Quaint West Village awaits: its bars, theater, live music, and more!

Many first-time visitors to the West Village remark at how European it feels. Handsome coffee shops and boutiques line cobblestone streets, and the smell of gourmet food lingers around many brownstone façades. Shop for beautifully restored vintage furniture and enjoy a strong coffee brew at Caffé Reggio, one of the oldest coffee shops in New York City. Its espresso machine dates back to 1902.

Take a leisurely stroll on the High Line Park, an elevated disused railroad track that has become a trendy garden, park and sculpture gallery. Spend a romantic sunset at Hudson River Park, which faces the Hudson River and gorgeous views of New Jersey.

The West Village has long been a place of tolerance, making it one of New York City’s richest centers for the arts and gay communities. Have a beer at the historic Stonewall Inn, a bar that was instrumental in the gay liberation movement. Snap your fingers at a jazz show in the Village Vanguard, which has been hosting jazz performances since 1935. See a famous blues artist play at Blue Note.

Bordered by Greenwich Village and Chelsea, the West Village is a good place to start a busy day of sightseeing. Spend time in Washington Square Park, just over the border in Greenwich Village. Go gallery hopping in the art district of Chelsea. Make time to see the world-famous Gogosian Gallery.

Come to the West Village around mealtime so that you can sample one of the many gourmet restaurants this area is known for. Eat peanut butter, jelly and Earl Grey pain perdu at a romantic restaurant. Try a pasta tasting menu or unwind with more casual fare at a New York-style pizzeria.

The West 4th Street station has access to many train lines, so you will have no problem getting to the West Village from other parts of the city. Make sure you bring your walking shoes, however you come. It is going to be a busy day exploring all of the beautiful West Village neighborhood.

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Entertainment, Small Town and Urban

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Top Hotels in West Village

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Jane Hotel
The Jane Hotel
2 out of 5
113 Jane St, New York, NY
$135
per night
Oct 27 - Oct 28

Located in Greenwich Village, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Whitney Museum of American Art, The High Line Park, and Chelsea Market. 5th Avenue and ...

4/5Very Good! (1,884 reviews)

"Quite charming and unique. Very cozy and looked forward to returning to my room every night."…"

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

The Jane Hotel
Hotel 309
Hotel 309
2 out of 5
309 W 14th St, New York, NY

Located in Greenwich Village, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Chelsea Market, The High Line Park, and Whitney Museum of American Art. 5th Avenue and ...

2.6/5 (542 reviews)

"Helpful staff. Spotty Wi-Fi. Low on amenities. Good for an economical stay."…"

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

Hotel 309
Chelsea Pines Inn
Chelsea Pines Inn
2.5 out of 5
317 West 14th Street, New York, NY
$145
per night
Nov 17 - Nov 18

Located in Greenwich Village, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Chelsea Market and The High Line Park. Times Square and Empire State Building are also ...

4.1/5Very Good! (549 reviews)

"Super cute, Hollywood themed, clean, great location"…"

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Chelsea Pines Inn
Gansevoort Meatpacking
Gansevoort Meatpacking
4.5 out of 5
18 9th Avenue at 13th street, New York, NY
$320
per night
Oct 27 - Oct 28

This family-friendly New York hotel is located near the airport, within a 5-minute walk of Whitney Museum of American Art and Chelsea Market. The High Line Park ...

4.3/5Excellent! (954 reviews)

"Great location, great staff! Pool at the rooftop, trendy restaurants and bars around. Next door to Whitney museum, Highline, and Meatpacking Market. Bathroom design might have missed usability testing. Bathtub wasn’t draining properly. Linen sheets were a bit smelly. Lots of extras in the room and ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Gansevoort Meatpacking
Incentra Village Hotel
Incentra Village Hotel
3 out of 5
32 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY
$215
per night
Nov 19 - Nov 20

Located in Greenwich Village, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Chelsea Market and Whitney Museum of American Art. The High Line Park and 5th Avenue ...

