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The Upper West Side

It’s no wonder the picturesque Upper West Side is such a popular location. Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the neighborhood’s countless museums, time-honored brownstones and proximity to the performing arts has enticed locals and visitors for over a century. Check out our neighborhood guide and experience the city like a local.

Things to do on the Upper West Side in December

November 28 2018 | The Upper West Side

It’s almost December! If you're planning a visit just as winter begins, check out these five December events held on the Upper West Side, all just a short walk or train ride away from Hotel Beacon. Catch an “Uptown Showdown”...

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More Iconic Landmarks on the Upper West Side

October 29 2018 | The Upper West Side

The Upper West Side has so much history, it can be hard to know where to start. In our first post about iconic landmarks on the Upper West Side, we introduced you to the Pier I Gantry, Juilliard School, the...

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Things to Do This November on the UWS

October 24 2018 | The Upper West Side

November is the busiest time of year in New York City as preparations for the holidays commence. Enjoy these five November events on the Upper West Side, all just a short walk or cab ride away from Hotel Beacon. NYC...

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5 Quintessential Ways to Spend Christmas on UWS

October 22 2018 | The Upper West Side

A familiar setting for some of the best Christmas movies, there’s no better city to visit than New York to get into the holiday spirit. If you find yourself in the Upper West Side this Christmas, consider these activities that...

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Halloween on the Upper West Side

October 20 2018 | The Upper West Side

Halloween on the Upper West Side is something to behold. Streets are decorated from top to bottom with Halloween decorations and select streets are cordoned off for neighborhood block parties. Jack-o-lanterns glow on Brownstone stoops, spiderwebs envelope iron gates and...

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Our Favorite Running Routes on the UWS

October 10 2018 | The Upper West Side

It’s easy to fall out of routine with your fitness plans while on vacation, especially when tempted by the alluring food options in New York City. Fortunately, the Upper West Side is located next to some of the best running...

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Things to Do This October On The Upper West Side

September 27 2018 | The Upper West Side

October is just around the corner! If you're planning a fall visit, make time to drop by these five October events held on the Upper West Side, all just a short walk or train ride away from Hotel Beacon. Visit...

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How to Prep for the NYC Marathon

September 24 2018 | The Upper West Side

Every year, over 50,000 participants run the New York City Marathon in a course that spans all five boroughs of the greatest city on earth. It’s the biggest marathon in the world and a landmark event for runners around the...

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Check Out These Iconic Landmarks on the Upper West Side

September 12 2018 | The Upper West Side

All of New York City is full of history — from the Brooklyn Bridge and Empire State Building to Broadway and the Statue of Liberty. Enter New York City,  and you’ve stepped into history. The Upper West Side is no...

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Our Favorite Boutiques on the Upper West Side

September 10 2018 | The Upper West Side

New York City prides itself on fashion, and rightfully so! Don't miss out on these five Upper West Side boutiques during your visit to Hotel Beacon. bocnyc; 410 Columbus Avenue Named after its location as a "boutique on Columbus," bocnyc...

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The Best Places to See Fall Foliage in Central Park

September 07 2018 | The Upper West Side

The blazing colors of fall in the northeast don’t escape New York City thanks to Central Park. Its many diverse trees change an equally wide variety of colors during the autumn months. Fall doesn’t last long, so make an afternoon...

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Things to Do in September on the UWS

August 31 2018 | The Upper West Side

September marks the official end of summer, the beginning of fall, and the start of colorful foliage in Central Park. Seize the day and the enjoy the comfortable weather before it turns to winter! Here are some upcoming events on...

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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,...

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The Hotel Beacon Guide to Central Park: Part 3

August 13 2018 | The Upper West Side

If you’ve never been to Central Park, you might not know: it’s big. Most people hear “park” and think about swing sets, some grass and trees, and a few benches. Central Park has much more. In fact, Central Park is...

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Things to do in August on the UWS

July 27 2018 | The Upper West Side

With summer in full swing, August in NYC is truly electric. Make the most of the sunny days and warm nights by taking yourself along to one of the many activities on the Upper West Side. Here we have selected...

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Your Hotel Beacon Packing List

July 16 2018 | The Upper West Side

You may have your hotel packing list down pat and ready to go, but Hotel Beacon isn’t like other hotels. Here, you’ll find a different level of comfort and convenience. If you want to feel at home while in the...

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Don’t Miss the Historical Society Four Blocks Away

July 14 2018 | The Upper West Side

The Upper West Side is home to many historical treasures that can help you get to know the city and the world. In fact, New York City’s first museum is just blocks away from Hotel Beacon. Walk out our front...

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Things to do on the UWS this July

July 06 2018 | The Upper West Side

As the weather heats up so does the energy on the Upper West Side. It's the perfect time to take that trip to NYC and the Beacon Hotel is in the center of all the action. With an average temperature...

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The Hotel Beacon Guide to Central Park: Part 2

June 25 2018 | The Upper West Side

In our last post on Central Park, we gave you the basic lay of the land in New York City’s most beloved slice of nature. One of the best things about Central Park is simply exploring it for yourself. But...

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3 Great Walks on the Upper West Side

June 22 2018 | The Upper West Side

New York City is a big place — the latest population estimate was 8.5 million from 2016. There’s a ton of culture and creativity to discover here, but we understand it can all get a little overwhelming, especially if it’s your...

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Historical Buildings on the Upper West Side

June 12 2018 | The Upper West Side

From the Brooklyn Bridge and Apollo Theater to  Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, New York City is a history lover's paradise. Nearly every street, building, and park — especially Central Park — has a story to tell, and...

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Things to Do on the Upper West Side: June 2018

June 11 2018 | The Upper West Side

Beautiful weather, great food, and outstanding events and entertainment — it’s springtime on the Upper West Side. It’s a perfect time and place for a weekend trip (or an open-ended stay), and we’d love to see you. Here’s some of what...

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The Hotel Beacon Guide to Central Park: Part 1

June 05 2018 | The Upper West Side

Central Park — it’s one of the most famous parks in the world. Even if you’ve never been to New York City, you’ve most certainly “visited” this oasis of trees, ponds, and paths numerous times. It’s been featured in TV shows...

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Extend your stay in NYC

May 21 2018 | The Upper West Side

For all but the most experienced and frequent travelers, being away from home can be a big disruption to a normal routine. Diet and exercise habits are more difficult to keep on the road, and things that would be a...

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The Hotel Beacon Guide to the Upper West Side with Kids: Part 1

May 11 2018 | The Upper West Side

So, you’re considering a stop by the Upper West Side on your family trip — we’re here to help! Or maybe you think bringing kids into the Big Apple is the last thing you’d want to do on a family vacation...

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The Hotel Beacon Guide to Getting Around New York by Bus

March 07 2018 | The Upper West Side

Staying at the Hotel Beacon offers visitors the chance to feel like a New Yorker who is living in a comfortable apartment in the Upper West Side.  Many locals will agree that using public transportation is the easiest way to...

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