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Take a holiday trip to the Upper East Side and experience an entirely different vibe from other New York City districts. Unlike downtown NYC, the Upper East Side of Manhattan has a tranquil atmosphere. Full of interesting cafés, eateries, high-end boutique shopping, vivid nightlife, museums, famous art galleries and parks, it’s a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle without leaving the iconic city. You might just fall in love with this charming, affluent neighborhood.A vacation rental for every traveler
Any traveler will feel at home in these Upper East Side rentals. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side, these rentals are perfect for solo travelers, couples, small families and a few can host groups up to 12 people. Most of these rentals include convenient parking access, a fully furnished kitchen, dining room, living room, TV, fan or a/c, and of course, internet. Take time to relax on the sofa, after a long day of sightseeing, and have some popcorn with a movie in your fully furnished rental.
Vacations in The Upper East Side
The area and getting around
The Upper East Side is an upscale New York City neighborhood located on Manhattan Island. Fifth Avenue and Central Park run along its western border. Carnegie Hill is situated on its northside with Lenox Hill at its eastern boundary. Venturing outside the area to the south, you will find Times Square and the Empire State Building not far away. However, there’s plenty to explore in this friendly neighborhood such as: museums, famous art galleries, heritage homes, interesting eateries, and more making it the ideal location for a sensational trip to New York City.Getting around the Upper East Side
The Upper East Side can be accessed with public transportation. One of the best ways to explore this neighborhood is on foot, however, taxis and Uber drivers are around the corner or, enjoy the city by bike. New Yorkers enjoy walking along Central Park and 5th Avenue where most of the district’s best restaurants and sights can be found, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Travelers and activities
New York city is home to over 100 different museums. Surprisingly, a large portion are concentrated in the Upper East Side, including the world-famous Metropolitan Museum of Art which houses over 2 million pieces. Other impressive museums worth exploring are The Frick Collection and Museum of Natural History, to name a few. If New York’s immigrant history interests you, visit The Museum of the City of New York, The Asia Society and Museum, The Jewish Museum, and more.The Upper East Side for heritage parks and fun activities
There are numerous activities to enjoy on this side of Manhattan. Walk along Central Park and observe the homes of some of the richest in America, many of which have been converted into schools, museums and embassies. Got time to kill? Bethesda Terrace and Fountain Watch are a great hangout for catching the action by talented street performers and don’t miss the Mayor’s Mansion. If you’re itching to exercise, ride a bike along East River Greenway or squeeze in a unique, fun trip to Steep Rock Bouldering.
„The Upper East Side was settled by German immigrants before the mid-1800s and became one of America’s wealthiest districts after the Carnegie's settled here.“
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The world-renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) is located along this strip as well as countless other museums including The Guggenheim. At the MET, grab coffee and a bite to eat at The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, featuring spectacular panoramic views of the city. This is probably one of the best walks in the city because you will be walking parallel to Central Park the whole way and will pass many of the city’s icons.2. Get lost in Central Park
Sightseeing in Central Park is something you must do at least once during your trip to New York City. Central Park is the most filmed location in the world with over 532 movie credits, so don’t be surprised if it looks familiar. If traveling with kids, Central Park Zoo is another great attraction.3. Be awe-struck by the art at The Frick Collection
The Frick Collection is an art museum mansion full of Henry Clay Frick’s personal impressive collection of European masterpieces from the 1400’s and later. You will see renowned works of sculpture, furniture and more, along with temporary art exhibits. Its resource basement library is frequented by numerous students.4. Catch a show at the 59E59 theater
This first-rate alternative to Broadway will be sure to please without breaking the bank. It features top-notch American and international Off-Broadway Premieres. If you’re a theater fanatic, be sure to check out some of the other theaters in the area as well.5. Taste New York
Take a culinary adventure in time to New York’s historic past with a venture to the archaic restaurants of the district. Stop at Budapest Café and sink your teeth into Hungarian pastries. Cruise over to Old-World Vienna’s Sabarsky Café for their Thursday cabaret, superb Austrian coffee, plus savory and sweet selections. Also, don’t forget to discover New York’s legendary mouth-watering Bagels. For sweet tooths, Lexington Candy Shop has been a vintage, family-owned, candy shop and luncheonette since 1925, just a block from the Met. And finally, ice cream. Make your own with a hands-on experience at CoolMess or, have authentic Italian ice cream at Sedutto’s, a 1922 parlor originating in Italy with many flavors including wine.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Upper East Side
How much do the vacation rentals in Upper East Side cost on average?
Upper East Side is one of the most expensive destinations in the USA. The price for a vacation rental is around $373.16 per night.
During which months can you find the best price for vacation rentals in Upper East Side?
]If you want to get the most out of your money, the most budget-friendly months to visit Upper East Side are January ($323.03 the average per night for accommodation), December ($332.74), and November ($337.83).
In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental in Upper East Side?
It can be concluded, by analyzing the data from the year 2020, that costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of May ($436.97), April ($430.55), and August ($380.93).
Should I plan a trip to Upper East Side well in advance?
It is better to book your stay well in advance when visiting Upper East Side, as only 21% of our properties are usually available throughout the year.
When are more vacation rentals available?
The best months to find available accommodation in Upper East Side are May (the average amount of properties that are free reached 35.8% of the total in 2020), June (32.5%), and April (28.25%).
When will it be harder to find an available vacation rental in Upper East Side?
The month with the highest average booked rental figures is August (only 14.8% of properties were available on average in 2020). Followed by July (17%), and March (17%).
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