Travel Guide

Manhattan, New York City 

Uptown Manhattan 


North of Midtown Manhattan is Uptown Manhattan, situated between 59th Street and 155th Streets. Uptown Manhattan comprises of the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Central Park, and Upper Manhattan. Though not as popular as a tourist destination compared to the Downtown and Midtown areas of Manhattan, Uptown Manhattan does offer several interesting attractions and the neighborhoods have a charm of their own.

Central Park, New York City

Central Park by National Park Service

Museums & Galleries
Uptown Manhattan is home to several major museums and galleries in New York City. The American Museum of Natural History is a huge museum comprising of 46 exhibition halls and has one of the largest collections of natural exhibits in the world.
Uptown Manhattan is home to one of the world’s greatest art museums, the Metropolitan Museum of Art with its collection of artworks from America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Other art museums include the Guggenheim Museum and American Museum of Folk Art.

American Museum of Natural History, New York City

American Museum of Natural History by J.M. Luijt

Central Park
Central Park is an urban park situated in between the Upper West Side and Upper East Side. The park covers 843 acres (341 hectares) of open space occupied by green lawns, trees, and lakes. Central Park is an oasis of greenery for those escaping from New York City’s urban jungle with nearly 30 million people visiting the park each year. Besides enjoying the greenery, Central Park is a popular place for cycling, jogging, hiking, or just taking a leisurely stroll.

Upper East and West Side Neighborhoods
The Upper East Side is an affluent neighborhood often associated with high society. The neighborhood is home to some of the most exclusive boutiques in New York City and the Museum Mile along Fifth Avenue. The Upper West Side is another affluent neighborhood with many building built before the First World War. Popular markets in the Upper West Side include the Milano Market, Morningside Heights Farmers Market, and Lincoln Square Farmers Market.

Manhattan's Upper East Side, New York City

Manhattan's Upper East Side by Alex Maisuradze


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