The sub-district of Upper Manhattan is an affluent neighbourhood in the north of Manhattan Island. Home to various museums, green parks and a vibrant nightlife, the area is a lively district with a unique atmosphere.
Things to do
Considered Central Park’s smaller sister, Riverside Park stretches for 86 blocks and is home to the Soldiers and Sailors monument, winding cycle paths and a skate park. Enjoy a bike ride along the Hudson River or simply take an afternoon to stroll down the tree-lined paths.
In the upper west side of Manhattan sits the Juilliard School. Located inside the Lincoln Centre for Performing arts, Juilliard is one of America’s most elite performance schools, having produced some of the best actors of the 21st century. As such, it would be a crime not to visit the establishment while in the area to catch an evening theatre production or musical performance.
The American Museum of Natural History sits in the district and was the setting for the international blockbuster “Night at the Museum”. Spend a morning exploring the dinosaur exhibits, listen to the sounds of the deep blue at the ocean exhibit and meander through the Hall of African Mammals. Science buffs will love the space exhibition and the talks on modern science.
Jazz music has always been part of New York City’s nightlife, and Minton’s jazz club is one of Upper Manhattan’s finest bars. Head to this classy, yet retro venue for an evening of live music and cocktails. The club once hosted some of the great jazz legends, including Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker.
John F. Kennedy International Airport sits one hour east of Manhattan in Queens, while LaGuardia Airport is 30 minutes away. The district is walkable if you’re ready for a workout. Otherwise, make use of the subway network and yellow cabs.