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Stroll along quiet residential streets, visit two large parks and enjoy some of the world’s most renowned cultural attractions in this Manhattan neighborhood.

Not far from Times Square’s neon lights, New York’s Upper West Side offers totally different experiences. Enjoy peaceful tree-lined streets stretching between two of Manhattan’s beautiful large parks filled with grassy spaces and shady trees. Visit wonderful performing arts centers featuring New York’s highly respected companies.

The Upper West Side runs north and south for 50 short blocks between Central Park West and Riverside Park. Keep young kids happy with a walk along the edges of either park to let them run on the grass, climb rocks or scamper on playground equipment.

In Central Park, jog around the reservoir or the lake and enjoy sunshine or play soccer on the Great Lawn. Stop at the visitor center in the 1869 Belvedere Castle, stand in line for a free concert at the open-air Delacorte Theater or see an engaging performance at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Walk to Strawberry Fields and the John Lennon Memorial and gaze at the Dakota apartment building where the musician once lived.

Like Central Park, Riverside Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in the 1800s. Use newer additions of skate parks, tennis courts and Hudson River kayak launch sites. Gaze up at the tall Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, unveiled in 1902 with a parade of veterans from the U.S. Civil War.

Between the parks are residential streets lined by row-houses and luxury co-ops built more than 80 years ago. The renovated 1929 Beacon Theatre now hosts top-name musicians and comedians. Choose from the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Ballet, the New York Philharmonic and other performing arts organizations at the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts. Catch a rising star at Juilliard School recitals. Bring kids to the American Museum of Natural History for dinosaurs and much more.

Along with refreshing parks and stimulating cultural spots are numerous restaurants and clubs. Schedule morning coffee, Sunday brunch, fine dining or a late-night dessert around your many other activities in the Upper West Side neighborhood.

Top Hotels in Upper West Side

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Empire Hotel
Empire Hotel
4 out of 5
44 W 63rd St, New York, NY
CA $166
per night
Feb 24 - Feb 25

This family-friendly hotel is located in the city centre, within 1 mi (2 km) of Times Square, Broadway and Rockefeller Center. Grand Central Terminal and Empire ...

3.8/5Good! (9,381 reviews)

"The hotel is right across the street from Lincoln Center. Very convenient and safe getting back and forth from a show. Blocks away from Columbus Circle for some shopping."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 19, 2020

Empire Hotel
Arthouse Hotel New York City
Arthouse Hotel New York City
4 out of 5
2178 Broadway at W 77th St, New York, NY
CA $155
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in Upper West Side, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Beacon Theater, Central Park and American Museum of Natural History. Lincoln Center and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (6,993 reviews)

"The hotel was really cool. It was decorated very moody and NYC-like. The bed was by far the best part of the room - it was incredibly comfortable. Better than any hotel bed I've ever stayed in. The rooms are small, as to be expected but that didn't take away from the location, the comfortability ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 19, 2020

Arthouse Hotel New York City
Excelsior Hotel
Excelsior Hotel
3.5 out of 5
45 W 81st St, New York, NY
CA $161
per night
Feb 22 - Feb 23

Located in Upper West Side, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Central Park and American Museum of Natural History. Beacon Theater and Metropolitan Museum ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,637 reviews)

"It was clean and convenient to trains, etc. The cost was excellent!!!"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 19, 2020

Excelsior Hotel
Hotel Newton
Hotel Newton
3 out of 5
2528 Broadway, New York, NY
CA $87
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in Upper West Side, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Central Park, Columbia University and Beacon Theater. American Museum of Natural History and ...

3.8/5Good! (2,219 reviews)

"It is a central, clean and cozy hotel, with safe surroundings, several dining options, near the train station, near several places of interest, ideal if you are traveling for business or pleasure."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 11, 2020

Hotel Newton
Days Hotel by Wyndham on Broadway NYC
Days Hotel by Wyndham on Broadway NYC
2.5 out of 5
215 W 94th St, New York, NY
CA $92
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in Upper West Side, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Children's Museum of Manhattan, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Museum of Modern Art and American Folk ...

2.9/5 (3,235 reviews)

"The best part is its location! I was tickled with all aspects.... For this type of hotel, we were satisfied and pleased with value vs. cost!! I recommend it for value and location!!"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 11, 2020

Days Hotel by Wyndham on Broadway NYC
The Lucerne Hotel
The Lucerne Hotel
4 out of 5
201 W 79th St, New York, NY
CA $146
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in Upper West Side, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Beacon Theater and Central Park. American Museum of Natural History and Lincoln ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,322 reviews)

"Great UWS location. Clean, friendly staff, all good."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 16, 2020

The Lucerne Hotel

Popular things to do in Upper West Side

Lincoln Center
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Lincoln Center

4.5/5(127 reviews)

See some of the world’s greatest performing arts events in one of the most culturally rich cities on the planet in this large architecturally impressive complex.

Riverside Park
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Riverside Park

Feel worlds away from the hustle and bustle of New York City as you stroll along the Hudson River in the Upper West Side’s famous waterfront park.

Cathedral of St. John the Divine
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Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Admire the remarkable architecture, beautiful music and spiritual ambiance of this historic landmark just north of Central Park.

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The Upper West Side: An Early, Gorgeous New York City Suburb
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The Upper West Side: An Early, Gorgeous New York City Suburb

CA $50
Per adult
New York City Ballet's The Nutcracker
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New York City Ballet's The Nutcracker

100% of travellers recommend
CA $193
Per adult
Waterfront Hudson River & Central Park Bike Tour
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Waterfront Hudson River & Central Park Bike Tour

96% of travellers recommend
CA $73
Per adult
The Original Central Park Bike Tour
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The Original Central Park Bike Tour

94% of travellers recommend
CA $60
Per adult
Congregation Shearith Israel - A Sunday afternoon tour
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Congregation Shearith Israel - A Sunday afternoon tour

CA $20
Per adult
PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR OF THE UPPER WEST SIDE
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PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR OF THE UPPER WEST SIDE

CA $25
Per adult

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