Washington Heights and Inwood are hidden treasures at the tip of Manhattan. Washington Heights is home to the largest collection of art deco buildings anywhere in the US. In the area is the George Washington Bridge; underneath this structure is Fort Washington Park, home to the recognizable Little Red Lighthouse landmark.
Fort Tryon Park (the highest point in Manhattan) is the home of the Met Museum Cloisters. There is an incredible amount of history embedded within its stained glass and illuminated manuscripts. Nearby is Highbridge Park, New York’s oldest standing bridge that brought fresh water to the city in 1848. It is open for interesting walks after undergoing extensive restoration.
Inwood, the northernmost tip of town, is presumed to be the site where Native Americans sold Manhattan, and their relics can still be found there. The area boasts numerous new bars and restaurants, including Vines on Pine, an incredible wine shop which a variety of gourmet bottles ranging in price. In Inwood, CHOCnyc is a fantastic bakery that offers fantastic custom cakes.
The Dyckman Farmhouse (built in 1784), first opened as a museum in 1916, is also an excellent stop for American history buffs when visiting this area of New York.