SoHo (South of Houston Street) is one of the most famous neighborhoods in New York. Known for its historic architecture (particularly the incredible cast-iron buildings), its famous art scene, and the premium shopping.
I recently spent a day exploring the streets of SoHo, here’s what I got up to:
How to get there:
Use Via – a NYC Ride-sharing company. The ride are usually less than $6, and you can use my promo code to get $10 credit: “lerato2a6“
LaGuardia Airport: 20 minutes by cab without traffic
JFK Airport: 30 minutes by cab without traffic
What to do:
- Visit the New York City Fire Museum – An active firehouse from 1904 to 1959, this museum is filled with late 18th-century hand-pumped fire engines to modern equipment.
- Shop at Prada’s $40 million flagship
- Shop at the MoMa Design Store
- Visit the Phaidon Store with great books on visual arts.
- New York Earth Room
- Visit Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art – Founded by Charles Leslie and his late partner, Fritz Lohman, this art gallery is dedicated to showcasing work by LGBT artists.
Tip: Keep in mind that most galleries are closed Sunday and Monday.
Where to stay: Trump SoHo Hotel (246 Spring Street)
The hotel has 391 guest rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows with remote-controlled curtains, custom-made Italian bedding, oversized bathrooms fitted with custom-designed fixtures, standalone rain showers, and separate soaking tubs. Some suits even have pool tables.
There’s a restaurant, bar, a spa and a small, outdoor pool inside the hotel. Not only the views are spectacular however, the Trump Soho definitely has the winning combination of great service and beautifully decorated guest rooms.