Most Instagrammable Spots in Central Park NYC

Central Park is easily one of the most iconic parks in the world, at over 840 acres it’s the largest park in Manhattan and a must visit spot in New York City. It has been the setting of countless movies and TV shows and walking around there were so many recognisable places. Central Park is a great place to spend the day or afternoon, and it’s completely free!ย If you are hoping to get some perfect photos in New York, read on to find out the most instagrammable spots in central park NYC.

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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 recognise 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!ย 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.

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2) Bow Bridge

Bow bridge is a beautiful cast iron bridge that goes over The Lake in Central Park. Decorated with an interlocking circles banister and eight planting urns, with iconic buildings in the distance, it’s a perfect spot for an instagram picture.

Best time to go is early morning if you want to capture the bridge without anyone on, or around sunset you can capture a beautiful backlit photo on the side of the bridge.


3) Picnic in Central Park

Not only is a picnic super fun but it makes for a great photo opportunity too. Go next to the Lake just in between the Bethesda Fountain and Loeb Boathouse for the perfect backdrop.

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4) Rowing on Central Park Lake

Another fun activity to do in Central Park is to go rowing on The Lake. It’s only $20 for an hour (plus $20 deposit), make sure you bring cash.

5) On the rocks

Another iconic instagrammable location in Central Park is on some rocks with skyscrapers behind. There are a few different rock ‘hills’ around the park, these various schists were formed from sedimentary shale by intense subterranean heat and pressure some 450 million years ago in the Paleozoic Era.

Head to the south of the park for the best views.

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6) The Mall

The Mall is the perfect place for for a photo as it is a beautiful tree lined avenue.ย You might recognise it from films such as Harry Met Sally, Maid In Manhattan and Breakfast at Tiffanyโ€™s. I would come here early if you want a photo by yourself, and maybe try shooting with a zoom lens.

7) Perfect reflection in The Lake

Head into the rambles to find a perfect reflection in The Lake. The best time to take photos here is before sunrise or midday/ in the afternoon so the light is even. I’ve pinned the location on the map below so you can easily find it.

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8) Belvedere Castle

Did you know that there is a castle in Central Park? Located right next to a lake it looks like it belongs in a fairytale!

Central Park is one of my favourite places in New York City, I hope you have a lot of fun exploring it and discovering the most instagrammable spots.

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