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Things to do in West Village

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in West Village. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite West Village attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in West Village to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in West Village.

  • Castor & Pollux

    Formerly of Bergen Street in Brooklyn, this little boutique in the West Village is the creation of former interior designer, Kerrilyn Pamer. Recent... More
  • Haus Interior

    Head to the back of this cozy Nolita boutique and you’ll spot German designer Nina Freudenberger creating eclectic interiors for stylish Manhattani... More
  • Idlewild Books

    Named after the original New York International Airport, Idlewild Bookstore was opened by David Del Vecchio, a former United Nations press officer,... More
  • J.Crew's Liquor Store

    Nope, this isn’t about J.Crew (the casual clothing store) branching out into brandy and fine old Scotch. J.Crew’s Liquor Store in the West Village ... More
  • Jacques Torres Chocolate, New York

    Visible courtesy of the large front windows, the gleaming silver pipes and machinery of this Hudson Square chocolate shop are proverbially hard at ... More
  • Leffot

    “Numquam jactate” is the motto of this men’s shoe store, located in New York City’s West Village. The phrase means “never boast,” and it epitomizes... More
  • Little Branch

    A nondescript brown door leads to the speakeasy-style cocktail lounge, Little Branch, in the West Village. The glow from candles softly light the w... More
  • Magnolia Bakery

    Often credited with inspiring the return of the cupcake fad, Magnolia Bakery was first established at this West Village location in 1996. Furnish ... More
  • Milk & Cookies Bakery

    Evoking the comforting atmosphere of a home kitchen, this West Village bakery contains a fireplace, bright blue tiled tables, and glass jars filled... More
  • Three Lives & Company

    Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Cunningham called this "one of the greatest bookstores on the face of the Earth" for its friendly atmosphere and well... More

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