Elegant, chic and full of character, The Upper East Side is cosmopolitan New York. Home to designer flagship stores, premier restaurants, and townhouses and stately homes galore, the area once known as the Silk Stocking District is still among New York City’s wealthiest.
As you stroll through beautiful neighborhoods such as Carnegie Hill, Lenox Hill and Yorkville, look out for quaint cafes, down-home diners, and almost every dining option you could wish for. For shoppers, this is a an ideal location. Barneys New York is an NYC institution. For the past 20 years, its flagship has brought fashion, jewelry, home and much more to the Upper East Side. Label lovers, find favorite designers such as Christian Louboutin, Valentino and Alexander McQueen.
Museum Mile is a must-visit with renowned institutions such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, otherwise known as “The Met,” and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. The area also hosts the stunning Neue Galerie and The Frick Collection, which houses Old Master paintings and European art. Explore neighboring Central Park, NYC’s most famous park. Be sure to meet the polar bears, pandas and other species, that call the Central Park Zoo home.