Experience New York City’s Upper West Side Walking Tour!

Times Square isn't the only sight to see in New York City. Join our Upper West Side walking tour and get to know the other side of The Apple. Our guides share the rich history, beautiful sights, and local favorites from the most inspiring side of the island.

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Certified New Yorker Guides!

Join us on a Life Nomading NYC Upper West Side walking tour and you're sure to connect with genuine, certified New York City guides. We're a happy bunch, excited to share the sights, the sounds, and the history of the place we call our home.



NYC's Best Upper West Side Walking Tour

What You Can Expect...

Have you ever visited a new country or state, and left feeling like you only saw the "touristy" parts of the area? This walking tour is meant to focus on a portion of New York City that you, as a visitor, may never typically realize even exists, the Upper West Side (UWS).

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The Details

When you join us on a Life Nomading walking tour here is what to expect.

Tours Daily

Check our calendar to find a time that works for your group!

2 hours & 3 miles

Plan to be on our tour for 2 hours and we walk about 3 miles.

Questions are Encouraged!

We build in time to allow for questions and conversation amongst our group. Leave with a sense of community!

Includes a Food Tasting

Contested as one of the best cookies in the world, we stop at the original bakery where you get your choice of one of their four famous cookies.

...made to feel at ease straight away by a very warm smiling couple and was really impressed by Caroline and Ian’s knowledge of this beautiful place...

Kelvin & LouiseUnited Kingdom

Had a wonderful time on this great tour! Very knowledgeable and kind guides! Had so much fun experiencing the Upper West Side and learning some fun facts about a less-explored side of NYC!

Parker H.Texas

I had an amazing time in the walking tour of the upper west side! The tour was filled with fun and interesting facts and was a great way to get to know parts of the city. The guides are kind, patient, friendly and very helpful! I highly recommend to come check it out:)

Atara L.Israel

Great tour. Caroline and Ian are very friendly and knowledgeable. We have a much greater understanding and appreciation for the history and culture of the upper west side.


Our Guides


Caroline Lloyd

Upper West Side Guide

• Dancer • Loves going to live jazz in the city • Dog-Spotter extraordinaire • Ask me about my first subway experience

Ian Hoyt | Life Nomading

Ian Hoyt

Upper West Side Guide

• Filmmaker in the city • Has the best cocktail bar reco's • Considers breakfast a lifestyle • Ask me about the best kept NYC secret

Schedule a Walking Tour!


$29 / per person

We ask that you reserve your spot at least 4 hours in advance to ensure we keep groups small to give you the best experience possible. We kindly ask that you try your best to stick to the reserved tour slot you have requested. Thank you! For additional reservation questions email help@lifenomading.com or call (518) 952-0450