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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(3,457 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 fascinating museums and acclaimed art scene 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 fascinating museums and acclaimed theater scene in this vibrant area.

Times Square
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Times Square

4.5/5(22,890 reviews)

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

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

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

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

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

$59
Per adult
72% of travellers recommend
Highline & Chelsea Discovery Tour
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Highline & Chelsea Discovery Tour

$35
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Private Departure Transfer from Manhattan, Brooklyn or Queens to Newark Airport
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Private Departure Transfer from Manhattan, Brooklyn or Queens to Newark Airport

$150
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 $84 per night

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! (958 reviews)

"Its was pretty coo, price was reasonable. I will stay again"…"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 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 $110 per night

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 ...

3.7/5Good! (12 reviews)

"I totally line this hotel, love the area, & the staff is amazing. Will definitely be going back"…"

Reviewed on Jul 16, 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
The price is $86 per night

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! (1,096 reviews)

"Clean polite secure at night only ppl who are staying can enter after a certain time i would stay again prime location"…"

Reviewed on Jul 28, 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

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! (1,345 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
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $98 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. ...

3.7/5Good! (3,169 reviews)

"Great management check in and out easy always stay here when I am in the city"…"

Reviewed on Jun 20, 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 $101 per night

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! (986 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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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
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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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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.

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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.

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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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