4.1/5Very Good! (95 reviews)

"Great place, very unique. It was twice as big as i thought it would be. Made us feel like we were staying at a bed and breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2019

Incentra Village Hotel
Big Space Manhattan City Center - One Bedroom Apartment, Sleeps 6
Big Space Manhattan City Center - One Bedroom Apartment, Sleeps 6
New York, NY

Located in Greenwich Village, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Chelsea Market, 5th Avenue, and The High Line Park. Whitney Museum of American ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Cosy- At home

"We re 4 friends sharing the studio, Nice , cosy , old but caractere. But clean and Nice . The only bad things was all the stairs. It was situated super location. Thanks Kerstin fr Sweden"…"

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2017

Big Space Manhattan City Center - One Bedroom Apartment, Sleeps 6

Popular things to do in West Village

Bleecker Street
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Bleecker Street

Visit this downtown street, that connects Manhattan’s Greenwich Village with East Village, for its trendy nightclubs, high-end fashion stores and Italian pastry shops.

Hudson River Park
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Hudson River Park

5/5(4 reviews)

A favorite of locals and tourists alike, this walkway is one of the best in New York City and a romantic place to go with a date.

Times Square
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Times Square

4.5/5(20,127 reviews)

New York’s infamous neon wonderland is hustle and bustle at its best, and an essential stop for all tourists.

Rockefeller Center
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Rockefeller Center

4.5/5(10,945 reviews)

One of Manhattan’s most iconic developments, this hub of business and entertainment was considered a remarkable feat when it was completed in the late 1930s.

Empire State Building
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Empire State Building

4.5/5(6,728 reviews)

No trip to New York is complete without zooming up the top of this iconic building, where the views of Manhattan are unmatchable.

Statue of Liberty
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Statue of Liberty

4.5/5(7,210 reviews)

This symbol of freedom, democracy and hope is one of the most famous statues in the world.

Top activities in West Village

Greenwich Village Walking Tour
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Greenwich Village Walking Tour

$35

Greenwich Village has earned a reputation as a magnet for bohemians and intellectuals as it was once home to writers Henry James and Edgar Allan Poe, artist Jackson Pollack, and radical thinker Upton Sinclair.

Secret Food Tours New York City
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Secret Food Tours New York City

$78

On Secret Food Tours New York, we eat our way through the charming, iconic and extremely delicious neighborhood of Greenwich Village; simply “the Village”, located on the lower west side of Manhattan.

Ghosts of Greenwich Village Small Group Tour
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Ghosts of Greenwich Village Small Group Tour

$35

Dig up Manhattan's spine-chilling past on this 2-hour walking tour of Greenwich Village, known as one of the city's most haunted neighborhoods. Together with a guide, you'll head to some of the village's spookiest spots, including Washington Square Park and NYU's Brown Building, and hear tales of lost children, celebrity ghosts, and park-dwelling phantoms.

NYC Lights Dinner Cruise
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NYC Lights Dinner Cruise

$196

Aboard your dinner cruise in NYC, you will enjoy a decadent three-course meal, expertly crafted by our on-board chefs while imbibing in artisan cocktails mixed by our skilled bartenders. Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy post-dinner dancing to music spun by our live, award-winning onboard DJs.

Private 2-Hour Ghosts of Greenwich Village Tour
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Private 2-Hour Ghosts of Greenwich Village Tour

$70

Dig up Manhattan's spine-chilling past on this 2-hour private walking tour of Greenwich Village, known as one of the city's most haunted neighborhoods. Together with a guide, you'll head to some of the village's spookiest spots, including Washington Square Park and NYU's Brown Building, The Murder House, Chumley's, and The Cherry Lane Theatre.

NYC Jazzy Champagne Brunch Cruise
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NYC Jazzy Champagne Brunch Cruise

$111

Spend a leisurely weekend afternoon cruising the scenic waters just beyond the towering skyscrapers of Manhattan, sipping coffee and tucking into a scrumptious brunch buffet. With a live jazz band providing the day’s soundtrack, catch glimpses of iconic sights and enjoy tasty bites.

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