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ChelseaNew York

Manhattan’s prized arts district is a success story of urban renewal. Tour the area to see some of Downtown’s hippest attractions.

When New Yorkers think of Chelsea, they think of the art world. The neighborhood is filled with hundreds of contemporary and other art galleries. In addition to browsing collections and unique pieces, see fine examples of brownstone and art deco architecture and stroll through an elevated park that’s on a disused railway line.

Chelsea was once a center for vice in the 1920s and 1930s, but it gradually became a place where artists and bohemians found affordable residences. As gentrification progressed throughout the 1990s, wealthier people moved in and established a thriving dining and club scene.

Enjoy an authentic New York City gallery-hopping experience. Generally you will find the highest concentration of galleries toward Chelsea’s west side, between 20th and 28th streets. Particularly famous galleries include the Gagosian Gallery on 24th Street. Find a few galleries that cater to your tastes or expand your art appreciation by visiting a broader selection of stores and studios.

Visit the High Line and Chelsea Market, which are just steps from each other. The High Line is a rail trail conversion that attracts visitors from all over the world. Browse the contemporary artworks and manicured gardens found in this above-ground park. Grab a bite to eat at Chelsea Market, where dozens of vendors sell lots of gourmet treats.

Chelsea is home to unique and stylish accommodations that make staying here enjoyable and convenient. Visit the historic Chelsea Hotel, where many famous artists have stayed. Enjoy a Michelin-starred meal in the unpretentious Nomad restaurant, located in the Hotel Nomad. When you’re ready to go out, catch a comedy show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre location on 26th Street.

The eastern side of Chelsea is served by half a dozen trains, though the west side has no train service. Catch a cab on any of Chelsea’s busy streets at any hour, but don’t leave before you’ve seen all this classy neighborhood has to offer.


Popular places to visit in Chelsea

Madison Square Garden
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Madison Square Garden

4.5/5(443 reviews)

Whether you’re performing here, watching your favorite sports team or entertainer or touring the venue, you’re in for an exciting event.

Chelsea Market
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Chelsea Market

4.5/5(121 reviews)

In some ways it is similar to your neighborhood market, except this indoor food hall has a verve for the gourmet that rivals anywhere else in Manhattan.

The High Line Park
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The High Line Park

5/5(50 reviews)

This creative exploration of the potential for urban renewal is a pleasant place to go for a walk next to one of the trendiest neighborhoods in New York.

Times Square
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Times Square

4.5/5(3,459 reviews)

New York’s infamous neon wonderland is hustle and bustle at its best, and an essential stop for all tourists.

Central Park
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Central Park

4.5/5(2,909 reviews)

Offering blissful respite from Manhattan’s concrete jungle, this is the perfect spot to rest weary feet or enjoy a picnic. 

Broadway
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Broadway

4.5/5(2,214 reviews)

Visit the dazzling theater district of one of the world’s most exciting cities. Enjoy the shopping, dining and street entertainment as well.

Top things to do in Chelsea

New York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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New York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

CA $81
Per adult
78% of travellers recommend
New York City Lights Sail with Live Jazz
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New York City Lights Sail with Live Jazz

CA $100
Per adult
SKYLINE TOUR OF NEW YORK CITY
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SKYLINE TOUR OF NEW YORK CITY

CA $75
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Hudson Yards, the High Line and Vessel Guided Tour
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Hudson Yards, the High Line and Vessel Guided Tour

CA $81
Per adult
citifari - New York landmarks photo tour
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citifari - New York landmarks photo tour

CA $107
Per adult
The Vessel - Flex Pass
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The Vessel - Flex Pass

CA $15
Per adult

Top Hotels in Chelsea

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Holiday Inn Manhattan 6th Ave - Chelsea
Holiday Inn Manhattan 6th Ave - Chelsea
3.5 out of 5
125 W 26th St, New York, NY
The price is CA $100 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of 5th Avenue, Empire State Building and Madison Square Garden. The High Line Park and Chelsea Market ...

