Upper West Side Manhattan

The American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History

Manhattan's Upper West Side in New York City is the neighborhood you'll find between Central Park and the Hudson River. Although primarily a residential neighborhood, the Upper West Side has many things to offer visitors of the city. Many tourists prefer to stay in this haven from all of the hustle and bustle that you would find in downtown Manhattan. The Upper West Side in NYC is conveniently located near Central Park, and is a perfect place to stay if you plan on spending a lot of time exploring the park. Also in the vicinity is the Museum of Natural History featuring many wonderful exhibits of human cultures that is fun for the whole family.

Situated between Central Park and the Hudson River, this borough has a lot to offer and beautiful places to offer them. Escape the chaos of Midtown and find better deals on the hotels of the Upper West Side. Even if you’re not staying in one of the Upper West Side hotels, it’s worth the visit. The area is close to Central Park and the American Museum of Natural History. Stroll along the luxury apartments with brownstone exteriors and shop the gourmet stores. Experience the arts of the world during a magical night at the Met. Come here for a day, an evening or stay for your trip for cheaper accommodations. The Upper West Side has it all!

The Top 10 Things to do in NYC's Upper West Side

  1. American Museum of Natural History was founded in 1869 and has 45 exhibition halls today including a planetarium and a library. Exhibits represent people and animals throughout the ages. 
  2. Zabar’s has been a staple of New York City for over 70 years now. A family run specialty store offering the highest quality and best price from the beginning. Grab some of their famous gourmet coffee and a fresh pastry and take home some amazing cheese and smoked fish. 
  3. Central Park is full of sites and scenery to discover over its 843 acres. Take a walk, rent a bike, catch a pedicab, book a carriage ride. The park is one of the most visited attractions in NYC but there’s plenty to go around for everyone. 
  4. Brunch at Calle Ocho is the perfect day in the Upper West Side. The famous Latin infused restaurant will blow you away with bold and creative flavors. Definitely try one of the many flavors of Sangria. 
  5. The trendy Empire Hotel Rooftop offers an amazing view of the city over Lincoln Center. Get dressed up and go out for drinks and dancing. On Monday nights they feature live jazz music and happy hour! 
  6. Take the NYC Urban Oasis Walking Tour offered by ManhattanWalks to explore the history, architecture, monuments, fountains and much more. Let them guide you along one of the many paths leading to the gems of the park. 
  7. Go to a concert at Beacon Theatre. The beautiful venue brings in big name artists to its stage and is one of New York’s leading live music and entertainment theatres. The sound quality is amazing and the view is great from almost any seat in the house. 
  8. A night at the Metropolitan Opera House is a must. The famous venue, home to the Metropolitan Opera Company, shows opera and ballet performances. Have an elegant evening at a breathtaking performance of some of the most creative and talented artists in the world. 
  9. A day at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan provides a fun experience for the kids. The museum is dedicated to teaching children and families about the culture and diverse world through interactive exhibits and programs. 
  10. The Lincoln Center is a complex of buildings in Lincoln Square with 29 indoor and outdoor performance venues. A range of cultural performances are shown at the various theatres and halls including art exhibits. Spend an elegant night experiencing the arts and explore all of the unique nooks and crannies of the Lincoln Center.

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