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New York City – The Ultimate Photo Tour

July 10 2023

New York is a true paradise for photographers. From the skyline to the waterfront and the historic neighborhoods to the colorful nightlife, the city that never sleeps is the perfect place to take the best photos of your photography career. But where should you go?

New York is a huge city, with endless streets and things to see and enjoy – and getting started can feel impossible, especially if it’s your first time in the Big Apple. If you’re looking for the best photo opportunities in the city, use our guide to get to the right places at the right time.

Brooklyn Bridge at Sunset

Empire State Building at Dusk

Perhaps the most photographed location in New York, no trip to the city is complete without a photo of the Empire State Building – however, she’s more beautiful at different times of the day. At dusk, head to one of the rooftop bars with an Empire State view and wait for the sun to go down and the skyscrapers to light up, and you’ll find the perfect opportunity for your iconic New York photo.

Brooklyn Bridge at Sunrise

Brooklyn Bridge is one of the most famous bridges in the city, and for many she’s at her most beautiful as the sun comes up. Of course, no one wants to get up before sunrise on vacation – but capturing the perfect shot is worth it. The bridge will be at its quietest time of the day and just before the early commuters arrive, and the sun will slowly bask the bridge with sunlight – making for a great and unique photo opportunity.

Woman painting street art on brick wall

Street Art in Bushwick

If you’re looking to capture a photo in New York that isn’t just another tourist attraction, head down to Bushwick and capture the street art. The neighborhood is known for its extensive and ever-changing graffiti and street art – and well worth the visit. Bushwick is less than an hour from the Hotel Beacon on the subway – once you arrive, get your camera out and simply take a stroll through the neighborhood.

Visiting New York City this summer? The Hotel Beacon is located in the heart of the Upper West Side – and right in the middle of the action for media creators.