from Central Park to the Upper East Side

Walk in NYC # 12, from Central Park to the Upper East Side, is a 4 miles self-guided tour that will take you about 2.5 hours of strolling and taking photos, much more if you visit the museums along the way. It explores what is surely the best part of Central Park, a must-see in Manhattan that will give you a glimpse of its culture.

This walk is now only available on Payhip in pdf format with a clickable map and updated descriptions.

In this pdf you will also find:

  • the list of Highlights.
  • the Metro stops to get there and back and infos for Buses.
  • tips about restrooms, places to sit and eat.
  • details about a particular place you will find on your route.

You can download it (or just the map of the walk) to your phone to help you in your discoveries.

This will allow you to live a unique experience of the city far from what you might find elsewhere.

If you purchased the Boston NYC book, this download will be free for you, just send me a note for an access code for this walk if you don’t have it already.

The description below, incomplete and with cropped photos, gives you an idea of this walk before you decide to buy it.

A: Your trek starts at the …

You’ll see the Gothic style … in front of you. It’s a very private and stylish residence for the rich and famous, even though not all are accepted when they apply. Ghosts are said to share the rooms with its inhabitants.

In any case, … used to live there and … in front of its entrance

B: . That’s why, when you enter Central Park, you’ll soon find ….on your left, a small area dedicated to … You won’t miss it, many people have their picture taken in front of the…

C: Follow the path going down to find a kiosk and get a map of the park.

You want to go to …with its magnificent interior… It’s the heart of Central Park and a very lively place to sit and look at all sort of people coming and going, or boating on the lake.

D: When you are tired of the crowd, find your way to the… You can rent there a boat in season or have a drink near the water.

E: Next, go toward …

It’s an area of the park where you could easily get lost on the many paths there are, tucked in a dense forest. It’s where Central Park makes you believe you are in the countryside!

… coming directly from…, will be on your left when you emerge from the Ramble toward Upper East Side, behind the …

On your way, you’ll also see there the …, another feature of Central Park.

Your last foray in this area will allow you to either see from a distance a lovely stone …. or go on it if you take the longer path (both are indicated on the map).

In any case, you’ll soon end up on the…, in front of the …., and in the Upper East Side.

The mansion at the corner is a bookstore. Go inside if it’s open, it’s an impressive building. Next, go and have a look at the ….

It is the oldest library in NYC. All the upper floors are reserved to members, but the 1st one is open to everyone.

F: Next, go back to the … by any way you like, and turn left.

You are now in the … even though you won’t walk it to its end. It will even mean the end of your tour if you decide to see any one of them now!

First and nearly in front of you, the entrance of the …. the jewel of the area.

Then on your right a bit further, the ….a splendid building used as a museum for … If you like the E…. that’s the place to go.

Still further and for a more contemporary style, the … It’s easily recognizable with its …..  The exhibitions it hosts are also daring and always challenging.

Next to it, the …., known for its ….century American Art collection.

The large …you’ll see after will give you a chance to sit and relax. It’s aptly called …

Finally, on the other side of….. It offers what’s best in historical or contemporary … It’s also one of the three Smithsonian museum located out of Washington, DC. The Georgian Style mansion it occupies is in itself a splendid work of design.

G: If you have not decided to visit a museum, turn left on the ….

You now leave the … you are in for a 30 minutes’walk in residential Upper East Side. You want to reach your next and final destination, the ….

To do so, you’ll have to turn right at one point, for example at the … as indicated on the map, then left at the …. But let your fantasy guide you there.

Along the way: porters in front of private buildings, local shops in the main avenues, secluded courtyards here and there, the unmistakable New York fire escapes.

You’ll go through …. rows of brownstone houses. You could  find a walking map of the area on the web, but you now must be a little tired by all the walking you did before! Keep its exploration for another time, coupled with the visit of a museum you hadn’t time to discover yet.

At the end of … you’ll find the ….

It’s the official residence … of NYC and with a little planning in advance, you could be able to join a guided tour there.

Next, go along the…, and turn right. It will give you a chance to see the ….in front of you and the …neighborhood behind it.

It will also be the end of this walk in Central Park & Upper East Side.

Reach … to find a bus or the …further if you want to find a Metro station.

Use an app like Citymappper to find your best options, and make sure you take the bus on the right side of the road. Otherwise you’ll end up much further than you planned as it happened to me there!

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