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Extravagant real estate, quaint restaurants, designer boutiques, and proximity to Central Park all contribute to the refined tranquility of the Upper East Side in Manhattan. This residential New York City neighborhood is ideal for art lovers who may want to stroll down the Museum Mile and visit the Metropolitan Modern Art and the Guggenheim. Those into fashion and shopping will love this Upper East Side hotel’s close proximity to Madison Avenue, studded with Manhattan’s best retail stores. Our list of things to do in Upper East Side is as expansive as your interests. Check out our top picks for Upper East Side attractions, restaurants, and bars.

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The Guggenheim Museum

Designed by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, The Guggenheim is known for its massive collection of impressionist, post-impressionist and early modern art.

*Distance from hotel: 2 miles

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Pictuers Hang On The Walls Inside The Guggenheim Museum
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The Guggenheim Museum

Designed by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, The Guggenheim is known for its massive collection of impressionist, post-impressionist and early modern art.

*Distance from hotel: 2 miles

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92nd Street Y

92nd Street Y is a world-class cultural and community center where people all over the world connect through culture, arts, entertainment and conversation. Events at 92Y range from literary readings, concerts, lectures, single mixers, family events, film screenings and many more. Guests of Gardens NYC are welcome to 15% off events at 92Y by using code GARDENS15.

*Distance from hotel: 2 miles

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New York City Skyline
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92nd Street Y

92nd Street Y is a world-class cultural and community center where people all over the world connect through culture, arts, entertainment and conversation. Events at 92Y range from literary readings, concerts, lectures, single mixers, family events, film screenings and many more. Guests of Gardens NYC are welcome to 15% off events at 92Y by using code GARDENS15.

*Distance from hotel: 2 miles

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Known as the largest art museum in the US, The Met houses art from the 1800’s to present, with over two million works divided among seventeen curatorial departments.

*Distance from hotel: 1.7 miles

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European painter's picture gallery in NYC's Metropolitan Museum of Art (the Met). Image courtesy Shutterstock.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Known as the largest art museum in the US, The Met houses art from the 1800’s to present, with over two million works divided among seventeen curatorial departments.

*Distance from hotel: 1.7 miles

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Apple Store

Embrace the future when you make a visit to the Apple store. The glass architecture right on 5th Ave is home to a wide range of innovative Apple products to browse and shop around for. Tech lovers, this is not one to miss.

*Distance from hotel: .9 miles

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The Apple Icon
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Apple Store

Embrace the future when you make a visit to the Apple store. The glass architecture right on 5th Ave is home to a wide range of innovative Apple products to browse and shop around for. Tech lovers, this is not one to miss.

*Distance from hotel: .9 miles

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Bloomingdale’s

The flagship store of this famous upscale department store is where it all started, and is the perfect place to get some New York City shopping in.

*Distance from hotel: .3 miles

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Exterior Of Bloomingdale's
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Bloomingdale’s

The flagship store of this famous upscale department store is where it all started, and is the perfect place to get some New York City shopping in.

*Distance from hotel: .3 miles

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Museum of Natural History

The internationally-acclaimed Museum of Natural history is across from Central Park and exhibits everything from ancient rock formations to wildcats and insects. The dinosaur exhibits are not to be missed.

*Distance from hotel: 2 miles

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American Museum Of Natural History Logo
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Museum of Natural History

The internationally-acclaimed Museum of Natural history is across from Central Park and exhibits everything from ancient rock formations to wildcats and insects. The dinosaur exhibits are not to be missed.

*Distance from hotel: 2 miles

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MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is home to the largest collection of modern paintings and sculptures in the world, housing Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” and Monet’s breathtaking 14-foot wide “Water Lilies” among other important works.

*Distance from hotel: 1.3 miles

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Two People Looking At A Painting At The Museum Of Modern Art In New York City
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MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is home to the largest collection of modern paintings and sculptures in the world, housing Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” and Monet’s breathtaking 14-foot wide “Water Lilies” among other important works.

*Distance from hotel: 1.3 miles

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The United Nations

See the world-famous diplomatic collective in action at the UN. Tours are available of this historic location, where nations have convened to discuss world issues for decades.

*Distance from hotel: 1.6 miles

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Auditorium At United Nations Headquarters
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The United Nations

See the world-famous diplomatic collective in action at the UN. Tours are available of this historic location, where nations have convened to discuss world issues for decades.

*Distance from hotel: 1.6 miles

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Central Park Zoo

Located in Central Park, the zoo is a great destination for kids and parents alike. The exotic animals are from all over the world and live in environments that reflect their natural habitats.

*Distance from hotel: 1.9 miles

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A Women Peting A Seal At The Central Park Zoo
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Central Park Zoo

Located in Central Park, the zoo is a great destination for kids and parents alike. The exotic animals are from all over the world and live in environments that reflect their natural habitats.

*Distance from hotel: 1.9 miles

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Serendipity 3

Serendipity 3 is known for its delectable desserts – and rightly so. The extensive dessert menu includes an incredible banana split and internationally famed frozen hot chocolate.

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Ice Cream In A Bowl
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Serendipity 3

Serendipity 3 is known for its delectable desserts – and rightly so. The extensive dessert menu includes an incredible banana split and internationally famed frozen hot chocolate.

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Tao

Located just south of Central Park, Tao is an exemplary Asian fusion restaurant with a 16-foot tall Buddha statue in the center. Its acclaimed Dim Sum menu is a go-to for Dim Sum fanatics.

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Tao

Located just south of Central Park, Tao is an exemplary Asian fusion restaurant with a 16-foot tall Buddha statue in the center. Its acclaimed Dim Sum menu is a go-to for Dim Sum fanatics.

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Daniel

This French restaurant received a 3-star rating from the Michelin Guide—one of only seven with the rating in New York City and one of 12 in the entire country. A can’t-miss for any food lover visiting New York.

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Tables Set With Dinnerware In A Restaurant
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Daniel

This French restaurant received a 3-star rating from the Michelin Guide—one of only seven with the rating in New York City and one of 12 in the entire country. A can’t-miss for any food lover visiting New York.

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Silver Star Diner

Silver Star is a prime example of classic American food. In true diner form, it never closes and offers everything you’d expect on a diner menu, from breakfast favorites to dinner entrees.

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New York City Skyline
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Silver Star Diner

Silver Star is a prime example of classic American food. In true diner form, it never closes and offers everything you’d expect on a diner menu, from breakfast favorites to dinner entrees.

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Lilli and Loo

An Asian fusion restaurant a few blocks away from the Gardens NYC, Lilli and Loo has an extensive menu with something for everyone—and even caters to dietary restrictions with one of the biggest gluten-free Asian menus in the city.

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New York City Skyline
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Lilli and Loo

An Asian fusion restaurant a few blocks away from the Gardens NYC, Lilli and Loo has an extensive menu with something for everyone—and even caters to dietary restrictions with one of the biggest gluten-free Asian menus in the city.

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