattan skyline, Statue of Liberty and the glorious bridge itself.
What could be better than a free day out spent exploring the tranquility of New York’s Central Park? Nestled among the skyscrapers of the city, the park is a place everyone can take a break from the stress of city life. In winter, the trees fill with snow and the lakes freeze solid, a spectacle not to miss!
Grand Central Terminal
There is no other station in the world quite like it. Enter off East 42nd Street and leave the noise of the street behind you, winding through the maze of passages before popping out in the central atrium. Pose for a photo or simply admire the sight around you, Grand Central truly offers an overwhelming experience like no other.
Museum Of Modern Art
Witness the works of the greats. Picasso, Van Gogh, Warhol, Pollock- the Muesum offers one of the largest and most prestigious collections of modern artworks in the world. Look out for the special exhibits on the top floor where you might just be lucky enough to experience something you weren’t at all expecting.
The entertainment hub of the city, Times Square offers the buzz you expect when travelling to one of the world’s most exciting cities. Broadway musicals, street entertainers and all the glitz and glamour of the billboards will ensure there is never a dull moment on your visit to the Square. Be sure to take along your selfie stick for an obligatory Times Square selfie.
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Without a doubt the top spot in New York City to view the Manhattan skyline. The old wooden pillars of the pier are a great foreground for the spectacular city lights over the opposite side of the East River. Time your visit with the early or late hours of the day and you could find yourself heading home with an image that makes all the effort completely worth it.