This fashionable neighborhood is great for shopping, eating and drinking.

The area immediately south of Manhattan’s Houston Street has been affectionately known as SoHo since Chester Rapkin, an urban planner who was involved in the development of the area, coined the term. The area has a fascinating history that stems back to the 1600s. In more recent years, SoHo has been a hub for artists who moved to the area in the 1970s following a failed redevelopment. For decades, the area was home to some of the most notable names in New York art, including Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. During the 1990s, rising rents saw a shift in the demographic, and today visitors can discover the diverse history of the area with a walking tour, eat at one of Manhattan’s finest restaurants or enjoy a day of shopping.

Make your way along Broadway Street to find the best in international retail outlets. Fashion boutiques, home wares and bookstores can all be found on the strip, including flagship stores for Topshop, Levis and Emporio Armani. Venture off the main drag to find some of New York’s best-kept shopping secrets, as you meander through the character-filled streets of SoHo.

Enjoy a meal or a cocktail at one of the city’s coolest restaurants. SoHo is the “in” place to be, and there are new establishments opening up in the streets off Broadway Street regularly. There are also a number of clubs in the area, and it is known as being a great place to meet locals.

SoHo is located in southern Manhattan, and is bordered by NoHo, Little Italy, TriBeCa and the South Village. The area is well served by public transportation, with a number of subway lines running through the area. The area is easily accessed by car; however, expect to pay for parking. SoHo can be visited daily, and there is no fee.

Top Hotels in SoHo

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
NoMo SoHo
NoMo SoHo
4.5 out of 5
9 Crosby Street, New York, NY
¥15,149
per night
Nov 24 - Nov 25

Located in Manhattan, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of New York University, 5th Avenue, and Washington Square Park. Federal Reserve Bank of New York ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,951 reviews)

"The view was incredible and the free wine every night was a major plus!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

NoMo SoHo
Soho Grand Hotel
Soho Grand Hotel
4.5 out of 5
310 W Broadway, New York, NY
¥16,563
per night
Nov 24 - Nov 25

Located in Manhattan, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Washington Square Park, New York University, and 5th Avenue. National September 11 Memorial ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,596 reviews)

"Super location, personable and friendly staff, wonderful bed!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Soho Grand Hotel
11 Howard
11 Howard
5 out of 5
11 Howard Street, New York, NY
¥20,944
per night
Nov 24 - Nov 25

Located in Manhattan, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of New York University, 5th Avenue, and Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Washington Square Park ...

4.3/5Excellent! (481 reviews)

"I was able to check in early. The staff gave great recommendations for eating in the area. I loved the gm and saunas."…"

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

11 Howard
The James New York- SoHo
The James New York- SoHo
4.5 out of 5
27 Grand St, New York, NY
¥18,064
per night
Nov 24 - Nov 25

Located in Manhattan, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Washington Square Park, 5th Avenue, and New York University. National September 11 Memorial ...

4.3/5Excellent! (926 reviews)

"I really enjoyed the complimentary coffee and scones in the morning and later in the day there where some other goodies that they offered."…"

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

The James New York- SoHo
SIXTY SoHo
SIXTY SoHo
4.5 out of 5
60 Thompson Street, Soho, New York, NY
¥20,073
per night
Nov 28 - Nov 29

Located in Manhattan, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Washington Square Park, New York University, and 5th Avenue. National September 11 Memorial ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (421 reviews)

"Great location, good service, nice touch of a complimentary wine hour."…"

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2019

SIXTY SoHo
CITY ROOMS NYC - Soho
CITY ROOMS NYC - Soho
2.5 out of 5
120 Lafayette St, New York, NY
¥6,944
per night
Nov 24 - Nov 25

Located in Manhattan, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Federal Reserve Bank of New York, New York University, and National September 11 Memorial. 5th Avenue ...

4.2/5Very Good! (469 reviews)

"The location, room design (King Bed), and cleanliness is what gets top marks. However, staff are not very attentive when if comes to turn down service. We stayed for 3 nights and they did not change the sheets once even when it was clear that the sheets were in need of a change. Also, the towels ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

CITY ROOMS NYC - Soho

Popular things to do in SoHo

Times Square
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Times Square

4.5/5(20,801 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(11,404 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(7,006 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(7,488 reviews)

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

Grand Central Terminal
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Grand Central Terminal

4.5/5(8,841 reviews)

This majestic, lively hub for commuters is a must-see for architecture buffs.

