Upper East Side
Upper East Side
4.5
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High-rent neighborhood of New York City located along one side of Central Park, which is predominately residential with town homes and apartment buildings along with pricey shops, restaurants, and architectural gems such as the Guggenheim Museum and the Cooper-Hewitt.
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Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighbourhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
How to get there
  • 86th St • 6 min walk
  • 77th St • 6 min walk
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,451 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The Upper East Side contains many of New York City's most desirable residences. The leafy streets are not crowded and it contains some of the world's best high-end shopping. The Upper East Side contains Museum Mile, home to institutions such as the Guggenheim and the Met. The Upper East Side is the home of New York's elite. The neighbourhood is bounded by 96th St in the North, and 59th St in the South; with the East River on one side and by Central Park and 5th Avenue in the West
Written May 27, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,451 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
NYC's Upper East Side is the city's wealthiest area. It's full of upper-crust apartments and swanky retailing. It's also accessible to Central Park, the huge park in the middle of Manhattan, which gives NYC breathing space. Amongst other things, the Upper East side hosts Museum Mile, where most of NYC's most important galleries and institutions are located. It's also a great place for dining out.
Written March 24, 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,033 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
I came here to go to a museum and after my day there I took a long walk on some very nice blocks of upscale apartment buildings. There are some restaurants serving the locals but this is not a destination for night life. One comes here for the museums and to visit a friend.
Written July 6, 2023
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CaptainTrips
New York City, NY16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Friends
One of the most interesting and beautiful parts of Manhattan. You can see Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Park Ave, and some of the nicest architecture and homes. Food can be expensive so check menus first.
Written November 1, 2021
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Feizal W
Dana Point, CA7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Solo
I’ve stayed at 3 Marriot Courtyard hotels in May - June 2021. This particular facility and its front office staff has been the least friendly and accommodating. The room amenities, coffee/ tea service ran out of tea bags ( on back order). The mattress and some pillows worn out. The front office personnel were unhelpful in addressing the above. And bordering on rude to receive complaints. The only positive was the indoor gym.
Written June 9, 2021
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Josh D
New York City, NY883 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
I happen to be a very big fan of FiDi and the Upper West Side and the Garment District and whenever I am at these places I feel very good about life!! My parents decided to move here and I was still happy about it but I didn’t think it would be as good as it is!! I happen to be a wild almost to be 20 year old and so living in Manhattan is what many people call reinvention!! I have been walking so much that my legs want to be paid for all their hard work!! I walked a few blocks to one side and it is Central Park and a few blocks to the other side and it is the East River!! There happens to be a ton of swanky restaurants all over and I will be celebrating my day of existence five days early at a fancy place in this area!!
Written July 18, 2023
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Alec D
Seattle, WA2,603 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
On my most recent trip I stayed on the Upper East Side of Manhattan right off Central Park. I walked everywhere. I enjoyed the fact that the north end of Central Park was right across the street from the Airbnb where I stayed. It was also an easy walk down to several museums. I recommend spending some time (if possible) on the Upper East Side
Written April 24, 2019
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Snipperton
Albuquerque, NM600 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Couples
Very nice place to go for a walk. The sidewalks are clean and the streets are quiet. There are little shops and restaurants and cafes, but beware, for the most part, everything is expensive!
Written January 11, 2015
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Carolina M
Sao Paulo, SP126 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Friends
A great neighborhood to stay if you´re not looking for hype. Quiet, beautiful, good restaurants and nice walkings around here.
Written December 29, 2014
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Ibadanboy
Nairobi, Kenya5,999 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Friends
The Upper East Side is one of the most affluent districts in New York City. It has a lot of lovely homes, good restaurants and nice shops. It is a nice place to walk through during your Big Apple visit. Recommended!
Written December 9, 2014
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