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Washington Heights

Stunning Hudson River vistas welcome you to Washington Heights, but the real appeal is at street level. Home to a vibrant and diverse Latin American community, the neighborhood inspired Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway musical, In The Heights, which became a major motion picture. Here’s how to spend some time in the Heights—in real life.

Get there
You’ve got options. The A, C and 1 trains stop in the neighborhood—the 181st Street station is in the thick of it—as do several buses from other parts of Manhattan and the Bronx.
Go for
Local eats like mofongo and chicharron. Grab an ice-cold piragua—Puerto Rican shaved ice—from a street vendor for dessert.
Stay for
Incredible views. Don’t miss the George Washington Bridge and take in the sights from the High Bridge, a pedestrian-only span from the Heights to the Bronx.
Locals know
You can time travel on Sylvan Terrace, a quaint, cobblestone street lined with 19th-century rowhouses.

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