Brooklyn Bridge
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Brooklyn Bridge

4.5/5(6,287 reviews)

This iconic suspension bridge offers views of the Statue of Liberty from the East River.

Top activities in SoHo

New York's West Village Food & History Tour
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New York's West Village Food & History Tour

¥6,544

Don’t fall for the culinary tourist traps when you’re in Manhattan! Sidewalks of NY offers irresistible New York Food Tours in the cultural hotspot of the West Village. Ask any New Yorker where to find the best pizza, hamburger, cupcake, bagel, dim sum or coffee, and they will undoubtedly reply with a strong opinion.

SoHo, Little Italy & Chinatown Walking Tour
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SoHo, Little Italy & Chinatown Walking Tour

¥3,817

Explore the diverse neighborhoods of SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown—where a different world appears around every corner. Your engaging tour guide escorts you through the hustle and bustle of these 3 amazingly unique neighborhoods.

Wine Tasting Walking Tour in SoHo
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Wine Tasting Walking Tour in SoHo

¥10,362

Visit two premium wine destinations in SoHo during your wine-tasting walking tour. At each stop, sample world-class wines matched with delicious cuisine while your expert guide and winemaker hosts share tips on selecting, tasting and pairing wines.

Italians of Greenwich Village Food Tour
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Italians of Greenwich Village Food Tour

¥6,435

Walk the streets of NYC's historic and iconic Greenwich Village's Italian Neighborhood. By 1900, this neighborhood was home to 50,000 Italian and Italian American immigrants total. Discover the local Italian history at the neighborhood churches of St.

Bohemian Culture Walking Tour
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Bohemian Culture Walking Tour

¥3,272

Delve into the fascinating world of beatniks, progressives, and activists on this tour that takes you through the bohemian culture of Greenwich Village, particularly in the early-to-mid-20th century.

The Madison Avenue Luxury Shopping Experience
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The Madison Avenue Luxury Shopping Experience

¥410,007

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: c/o Madison Avenue Business Improvement District 59 East 79 Street, Lower Level, New York City, NY 4-hour personal luxury styling experience with expert personal shoppers who know what it takes to make you look and feel your best.

Other neighborhoods in New York

Tribeca
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Tribeca

Known for Urban, Skyscrapers, Architecture

4.5/5(191 reviews)

Spend some time visiting places like Pier 25 Mini-Golf while getting to know Tribeca, and be sure to check out the lively bars. You can hop aboard the metro at Franklin St. Station or Chambers St. Station (Hudson St.) to see more of the area.

Greenwich Village
Greenwich Village showing a fountain

Greenwich Village

Known for Small Town, Urban, Entertainment

4.5/5(404 reviews)

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.

East Village
East Village showing street scenes, a sunset and a city

East Village

Known for Small Town, Urban, Bars

4.5/5(65 reviews)

You might take some time to check out the abundant dining options in East Village. Spend some time visiting top spots like Tompkins Square Park, and catch the metro at 1 Av. Station or 3 Av.Station to see more of the area.

Lower East Side
Lower East Side

Lower East Side

Known for Urban, Chinatown, Culture

4.5/5(234 reviews)

Enjoy the fantastic nightlife in Lower East Side. Lower East Side Tenement Museum is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at Essex St. Station or Delancey St. Station to see more of New York.

Financial District
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Financial District

Known for Monuments, Skyscrapers, Urban

4.5/5(1,560 reviews)

Travelers love Financial District for its important monuments, and you can see more of New York by jumping on the metro at Wall St. Station or Fulton St. Station (Nassau St.). You might spend time checking out top sights like Federal Reserve Bank of New York and New York Stock Exchange.

Chelsea
The High Line Park featuring a city, a garden and street scenes

Chelsea

Known for Urban, Culture, Museums

4/5(1,578 reviews)

Manhattan’s prized arts district is a success story of urban renewal. Tour the area to see some of Downtown’s hippest attractions.