On the Upper East Side, there’s plenty to do to keep you busy while scandals and secrets spin all around you. Gossip Girl herself has provided a list of must-dos while in the elite neighborhood, and if you follow her lead, you might just have an experience that Blair or Serena would delight in!
Check out the gallery below to see the hottest places to go on the Upper East Side, and see the complete guide to NYC here!
169 E. 71st St.The iconic Breakfast at Tiffany's address where B and S lived for a summer. Frankly, I’m surprised the building is still standing.Photo Credit: streeteasy.com
86th Crosstown Bus86th St. & Lexington - Finding true love on public transportation? Almost happened to J. But would that make you reconsider a cab?Photo Credit: wn.com
Amaranth21 E 62nd St #1 - A favorite of Upper East Side society, this café is where Avery Carlyle began her ascent to reign as Queen Bee of Constance Billard. (The Carlyles: Love the One You’re With) amaranthrestaurant.com
Bloomingdales MAC Counter919 3rd Ave. - B helped little J find the perfect lipstick in Because I’m Worth It, but if you’re not with B, just ask for assistance. veronikaskandykoateddreams.com
Central Park Reservoir85th Street to 96th Street, from east to west - Sweat is rarely sexy, unless we’re talking about watching St. Judes boys without shirts work out. Come to work out...but stay for the show. centralparknyc.org
Central Park Zoo61st and 5th Ave. - Plan a daytime date to bond over polar bears, like B and N did back when they first started dating. (It Had to Be You) centralparknyc.org
L'Absinthe227 East 67th St. - As Avery Carlyle found out, this restaurant is the bastion of the blue-haired, blue-blooded elite for a reason—it’s understated, elegant, and perfectly UES. labsinthe.com
David Burke Townhouse133 East 61st St. - How do I know you’re passing off that H&M dress as couture? Because I was sipping an iced tea at this across-the-street café, watching you sneak out of the store. davidburketownhouse.com
Hermes691 Madison Ave. (multiple locations) - Their enamel bangle bracelets look like calorie-free candy, and I simply can’t get enough. Neither can B—which is why C gave her two of them as a New Year’s present. (I Will Always Love You). hermes.com
La Maison du Chocolat1018 Madison Ave - Are macaroons the new cupcakes on the UES? Who cares? Just enjoy the carbfest at this magical Madison Avenue café. lamaisonduchocolat.com Photo Credit: lapetitechinoise.com
Corner Cafe And Bakery1645 3rd Ave. - Be like S & B and grab a scone and a coffee before you head to class at Constance. cornercafe-bakery.com
Serendipity 3225 East 60th St. - Order a Frrrozen Mochaccino and read about the time S took D to this very spot. (You Know You Love Me) serendipity3.comPhoto Credit: wikis.nyu.edu
The Frick1 East 70th St. - Benefits always happen here. But the surprise benefit at a recent event was an epic wardrobe malfunction perfectly proportioned to B and S. frick.orgPhoto Credit: newyorksocialdiary.com
The Metropolitan Museum-of-art1000 5th Ave. - Sip a latte while perched on S and B's favorite step, and remember, B likes hers skim with two Splendas. (I Will Always Love You) metmuseum.orgPhoto Credit: nyc-architecture.com
Vosges1100 Madison Ave. # 7 (multiple locations) - Treat yourself to some melt-in-your-mouth sweetness at this UES chocolate shop. Because you’re worth it—and so am I, of course. vosgeschocolate.comconciergequestionnaire.com
Zitomer969 Madison Ave. - Much more elegant and considerably less fluorescent than any other pharmacy in Manhattan, and it stocks a full range of Bliss products. What more could a girl want? zitomer.comPhoto Credit: foursquare.com
Alice's Tea Cup156 East 64th St. (multiple locations) - If you're anything like B, you may have come here with Nanny when you were six, but why not relive your youth—and relieve your stress—with a cup of tea at this quaint neighborhood café? alicesteacup.com
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