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This post is a guide of things to do in SoHo, including the top things to see and do, where to eat, shop, and see art. We also include a sample itinerary, family-friendly activities and things to do at night.
SoHo is definitely worth visiting due to its multitude of shopping options, museums, art galleries, and architecture, just to name a few.
The following section will include all the details you need to visit SoHo including sample itineraries, how to get here, and how much time you should set aside for your visit.
SoHo stands for South of Houston Street.
The acronym was coined by Chester Rapkin, a city planning commissioner who published a report in the 1960s and called “The South Houston Industrial Area”.
The area boundaries are Houston Street on the north and Canal Street in the south, 6th Avenue on the west and Crosby Street on the east.
SoHo is located within the greater Lower Manhattan District and can be reached by multiple subway lines.
You can use this Google Map, but how you get here depends on where you are going, as there are several subway stations scattered around SoHo.
Several NYC subway lines run through parts of SoHo.
We have 2 posts on the NYC subway that are very handy:
TIP: Many hop-on-hop-off tourist buses stop near SoHo.
TIP #2: Why not stay here? Check out the top rated SoHo hotels on TripAdvisor.
Give yourself at least 2 hours to stroll around, window-shop, and grab a pastry and espresso.
Our self-guided walking tour should take you about 90 min if you don’t stop and linger. You can use it for free on your phone or download our free audio tour app.
With shopping, popping into art galleries and a meal, you could easily spend half or a full day in SoHo.
This itinerary can be followed in any order, depending on when you go. In the daytime, enjoy lunch, or in the evening, have dinner.
Explore the streets of SoHo – Spend an hour or two walking around, admiring the beautiful architecture. Do some shopping.
In the evening, see an inexpensive musical or theatrical performance.
For an in-depth experience, check out our GPS-led audio tour you can take any time, day or night. Listen to a sample.
We also have a downloadable self-guided tour of SoHo.
Here is a list of the best things to do in SoHo. To read about SoHo’s history, click here.
We offer a daily, pay-what-you-wish walking tour of SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown.