Places to Go on The Upper West Side, NYC

Taking a day off from class?
Enjoy one of these active adventure destinations on the Upper West Side.


1. American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West & 79th St.
New York, NY 10024
Packed with exhibitions representing people and animals throughout the ages, the museum also has a planetarium, an IMAX theater and special visiting exhibitions.

2. Riverside Park

Riverside Dr. to Hudson River; W. 72 St. to St Clair Pl.
New York, NY
Here you’ll find running and biking paths; cafès; public art; playgrounds; basketball, tennis, volleyball and handball courts; and soccer and baseball fields.

3. Manhattan Community Boathouse

Pier 96 at 56th St.
Hudson River Park
New York, NY 10019
A nonprofit organization that provides free kayaking in New York City.

4. Steep Rock Bouldering

3225 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
Neighborhood rock climbing gym offering classes, gear and events.

5. Central Park West Side Evening Stroll

Central Park West, between 59th St. and 67th St.
New York, NY 10023
Learn about the Maine Monument, west side arches, Heckscher Ballfields, Sheep Meadow and Tavern on the Green on this tour designed for New York summer evenings.

 

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