Best Places to Take Pictures around Times Square, NYC

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Vibrant Times Square. This energetic and dynamic part of New York City with its shops, shows and lights showcase so much that New York City has to offer. Whether visitor or local resident, you don’t need to go too far from here to see and do it all. Read on for some of our favorite places to take pictures here around Times Square. 

Times Square

Of course, of all of the major tourist destinations here around New York, if you and your party will be here around Times Square, you can’t pass up the chance to make the many billboards and screens of this iconic location your backdrop. Nicknamed “the center of the universe” for it’s intense energy and dynamic nature, this is a great setting for the casual photo of every group of every size.


Mark your visit to one of the world’s most iconic venues for the performing arts, and take a picture of you here on Broadway! The various celebrated acts and theaters of Broadway are a great addition to your travel album here in New York City, especially during the many community events when the troupes and companies take to performing in the street! 

Madame Tussauds New York

Find all of your favorite celebrities right here in one place, at Madame Tussauds New York! This institution is renowned worldwide for its scarily life-like wax sculptures of different celebrities, the cast here at the New York location including Ed Sheeran, the Dalai Lama, Martin Luther King Jr., Priyanka Chopra and Lionel Messi among others! Take your pick of photos with your party and some of the world’s biggest celebrities right here in one go. 


The many eateries esteemed in the Times Square area is also of note for foodies and food photographers alike.This concentration of restaurants is a great way to enjoy the celebrated atmosphere, mouthwatering dishes, and fuel your party while enjoying your stay in New York. Of note are Sake Bar Hagi, a cool, underground Japanese Izakaya boasting shumai, gyoza and karaage, the Russian Vodka Room, with hearty fare such as bliniys, pirozhki and caviar, or the esteemed Toloache.

Bryant Park This location is also home of the New York Public Library’s flagship institution, and a great destination for groups large and small who want more casual photos. Here, your party can unwind and enjoy the company of Bryant Park, one of the city’s most popular gathering spots. The library and its interior provides backdrops in a more elegant, yet reserved setting.

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