If you catch your thoughts drifting into daydreams about the city that never sleeps, turn your dream to a reality with a day trip to Soho. Venture off into lower Manhattan’s trendiest neighborhood that is full of incredible shopping, breathtaking galleries, and exquisite dining experiences. Living in RiverHouse 9 has countless perks and being a ferry ride away from the city is one of our favorite luxuries.
After your morning ride along the Hudson, make your way to Broadway Street for your first RiverHouse 9 passport stamp. Broadway is known for top notch shopping with everything from Soho exclusive clothing boutiques to designer stores with exclusive products that come right off NYFW runways. If you are looking to expand your wardrobe with unique pieces, be sure to stop by Farm Rio. The second you step in their door your eyes are met with bright colors and flirty patterns and your feet walk upon sand to allow for the perfect indie shopping experience. This stylish Brazilian clothing shop carries responsible and sustainable clothing and plants a tree in honor of each purchase.
Another must see while in the area is Kith Soho. Kith is known for carrying everything necessary for everyday street style and has collections for women, men, kids, and even sells some of the best dessert treats in the city. Whether you are looking for new sneakers or a dress for date night, Kith will satisfy all your shopping needs.
Next on your shopping spree, be sure to take a stroll to Isalis for all the best women’s apparel. This hidden gem of a shop carries beloved brands such as Paloma Wool, Agolde, and House of Sunny. They even carry their own line of clothing which mirror all the latest industry trends. As you continue down Broadway you will run into some of the classics: Prada, Saint Laurent, and Louis Vuitton. Indulge in a special statement piece or just window shop till you drop. The last element of your morning of shopping should be to explore all the vintage styles the city has to offer. Our recommendations include 2nd street and The Real Real for the best in luxury consignment.
As you leave Broadway pick up a Citi Bike to get some exercise and reach your second stop of the day. While on your new set of wheels, take the time to admire the distinct and classic soho architecture. Soho features cast iron facades that bring in a historic element to the charming area. Speaking of design, you should now be arriving at one of Soho’s museums. Visit Color Factory, New York City’s experimental art museum that is inspired by the “joy of art”. Immerse yourself in the world of color as you frolic from room to room. Just down the road is the Museum of Ice Cream which is one of the most fun exhibits in the city. This pink paradise consists of a sprinkle pool, sweets café, and a 3-floor slide. A new element of art the city has been adorned with is Little Island. Just a couple blocks from Soho, you can visit the newest park in the city that brings a new vibe to Manhattan. Located right on the Hudson, this “floating” park is the perfect place to soak up some sun while admiring the greenery. And if you get hungry, grab a snack or drink from one the several food trucks that are on the Little Island pier.
After a fun-filled day of shopping and exhibit hoping, it is time to sit down for a good meal. Balthazar Restaurant is one of Soho’s hotspots that has a classy ambience. The classic French cuisine leaves a your tastebuds feeling delighted. Another recommendation for the Soho neighborhood is NoMo Kitchen. This beautiful restaurant leaves you feeling enchanted by their garden patio seating. Their menu features all the American classics with a unique Mediterranean twist. We suggest starting with the French onion soup, tasting the pan-fried Seabass, and sip on a Soho Dreams cocktail.
Every city day should end with a nightcap in town. Whether you prefer a cozy bar, a traditional pub, or the newest club, Manhattan has something for all its guests. Summertime means city rooftops are in full swing, so we suggest starting off at Rooftop93. This bi-level lounge is located in the Wyndham Garden Hotel and allows you to enjoy happy hour with panoramic skyline views. Mr. Purple is another rooftop bar that is known for being posh and it lives up to all your expectations. They host Sunday night parties with live DJ entertainment and tables for booking. Drink a ‘chandon garden spritz’ or a ‘Casamigos frozen marg’ under the twinkling lights to enjoy a truly vibrant night. Nothing compares to nightlife in the city and these locations will leave you wanting more.
Turn any typical summer day into an unforgettable time in Soho with our guidance. A day trip allows for a nice change of scenery from your luxury lifestyle at the RiverHouse 9 residence. Schedule your tour today to dive deeper in our extravagant apartment living.