The Upper West Side of Manhattan is not as quick paced as some other areas of the city, making it quite attractive
This part of Manhattan is home to families, evident by the parades of parents pushing strollers on the sidewalks, making it a friendly visit. Central Park is here, which always merits a walk through, or a relaxed rest while enjoying lunch. The Park Conservancy hosts several walking tours, depending on the season; check their website for current info.
There are many gourmet food shops, worthy of maxing out your credit card, located here, as well as other specialty shops and high end stores. Some of the best art studios in New York are also located in this area of Manhattan.