The Upper West Side is definitely one of New York City’s greatest gems, and one of our favorite areas to explore. There is just so much to see and do (not to mention to eat!) No matter your age, I can guarantee you will find something that suits your fancy in this neighborhood. With the Hudson River on one side, Central Park on the other, and Lincoln Center in between, well, I don’t really know how a location can get much better! Be sure to show up to this area hungry, because it would be quite shameful to not let your tastebuds experience some of the best bites below (ahem, Levain Bakery!)
Eats – Sitdowns:
Oh, and there is also a secret photo-booth downstairs!
The Hummus Place
305 Amsterdam Avenue (212) 799-3335
509 Amsterdam Avenue (212) 470-5566
Eats – Quickbites:
(The cutest mini-sized rice-crispy treats!)
452 Amsterdam Avenue (212) 799-7779
Things to Do:
Check out all the local produce/flowers at the Greenmarket.
(Entrance at 79th Street)
Listen to some of the best opera in the world at the Metropolitan Opera.
(Something about this building is so magical at night!)
Rent & ride bikes all around (and across!) the George Washington Bridge.
There is even the sweetest looking red lighthouse on one of the trails along the water!
Don’t Miss Out On:
New York Fashion Week
(During February and September.)
(Such a beautiful campus to visit & walk around!)
(Perfect place for a picnic! Although, it was way too cold out when we explored this area in the winter.)
If you have the time, be sure to take the time to just walk & explore.
The Upper West Side is such a beautiful area of New York, and holds so many enchantments!