3.7/5Good! (972 reviews)

"It was a great stay and clean and friendly and price was great. I was very satisfied"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 15, 2020

Holiday Inn Manhattan 6th Ave - Chelsea
Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel
Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel
4 out of 5
112 W 25th St, New York, NY
The price is CA $136 per night from Sep 25 to Sep 26

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of 5th Avenue, Empire State Building and Madison Square Garden. Chelsea Market and Times Square are ...

3.8/5Good! (24 reviews)

"This hotel is soooo chic! And the staff is amazing and accommodating! Will definitely stay here again"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 24, 2020

Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel
Holiday Inn Express - New York City Chelsea
Holiday Inn Express - New York City Chelsea
3 out of 5
232 W 29th St, New York, NY
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $112 per night from Sep 24 to Sep 25

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of 5th Avenue and Madison Square Garden. Macy's and The High Line Park are also within 15 minutes. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,077 reviews)

"Stay was great and cost was very reasonable, good location was very accessible to nearby restaurants and events."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 7, 2020

Holiday Inn Express - New York City Chelsea
INNSiDE by Melià New York Nomad
INNSiDE by Melià New York Nomad
4.5 out of 5
132 West 27th Street, New York, NY
The price is CA $130 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2

Located in Midtown, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of 5th Avenue and Flatiron Building. Macy's and Madison Square Garden are also within 15 minutes. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,273 reviews)

"Great location. White and clean and bright! Free mini bar rocks!"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 18, 2020

INNSiDE by Melià New York Nomad
Stewart Hotel
Stewart Hotel
4 out of 5
371 7th Ave, New York, NY
The price is CA $141 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 23

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Macy's, Herald Square and Empire State Building. Times Square and Broadway are also within 15 minutes. ...

3.7/5Good! (3,040 reviews)

"The Hotel was gorgeous and the service was superb!!"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 15, 2020

Stewart Hotel
Hampton Inn Manhattan-Chelsea
Hampton Inn Manhattan-Chelsea
3 out of 5
108 W 24th St, New York, NY
The price is CA $125 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 23

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of 5th Avenue and Flatiron Building. Macy's and Empire State Building are also within 15 minutes. 23 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (980 reviews)

"It was super quiet and close to everything. totally happy with my stay and the hotel staff were all wonderful as well."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 15, 2020

Hampton Inn Manhattan-Chelsea

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Midtown

4.5/5Wonderful!(445 area reviews)

Macy's and Bryant Park are a few top attractions in Midtown. Hop around the city on the metro at 42 St. - Bryant Pk. Station or 34 St. Station (Herald Square) and check out the area's fascinating museums, soaring skyscrapers, and acclaimed art galleries.

Midtown
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Greenwich Village
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4.5/5Wonderful!(1,595 area reviews)

Known for its soaring skyscrapers, popular shops, and eye-catching views, there's plenty to explore in Midtown West. Top attractions like Gershwin Theater and Broadway are major draws. Catch the metro at 50 St. Station (8th Av.) or 49th St. Station to see more of the city.

Midtown West
Hell\'s Kitchen featuring a bar, dining out and interior views

Hell's Kitchen

The High Line Park and American Lyric Theater are a few top attractions in Hell's Kitchen. Hop around the city on the metro at 50 St. Station (8th Av.) or 34th Street–Hudson Yards Station and check out the area's soaring skyscrapers, popular shops, and eye-catching views.

Hell's Kitchen
Grand Central Terminal

Midtown East

4.5/5Wonderful!(723 area reviews)

Travelers love Midtown East for its popular shops, and you can see more of New York by jumping on the metro at Lexington Av.-53 St. Station or 51 St. Station. You might spend time checking out top sights like Chrysler Building and Grand Central Terminal.

Midtown East
SoHo - Tribeca featuring street scenes and a city as well as a large group of people

SoHo

4.5/5Wonderful!(18 area reviews)

You might take some time to check out the abundant dining options in SoHo. Spend some time visiting top spots like Drawing Center, and catch the metro at Prince St. Station or Spring St. Station to see more of the area.

SoHo

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