Activities,  Landmarks

Self-Guided Walking Tours of the Upper West Side

New York City is a great walking city, and nowhere is this more true than on the Upper West Side. When you walk, what is your specific interest? Are you a history buff? Are you drawn to the buildings and architecture? Or, are you secretly keeping your eyes peeled in case you see a celebrity or come across their favorite stomping ground? Read on; we have you covered. Take one or all of our self-guided tours of the Upper West Side below.

Riverside Drive Monuments

Starting at the Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial on 72nd Street and Riverside Drive, this tour takes you on a leisurely 1.9 mile walk. As you stroll along one of the most scenic streets the Upper West Side has to offer, enjoy the proximity to Riverside Park, as well as views of the Hudson River and the New Jersey skyline. Click on the link above to view the walking tour, and the historic monuments and statues you will see along Riverside Drive.

Most Popular Upper West Side Buildings for Celebrities

You’ll never know who you might pass on this relaxed 2.6 mile walk. Starting at probably the most famous New York apartment building, The Dakota (on 72nd & Central Park West), you will glimpse several of the buildings that many current and former celebrities have called home. Click on the link above to view the walking tour, and the buildings you will see.

Upper West Side Historic Buildings

This leisurely 2.3 mile tour starts at the Fieldston Cultural School (64th & Central Park West) and will lead you on a tour of some of the Upper West Side’s most interesting architecture.

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