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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.

Top Hotels in Chelsea

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Pennsylvania
Hotel Pennsylvania
2.5 out of 5
401 7th Ave, New York, NY
CA $73
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

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

2.6/5 (29,904 reviews)

"Service and cleaning . I didn’t like the extra charge for suite case"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 18, 2020

Hotel Pennsylvania
Stewart Hotel
Stewart Hotel
4 out of 5
371 7th Ave, New York, NY
CA $117
per night
Mar 3 - Mar 4

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. ...

3.9/5Good! (10,553 reviews)

"The check in was fast & friendly. The street level bar has a wall of glass. Great people watching & cold drinks. Fresh tasty bar food options. Restaurant adjacent to bar. Fresh good food with prompt friendly service. Our favorite hotel for Westminster week!"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 19, 2020

Stewart Hotel
INNSiDE by Melià New York Nomad
INNSiDE by Melià New York Nomad
4.5 out of 5
132 West 27th Street, New York, NY
CA $135
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in Midtown, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fashion Institute of Technology, 5th Avenue, and Madison Square Garden. Macy's and Empire ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,991 reviews)

"Perfect hotel for a family of 5 in NYC. Everyone super nice at desk and rooms are new, modern and clean."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 18, 2020

INNSiDE by Melià New York Nomad
Chelsea Savoy Hotel
Chelsea Savoy Hotel
2 out of 5
204 W 23rd Street, New York, NY
CA $149
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fashion Institute of Technology, 5th Avenue and Madison Square Garden. Chelsea Market and The High ...

4/5Very Good! (3,224 reviews)

"No coffee pot in the room. Towels were not soft at all."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 16, 2020

Chelsea Savoy Hotel
Dream Downtown
Dream Downtown
4.5 out of 5
355 W 16th St, New York, NY
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $183
per night
Mar 15 - Mar 16

Located in Midtown, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Chelsea Market and The High Line Park. Union Square Park and Times Square are also within ...

3.9/5Good! (1,989 reviews)

"Excellent customer service and location to great nightlife"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 17, 2020

Dream Downtown
Hotel Hayden
Hotel Hayden
4 out of 5
127 West 28th Street, New York, NY
CA $131
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Fashion Institute of Technology and 5th Avenue. Madison Square Garden and Macy's are also within ...

4.1/5Very Good! (641 reviews)

"Great location!!!! Between two subway stations and not too far from Times Square and lower Manhattan."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 12, 2020

Hotel Hayden

Popular things to do in Chelsea

Madison Square Garden
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Madison Square Garden

4.5/5(424 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(117 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(49 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.

Broadway
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Broadway

4.5/5(2,183 reviews)

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

Central Park
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Central Park

4.5/5(2,870 reviews)

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

Times Square
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Times Square

4.5/5(3,411 reviews)

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

Top activities in Chelsea

Woodbury Common Premium Outlet Shopping Shuttle
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Woodbury Common Premium Outlet Shopping Shuttle

80% of travellers recommend
CA $53
Per adult
Madison Square Garden All Access Tour
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Madison Square Garden All Access Tour

86% of travellers recommend
CA $46
Per adult
New York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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New York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

78% of travellers recommend
CA $73
Per adult
Spirit of New York Dinner Cruise
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Spirit of New York Dinner Cruise

CA $212
Per adult
Bateaux New York Dinner Cruise
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Bateaux New York Dinner Cruise

CA $264
Per adult
NYC Comedian Walking Tour
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NYC Comedian Walking Tour

CA $12
Per adult

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