6 Instagram Accounts to Follow When Staying in NYC

New York City is one of the best cities in the world. It is a treasure trove for culture, food, people, and beautiful scenery. The only challenge might be finding the best spots to access all these wonderful experiences. Here are six super helpful Instagram accounts you should follow during your stay in New York City.


If there is required reading, well consider this required following when staying in New York City. @Secret NYC is a combination of things to do in the city, NYC-specific news, and extremely niche memes only a New Yorker would understand. They also frequently post different promotions and specials occurring throughout the city such as new art installations, pop-up events, and restaurants on their social media and website. 


Along with a website of the same name, @NYCgo is the official guide to the city. Produced by the city of New York, the page features content dedicated to events created by the city such as Broadway Week or Restaurant Week. The page also spotlights local businesses and creators. Check out the website too which offers more in-depth information to help you plan your trip.   

There's always something to do in New York City and @NY Bucker List's Instagram account posts them all in one place. What makes them truly unique is that you can book activities directly from their linked website. 



One of the best parts about living in the big apple is that it's a hub for fashion, food, and other lifestyle brands. Due to this, there is always some type of popup or promotion going on where you can snag some free goodies. @NYC_forfree collects and curates all this information on their Instagram account, making it easier for you to collect all the freebies. 




 In New York City, there is so much good food you won’t ever want to eat the same thing twice during your stay. @Nyceeeeeats features everything from breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert galore on their Instagram page. They provide restaurant recommendations and often repost mouth-watering foods from other users.   

A long-standing gem of New York is the Instagram page @Humans of NY created by Brandon Stanton. Through interviews conducted on the streets of New York, the page shows the true humanity of the city by sharing heartfelt stories and photos of everyday New Yorkers.  


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