Located in the northwest of Manhattan, Upper West Side is New York’s cultural and intellectual hub and an upscale residential district. One of the reasons why it became so popular over the past decades are its features in Hollywood flicks and TV shows such as Seinfeld, You’ve Got Mail and Gossip Girl. But though it’s mainly known as a residential neighborhood, it’s also packed with cultural landmarks. Those include churches, such as the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and museums. One of the must see museums in the district is American Museum of Natural History, a family-friendly resort that showcases intricate natural collections, including the famous Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs.
Lincoln Center is another famous cultural site in Upper West Side, as it is the world’s leading performing arts center. It consists of 26 performance venues and offers countless events throughout the year as well as interesting guided tours. For an alternative to the beautiful but toursty Central Park, visit the Riverside Park, a waterside public area where you can hike, bike, or simply walk and admire the greenery. If you’re arriving on a Sunday, don’t miss the 79th Street Greenmarket where you can purchase fresh food and homemade items from local artists. When you’re ready to dine, visit the iconic Barney Greengrass and in the evening, listen to a live show in Dizzy’s Club or have a drink at the massive E’s bar.
How to find a gym with day pass access in Upper West Side?
During the summer days, the residents of Upper West Side especially enjoy outdoor activities in outdoor park, but there are also many gym goers in the area. You can join them in the nearby New York Health & Racquet Club – West 56th, an art deco gym with a wide array of fitness facilities, that range from swimming and boxing to weight training and basketball. Access is easy with TrainAway, simply book a day pass when you want to join the locals in this popular sports club.