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The 17 most Instagrammable places in NYC for families

We round up Instagrammable places in NYC that make for a cool family photo shoot. Say cheese!

Written by
Danielle Valente

Strike a pose! The most Instagrammable places in NYC for kids and parents are practically begging for a family photo shoot.

The next time you venture to one of the many cool kids' playgrounds NYC's lil' residents love or browse the shelves at the plehtora of New York toy store locales, why not stop for a quick pic? Beautiful backdrops, funky merch and other neat features have the power to inspire a future family Christmas card. 

Even better news? Chances are the kiddos will so busy enjoying themselves that they won't even mind when you attempt to capture a sweet moment. (We can't guarantee this, but we're hoping for the best.)

Which family attractions are on your to-be-photographed list? Be sure to also check out our favorite Instagrammable dessert spots, which are great places to refuel after your afternoon outing and photoshoot. 

Traveling solo, no tots in tow? Time Out New York graciously lists the city's best Instagrammable places for the adults in your crew (think the lights at Panna II Garden and Sunny's, your favorite Red Hook watering hole). 

Find cool views and things to do on Time Out New York Kids' Instagram @timeoutnykids!

Most Instagrammable places in NYC for families

  • Shopping
  • Bookstores
  • Carroll Gardens

Emma Straub's quaint Cobble Hill bookstore is a hit among NYC's literary world, especially little bibliophiles.

Books Are Magic

12. Tom Otterness Playground

NYC kids' playgrounds are masterpieces in their own right, and this one is proof! 

tom otterness playground
Photograph: Courtesy Seth Lamber


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