Grab a coffee (or bite) at Buvette

Stepping into Buvette feels like stepping foot into an authentic Parisian cafe. Which is precisely why this is one of the best things to do in the West Village when feeling nostalgic for France.

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Check out the iconic Friends Apartment Building

Located at the corner of Bedford and Grove Streets, check out the exterior of the apartment used in the opening credits. It’s easy to spot because there’s typically a crowd of folks eagerly taking photos of the corner.

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Get a treat at the original Magnolia Bakery

Magnolia Bakery took the world by storm, thanks in large part to being prominently featured in Sex and the City. The bakery is known for making decadent cakes and delicious cupcakes, but the banana pudding is where it’s at.

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Take a photo with Carrie Bradshaw’s home

The exterior of her home is located at 64 Perry Street and the street is worth a wander. It’s located in one of the prettiest streets in the West Village and the stunning brownstones in this area will have you day dreaming of owning a home in NYC in no time.

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Swing by Grove Court & Grove Street

Search out 10 and 12 Grove Street to see a row of brick townhouses that look like a scene out of a movie. Grove Court is especially pretty in the fall when the residents decorate the cobble-stone path with vibrant pumpkins.

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Stroll down Bleeker Street

Home to small boutiques and splurge-worthy brands, Bleeker Street is often considered one of the best streets to shop in the West Village, making it one of the most popular spots in the neighborhood.

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Have a dinner at Petite Boucherie

Serving classic French fare in a Parisian environment, Petite Boucherie checks all the boxes for Francophiles.The food is top notch and the romantic ambiance is worth getting dressed up for. You’ll feel like you were transported to Paris!

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Have a drink at the best bar in the world (seriously)

What better way to cap off an adventurous day in the West Village than by getting a drink at Dante? Dante was rated the best bar in the world in 2019 and appeared on the list again in 2020.The menu is well curated with small fare and the drinks are perfectly execute.

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Get a pie from John’s of Bleeker Street

John’s of Bleeker Street is an iconic New York City pizza shop that was founded in 1929. Much like the walls adorned with photos of countless celebrities and windows dressed in awards, the pizza here will keep you coming back time and time again.

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Enjoy Washington  Square Park

Best known for the grand marble arch that celebrates the centennial of George Washington’s inauguration, it sits at the northern entrance of the park and overlooks the central fountain.

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