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Upper West Side, NY
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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.


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Top Hotels in Upper West Side

Central Park West Hostel
Central Park West Hostel
2 out of 5
201 W 87th Street, New York, NY
The price is $76 per night from Jul 7 to Jul 7
Located in Upper West Side, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Central Park and Beacon Theater. American Museum of Natural History and Metropolitan Museum ...
2.8/5 (215 reviews)
"Location"

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

Central Park West Hostel
Arthouse Hotel New York City
Arthouse Hotel New York City
4 out of 5
2178 Broadway at W 77th St, New York, NY
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $161 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 5
Located in Upper West Side, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Beacon Theater, American Museum of Natural History, and Central Park. Lincoln Center and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (2,078 reviews)
"We would absolutely stay here again."

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

Arthouse Hotel New York City
Night Hotel Broadway
Night Hotel Broadway
2.5 out of 5
215 W 94th St, New York, NY
The price is $118 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
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 ...
2.8/5 (1,823 reviews)
"If you want to get away and relax for a day or two or even more i recommend the night hotel . Everything was clean and nicely decorated, & the staff was very polite and helpful."

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2021

Night Hotel Broadway
Hotel Beacon
Hotel Beacon
4 out of 5
2130 Broadway at 75th Street, New York, NY
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $262 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 5
Located in Upper West Side, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Beacon Theater and Central Park. American Museum of Natural History and Lincoln Center are ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (969 reviews)
"The room was not large but it was very comfortable. The bath was done in tile"

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

Hotel Beacon
Hotel Newton
Hotel Newton
3 out of 5
2528 Broadway, New York, NY
The price is $98 per night from Jun 28 to Jun 28
Located in Upper West Side, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Central Park, Columbia University, and Beacon Theater. American Museum of Natural History and ...
3.9/5Good! (975 reviews)
"Great stay"

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Hotel Newton
HI New York City
HI New York City
2 out of 5
891 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY
The price is $179 per night from Jun 29 to Jun 29
Located in Upper West Side, this eco-friendly hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Central Park and Columbia University. Mount Sinai Hospital and Beacon Theater ...
4.2/5Excellent! (691 reviews)
"For the price, it was very clean and neat. The staff was helpful and thorough. I was able to get along with suite mates/roommates. The place is highly secure from the front door to lockers inside the room."

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

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