W New York – Union Square


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Is there anywhere in the world that offers more things to do than NYC? Farmers come to connect with local foodies and restaurateurs during the day, while techpreneurs and social networkers congregate here to disrupt industries and revel in the night. When you're ready to visit for a weekend and discover all that NYC has to offer, join us here at W New York - Union Square. Our hotel sits on one of the main transportation hubs of the city, connecting each guest with any neighborhood they want to explore. For those looking for something wild, the W Insider clues guests in to the hottest things to do in town, and can turn any night into something to remember. From speakeasies to secret film screenings and exclusive events at Madison Square Garden, the Insider is a guest’s ticket to a local New York that can only be lived at the edge of the square.

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What's Nearby

  1. Paragon Sports
  2. SoulCycle Union Square
  3. SWERVE Fitness Flatiron
  4. Meatpacking District
  5. Strand Book Store
  6. The Highline
  7. Union Square Park
  8. Washington Square Park
  9. Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Things To Do in NYC | W New York - Union Square Exterior

Distance: 0.1 miles / Bounded by Union Square East & West from 14th St to 17th St

Just steps outside our hotel door, Union Square is located in the heart of a historic intersection and features famous statues of Washington, Lincoln and Ghandi. It's one of NYC's hotspots for dining, shopping, and entertainment venues. The park hosts the outdoor Greenmarket four days a week, along with the popular holiday market from Thanksgiving to December 24th.

Things To Do in NYC | Washington Square Park

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Distance: 1.0 miles / Between MacDougal St and University Pl from W 4th St to Waverly Pl

You're sure to find fun things to do at this park - a landmark of Greenwich Village and the heart of New York University. It boasts the iconic Washington Arch and fountain, and offers plenty of greenery, along with a dog park, a children's playground and chess playing areas. Elevate your NYC Christmas with the annual tree lighting or Christmas Eve caroling and experience the magic of Washington Square in the winter. 

Things To Do in NYC | Meatpacking District

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Distance: 1.4 miles / West Side of Manhattan from W 14th St to Gansevoort St

Come to NYC's most glamorous district and enjoy all of the extravagant nightlife, dining, shopping and other attractions it has to offer. Stroll along the beautiful cobblestone roads and revel in all of the high-end shopping boutiques, top notch culinary experiences, exclusive nightlife venues and assortment of art galleries.

Things To Do in NYC | The Highline

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Distance: 1.5 miles / Between 10th and 11th Aves, from Gansevoort St up to W 30th St

Built on top of an old NY Central Railroad, The Highline is an 1.45 mile aerial greenway running down the lower west side of Manhattan. Since opening in 2009, it has quickly become an iconic thing to do in NYC. Enjoy a relaxing and scenic stroll through the Park and enjoy all of the beautiful views of the Hudson River and the city.

Things To Do in NYC | Madison Square Garden

Distance: 1.5 miles / 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY

Perched atop Pennsylvania Station, this multi-purpose indoor arena is home to professional basketball and ice hockey, as well as boxing, concerts, ice shows, circuses, and more. Madison Square Garden is considered to be the oldest, and most active major sporting facility in the New York metropolitan area.

Things To Do in NYC | W New York - Union Square

Distance: 0.9 miles / 350 5th Avenue, New York, NY

Soaring above the corner of 5th Avenue and West 34th Street, The Empire State Building is one of the most recognized icons not only here in New York City, but around the world. Only a 20 minute walk from our hotel, you can catch a view of the City that Never Sleeps from the 86th floor observation deck.

Things To Do In NYC - Irving Place

Distance: 0.2 miles / 17 Irving Place

Heading out for a gig? Or, getting ready to feel the pulse of the music under your skin? When you stay at W New York - Union Square, a vivacious hotel near Irving Plaza, you'll stay close to where you need to be for a show. One of the the iconic music venues in the city, Irving Plaza is just a 5 minute walk from our hotel. Glam up with ease for an electrifying night ahead.


Things to do in NYC | Fuel

Distance: 7 min walk / 30 W 18th St

Sweat it out at SWERVE, team inspired indoor cycling using tech and teamwork to create the best cardio workout.

Insider Tip: Discount code for guests available upon check in. Inquire with our Concierge team.

Distance: 4 min walk / 12 E 18th St

Get on a bike. Feel pulsating energy at SoulCycle, indoor cycling re-invented. Go further with fat-burning cardio and a full-body workout. With inspirational instructors, candlelight, epic spaces, and rocking music, feel empowered!

Insider Tip: Upon check in, please request a one-time complimentary pass with our Concierge team. Valid for the SoulCycle Union Square location only.

Things to do in NYC | Fuel

Distance: 3 min walk / 867 Broadway

Gear up at Paragon Sports, an iconic sports store selling equipment and clothing for athletic activities ranging from running to yoga.

Insider Tip: Guests receive 10% off all items in the store. Guests can also enjoy the complimentary RUN CLUB, available every Tuesday at 6:30PM. Guests will need to RSVP prior and meet at Paragon on 18th and Broadway. For more details, email RUN CLUB.


Things to do in NYC | Generation Records

Distance: 1.0 mile / 210 Thompson Street

For 17 years, Generation Records has been NYC’s best source for new and used vinyl and CDs, 45s, DVDs, posters and t-shirts.

Things to do in NYC | The Strand

Distance: 0.4 mile / 828 Broadway

New, used, and those hard to find favorites, The Strand has every book under 14th Street.

Things to do in NYC | Tokio7

Distance: 0.8 mile / 83 East 7th Street

This unique high-end consignment shop features labels like Chanel and Prada along with local designers and funky vintage merch and accessories.

Amplify your shopping experience with our curated list of neighborhood shopping destinations. You have the keys to the city.