Are you planning on attending a convention in New York City? Chances are it may be at the Jacob K. Javits Center. Opened in 1986, the Javits Center has enriched New York with its 850,000-square-foot space along the Hudson River and huge events that draw thousands of people into Manhattan. Learn more about how you can take advantage of all that the Javits Center offers in Manhattan’s reimagined west side neighborhood. 

Getting there

Arriving at the Javits Center is easy as there are numerous transportation options located within walking distance as well as extensive directions on the Javits Center website. 

Pro tip: Rent Citi Bikes and explore the neighboring High Line park, a must-see for anyone visiting Manhattan’s West Side. 

Where to park 

The Javits Center has plenty of on-site parking lots, but parking can also be found on the street within walking distance of the convention center. 

Pro tip: Reserve a parking space with Spot Hero before you get there. 

Where to eat 

While you are at your event, the Javits Center offers plentiful on-site food options. Food Halls located on levels 1 & 3 provide a restaurant experience with hall-style seating. Check out 3411 Garden Market, Nibble & Graze, or Fast and Fresh for quick eats like snacks and lunch. 

Pro tip: If you are looking for a heartier meal, try Gotham West Market. Offering more substantial meals and tons of options, this food hall has gourmet eats that will delight any New Yorker. 

Where to shop 

The Shops at Hudson Yards is your go-to place for shopping when visiting the Javits Center. From affordable stores like H&M to luxury fashion retailers like Christian Dior, there is something for everyone. There are also plenty of restaurants in case all that shopping works up your appetite. 

Pro tip: Step outside the shops toward the High Line and view The Vessel, an unusual honeycomb-shaped building that is a Manhattan Yards must-see. 

Where to stay 

The Equinox Hotel Hudson Yard New York 

0.2 miles from Jacob Javits Convention Center

This chic hotel overlooks the scenic Hudson River and is only steps away from the Javits Center. It is also only a mile from the Empire State Building and Times Square, so if you are visiting NYC for the first time it is a great place to take everything in. 

Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Midtown West New York

0.2 miles from Jacob Javits Convention Center

Only a five-minute walk from the Javits Center, this affordable hotel is a great place to stay. Modern amenities throughout and city views, plus it’s close to everything. 

The High Line Hotel 

1.3 miles from Jacob Javits Convention Center

If you don’t mind being a bit further out from the Javits Center, The High Line Hotel’s beautiful features are worth the distance. This chic hotel is set in a converted 1865 redbrick dormitory with original stained-glass windows and wood floors. It is perfect for anyone looking to relax with vintage New York City ambiance. 

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