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Greenwich VillageNew York

Once the center of New York’s bohemian art scene, this area remains one of the city’s best hangouts and a great spot to sip an espresso or catch an independent film.

During the 20th century, New York’s Greenwich Village was home to the city’s coolest residents. Small printing presses, experimental theater, and gay bars and lesbian bars thrived here along with a strong alternative culture. After World War II, leaders of The Beat Generation wrote poems and stories in Village coffee houses. Though many of the artists have been pushed out by high rents in today’s New York, Greenwich Village still offers high culture, cheap food and small-town coziness.

Start out in Washington Square Park. Here, alongside dog parks and food carts, you’ll find the Washington Square Arch. Built in 1892, this marble arch was based on Paris’s Arc de Triomphe. Head to the southeast corner of the park to challenge someone to an outdoor game of chess.

Grab a bite to eat on MacDougal Street, just to the south of Washington Square Park. Once lined with bohemian coffee houses, this street now hosts cheap ethnic food. Enjoy a falafel, an Indian wrap or a slice of pizza.

Greenwich Village has a long tradition of experimental live theater but these days, it is a center for New York’s film community. Catch a limited-release film at the IFC Center. This art-house theater replaced the Village’s beloved Waverly Theater on Sixth Avenue. If you prefer, catch a film classic at Film Forum in the southwest part of the village.

Take a stroll along the the narrow streets of the West Village for a glimpse of the neighborhood as it once was. Here, the winding, diagonal streets rebel against the grid of the rest of the city, making an excellent place to wander.

Turn down Christopher Street to see one of the most important locations for the American gay rights movement. The Stonewall Inn was the site of the historic Stonewall riots of the 1960s, in which gay activists fought against police for three days. Today, Christopher Street offers bars and shops popular with the LGBT community.

Greenwich Village is served by numerous metro and bus stops. Arrive at the West 4th Street metro stop for the most central location.

Top Hotels in Greenwich Village

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Walker Hotel Greenwich Village
Walker Hotel Greenwich Village
4.5 out of 5
52 West 13th Street, New York, NY
The price is ¥20,964 per night

Located in Greenwich Village, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of 5th Avenue and Union Square Park. Washington Square Park and Chelsea Market are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (477 reviews)

"Friendly staff. Great location. Classic feel and fun lobby."…"

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020

Walker Hotel Greenwich Village
Incentra Village Hotel
Incentra Village Hotel
3 out of 5
32 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY
The price is ¥16,480 per night

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

4.1/5Very Good! (108 reviews)

"Very clean, cool like a house instead of a sterile hotel"…"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020

Incentra Village Hotel
Washington Square Hotel
Washington Square Hotel
3.5 out of 5
103 Waverly Pl, New York, NY
The price is ¥16,159 per night

This family-friendly New York hotel is located in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of 5th Avenue and Washington Square Park. New York University ...

4.3/5Excellent! (995 reviews)

"Love this hotel, friendly employees, great location. Great free breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2020

Washington Square Hotel
Gansevoort Meatpacking
Gansevoort Meatpacking
4.5 out of 5
18 9th Avenue at 13th street, New York, NY
The price is ¥31,447 per night

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! (1,000 reviews)

"The rooftop swimming pool was ok but it wasn’t heated. Additionally the vent in my bathroom was extremely dirty."…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2020

Gansevoort Meatpacking
The Marlton Hotel
The Marlton Hotel
4.5 out of 5
5 W 8th St, New York, NY
The price is ¥15,271 per night

Located in Greenwich Village, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of 5th Avenue and Washington Square Park. New York University and Bleecker Street are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (998 reviews)

"Great location and a very cool quirky hotel. Breakfast included too"…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

The Marlton Hotel
The Jane Hotel
The Jane Hotel
2 out of 5
113 Jane St, New York, NY
The price is ¥11,403 per night

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. Bleecker Street ...

4.1/5Very Good! (999 reviews)

"It was a great experience! The staff was great and the place is definitely one of a kind."…"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

The Jane Hotel

Popular places to visit in Greenwich Village

New York University
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New York University

Enjoy the collegiate vibe with a visit to New York University, a well-known college in New York. Experience the acclaimed art scene and fascinating museums in this vibrant area.

Washington Square Park
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Washington Square Park

In a city with many pretty parks, this is one of the most beautiful. You may recognize its iconic arch and fountain from a movie or postcard.

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.

Whitney Museum of American Art
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Whitney Museum of American Art

Browse more than 21,000 paintings, sculptures, photos and other modern artistic works in this innovative complex that celebrates living artists.

Blue Note Jazz Club
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Blue Note Jazz Club

You can enjoy the entertainment at Blue Note Jazz Club during your trip to New York. Experience the acclaimed theater scene and fascinating museums in this vibrant area.

Ground Zero Museum Workshop
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Ground Zero Museum Workshop

Artifacts, images and stories re-create the quiet heroism of the long recovery period after the terrorist attack on New York City’s World Trade Center.

Top things to do in Greenwich Village

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

¥3,765
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
NYC Cupcake Bakery Crawl of the Village
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NYC Cupcake Bakery Crawl of the Village

¥4,841
Per adult
Greenwich Village Food & Walking Tasting Tour
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Greenwich Village Food & Walking Tasting Tour

¥7,420
Per adult
Best of Greenwich Village in our Cellar at 99 MacDougal St
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Best of Greenwich Village in our Cellar at 99 MacDougal St

¥2,147
Per adult
SoHo photo tour
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SoHo photo tour

¥8,471
Per adult
New York's West Village Food & History Tour
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New York's West Village Food & History Tour

¥6,454
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

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Midtown