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Colorful Canal Street Shopping in NYC Chinatown

This famous New York City hot spot is a must-see for shoppers who like to haggle over great deals.

Just down the block from the Holiday Inn SoHo hotel near Chinatown, Canal Street has become world-famous as a determined shopper’s paradise. Filled with exciting sights and sounds, it beckons visitors to peer into its small, bazaar-like sidewalk shops. As the spaces overflow with practical and whimsical wares, vendors can be heard enthusiastically calling out prices in a variety of languages.

Find almost anything you can imagine, from cheap sunglasses and imitation designer handbags, to cell phone charms and car stereo systems. Canal Street shopping also offers fine Asian antiquities, including beautiful furniture and hand-carved trinkets.
Insider Travel Tip: To beat the crowds, head to Canal Street before noon on the weekends. Be sure to bring cash – many vendors don’t accept credit cards.

Convenient Lower Manhattan Hotel Near Chinatown

Bordered by Little Italy to the north and TriBeCa to the south, NYC’s dynamic Chinatown district features outdoor fresh food markets, historic museums, and lively Canal Street shopping.

Walk to many popular attractions from our hotel near Chinatown:

  • The Asian American Arts Centre showcases contemporary Asian and American art through exhibitions and performances.
  • Columbus Park, immortalized in the movie Gangs of New York, this Asian-style garden is often used by tai chi and kung fu practitioners.
  • Kim Lau Square is home to the Chinese-American Veterans Memorial Arch and sits at the intersection of 10 streets.
  • The Museum of Chinese in the Americas preserves the diverse experiences of people of Chinese descent through interactive programs, exhibits, and multimedia productions.

Guests of our hotel near Chinatown can taste authentic Chinese, Cantonese Hunan, Mandarin, and Szechuan dishes, all within minutes of our hotel.

Learn more about how the convenient Holiday Inn SoHo can make your time in NYC unforgettable.