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Things to do on the Upper West Side

The Upper West Side is home to Lincoln Center, which hosts performing-arts institutions like the Metropolitan Opera and New York City Ballet. Amid the grand apartment buildings of Central Park West, the American Museum of Natural History presents everything from dinosaurs to outer-space exhibits. On weekends, families emerge from stately brownstones on quiet side streets to line up for brunch or bagels.

American Museum of Natural History

It is one of the most famous museums in the world, and includes 25 connected buildings, 46 exhibition halls, and more than 32 million specimens.

The Empire Hotel Rooftop

Slowly sip your cocktail under the dimly romantic red light of the iconic ‘Empire Hotel’ sign and admire the beautiful views.

Trader Joes

Grocery chain with a variety of signature items, plus produce, dairy & more (most sell wine & beer).

Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is a 16.3-acre complex of buildings in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan in New York City.

Smoke

A cozy venue with clean sight lines & good sound featuring jazz, blues & Latin acts, plus eats.

Boulud Sud

Refined Mediterranean dining via chef Daniel Boulud with convenience to Lincoln Center.

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