The famously arty neighborhood of the ’70s and ’80s has evolved into one of New York City’s prime shopping districts. SoHo (an acronym for South of Houston Street) still features galleries, though these days the work within them tends toward the more high-end commercial—matching the luxury boutiques and independent-designer outposts that characterize the area. Once you’ve had your dose of retail therapy, take a break with a meal at one of the neighborhood’s many excellent restaurants or a drink at one of its elegant boutique hotels.
Home to hotspot restaurants, jewel-box museums and some of NYC's best shopping, SoHo is an ideal destination for a day.
More than just a haven of luxe apparel, SoHo appeals to the shopper in everyone with its array of indie boutiques, upscale retailers and specialty stores.
Here’s where to spend your ducats on Crosby Street in Lower Manhattan.
Known today for popular restaurants, shops and tourism, the Manhattan neighborhoods of SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown boast some of New York City’s richest history. Take a 2-hour walking tour with an expert local guide to discover hidden gems, 19th-century architecture, historical churches, and several locations of the mob and gang violence that plagued these areas of Lower Manhattan for decades. Learn about the hardships that early immigrants faced and how the neighborhoods became what they are today.
Embrace the culture of New York City's downtown neighborhoods as your guide leads you on the ultimate shopping experience in New York’s chic and abundant Soho and Nolita neighborhoods. Shop the fashionable only-in-New York stores which make this city the world’s retail mecca. On your 2.5 hour shopping tour, you'll learn about fashion trends, get assistance with wardrobe tips and hear entertaining, fun facts. Personal maps and exclusive store discounts are icing on the cake.
Show your vocal prowess with karaoke at bars, lounges and restaurants across all five boroughs in New York City.
As the country’s only nonprofit arts organization devoted exclusively to drawing, The Drawing Center offers more than just a multi-floor gallery, where drawings by historical, well-known contemporary and emerging artists share wall space; the group also spearheads educational initiatives and maintains a vibrant program of film screenings, artist talks, participatory art events and more.
This contemporary hotel is steps from SoHo, Greenwich Village and TriBeCa, one block from the Houston Street subway station and easily accessible from midtown attractions and the downtown Financial District.
This hip, provocative contemporary art gallery is known for mounting crowd-pleasing shows by cutting-edge artists, like Ryan McGinley (whose 2010 photography exhibition was so popular, the gallery was closed by police for over-crowding), Cory Arcangel, Andreas Schulze, Banks Violette, Suzanne McClelland and more.
Situated in the heart of SoHo's Cast-Iron Historic District, 101 Spring Street is the home and studio of American artist Donald Judd (1928–94), a lasting piece of the community of artists who transformed SoHo's industrial buildings into live-work studios in the 1960s and '70s.