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Upper West Side Things To Do

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Upper West Side Things To Do

Hello. My 17-year-old daughter and I will be arriving in a few weeks on a Friday around lunch, leaving Saturday around 4pm. We're staying near the Museum of Natural History and are looking for things to do within that short time frame. Unfortunately my daughter's not interested in museums; she's more the spa/shopping-type teenager. During past trips she's enjoyed the theatre, Rock Center, and Central Park. Any other ideas?

Particularly looking for suggestions for a salon/spa for a mani/pedi near the hotel (don't want to spend more than $75pp and am particular about cleanliness) also a not-too-fancy dinner spot within 3 blocks (max $35 entree price). And do you have a favorite website for weekend happenings? Thanks much.

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1. Re: Upper West Side Things To Do

Hey Eatsbonbons:-) Can't help with spa/pedi places but there are a number in area I know since I oftentimes pass but just don't take notice;-) As far as restaurant options.. there are too many to begin naming .. even within a 3-block area;-) There's everything from Asian to Greek to Ethiopian, Cuban, etc.. you may want to take a look at www.menupages.com/ You can break it down not only by area (check West 70's, 80's), but by cuisine and budget spread;-) Best.. and EnJOY!

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2. Re: Upper West Side Things To Do

She might enjoy just walking the streets and browsing at shops. There's lots of them on UWS, along Amsterdam, Columbus, Broadway, and some of the side streets.

It sounds like she could see some of the "unusual" places in nYC, not just main tourist spots. For example: If you head downtown to W. 27th St. she can take a peek at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) and esp. the "museum" there, which is a cool museum on fashion.



There's a fun spa on W. 57th St. called "Yelo" that specializes in foot massage. You get the message in a private pod" where you choose your own music, and have a fully reclining chair. Ahhhhh.


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i've had manicures on the UWS, but never man/ped that far north so can't give you a reco from personal experience; BUT google maps helped me locate some salons up there and they have some linked reviews.


Polished Beauty Bar on 78th & Broadway looks like a good bet and is also listed in Time Out.


For a diner, Cafe 82 and Viand on Broadway & 75th st. are both decent. For dinner, Isabella's is popular.

For things to do in the area, there's loads of shopping both discount and regular. There's a DSW for shoes, a Loehmann's near Lincoln Center, Burlington Coat factory... If she's into clothes and you're visiting before Feb. 23, I strongly recommend the JP Gaultier exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. It's wonderful!



is one good option.

What about a Broadway or off Broadway show?

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There's also a Centruy 21 on Broadway (at W 66th) that has a good selection of clothing for her age group. It's a lot "saner" than the lower Manhattan location, especially if you get there early morning.

We had a nice lunch at Serafina on Broadway (at W 77th) last year. It might be a nice spot for dinner. Not too fancy, but nice and the food was good.

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