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Today's article is going to be a New York City Guide. I will show you some wonderful spots, the best views, architecture and shopping in The Upper East/West Side. The Upper East Side is definitely a must see when you're visiting New York and it will keep you and your wallets very busy.

❃ F o r S o m e t h i n g T o D o

Central Park

So of course starting of with something to do and that is Central Park, but a little tip for you, start at the Plaza Hotel at 59th street. Not only is it just an iconic hotel but you could take a lot of beautiful pictures over there. This area is always awesome decorated for the holidays, but it also gives you a perfect access to Central Park. It's like a direct walk-in, which makes it super easy. We all know that there are so many activities and beautiful views over there. In Mid-Park they have The Boathouse, where a lot of street performers are making your day. Park designers Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux created the Lake from a former swamp, for boating in the summer and ice-skating in the winter. The 20-acre Lake is the largest of Central Park's naturalistic water bodies. Remember Wollman Rink of Gossip Girl? With its romantic backdrop, Wollman Rink puts visitors beneath the magical New York City skyline by day, and its twinkling lights by night. The place is not only been featured in Gossip Girl, but also in films such as Love Story and Serendipity.
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❃ F a m o u s F a v o r i t e

Serendipity 3

For a famous favorite head over to Serendipity 3. It's a popular restaurant known for its ''Frozen Hot Chocolate''. They have an enormous menu, so everybody's going to find something they like. Just keep in mind there's going to be a wait, so try lunch time for example.
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❃ F o r T h e S h o p a h o l i c

Madison Ave. / 5th Ave.

Full of shops, every shop you can think of is located here. Also lots of the upscale shops, think of: Chanel, Barney's, Bergdorf Goodman, Tiffany & Co. (where you can get amazing breakfast!). Window shopping is just simply great, everything is so pretty decorated. It's a perfect place to kill time as well as on a rainy day, but the area is something that HAS to be mentioned in this article!
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❃ F o r T h e H i s t o r y B u f f

The MET. / 1000 5th Ave.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the largest and most important art museums in the world. You could spend days in here, this museum is so incredible huge. Especially in this season when autumn is coming around, you could get lost and look at all the beautiful art there. The building is located on the eastern side of Manhattan's Central Park.
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❃ F o r A S w e e t T r e a t

Dylan's Candy Bar

Now I couldn't give you a whole article without telling you were to get something sweet. So you can go to the famous' Dylan's Candy Bar and this is just another place that is massive, full of candy, every candy you could possible think of! They have a cafe, a fudge bar and you could buy some souvenirs for home. They have a corner that's called: ''Famous Favorites''. A lot of celebrities have been there, so you can greep you favorite celebrity and see what their favorite candy is.
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❃ F o r G o s s i p G i r l F a n s

Filming Spots

For all of you Gossip Girl fans, Upper East Side was the place for a lot of the shows. The MET steps is one of them, which I wrote above about it. The Palace Hotel in general, it's so beautiful you should definitely just have a look over there. Gossip Girl fan or not, you have to go, because they decorate it so beautiful for over the holidays and it's definitely worth going! Then last is the Empire Hotel and I'm pretty sure they have Gossip Girl themed drinks. But since the Empire is on the Upper West Side, for dinner of for brunch go to: The Smith across the street. This restaurant has pretty much anything for everyone, so you're good to go with that and it's delicious!
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So that's it lovelies! Hope you'll liked it and let me know what you think of this article, so please send me a message! Have a good day all of you!

Love, Kirsten