The Coolest Places in NYC to Take Family Photos
Enhance your Insta feed by posting a family pic in front of one of these awesome New York City backdrops.
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Another iconic NYC family photo can be taken in front of the Rockefeller Center Christmas ornament sculptures.
The Sea Glass Carousel is mystical and magical looking and can surely make for some adorable, cheerful shots of the kiddos.
The winter sunsets over the Hudson at Brookfield Place are unmatched and picture perfect. While you're there, the Luminaries (opening 11/25) inside are a beautiful backdrop as well.
Where to Take Family Pictures in Brooklyn
Take a photo with Lady Liberty at Louis Valentino, Jr. Park and Pier in Red Hook. The park offers a unique view of the Statue of Liberty, as you can see it straight on rather than from the side. Along with the Statue of Liberty, you can see Governors Island, the Manhattan Skyline, and Staten Island.
You can’t go wrong with a Brooklyn Bridge shot, especially at sunset.
Head towards Washington Street and Water Street in DUMBO for an iconic shot with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background.
St. Ann’s Warehouse, located right below the Brooklyn Bridge at 45 Water Street, has a beautiful brick patio area that is picture-perfect and open to the public. It's also a trendier, more rustic looking pic.
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Domino Park, located at 300 Kent Ave, is one of the best spots in Brooklyn to get some amazing Williamsburg pictures. This park has an unbeatable view of the NYC skyline and the sunsets here are stunning.
Pier 1 at Brooklyn Bridge Park offers the best skyline panoramic view of Manhattan.
Where to Take Family Pictures in Queens
The neon Pepsi Cola sign in Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City is a trendy spot for your family photos.
Snap a pic in Astoria Park with the Hell Gate Bridge as your backdrop.
The Unisphere at Flushing Meadows Corona Park is a giant, stainless steel representation of the Earth and is surrounded by 48 pairs of fountain heads.
Take Family Photos in front of an NYC Mural
NYC is home to astounding and colorful art, especially in the form of murals. Here are some of our favorites:
The World Trade Center murals are an art installment in the city that are as bright and cheerful as one could hope. You can get the perfect shot with a mural and the Oculus or One World Trade in the background to show your true NYC pride.