Upper East Side
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If you enjoy art, then this walk through New York City's Upper East Side is perfect for you. The stretch known as "Museum Mile" is the pride of the neighborhood, and home to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, the Neue Galerie, and the Frick Collection, which contain some of the most beautiful art collections in the world.
The walk will take you through some of the elegant streets of this neighborhood, including different parts of Fifth Avenue. The stretch east of lower Central Park is known as Manhattan’s “Gold Coast.” The area has an incredibly high concentration of private clubs, exclusive schools, art institutions, and millionaires with far reaching influence. No other neighborhood in the country donates as much to national political campaigns as the Upper East Side.
East of Park Avenue the neighborhood is more down to earth and much livelier. On Lexington Avenue you’ll find lots of bustling stores and restaurants frequented by young couples and families from the neighborhood.
On Madison Avenue you’ll find countless galleries, jewelers, and exclusive stores and boutiques from top designers. Department stores Barneys and Bloomingdale’s are also located here, and shopaholics can regularly be spotted walking down the street with their Little and Big Brown Bags.
A great tip, if you happen to be visiting during wintertime: Central Park has one of the most beautiful ice skating rinks!