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The Upper West Side is well-known for its trendy, upscale appeal with a sleek range of accommodation options to boot. Whether you are traveling as a couple, a family, or a group of friends, there is a spectrum of varying rentals on offer.The perfect accommodation for your city stay
Book a chic, romantic vacation rental with city skyline views for your couple’s getaway. Large, urban-style vacation rentals are perfect for large groups and family vacations. If you’ll be traveling with pets, there are several stylish pet-friendly options. Some vacation rentals are near greener areas, like Central Park or one of the other many leafy parts of the neighborhood, while many other urban vacation rentals are conveniently located near restaurants, shops, bars, and more. With so many vacation rentals to choose from, you’ll be sure to find the perfect accommodation for your stay.
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The area and getting around
The Upper West Side is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. It is sandwiched between Central Park to the east and the Hudson River to the west. It has long been regarded as one of the most affluent neighborhoods in New York City and features many upscale boutiques, world-class museums, top-rated eateries, and several green parks. It is known for having a distinctly slower and more relaxed atmosphere than other parts of the city, thus making it one of the top travel destinations in NYC.Getting around the Upper West Side
Public transportation options, such as buses, ferries, and subways, are common and efficient ways to get around the city. Ride-share apps, such as Uber and Lyft are popular among travelers for getting around the Upper West Side as well as other parts of NYC. Taxis are readily available, but fares can often be more expensive than other transportation options.
Travelers and activities
There is no shortage of romantic things to do during a couple’s getaway to the Upper West Side. A stroll through the well-known Riverside Park is one of the most romantic things to do in the entire city, with vibrant blooms, green grass, and multicolored leaves, depending on the time of the year you’ll be visiting. Enjoy a quintessential NYC-style boozy brunch at Calle Ocho or Maison Pickle, where you can enjoy an impressive menu of brunch options and hand-crafted drinks.Upper West Side for Families
The Upper West Side is the perfect family-friendly destination. If you’re traveling with children or teenagers, then make a stop to satisfy your sweet tooth at Magnolia Bakery (considered to be one of the most Instagrammable cafés in NYC) or Levain Bakery. Families of all ages will enjoy a visit to the American Museum of Natural History, which changes its special exhibits on a regular basis.
„Did you know that some of the most famous NYC-centric movies were filmed in the Upper West Side? “Black Swan,” “Ghost Busters,” “Fatal Attraction,” “You’ve Got Mail,” and many more were filmed here!“
Top 5 travel tips in Upper West Side
No visit to the Upper West Side is complete without spending some time in Central Park. The park is easy to access from just about anywhere in the Upper West Side. Make sure to visit the most popular areas of the park including: Belvedere Castle, Strawberry Fields, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Sheep Meadow.2. See the stunning cathedral church of St. John the Divine
This picturesque church was constructed in the late 1800s and features a mix of Romanesque Revival and Gothic Revival style architecture. You can spend some time inside the church enjoying the intricate design details and the peaceful, quiet atmosphere.3. Visit a Banksy Mural
On the wall of DSW on 79th street and Broadway, you can find a painting coined “Hammer Boy” which was created by the famed street artist Banksy in 2013. The owner of the DSW building used glass to protect the mural from being defaced, since other murals by the artist have been known to be destroyed throughout the city. The painting depicts a boy swinging a hammer toward an actual red fire hydrant on the street.4. Enjoy a show at the Lincoln Center
The Lincoln Center is one of the top attractions in the Upper West Side. You can find regular performances here featuring the American Ballet Theatre, the New York City Ballet, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, and many others. It also makes for a stellar rainy day activity.5. Grab a famous NYC bagel
The Upper West Side is one of the top locations in the city to enjoy a bagel, by locals and visitors alike. Be sure to check out Absolute Bagels, where the bagels are so loved that the line regularly goes out the door.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Upper West Side
What is the average price for vacation rentals in Upper West Side?
Considering the average cost of $410.68 per night, Upper West Side lies at the upper end of the price range for vacation rentals in the USA.
When are vacation rentals cheaper in Upper West Side?
Those who want to be budget-friendly should visit Upper West Side in December, November, and January, the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of $348.01, $354.45, and $361.48 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
When does the price of vacation rentals in Upper West Side go up the most?
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 April ($508.81), March ($462.48), and August ($441.53).
Are there usually many vacation rentals available in Upper West Side?
We recommend you to book in advance in Upper West Side as only 20% of the properties are available throughout the year, following the data observed in 2020.
What are the best months for a last-minute getaway?
In 2020, the months with the largest number of accommodations available of the year in Upper West Side were May, July and June, with average availabilities of 27.2%, 26%, and 26%, respectively.
When are fewer rentals available in Upper West Side?
The month with the highest average booked rental figures is August (only 12.2% of properties were available on average in 2020). Followed by December (13.5%), and October (15.8%).
Are there many rentals in Upper West Side?
Holidu works with 6 different partners to give you a choice between 690 properties we have in Upper West Side.