The 20 Best Things to Do in Chelsea NYC

The Ultimate Guide for Chelsea NYC

Located in the midst of repurposed warehouses and some of the tallest skyscrapers in New York, you will find Chelsea. Thanks to its art scene, classy night life and great restaurants, Chelsea is one of the most popular neighborhoods in the city.

It is also one of the largest neighborhoods, so put on your comfy sneakers and start exploring! You can be sure that such a large neighborhood has a lot to offer. In this insider guide we will tell you about the best things to do in Chelsea NYC during your trip, including attractions, restaurants, rooftop bars and shopping opportunities.

By the way: you’ll find many more New York City spots in our Loving New York travel guides!

Chelsea vs. Hudson Yards

In case you’re wondering, the Hudson Yards neighborhood is geographically part of Chelsea – so you’ll find some of the best attractions here in this article as well. In addition, you can find my complete Hudson Yards Guide here.

My TOP 5 Things to Do in Chelsea NYC

Top 5 Sights

  • Chelsea Gallery District: The number of Chelsea’s outdoor art galleries has increased since the 90s, after rents spiked in SoHo and more people chose to move to Chelsea. Today there are nearly 200 art galleries which makes it quite the attraction.
  • High Line Park: The High Line is the most unique park New York has to offer. It’s an elevated park located near the Hudson River. Why is it elevated? Because it used to be a freight rail line, which ceased services in 1980.
  • Edge Hudson Yards: enjoy breath-taking views
  • The Frying Pan Restaurant: From here, you can enjoy not only excellent food, but also beautiful views of both Manhattan‘s skyline and New Jersey. We particularly recommend a visit during sunset!
  • Gallow Green Rooftop Garden: The whole bar is overgrown with foliage and certainly does its name justice: It looks like a garden! Not to be forgotten are the delicious drinks that are served there.

Where is Chelsea located?

Chelsea is located in Midtown Manhattan and is bounded by the Meatpacking District and The Village at 14th Street level to the south, Hell’s Kitchen is the northern boundary (34th Street level) and 6th Avenue is the eastern boundary.

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How to Get To Chelsea in New York

  • Metro: Take lines A C E or L to “8th Ave 14th St”, line 1 to “18th” or “23rd St”. Alternatively, you can hop on line 7 and get off at ‘Hudson Yard’.
  • By Foot: If you’re already in Midtown, you may as well walk to Chelsea.
  • Hop on Hop Off Bus: The closest stop is Stop 6 of the downtown loop of BIG BUS (“Union Square”) or stop 7 of the downtown loop of Gray Line Sightseeing (“Union Square”). Here you find more about Hop on Hop off in NYC.

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The 20 Best Things To Do in Chelsea NYC

Chelsea is a very cosmopolitan district with a large gay-friendly community. You may hear some people referring to it as a ‘gayborhood’. That’s because you will find a handful of gay bars, restaurants and clubs in the area. People are very open-minded and easy going which leads to a noticeable relaxed atmosphere. Walking through the area, you will see tons of art galleries, a number of bars, pubs and restaurants, as well as cute little and unique stores.

At night you’ll notice the liveliness and energy of this neighborhood. A large crowd of Hip Hop and R&B fans are drawn here nightly thanks to some of the greatest clubs, including Jay-Z’s 40/40.

Wondering what to do in Chelsea NYC? Here’s my list of things I personally recommend you do!

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    My favorite cruise in NYC: the Champagne City Lights Cruise

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    We had an amazing time onboard the luxurious 1920s inspired motor yacht. Combine sightseeing with a romantic evening and step onboard the 1920s inspired boat at Pier 62 (Chelsea Piers – W. 22nd and Hudson River). During the 90-minutes long tour, you’ll get to see iconic NYC sights along the water and most importantly breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. Especially in the summer, you can admire the most beautiful sunset during this special cruise. There is seating inside the yacht and outside seating as well.

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    Secrets of the High Line

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    I love the High Line and the Chelsea district, because this part shows in a very small area what New York is all about and has to offer. The old elevated railway line reminds you of the beginnings of the city, when the trains still drove to the meatpacking district. And at the same time you see the new New York with many galleries, small boutiques and wonderful cafes. 

    The High Line connects New York’s oldest district (Meatpacking District) with the newest district (Hudson Yards). On this 2 hour walking tour you will learn a lot about it and get great impressions of NYC. Moreover, the view from the High Line on the Streets and Avenues, the Hudson River and the Empire State Building is something very special!

