Sex and the City: The Movie fans will know this iconic landmark as the spot Miranda and Steve reunite after their separation. It’s also where Alvy professes his love for Annie in Annie Hall. The bridge has dedicated pedestrian and bike lanes (stick to yours!) and takes about 20 minutes to cross depending on the sight-seeing, photo-snapping crowds.
Insta-worthy: Taking a selfie from the Brooklyn-side arch ensures you capture some of Manhattan’s skyline. For a perfectly framed image of the bridge itself, head to the intersection of Front Street and Washington Street in Brooklyn.
Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty is one busy leading lady. Her film credits include X-Men, Titanic, On the Town, Splash and the shocking final scene in the original Planet of the Apes. You can admire her from the Staten Island Ferry (the service is free), but to get up close you’ll need to book the Statue Cruises Experience which includes admission to Liberty Island and Ellis Island National Immigration Museum: the point of entry for more than 12-million immigrants starting a new life in America.
Insta-worthy: Capture Lady Liberty in all her glory from the boat deck just before it docks at Liberty Island.
American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History on the Upper West Side saw a surge in visits with the release of Night at the Museum. Young film fans can explore the real exhibits behind the characters featured in the Museum movies including the Tyrannosaurus Rex (“Rexy”) in the Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs and the Capuchin Monkey (“Dexter”) in the Hall of Primates.
Insta-worthy: A photo of the façade and the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial is a must. Follow the line of kids heading to the Margaret Mead Hall of Pacific Peoples for a selfie with the Rapa Nui (Easter Island) head.