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10 Instagram-Worthy Photo Spots in Brooklyn

Here are 10 Instagram-worthy places that will get your Instagram followers asking for a location pin.

Brooklyn has no shortage of picturesque locations - from gorgeous murals to streets filled with historic brownstones to old religious structures from centuries ago, there are stunning scenes everywhere you look. There are also numerous parks, gardens, marshland and a beautiful waterfront, so there's plenty of beauty for you to see.

Here are 10 Instagram-worthy places that will get your social media followers asking for a location pin. 

1. Brooklyn Bridge Park

With stunning views of the Manhattan skyline, Brooklyn Bridge Park offers picturesque waterfront promenades, lush green spaces and iconic landmarks like Jane's Carousel and the Brooklyn Bridge. 

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Photo: @david_nankervis via Brooklyn Bridge Park Instagram 

2. Prospect Park

Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, Prospect Park features scenic landscapes, meandering paths, and a tranquil lake, making it a favorite spot for picnics, walks and outdoor recreation. Prospect Park is stunning all year long!

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Photo: Prospect Park Instagram

3. Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Home to an extensive collection of plants and flowers, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden offers picturesque gardens and winding paths, providing a peaceful escape from the city. The BBG also hosts walks, classes, festivals, weddings and school tours. 

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Photo: Brooklyn Botanic Garden Instagram

4. Brooklyn Heights Promenade

Overlooking the East River and Lower Manhattan, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade offers panoramic views, making it an ideal spot for sunset strolls and romantic evenings. 

Photo: Supplied/ Kidfly182, via Wikimedia Commons

5. Dumbo

With its cobblestone streets, historic warehouses and waterfront parks, Dumbo (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) is a picturesque neighborhood known for its charming architecture and breathtaking views of the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges.

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Photo: DUMBO Instagram 

6. Red Hook

Nestled along the Brooklyn waterfront, Red Hook offers scenic views of New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty. Part residential and part industrial, the neighborhood can be accessed by bike, the subway and then to a bus, and the ferry. 

View of the Statue of Liberty from Red Hook. Photo: Kaya Laterman for BK Reader

7. Green-Wood Cemetery

A National Historic Landmark, Green-Wood Cemetery features rolling hills, huge trees, majestic mausoleums and intricate sculptures, providing a serene and picturesque setting for contemplation and reflection. 

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Photo: Green-Wood Cemetery Instagram

8. Coney Island

With its iconic boardwalk, sandy shores and exciting amusement parks, Coney Island offers picturesque views of the Atlantic Ocean and vibrant scenes of summertime fun.

Photo: Supplied/Rhododendrites via Wikimedia Commons

9. Brooklyn Heights

Known for its tree-lined streets, historic brownstones, and a scenic promenade, Brooklyn Heights offers a lot of history and fun. 

Photo: Supplied/Elisa.rolle via Wikimedia Commons

10. Fort Greene Park

Originally the site of forts built for the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, the community started using it as public space shortly after the threat of the War of 1812 passed. Fort Greene Park features picturesque landscapes, historic monuments, and much needed green space, making it a popular spot for outdoor activities and relaxation.

Photo: Supplied/Adjoajo via Wikimedia Commons


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