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Visit the MET

Upper East Side is home to the fifth largest museum in the world.Home to more than 2 million pieces of art spanning 5,000+ years.It’s also the most visited museum in New York City (receiving more than 6 million visitors per year).

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Get coffee at Ralph’s

The postage-stamp sized cafe is as charming as can be. The prominent color scheme is a velvety-rich shade ofdark green that serves to extenuate the swankiness of the place.

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Explore Central Park

It’s the most filmed location in the world (and has #2 beat by a mile). Spanning more than 840 healthy acres, Central Park is an architectural feat that few can resist falling in love with.

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Visit the Guggenheim

This Museum was Frank Lloyd Wright's most notable achievement. Unfortunately, Wright passed away six months before the museum opened to the public in 1959.

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Have the best black and white cookie in NYC

Breads Bakery is a very popular NYC bakery.The cookie is a mix of a standard black and white cookie and croissant. It's satisfying without being overly sweet, easily one of the best things to do on the UES!

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Have celebratory drinks at Bemelmans Bar

This bar is best known for the alluring murals that adorn the walls. The murals were hand-painted by none other than the beloved illustrator behind the famous Madeline books, Ludwig Bemelmans (for whom the bar is named).

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Visit the Corner Bookstore

One of the most enjoyable things to do on the Upper East Side is swinging by the Corner Bookstore.Founded in 1978, it's been satisfying the literary needs of New Yorkers for three generations.

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Get a treat from Laduree

Laduree’s macaroons have a cult-like following for a reason, they’re some of the best in the city and the UES is lucky to have a location.The decor is perfectly Parisian and makes for a great spot to slow down and relax in the midst of the bustling streets.

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Get a classic NYC burger from JG Melon

JG Melon has been around since 1972.  The interior is tightly packed and full of watermelon-themed paintings and posters.It's a cash-only establishment frequented by prominent New Yorkers, like former mayor Michael Bloomberg who calls these the best hamburgers in the world

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Catch a comedy show

The UES is home to one of the best comedy clubs in NYC (Comic Strip Live), which makes catching a comedy show while exploring the Upper East Side a must-do for those that love comedy.

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