Where is Harlem?
So you've got a hold of your rental car and you're itching to get out onto the highway? If you haven't been to Harlem before, we've got some basic facts to start you off on the right foot.
The neighborhood of Harlem lies about 5 miles northeast of downtown New York.
New York has a population of roughly 8,2,. So, if you're looking at going on a road trip while you're vacationing in Harlem, you're sure to bump into some interesting new people.
What are the major attractions in Harlem?
You can't come this far and not see the Apollo Theater — especially when it's so close to your hotel!
You'll find a selection of attractions within close reach of this neighborhood's center, such as the Studio Museum of Harlem. The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the General Grant National Memorial are a couple of other close-by attractions that draw lots of travelers like yourself.
What are the best road trip destinations near Harlem?
During your stay, you'd be nuts to miss visiting nearby East Harlem. Upper West Side is another place that's worth a look. Want to check out East Harlem first? It's 1 mile from Harlem. Alternatively, Upper West Side is 3 miles away.
Where are the best beaches near Harlem?
Nothing screams vacation like jumping in the car, putting on some tunes and cruising to the seaside. Harlem has some glorious beaches nearby, so grab something to read (and a kite if the wind's up) and take a day trip to one of these well-known options:
- Orchard Beach (9 miles away).
- Plum Beach (16 miles away).
- Coney Island Beach (16 miles away).