I just got back from New York Fashion Week (NYFW). It was amazing and exhausting. But I loved the whole experience. I’m no stranger to NYC but every time I go to NYC, it feels like the first time. So I decided to put together a New City Travel Guide for NYFW, to make travel plans easier for those attending NYFW. This guide is also helpful for anyone who is visiting Tribeca / Soho.
New York City Travel Guide for NYFW
Majority of the fashion shows during fashion week happen at Spring Studios located at 50 Varick Street, which is a block away from Canal and West Broadway. Most of the restaurants and hotels in this guide are located on or near West Broadway.
New York City Travel Guide – Hotels:
There are tons of amazing hotels in New York City but the ones below are walking distance from Spring Studios:
- The Dominick Hotel – A high rise hotel with the most amazing views
- The James New York – Soho – A trendy boutique hotel with a luxe rooftop pool and GITANO Jungle Room and Terraces. The staff is very accommodating.
- Sheraton Tribeca – New York – A high rise, blocks away from Spring Studios
- Sixty Soho – A high-end, cosmopolitan hotel set among all the trendy restaurants on West Broadway
- Soho Grand Hotel – An elegant 4-star hotel with dark interior but an amazing rooftop view
- Hilton Garden Inn New York/Tribeca – A modern 3-star hotel, which is one of the most affordable options during NYFW
- The Roxy Hotel – A hip 4-star hotel with atrium and live music
New York City Travel Guide – The Restaurants:
When you’re in between runway shows and need to eat something other than a latte, this list will very handy.
- Terra – A wine bar serving Italian small plates with some vegan options.
- Frenchette – A contemporary French bistro which is popular, local hangout after work hours. Few vegan options.
- Ciprani Downtown – A trendy Italian eatery great for people watching. Dress to impress but you already are since going to NYFW.
- Felix – A very international spot perfect for Happy Hour with big windows that open onto the street. Honestly, I never actually eat here but hanged out to watch Soccer games or went for drinking & dancing.
- Sadelle’s – The perfect place for brunch but make sure to make reservations if you’re going on the weekend. Otherwise, it’s an hour wait. They are known for their tower trio.
- GITANO Jungle Room and Terraces – Situtated inside of The James Hotel, GITANO Jungle Room is inside the hotel while GITANO Terrace is outdoors.
- La Mercerie – A French eatery known for their buckwheat crepes and a home decor showcase attached to it.
These two spots are in Meatpacking district so a subway ride away from Spring Studios. I have listed them since they are very popular with fashion crowd and bloggers.
- Pastis – An expensive French restaurant where Anna Wintour has been spotted on occasion and called “one of the most important restaurants in New York history.”
- RH Rooftop Restaurant – If you’re not blown away by the chandlers hanging throughout the restaurant, you will be blow away by the outdoor view at sunset.
New York City Travel Guide – Instaworthy Spots:
- The Brooklyn Bridge
- Washington Square Park
- Central Park
- Times Square
- Flatiron Building
- New York Central Library
New York City Travel Guide – Museums:
- Guggenheim Museum – Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece.
- The MET – The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from every corner of the world.
- Neue Galerie New York – It’s a Museum of German and Austrian art and home of Gustav Klimt’s #WomanInGold. I saw the movie Woman in Gold and I had to go to NYC to visit this painting.
- MOMA – A Contemporary museum located in midtown (closed until end of October 2019)
- The Whitney Museum – A modern art museum founded in 1930 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
Enjoy NYC & NYFW!
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