Destination guide

Live the Manhattan high life in the West Village

With its quaint cobblestone streets, leafy plazas and handsome brownstone houses, it's little wonder that the West Village is one of Manhattan's most sought-after addresses. This ever-bustling neighborhood was once an epicenter of alternative culture and pioneering politics, with Christopher Street an inspiring international symbol of LGBT rights. Today, the district is just as renowned for its formidable dining scene, with its gourmet gastropubs and bijou bistros among the hottest restaurants in town. Within easy walking distance of your West Village vacation rental you'll also find picturesque parks, independent boutiques and chic cafes.

Things to do

Iconic urban vistas and awe-inspiring art

Just a short step from your West Village vacation rental, the Whitney Museum of American Art is among the city's most revered galleries, with its mind-blowing collection of paintings by luminaries such as Jasper Johns, Mark Rothko and Andy Warhol. Despite the Village vibe, you're still a stone's throw away from the glittering skyscrapers of Midtown and NYC first-timers can get their bearings in style with a trip up the Empire State Building. From the observatories located high up this vertigo-inducing Art Deco masterpiece, you can savor unbeatable panoramic views of the world's most iconic urban skyline.

Activities

Bars and boutiques in the West Village

Embrace the bohemian spirit of the West Village with a tour of its legendary drinking dens. The White Horse Tavern was the traditional bar of choice for local and visiting artists and intellectuals, and has served everyone from Bob Dylan to Jack Kerouac. A short stroll away stands the Stonewall Inn, which played a pivotal role in the US gay rights movement. Afterwards, take it easy in a laid-back jazz joint or dance ‘til dawn in a pulsing night club. After a long lie-in and restorative brunch, why not peruse the Village's fabulous designer fashion stores and hip homeware shops.

Weather

Vibrant seasons in the West Village

With New York among the world's most visited cities, West Village vacation rentals are in high demand at all times of year. Competition for accommodation can be particularly fierce during the peak summer holiday period, when the weather is typically hot and sunny. Be aware, however, that humidity can be high. You may find the milder temperatures of spring or fall more conducive to sightseeing. Winter snow can be enchanting, but the city is often subject to extended periods of extreme cold between December and February.

Natural features

Seek out Manhattan's wild side in the West Village

If the frenetic pace of city life is getting you down, make a beeline for the Hudson River Park. Stretching out over 4 miles along the banks of the shimmering river, this spectacularly scenic recreation space is home to an abundance of flora and fauna, from delicate songbirds to migrating butterflies. For animal encounters of a more dramatic nature, head to the much-loved Central Park Zoo, where you can marvel at rare red pandas, playful penguins and lumbering grizzly bears.

How to get there

Transportation to and around West Village

Fly into New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia), the closest airport, located 7.5 mi (12.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Teterboro, NJ (TEB), which is 8.8 mi (14.2 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, you can make your way to New York Christopher St. Station. Consider catching the metro at Christopher St. - Sheridan Sq. Station or Houston St. Station and easily see more of the city.

Where to stay around West Village?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 733 vacation rentals near West Village. From 598 Condos/Apartments to 610 Studios, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near West Village for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to West Village?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in West Village:

  • Manhattan: 3,124 vacation rentals
  • Brooklyn: 1,036 vacation rentals
  • Midtown: 1,072 vacation rentals
  • Queens: 5,253 vacation rentals
  • Upper West Side: 544 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to West Village?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in West Village. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Hudson River Park: 5,733 vacation rentals
  • New York Christopher St. Station: 5,728 vacation rentals
  • Whitney Museum of American Art: 5,721 vacation rentals
  • Pier 45: 5,725 vacation rentals
  • Perry Street Towers: 5,722 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around West Village listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in West Village?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 598 Condos/Apartments in West Village. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in West Village include:

  • Studios: 610 rentals available
  • Houses: 57 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 17 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Hotels and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in West Village?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 29 vacation rentals with pool available in West Village. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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