Highlights of the Upper West Side, New York

4.89 (9 ratings)
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Let the Upper West Side reveal some of its most amazing sights to you. Get better-acquainted with the architect who was mainly responsible for the Central Park West skyline and discover where your favorite movies were filmed, including where your favorite celebs lived, past and present. 

Along the way, discover where legendary music careers started – including where some of the biggest hits were recorded that still stand the test of time.

Will you explore this understated NYC neighborhood?


  • Can be played on
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • During these hours
    Whole day

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  • Discover what Lincoln Center and the movie West Side Story have in common.

  • Learn why they call this place Spook Central.

  • Find out where Mark Twain and baseball great Babe Ruth lived.

  • Visit Verdi Square where some of the most talented artists of their time used to mingle.

  • Learn why The Ansonia had farm animals on the roof and a trained seal in the lobby fountain.


Your name is Jim. You’re 23 and you’ve been living from paycheck to paycheck. That was until last month, when you lost your job at the gas station. 

You studied to be an artist, to make the world better, but the world got the better of you. As you sit outside a store scribbling on a receipt, your last ten dollars spent and your lower lip wobbling, a young woman sees. She hands you $50 for it, then a note.

I bought your art before you made it big! Someday it’ll be priceless.
You must find her!

Experience's route

Starting point 55 Central Park West
55 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023, USA

Places you will visit


It will take you

60-90 mins

You will walk

6170 steps

Total distance

4.7 km

  • Best during the day
  • Instagrammable
  • Best for couples
  • Recommended activity for families
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Ratings and Reviews


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Rae Spriggs

04 Jul 2024

James Nissenbaum

24 Nov 2023


01 Nov 2023
Great walking tour that lets the writer show off their local knowledge. well put together route that a lot of people would miss in the first half

Andy Velwest

19 Aug 2023
Jason was a delight! he's put together a fascinating stroll through the upper west side packed with surprising stories. the app was fun, and we really enjoyed his company.

Sara Inés Hernandez

17 Aug 2023
A great route with interesting less known attractions and insightful stories! some buildings with clues are under manteinance, but well, it’s New York!

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