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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“A walk, peddle, or carriage ride through the crisscrossing pathways of Central Park is a must-do on anyone's New York City itinerary. In winter, you can even lace up your skates and glide across Wollman Rink. This huge park in the city center, a half-mile wide and 2.5 miles long, is one of the things that makes New York such a beautiful and livable city. Besides being a great place to experience a little nature, Central Park has many attractions within its borders, and most of them are free, making it one of the few cheap things to do in NYC. Some of the most popular places to visit include the Belvedere Castle, Strawberry Fields, the Central Park Zoo, and the Lake. If you are exploring the park on your own, start by picking up a map at one of the visitor centers and plot your routing.”
  • 1213 locals recommend
Art Museum
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“You could literally spend all day here and not see everything. Art from all over the world is kept here from every era in history. ”
  • 989 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Dinosaurs, planetarium, interestingly timeless dioramas that still seem to work. Blue whale hanging from the ceiling.”
  • 591 locals recommend
Art Museum
“An internationally renowned art museum and one of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century. Very interesting exhibitions”
  • 371 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
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“Try for a dress rehearsal ticket if the actual opera is too expensive. Also home to the Juilliard School.”
  • 315 locals recommend
Soccer Field
“Walk west down 160th street until you reach some stone stairs through a median between Riverside Drive, then walk northwest and around the corner and cross Riverside Drive W - you'll have a great view of the river, the George Washington Bridge, and lower Manhattan.”
  • 282 locals recommend
Church
“This is the 4th Church and Cathedral combination in the world! Magnificent interior and exterior architecture. ”
  • 225 locals recommend
Art Museum
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“This museum is one of my favorites... quiet, amazing paintings, less people and no museum fatigue ”
  • 135 locals recommend
Department Store
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“less crowded than the downtown options, not as many designer options but you can get lucky”
  • 140 locals recommend
Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“So close and so much to see. Check out Belvedere Castle, the Reservoir offers a nice 1.4m walk, the pond in the lower loop and some beautiful scenery and dining options. Tavern on the green is a special place.”
  • 141 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Just do it! Trust me. These cookies should be illegal. They're huge but I promise you won't want to share.”
  • 151 locals recommend
Food & Drink Shop
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“Zabars is one of a kind supermarket with kosher and typical middle eastern products. This place is always busy and you can hear the NYC culture speaking in its aisle because the typical local New Yorker shops here. ”
  • 102 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Kids of all ages, and grown-ups too, will be happy to eat anything on this menu—huge portions of fried chicken, mac and cheese, Brussels sprouts with brown sugar and bacon, and biscuit sandwiches in every imaginable form. Seriously, there’s no need to order separately for little ones. Make an Upper West Side day of it. One of the city’s most beloved toy stores, West Side Kids, is across the street, and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan is around the corner on 83rd Street. My kids practically lived there when they were younger.”
  • 138 locals recommend
Art Museum
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“They have the famous gold Klimt. It's a very small museum so it makes it pricy, but if you love Klimt, it's a must. They also have a great german cafe too, but it's also pricey (but tasty)!”
  • 87 locals recommend
Park
“Walk just 3 avenues over and enter into our wonderful central park towards the back. There are bikes to rent at a local bike store on 106th street closer to Central Park West for a very reasonable price/hour. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“The Best Burgers! Located in Upper West Side near Central Park & Museum of Natural History. ”
  • 98 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Kids of all ages, and grown-ups too, will be happy to eat anything on this menu—huge portions of fried chicken, mac and cheese, Brussels sprouts with brown sugar and bacon, and biscuit sandwiches in every imaginable form. Seriously, there’s no need to order separately for little ones. Make an Upper West Side day of it. One of the city’s most beloved toy stores, West Side Kids, is across the street, and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan is around the corner on 83rd Street. My kids practically lived there when they were younger.”
  • 138 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“The Best Burgers! Located in Upper West Side near Central Park & Museum of Natural History. ”
  • 98 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Nice place to eat in Central Park. I would recommend making a reservation beforehand ”
  • 120 locals recommend
Music Venue
“A cozy venue with clean sight lines & good sound featuring jazz, blues & Latin acts, plus eats.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Café
“loud outdoor bar and restaurant. I list as a bar because the food isnt that great. But it is on the water. walk 7 blocks south to 72 street on the water for a quieter outdoor place with food.”
  • 107 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“Thai staples & more exotic specials in a Bangkok street market-themed setting.”
  • 70 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Great spot for your breakfast, brunch or lunch needs. Many healthy options and a trendy vibe makes it a nice experience to eat there. It can be a little more pricy. ”
  • 75 locals recommend
Diner
“Popular as the "Seinfeld diner" that was featured in the television show! Solid food also.”
  • 77 locals recommend

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