6 Cool Things to Do in Midtown West, New York City

6 Cool Things to Do in Midtown West, New York City

Not sure what to do in Midtown West, NYC during COVID this weekend?

How to spend a day in Midtown West, Manhattan?

Is Midtown West safe for solo travelers?

In this blog, I’m going to share my walkable travel tour in Midtown West, NYC for free! 

Whitney Museum of American Art

Address: 99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014

All visitors must book timed tickets in advance. Adults are $25, students are $18. Book Here

Museum admission is Pay-What-You-Wish on Fridays, 7–10 pm.

The Whitney Museum of American Art, known informally as “The Whitney”, is an art museum in the Meatpacking District and West Village neighborhoods of Manhattan in New York City. The museum presents the full range of twentieth-century and contemporary American art.

Modern architecture with different angular shapes and big floor to ceiling windows, and also has a little balcony for you to enjoy the city view across the river.

Via Whitney Museum of American Art Facebook

Little Island

Little Island at Pier 55 is an artificial island park opened during Spring 2021, in the Hudson River west of Manhattan in New York City. It is near the intersection of West Street and 13th Street.

You can probably walk through the entire park within 15-20 mins.

Little Island, New York City
Little Island, New York City

Pro tip: My friend has discovered the BEST picture spot for Little Island. If you want some beautiful pictures taken, these references can save you a lot of time! 

Little Island, New York City

Stop by Kobrick Coffee

Address: 24 9th Ave, New York, NY 10014

Kobrick Coffee is a chill, vintage-style spot with a patio for choice coffee, craft cocktails & gourmet light bites. About 5 mins walk from Little Island and Chelsea Market. If you’re also a coffee lover like me, stop by this cozy coffee shop while you’re in the area!

Kobrick Coffee, New York City

Walk along the Pier

The pier views are incredibly AMAZING. It’s also an unforgettable experience to bike along the pier with the NYC skyline and river view. It usually provides a cycling lane to separate you from the cars and passengers. 

Pier, New York City

Chelsea Market

Address: 75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

Market Hours: Mon-Sat, 7:00 AM – 2:00 AM Sunday, 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Food hall and shopping mall open hours might be different)

Chelsea Market is a food hall, shopping mall, office building and television production facility located in the Chelsea neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan, in New York City.

The tacos at Los Tacos No.1 in Chelsea Market are delicious, small and affordable to grab and go!

Chelsea Market, New York City

The High Line

Visitor Info

The High Line is currently open daily from 7am to 7pm. No reservations are needed to visit.

The High Line is a 1.45-mile-long elevated linear park, greenway and rail trail created on a former New York Central Railroad spur on the west side of Manhattan in New York City.

There are several entrances or stairs along the streets to walk up on the high line.

The High Line, New York City
The High Line, New York City

Hudson Yards and the Vessel

Hudson Yards is located at the end of the High Line between the Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen neighborhoods. It’s a 28-acre real estate development in the Hudson Yards area of Manhattan, New York City featuring more than 100 shops & 25 restaurants, many by celebrity chefs.

The Vessel is temporarily closed to go on top of the building, but still nice to stop by and enjoy it’s unique honeycomb-shaped architecture! 

Vessel, New York City

I also made a YouTube vlog of me traveling to the Vessel during Covid!

Final Thought

Hope you find this blog post helpful for your next trip to Midtown West, New York City! Honestly, Midtown West is such an artistic neighborhood with unique architecture and art galleries around it. I could easily travel to these places by myself as there are usually lots of tourists visiting. If you have any other favorite hidden spots in the area, please share them down below so we can all learn from each other!

Check out my other post 8 Things to Do in Midtown NYC for Free !

Happy Adventure Soul 🙂

My name is Kaya and I'm the storyteller and content creator behind this blog. The purpose of this blog is to inspire adventurous spirits like me to experience and see the world in a different way. And see what the world has to offer!
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