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Upper West Side

The Upper West Side Walking Tour in NYC includes Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center, the Museum of Natural History, the Dakota and San Remo apartment buildings, and both Riverside and Central Parks.

More about this tour: We will start where the Upper West Side starts, at 59th Street. We will see the Time Warner Center, and Columbus Circle, a major above ground and underground crossroads of Manhattan. From there we will move on to Lincoln Center, one of the greatest performing arts complexes in the world, and newly renovated. We will walk to Riverside Park, and talk about its transformation from railroad yards to high rise apartments.

After walking along the Hudson River, we will re-enter the streets of the Upper West Side, where we will focus on the kinds of buildings in which Upper West Siders live, including NYC’s iconic brownstones. There will be a stop outside NYC’s great Museum of Natural History. Then we walk along Central Park West to look at some of its most famous apartment building, including the Dakota. Finally we will enter the Upper West Side’s other great park, Central Park, where we will visit the John Lennon “Imagine” memorial.

Time: 2 hours

$35 per hour

Leigh was a very lovely lady with a passion for architecture and the arts, which was transferred to us through our tour.

John and Andrea from the UK