It would be pretty easy to write a full guide book on all the things one could see, do, and experience in Greenwich Village, and there's really only one way to do it: As a true New Yorker.

Greenwich Village is part of New York City's history and is known for its progressive atmosphere and overall acceptance of the people who visit and live there. It's a beautiful part of Manhattan that shouldn't be missed during any trip, and there's something there for everyone to fall in love with, and some of them are even totally free.


Start The Day Off Like A True New Yorker: Coffee At Caffe Reggio

Caffe Reggio is a staple in Greenwich Village, and it's not even surprising to see celebrities making their morning stop there. Not only is the coffee exceptional, but the atmosphere is classic New York and metropolitan in nature, with a classy, rustic vibe to it.

Head Over To Washington Square, Check Out The The Arch And Fountain To Watch Street Performers

For some chill city vibes, heading over to Washington Square Park is a must. There, you'll see street performers, families, and people from all walks of life just enjoying their surroundings and one another's company. In the summer, the fountain is a popular place to have some fun and cool down, and it's also a great Instagram-worthy place for photo-takers.

If Your Stomach Is Really Rumbling, Sticky's The Finger Joint Has A Seriously Fun (And Diverse) Menu

Did you ever think you'd see so many chicken flavor combinations? Sticky's is famous for its wild flavors and its ability to push the culinary envelope. They're so popular, in fact, that they have nine locations around the city. Don't worry - they have other menu items as well, including chicken and waffles, sandwiches, salads, and 18 sauces to choose from - including a "s'more sauce" and "caramel".

And If That's Not Your Style, A Slice From Numero 28 Pizza And A Scoop From GROM Is Sure To Satisfy

For a more traditional city experience, pizza and ice cream will need to be on the itinerary. Numero 28 Pizza has a solid reputation in Greenwich Village and has been there for ages, offering pizza bigger than most people's heads and flavor that screams "New York". If you can't smell this delicious pie from around the block, is it really worth it? Top it all off with GROM gelato, which isn't too far of a walk from the best pizza of your life.

Staying More Than 12 Hours? Accommodations Are Important: The Marlton Hotel Saw Jack Kerouac And Lenny Bruce Back In The Day

It can be pretty pricey to stay in the city (especially Manhattan), but it's often worth it when considering both the amenities as well as the proximity to all things entertainment. For a little bit of literary history, the Marlton Hotel is sure to provide that one-of-a-kind overnight accommodation that takes guests back in time.

Or The Washington Square Hotel, Which Is Part Of The Village's History

For views and easy access to Washington Square, the Washington Square Hotel is an easy find and in the center of everything. It's decorated halls and a grand staircase are only a few of this landmark's unique offerings.

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Be Sure To Swing By Stonewall Inn, One Of The City's Most Famous, And Important, Landmark For Human Rights

The Stonewall Inn has become more important than ever, as it marks the first New York City Riot in the fight for equal human rights. Not only does it have a significant meaning in the LGBT+ community, but it attracts thousands from all over during Pride month, as diversity, acceptance, and the right to love freely continues to be fought for and celebrated.

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If Markets Are A Point Of Interest, Check Out Murray's

Murray's is a landmark staple in terms of markets and is perhaps one of the most popular in the city. Easy enough to find, this market specializes in cheese but carries plenty more to satisfy the senses. Just walking around is an experience, but to be considered the ultimate New York trip, a bagel with cream cheese and lox and a coffee must be part of your day.

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