New York Public Library
Housing more than 8-million artifacts and books, the magnificent main branch of the New York Public Library has been featured prominently in Ghostbusters, The Day After Tomorrow, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Sex and the City: The Movie (really, Big?) and Spider-Man (oh, Uncle Ben).
From there, make the short walk to Bryant Park for a burger at Shake Shack and a spin on the charming carousel in the summer or on the ice skating rink in the winter.
Insta-worthy: Patience and Fortitude, the Library Lions located at the library’s 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue entrance, are the big draw for shutterbugs. For a less predictable shot, head inside to snap the spectacularly ornate Rose Main Reading Room.