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Best Places in NYC for an Instagrammable Holiday Photo

Are you searching for the PERFECT spot for a photo-worthy of Instagram? If so, you’ve come to the right place. In NYC, there is an endless supply of photo-worthy spots-you just have to know where to look!

Below, we will explore some of the best options spread throughout our beautiful city. Get ready to take a tour through some of the best spots to snap that perfect photo to share with your followers and friends. 

Bethesda Fountain

Located in Central Park, a short jaunt away from the Dakota apartment building, this larger-than-life fountain would be perfect for a photo op. The Bethesda Fountain is one of the largest fountains in the world. The bronze sculpture, Angel of the Waters, is featured in the middle of the fountain. It is the only sculpture that is part of the original Central Park design. The bronze sculpture will even mix well with slowly changing leaves should you be shooting your photos earlier in the year or if the leaves take longer to turn.

Location: Mid-park at 72nd Street

Radio City Music Hall

If you want lots of sparkle in your Instagram photos, look no further than Radio City Music Hall. The Showplace of the Nation is the epitome of glitz and glamour in show business. The marquee is a full city block long. Since 1933, over 700 movie openings have graced its screen. 

Standing in front of the entrance is sure to grab your followers’ attention. Grab a selfie stick for the perfect shot with you and your friends. 

Location-1260 6th Avenue

Rockefeller Center

There are so many photo opportunities at Rockefeller Center. Perhaps the most famous Christmas tree in the world, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a sight to behold. The public is welcome to visit the tree from December 1st through January 10th. The tree is lit daily from 6 am to 12 am. 

While you are visiting the tree, take a spin around The Rink. Located below the tree and the Prometheus Statue, this iconic activity will bring you lots of fun photo opportunities. 

Location-30 Rockefeller Plaza 

Times Square

One of the most recognizable spots in the city is Times Square. Every New Year’s Eve, thousands gather for the yearly Ball Drop to ring in the new year. 

There is an endless supply of photo opportunities here. With over 39 theatres showing Broadway and off-Broadway shows, there is a marquee to fit anyone’s tastes and Instagram style. At night, Times Square is abundantly lit with colorful lights and signs. The perfect selfie is waiting for you here. 

Location-42nd to 47th Streets and from Broadway to 7th Avenue

China Town/Little Italy

The beautiful streets of China Town and Little Italy are often decorated with twinkling lights during the entire year, but the wintertime has a little extra pizzaz. Not only can you take picturesque holiday photos that are oh so New York City, but you can find many fun props (read: cannolis and buns, oh my!), and lots of unique murals and signage. There’s even the Christmas in New York shop on Mulberry street for some adorable holiday knick-knacks.

Location-Between Grand and Worth Streets and from Essex to Broadway

Hopefully, our list will inspire you to get out and take some great photos to feature on Instagram. There are treasures on every street. It’s up to you to explore it and share with your family, friends, and followers.

Kristi Hill is a freelance writer who loves to travel, cook and watch college football. When she isn’t writing, she’s usually listening to classic rock and spending time with her dog, Chico.