Upper East Side Kids Neighborhood Guide

When most people think of the Upper East Side, they picture world-class museums, stunning mansions and high-end boutiques filled with ladies who lunch. But if you've ever visited the neighborhood with kids, then you know it's also super family-friendly. Bookended by a pair of fantastic green spaces, Carl Schurz Park and Central Park, the UES boasts a slew of indoor play spaces, cute toy stores, cool craft spots, chichi kids' clothing shops and classic restaurants, like dessert destination Serendipity3 and the old-fashioned Lexington Candy Shop. Plus, all of those "adult" culture spots like the Metropolitan Museum, the Whitney and more offer regular art workshops and programming for kids, most of it free with admission. We hope our Upper East Side Guide will help you make the most of this classic New York City neighborhood with your family.