We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Harlem

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: 110th to 150th streets, New York City, NY
Phone Number: 9562904512
Website
Description:

Neighborhood covering the north section of Manhattan Island.

Book In Advance
More Info
$28.00*
and up
Harlem Pub Crawl
More Info
$31.99*
and up
Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour
More Info
$75.00*
and up
Harlem Historical Food Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 890 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 115
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Enjoyed my stay

Everything is basically within walking distance. So many restaurants to choose from! We were able to access resources and services quickly and experienced a good community vibe... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
SimiKingston_Jamaica
,
Kingston, Jamaica
Add Photo Write a Review

890 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 265: English reviews
Kingston, Jamaica
Level Contributor
25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everything is basically within walking distance. So many restaurants to choose from! We were able to access resources and services quickly and experienced a good community vibe. From the barber shop (Big Russ) to restaurants great people and service. Lots of history and architecture. More frequent garbage pick up is needed. Harlem has a beautiful history that I learnt to... More 

Helpful?
Thank SimiKingston_Jamaica
Hyvinkaa, Finland
Level Contributor
95 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Harlem is very interesting only few miles north to Central Park. Best way to go there is take a subway to 125 th street. There is lot of shops, music clubs and local life.

Helpful?
1 Thank Miketapio
Germany
Level Contributor
544 reviews
331 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Harlem is a neighborhood always worth a visit. One can see that New York is alive. During the years there are a lot of changes from a rather dangerous neighborhood to an attractive village to live.

Helpful?
Thank Philip_Bolster
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

I found it interesting to see Harlem and the people living there friendly also unlike the rest of Manhattan it didn't feel like their only mission was to separate you from your all money. A lot of places in the rest of Manhattan grossly overprice their goods and services. I know tipping is important in the U S but more... More 

Helpful?
Thank hildaba
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
2,047 reviews
1,359 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,503 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Well preserved buildings in many parts and great to wander round to get a feel of the history of harlem

Helpful?
Thank swift314
Ebeltoft, Denmark
Level Contributor
339 reviews
149 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

It is easy to make a visit in Harlem when in NY. Still a special atmosphere, but no longer so special. Every part of NY is its own. Everyone worth a visit

Helpful?
Thank Lars Christine R
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Lovely place residential area lots of history with civil rights in the 1960,s believe civil rights campaigner Malcolm x had links to this town

Helpful?
Thank bs004a4451
Stevenage, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Stayed on 134th Street, apartment was amazing, great location for subway on line 3. Good food shopping in Pioneer supermarket on 129th, remember to take ID if buying alcohol, great cafe at Astor Row. Lovely school across the way from us. Quite noisy from around 7.15am but soon went quiet once school started. Felt completely safe in day light hours... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank KERRY F
Lodz, Poland
Level Contributor
434 reviews
290 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Great atmospere! Like in a movie or jazz concert! Totally different New York. Lots of jazz clubs and theatres like one of the most popular Apollo

Helpful?
1 Thank Piotr H
Level Contributor
129 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

It's fun to walk around and sit in a park. The atmosphere is great and you can go sneaker shopping if you like.

Helpful?
Thank erdeebee

Travelers who viewed Harlem also viewed

 
New York City, NY
 

Been to Harlem? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Harlem and other visitors
37 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (37)

Questions? Get answers from Harlem staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Harlem

Neighborhood Profile
Harlem
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has played a vital role in the history of New York City. Today, the neighborhood is as vibrant as ever as new businesses and developments go up next to local institutions. The heart of the neighborhood is bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and you’ll discover some of the most beautiful blocks in the city, filled with handsome brownstones, soul food restaurants, corner shops, and scenic parks. For a taste of a real New York neighborhood, it’s hard to top a visit to Harlem.
Explore this neighborhood