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Upper West Side
Travel Essentials:
The iconic Upper West Side is known for its “old money” roots and high end suits. From
baby strollers to dog walkers, the Upper West Side is indeed the most family oriented of
the more popular Manhattan neighborhoods. Traditional grey stone buildings line the streets
with picturesque views. Many of the most expensive retail shopping is available in this area,
along with quiet tree strewn streets and local bakeries. Keep an eye out for celebrities, as
many prefer this posh and quiet neighborhood. The Lincoln Center for the Arts, prestigi-
ous Columbus Circle, and satellite classrooms to the prestigious Fordham University and
Columbia University can be found in the Upper West Side.
Experience Essentials:
American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th St. The
movie The Night at the Museum didn't do it justice. Check out the Cosmic
Pathway in the Rose Center for Earth and Space, the dinosaur halls, and
the blue whale in the Hall of Ocean Life. There's also a new food court. .
Whitney Museum of American Art 945 Madison Ave. at 75th St. Check
out Alexander Calder's Circus, on the fifth floor, as well as the film in which
the artist plays all of the roles. .
Children's Museum of Manhattan 212 W. 83rd St. A Peanuts exhibit lets
kids crawl into Snoopy's house, play Schroeder's piano, and even take a turn
at Lucy's psychiatry booth. .
Strawberry Fields- 72 nd Street and Central Park West- Strawberry Fields is
a 2.5-acre landscaped section in New York City's Central Park dedicated to
the memory of former Beatle John Lennon.
Where to Eat:
$-Levain Bakery - Be expected to wait in a line, but trust us, it's worth it.
Their chocolate walnut cookies are out of this world.
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