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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.

Top Hotels in Chelsea

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Cambria Hotel New York - Chelsea
Cambria Hotel New York - Chelsea
3.5 out of 5
123 W. 28th Street, New York, NY
The price is $84 per night

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Madison Square Park and Empire State Building. The High Line Park and Times Square are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,486 reviews)

"Everybody were came in contact with was wonderful. The location was excellent and were can't wait to stay with you again."…"

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2020

Cambria Hotel New York - Chelsea
Stewart Hotel
Stewart Hotel
4 out of 5
371 7th Ave, New York, NY
The price is $116 per night

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! (11,006 reviews)

"It was amazing!! Great service, clean, and it smelled super great inside as wel!!"…"

Reviewed on May 16, 2020

Stewart Hotel
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 $76 per night

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of 5th Avenue and Empire State Building. The High Line Park and Chelsea Market are also within 1 mi ...

3.8/5Good! (2,137 reviews)

"Really nice place small space had a little problem with my room"…"

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Holiday Inn Manhattan 6th Ave - Chelsea
Hotel Hayden
Hotel Hayden
4 out of 5
127 West 28th Street, New York, NY
The price is $100 per night

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

4.1/5Very Good! (697 reviews)

"We simply loved the rooftop amazing. Wish the bar area was open for the time that we booked. We will be coming back often. Only negative was our room view we were on the side wish we had a decent view"…"

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

Hotel Hayden
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
The price is $113 per night

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

4/5Very Good! (2,281 reviews)

"The property was nice and clean. They did not have the room I paid for and had no way to refund me for the downgrade."…"

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

Holiday Inn Express - New York City Chelsea
Moxy NYC Chelsea
Moxy NYC Chelsea
4 out of 5
105 West 28th Street, New York, NY
Free Cancellation
The price is $132 per night

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of 5th Avenue, Macy's, and Empire State Building. Fashion Institute of Technology and Flatiron Building ...

4.4/5Excellent! (381 reviews)

"Did not lime that the roof top was closed on a Sunday. The only reason I chose this hotel was because a friend said the roof top was so amazing."…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Moxy NYC Chelsea

Popular places to visit in Chelsea

Madison Square Garden
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Madison Square Garden

4.5/5(3,453 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(720 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

4.5/5(286 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.

Chelsea Piers
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Chelsea Piers

5/5(8 reviews)

Enjoy a trip to Chelsea Piers, a well-known attraction in New York. Experience the acclaimed theater scene and entertainment choices in this vibrant area.

Chelsea Hotel
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Chelsea Hotel

Learn about the history of Chelsea Hotel, one of the top monuments in New York. Experience the entertainment choices and acclaimed theater scene in this vibrant area.

Broadway
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Broadway

4.5/5(15,829 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

78% of travellers recommend
$59
Per adult
Woodbury Common Premium Outlet Shopping Shuttle
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Woodbury Common Premium Outlet Shopping Shuttle

80% of travellers recommend
$40
Per adult
Retired NYPD, Mafia Crime & Food Walk
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Retired NYPD, Mafia Crime & Food Walk

100% of travellers recommend
$79
Per adult
NY Contrasts Tour: Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx
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NY Contrasts Tour: Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx

72% of travellers recommend
$59
Per adult
New York Deluxe Helicopter Tour: All 5 Boroughs
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New York Deluxe Helicopter Tour: All 5 Boroughs

88% of travellers recommend
$295
Per adult
Sweeter Than Sugar Chelsea & West Village Dessert Tour
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Sweeter Than Sugar Chelsea & West Village Dessert Tour

100% of travellers recommend
$58
Per adult

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Midtown

4.5/5Wonderful!(3,368 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
Madison Square Park

NoMad

NoMad is highly notable for its fantastic nightlife, and you might want to visit top sights like 5th Avenue and Madison Square Park. See more of New York by jumping on the metro at 28 St. Station (Park Av. S) or 28 St. Station (Broadway).

NoMad
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Greenwich Village

4.5/5Wonderful!(466 area reviews)

Travelers choose Greenwich Village for its abundant dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Christopher St. - Sheridan Sq. Station or W 4 St. Station and check out top sights like Washington Square Park.

Greenwich Village
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Theater District

Broadway and Times Square are top sights in Theater District, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at 49th St. Station or Times Sq. - 42 St. Station to see more sights in the area.

Theater District
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Midtown West

4.5/5Wonderful!(11,596 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
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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