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Address: Columbus and Amsterdam Ave., between 63rd and 85th Streets, New York City, NY
Activities: Shopping, Dining, City walk sightseeing, Walking
Description: Trendy area with cafes, restaurants and fashionable shops.
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Great area of the city to explore away from Times Square

The Upper West Side is a great place to walk around and people watch.............amazing variety of humanity available. This a is a great area to walk around and admire some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Miramar Beach, Florida
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Miramar Beach, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The Upper West Side is a great place to walk around and people watch.............amazing variety of humanity available. This a is a great area to walk around and admire some amazing architecture.........the buildings are very interesting to look at and photograph. It is nice to get away from the tourist crowds packed into Times Square. All the little neighborhoods are... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

A beautiful, perfect little neighborhood in Manhattan. If I were to move here, it'd be Upper West Side. Gorgeous buildings and architecture, clean streets, cute little cafes, shops and museums surround this place. Lovely to walk around and day dream of New York living.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

It is not as famous as other parts of NY for tourism. It is worth going there to see nice buildings. The Lincoln Center, the Museum of Natural History, the Dakota and Strawberry lane. It takes 2-3 hours to walk around from the level of one side of Central Park to the other end.

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I was extremely pleased with my decision to stay in the Upper West Side on a recent trip to NYC with my husband. I loved the neighbourhood. The architecture is stunning, it's just wonderful to walk around, not too touristic and a lot of good restaurants to choose from. Walking distance to subway, Central Park and Natural History Museum. I... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Many high end places and just a great neighborhood in general! If you have time defiantly come walk through and see it for yourself.

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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We saw the afternoon taping of The Chew television show on 3-26-15. The show aired the morning of the 27th. Overall, the experience was awesome, and we had an amazing time! We had put our names on the waiting list through their website ahead of time, but there were several people who got in to see the show just by... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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101 reviews 101 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

I like this area. Not too touristic, a lot of nice restaurants, ver close to Central Park, quite a lot of nice residential streets.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I love this part of Manhattan - this feels like the true city to me. I enjoy walking thru the brownstones.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Only visited to see the hotel we were thinking of staying in for our next visit. So glad we did as I've never felt so unsafe. It was day time too. Dirty pavements and not very nice. I'll stick with Times Square!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We didn't know what we were getting into when we booked our hotel here. People told me that it was family oriented and quiet and in some areas it was wealthy. I don't think we saw any wealthy looking neighborhoods. Not that we were looking for wealthy, but I thought that more wealthy would equal safer. What I did see... More 

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theater performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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