Attractions

Top Choice Park in Upper West Side & Central Park

Central Park

One of the world’s most renowned green spaces, Central Park comprises 843 acres of rolling meadows, boulder-studded outcroppings, elm-lined walkways, manicured European-style gardens, a lake and reservoir — not to m…
Top Choice Arts Center in Upper West Side & Central Park

Lincoln Center

This stark arrangement of gleaming modernist temples houses some of Manhattan’s most important performance companies: the New York Philharmonic, the New York City Ballet and the iconic Metropolitan Opera House, whos…
Top Choice Museum in Upper West Side & Central Park

American Museum of Natural History

Founded in 1869, this classic museum contains a veritable wonderland of more than 30 million artifacts – including lots of menacing dinosaur skeletons – as well as the Rose Center for Earth & Space, which has a …
Museum in Upper West Side & Central Park

New-York Historical Society

As the antiquated hyphenated name implies, the Historical Society is the city’s oldest museum, founded in 1804 to preserve historical and cultural artifacts. Its collection of more than 60,000 objects is quirky and …
Park in Upper West Side & Central Park

Riverside Park

A classic beauty designed by Central Park creators Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, this waterside spot, running north on the Upper West Side and banked by the Hudson River from 59th to 155th Sts, is luscious…
Gardens in Upper West Side & Central Park

Conservatory Garden

For a little peace and quiet (as in no runners, cyclists or singing buskers), visit this 6-acre, formal garden – one of the park's official quiet zones. And it's beautiful to boot. Its three sections are designed in…
Memorial in Upper West Side & Central Park

Strawberry Fields

Standing inside the park across from the famous Dakota apartment building, where John Lennon was fatally shot in 1980, is this poignant, tear-shaped garden – a memorial to the slain star. It’s the most visited spot …
Area in Upper West Side & Central Park

Great Lawn

Located between 79th and 86th Sts, this massive emerald carpet at the center of Central Park is many a New Yorker's unofficial backyard. Created in 1931 by filling in an ungainly water reservoir, the Lawn is often h…
Lake in Upper West Side & Central Park

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir

Don’t miss your chance to run or walk around this 1.58-mile track, which draws a slew of joggers in the warmer months. The 106-acre body of water no longer distributes drinking water to residents, but serves as a go…
Park in Upper West Side & Central Park

Straus Park

This leafy little triangle is dedicated to the memory of Ida and Isidor Straus, a wealthy couple (Isidor owned Macy's) who died together in 1912 on the Titanic, when Ida insisted on staying with her husband instead …