New York’s Upper West Side refers to a district in the Manhattan Borough, part of New York City. This district is home to mostly those who work in the arts and cultural fields and who work in Manhattan. It is situated between the Hudson River and Central Park and between West 59th Street and 110th Street. It has a rich and important history as part of city and is filled with plenty of things to see and do.
The Upper West Side is filled with all sorts of things to see and do. You can enjoy museums, night life, the arts, fine dining, boutique shopping and much more.
If you have a little money to spend, The Empire Hotel is a great place to stay while visiting this area. This hotel has the finest of accommodations with 422 boutique-style rooms decorated in relaxing earth tones, a fitness room, concierge service, meeting rooms, rooftop restaurant/bar, and many more features. They have different packages to choose from such as the Romance New York Package, Just the Parking Package, and the Bed and Breakfast Package. The “Just the Parking” package is particularly interesting where you can take advantage of the hotel’s parking facilities and find other accommodations.
Museums in the Upper West Side area include the Museum of Natural History and the New York Historical Society. The New York Historical Society is the oldest museum in the city and tells the history of New York over four centuries. The American Museum of Natural History tells the history of the earth over the ages and boasts a spectacular dinosaur wing along with a full-scale model of a blue whale.
As for the arts and cultural attractions, you can enjoy a performance from the world famous Metropolitan Opera. For the budget-minded who want to see a performance by the opera, they can purchase what is called a Varis Rush Ticket two hours before show time for just $20. Try to make New York’s Upper West Side a must-see place on your next visit to the City. You will not be disappointed.