SoHo has changed a lot from its days as a haven for small art galleries back in the late 70s. Spring Street is now home to some of New York City’s most fashion-forward shopping, but you can still find art lovers wandering SoHo's cobblestoned streets and talking about design over a very British afternoon tea (served daily) at the Crosby Street Hotel. While Chelsea has emerged as a rival art district in recent years, SoHo’s gallery scene continues to go strong. The Donald Judd installation gallery, 101 Spring Street, reopened in 2013 after several years of restoration. Judd was one of the first artists to settle in SoHo back in 1968. Visitors can explore the conceptual artist's work in situ on 90-minute tours through the historic cast-iron building. The Artists Space, which was founded in 1972, helped springboard names like Cindy Sherman. The gallery hosts group shows by up-and-coming new artists as well as talks and workshops. Design lovers will want to stop in the groundbreaking Design Within Reach at its new, expanded location in the SoHo Building. There is perhaps no more typical SoHo experience than shopping for an Eames chair in the self-styled "most artistic office building in N.Y.C."
When you are in SoHo, make sure to check out the latest collections and timeless classics at the new Burberry store.