American Museum of Natural History
Founded in 1869, this classic museum contains a veritable wonderland of more 30 million artifacts, including lots of menacing dinosaur...
New-York Historical Society
As the antiquated hyphenated name implies, the Historical Society is the city’s oldest museum, founded in 1804 to preserve the city’s...
Rose Center for Earth & Space
Though it’s renowned for its upscale Italian fare, the cozy front lounge and bar area here are also worth a trek. With lots of dark...
To the delight of moms, pops and kids all over the Upper West Side, organic eats guru Danny Meyer brought the Shake Shack to their...
103 W 77th St · interesting places nearby
This Michelin-starred restaurant showcases its Zen-like beauty in both its decor (exposed brick, bare tables) and its delectable seasonal menus. Think: striped bass with sunchokes and burgundy truffle, and venison with bacon, golden beets and foraged greens. On Mondays, chef John Fraser has a four-course vegetarian tasting menu ($58) that is winning over carnivores with dishes like plump hen of the woods mushrooms with d'anjou pears and green peppercorns.
An encyclopedic wine list (from around $40 per bottle) features top vintages from all over the world, with charming anecdotes about some of the vineyards.