Things to Do on the Upper East Side

Discover this Charming Neighborhood

Hotel Wales is located in the heart of the Upper East Side, New York City's most elegant neighborhood. The broad, stately avenues are filled with New York City attractions such as shops, museums, and top-notch restaurants while the tree-lined side streets boast rows of multimillion-dollar mansions dating back to the late 1800s. With a number of things to do on the Upper East Side, your stay at our hotel is sure to provide a new adventure with each passing day.

From our location at Madison Avenue and 92nd Street is just a few blocks from Central Park and the 92nd Street Y (home to The Tisch Center for the Arts) without even leaving the three-block radius around Hotel Wales. Hotel Wales' premier location near Museum Mile includes walking distance to Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Guggenheim, Museum of the City of New York, Jewish Museum, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution and Neue Galerie New York to name a few.

If you are traveling on business or for an extended period of time, Hunter College, Mount Sinai Medical Center and Parsons are all located nearby. Review our Upper East Side guide below to make the most of your stay.

Museums

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
New York, NY 10028
(212) 535-7710

Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street)
New York, NY 10128
(212) 423-3618

Jewish Museum
1109 5th Ave at 92nd St
New York, NY 10128
(212) 423-3200

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
212-849-8400

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue  
New York, NY 10029
212-534-1672

Neue Galerie New York 
1048 Fifth Avenue  
New York, NY 10028
212-994-9493

Attractions

Central Park
Northern Boundary: 110th Street
Southern Boundary: 59th Street
Eastern Boundary: 5th Avenue
Western Boundary: Central Park West

Central Park Zoo
830 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10021
(212) 439-6500

Lincoln Center
10 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023
(212) 875-5456

Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave
New York, NY 10019
(212) 247-7800

Shopping

Madison Avenue (between 57th and 86th Streets)
660 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10065

Barneys New York
660 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10021
(212) 826-8900

Saks Fifth Avenue
1611 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10020
(212) 753-4000

Colleges & Universities

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
1428 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10029

New York Academy of Medicine
1216 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10029

Parsons - The New School of Design
66 5th Ave
New York, NY 10011

Columbia University
116th and Broadway
New York, NY 10027

For more information on the Upper East Side, please read our Manhattan travel guide or call us at (212) 876-6000. To make a reservation, please contact us at (866) 925-3746

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