Upper East Side
Upper East Side
Upper East Side

Upper East Side Tours and Tickets

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Set between Central Park and the East River, Manhattan’s Upper East Side is one of New York City’s most affluent neighborhoods. Home to the famous Fifth and Madison avenues, the area is filled with upscale stores and stately mansions, apartment blocks, and museums—must-sees for travelers looking for a slice of classic, historic New York.

  • Manhattan, New York City, New York, 10021

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sjk773, Jun 2023
A wonderful stroll in Central Park
Our knowledgeable guide Bill prepared a wonderful tour for us. Full of information about Central Park, he made our time in the park very enjoyable. We toured many highlights of the Park, and then strolled the streets of the Upper East Side as Bill shared information about the residences there, and stories of the people who called those places home. Thanks again to Bill for the fascinating tour!
Hudson_O, Jan 2023
Great tour guide
Was only attendee on tour and tour guide chose not to cancel or raise price - gave a fantastic private tour. Highly recommend
Sam_R, Aug 2021
Wonderful tour - Great Guide
Our guide Bill was brilliant. Extremely knowledgeable, friendly and took the time to explain the history of the park and how it has changed over the years. He took us on some paths that would elude most walking in the park and enhanced the experience with personal stories. Also enjoyed his commentary on the mansions/townhomes on the upper east side, some gone and some still with us. Would highly recommend.
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Q:What is New York’s Upper East Side known for?
A:This affluent and storied Manhattan neighborhood is known for its old money and expensive ways. It’s also known for its Museum Mile, historic brownstones, and high-end shopping. It runs from 59th to 96th streets and is bordered by Central Park to the west and the East River to the east.
Q:What museums can be found on the Upper East Side of NYC?
A:The Upper East Side’s Fifth Avenue is home to so many museums that the city blocks even boast the name “Museum Mile.” The most famous are the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but you’ll also find the Jewish Museum, the Neue Galerie, and half a dozen lesser-known institutions.
Q:When is the best time of year to visit the Upper East Side?
A:New York City is best in spring and fall. (Manhattan summers are sweltering and its winters can bring snowstorms.) The same holds true for the Upper East Side, although the holiday season is another popular time to visit. Department stores along Fifth Avenue toward Midtown decorate their windows with incredible Christmas displays.
Q:Are there any family-friendly activities on the Upper East Side?
A:Yes—most of the Upper East Side’s museums offer kid-targeted programming, from special concerts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to art workshops at the Jewish Museum. You can also get an old-timey coke float from a soda fountain at Lexington Candy Shop, and then run around Central Park’s Ancient Playground.
Q:Is New York City’s Upper East Side expensive?
A:Yes and no—the Upper East Side is a famously wealthy enclave, but, as they say, the best things in life are free, and the same holds true for visitors. A walk down Fifth Avenue or Central Park will cost you nothing, and children under 12 can enter the Metropolitan Museum of Art for free.
Q:Where are the best places to shop on the Upper East Side?
A:New York City’s Upper East Side is best known for its old-school department stores such as Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Bergdorf Goodman, concentrated along Fifth Avenue next to a mix of other chain retailers. Plus, you can also find luxury boutiques and designer brands on Madison Avenue.