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3 Great Walking Tours on the Upper West Side

August 23 2018 | The Upper West Side

The Upper West Side is known for being walkable and full of things to do and see. And it’s true — one of the best ways to explore the neighborhood is by foot. So skip the Uber, grab a water bottle, and head out on a walking tour to familiarize yourself with one of the best parts of New York City.

Michelle Nevius Private Walking Tours

Take a walking tour that offers unique insight into many architectural and historical treasures of the Upper West Side with Michelle Nevius Private Walking Tours. If you are interested in grand old apartment buildings and getting a sense of what New York is all about, this is the tour for you.

Big Onion Walking Tours

Explore the ever-evolving culture of the Upper West Side with Big Onion Walking Tours. This tour ties together the opulent architecture, scandalous social history, and progressive religious and class reform of the Upper West Side. Stops could include: the Dakota, Lincoln Center, The American Museum of Natural History, The Ansonia, and stops associated with Florence Mills, Mae West, Robert Moses, James Dean, The New York Dolls, and the Charleston.

Lincoln Center Guided Tours

Lincoln Center is home to 11 of the world’s most prestigious cultural organizations, including the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Metropolitan Opera, Chamber Music Society, Lincoln Center Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and more. Touring this iconic institution is truly an eye-opening experience. Their daily 75-minute guided tours explore our 16-acre campus, tell the insider stories of Lincoln Center past and present, and highlight hidden gems little known to even the most frequent visitors.

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