Destination guide

Historically hip and a chic shopper's heaven

In the 70s and 80s, SoHo (short for "South of Houston Street") became synonymous with the artist's lifestyle, as painters and sculptors took over the Manhattan neighborhood's former commercial lofts. Now, its gorgeous cast-iron facades and cobblestone streets provide a home for designer boutiques, upscale shops and restaurants, and art galleries. If you'd rather save your pennies than shop till you drop, you can visit the area's museums, take a walking tour, or let the kids loose on the playground. It'll all be within walking distance of your SoHo vacation rental.

Things to do

Two one-of-a-kind museums in a one-of-a-kind 'hood

A neighborhood known for its artist community must have a couple of museums within its borders, right? Right. No matter where your SoHo vacation rental is situated, it will be within a mile of two museums that are a testament to the area's residents. The Drawing Center is the only fine arts institution in the U.S. to focus solely on drawings, both historical and contemporary. The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art is also unique _ the only dedicated LGBTQ art museum in the world.

Activities

More than just a pretty (cast-iron) face

SoHo is celebrated for its shopping. The posh boutiques and galleries sell fine art, designer duds, and fancy furniture, while street vendors line the sidewalks offering just about everything else. History buffs can revel in a walking tour of SoHo's Historic Cast-Iron District, lined with such gems as the Haughwout Building, the oldest complete cast-iron facade in the city (built in 1857). When the kids get restless, Vesuvio Playground, named after the locally beloved owner of Vesuvio Bakery, is a great place for them to run free.

Weather

Watch the seasons change as you enjoy the SoHo street scene

Set smack in the middle of Lower Manhattan, SoHo enjoys New York City's humid, subtropical climate. Winters are cold and damp, but the ocean's influence keeps temperatures from going to extremes. Snowfall is common from December through early March, and winter lows sink below freezing but above 10 degrees. Summers are warm and sometimes sweltering, so look for a SoHo vacation rental with air conditioning. Spring and fall range from wet and windy to sunny and warm. Bring shades and a raincoat, or buy a new one at your favorite designer store.

Natural features

A year-round paradise for more metropolitan birds

If you aren't expecting a wildlife encounter in SoHo, you may be surprised. In recent years, urban birdwatchers have noticed that New York City is one of the world's best places to commune with our feathered friends, and SoHo is no exception. Sure, it might be lacking in wilderness, but those historic cast-iron facades make perfect perching places for red-tailed hawks and warblers. If you need to stretch your legs in a more natural habitat, head east to the gardens and walking paths of John V. Lindsay East River Park.

How to get there

Transportation to and around SoHo

The nearest airport is in New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia), located 7.6 mi (12.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.), which is 9.5 mi (15.3 km) away.

Catch a ride on the metro at Prince St. Station for ease of access to the rest of the city.

Where to stay around SoHo?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,354 vacation rentals near SoHo. From 1,799 Condos/Apartments to 1,801 Studios, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near SoHo for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to SoHo?

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 SoHo:

  • Manhattan: 3,031 vacation rentals
  • Brooklyn: 1,028 vacation rentals
  • Midtown: 998 vacation rentals
  • Queens: 5,137 vacation rentals
  • Upper West Side: 526 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 SoHo?

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

  • Times Square: 5,606 vacation rentals
  • Central Park: 3,891 vacation rentals
  • Lehman Center for the Performing Arts: 5,473 vacation rentals
  • Columbia University: 5,609 vacation rentals
  • MetLife Stadium: 5,531 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around SoHo 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 SoHo?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,799 Condos/Apartments in SoHo. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in SoHo include:

  • Studios: 1,801 rentals available
  • Houses: 162 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 30 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 SoHo?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 144 vacation rentals with pool available in SoHo. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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