the essentials of Upper Midtown

Walk in NYC # 1, the essential of Upper Midtown, is a 4 miles self guided tour to discover the main sights of Upper Midtown. It is also the first of my four best tours to introduce the city to newcomers.

It 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.

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

A: Take the subway…. You’ve seen it in many movies, but this time, you are here! You’ll probably be hypnotized by the ever-changing spectacle of the humans….

Don’t forget to look …

B: The… is in front of you, on your right. .. you can enter the ground floor to get an idea ..

Exit on…; follow it against traffic until you reach …; take a left toward..

Once …, take it to the right. You’ll  be lost in the sea of pedestrians along it: it’s New York as you imagined it!

C: Your destination is …. You’ll find it on your left … yet the street animation, yellow taxis, buildings and shops, will probably slow your pace.

At the… a collection of ..mostly art deco buildings, find …; watch the people … go and see the giant Lego; go to … for a … view of the city; or to … bar for a drink; have a look at the entrances of the buildings to admire the sculptures or murals.

D: Then, right across… you’ll find …, another must-see landmark in the city. You can visit it with or without the help of an application that you can download for free. On it, you’ll find a description of  the different highlights of the place: …

E: Once out,  keep going …. The closer you get to Central Park, the more luxurious the shops become. You won’t…. It’s not sure you’ll still be able to enter it, though.

Continue your way to …on your right: its luxury is of another century, but its location just at the entrance of …

F: The smell of … is ubiquitous here: it is here that you can… to go around the city. Otherwise, enter the …

For now, go along …, then turn left not far from … The view of the city is an opportunity for unique photos; if the tour begins to tire your legs, you’ll find benches to sit and watch the New Yorkers jogging or cycling.

G: Next, go to ….

To have a bird’s eye view of it, go up to the first floor of …; it’s on the other side of … If you’re looking for a better view and some luxury, have a drink at the … bar; it’s located on the 20th floor of the hotel. The entrance is a little further on …

H: Next, … you will reach it by following …

If you want to stop and eat before reaching your destination,  you’ll find restaurants of all kinds in the streets adjacent to …

… will not leave you indifferent…. The crowd is larger than elsewhere, if it is possible. However, you’ll surely find places to sit … the city has arranged it for this purpose a few years ago.

I: Then continue your way through the lights…; take it on your left. Look to your right to see the Empire State’s signature spire if you have not spotted it yet.

Once past … will be on your right. Its park at the back is very pleasant for a break; its exterior and interior architecture is impressive. It houses many rotating exhibitions a…

J: Once out, keep walking on … to end this trek.

You just had your first introduction to Upper Midtown and its essentials . On the road, they were many other things to see, but how many monuments or tourist attractions can you visit in a day without saturating?

That said, if you feel like it, Grand Central is also the starting point of …

Convinced that this walk will be exceptional? Find it on Payhip.


  1. Lucy G

    i can’t wait to do this walk. thanks for the info. Looking forward to the next ones.

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