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    Classic Harbor Line: Architecture Yacht Cruise

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    The architecture boat tour takes you around Manhattan in 2.5 hours. On a 30 meter long wooden ship in the style of the 1920s you can relax and learn a lot of interesting facts about the many small and large buildings of the city. The tour is super-relaxing and the price includes a drink (vino, soft drinks) and small snacks.

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    The Edge Observation Deck: Enjoy breath-taking views!

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    The Hudson Yards observation deck called Edge is New York’s newest and highest open observation deck. It opened in March 2020 and we were there – the view from up here is just sensational, and through the glass floor you can see over 100 floors straight down!

    My budget tip: The ticket is included in many of the New York City Attraction Passes!

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    High Line

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    Almost 30 years later, in 2009, it reopened as a public park. What’s also special is that you can still see some train tracks that remained. The High Line stretches all the way from 34th Street down to 14th Street and along its 1.5 miles you’ll find several entrances. The High Line lets you have amazing views of the city. You can even see the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty from the same spot! Even though it’s a tourist attraction with over 3 million tourists yearly, you’ll also find many locals hanging out in the park.

    Recommended: Best Free Attractions in NYC

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    Chelsea Market

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    The first address for the gourmets among you, is the Chelsea Market. The building that was once a biscuit factory and the place where the famous Oreo biscuits were invented. Today you will find bakeries, wine merchants, greengrocers, a fish shop, sushi bars, a butcher’s shop with steak restaurant and much more.

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    Go Vintage Shopping at New York Vintage Inc

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    One of our favorite designer vintage stores is New York Vintage Inc. in Chelsea. It’s just a block from the Flatiron Building and has a huge selection to offer. You’re sure to find second hand fashion in good condition at a bargain price!

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    Visit the Rubin Museum of Arts

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    For three decades, New Yorkers Shelley and Donald Rubin have been collecting Buddhist art, mandalas and meditation images here. The exhibitions of contemporary Asian artists are very impressive.

    Recommended: The Absolute Best Museums in NYC

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    High Line and Chelsea Small Group Tour

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    This is the most popular walking tour along the High Line, starting in the Meatpacking District at the Whitney Museum, running through Chelsea and ending at Hudson Yards. The High Line is my personal favorite park in NYC and always worth a visit. I find the High Line and Chelsea Small Group Tour really exciting because you get told the history and significance to New York. Your guide will tell you many secrets that the High Line, the Chelsea Market and the Meatpacking District has to offer.

    For me personally, this tour is one of the best walking tours in NYC ever, because you see a lot of the old and the new New York City. That’s what makes this district so interesting for me!

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    See Free Art (Exhibitions) & Events at Little Island

    Other Attraction in Meatpacking District
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    Not far from the Meatpacking District and the High Line, Little Island is one of the newest attractions in New York and is something very special: a park on 132 beautiful tulip-shaped concrete stilts in the Hudson River!

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    High Line, Chelsea & Meatpacking Tour

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    Go on a fun adventure in New York’s only park above street level- the Highline. Experience the Chelsea neighborhood from a whole new vantage point and find out more about the history of the famous Meatpacking District including how it developed into one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the world.

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    Look out for Street Art (e.g. at the Empire Diner)

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    This American Diner in Chelsea is an icon of NYC – you can’t miss it, because a beautiful graffiti decorates the building. And it is only a few meters away from the High Line!

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    Gallow Green Rooftop Garden

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    Gallow Green is a unique rooftop bar located above McKittrick Hotel. What makes it so special is its quaint and green atmosphere. The whole bar is overgrown with foliage and certainly does its name justice: It looks like a garden! Not to be forgotten are the delicious drinks that are served there. It’s even listed in our Rooftop Bar Guide as one of the 43 Best Rooftop Bars in New York.

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    Momoya: One of the Best Places for Sushi in NYC

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    Momoya is a Japanese restaurant and for me one of the best sushi places in New York. I love sushi and here you have a great selection of sashimi, sushi and various rolls of very good quality. 

    My tip: the lunch special offers great value for money. 

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    Give sangria from the barrel a try at Tia Pol (it is worth it!)

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    The Tia Pol is totally inconspicuous from the outside, but it has it all! We became aware of it by chance, because we had some time and desire to eat something small before our boat tour. The spot became famous for its sangria from the barrel (!), it is much much better than it sounds! The tapas are fancy, typically Spanish and you are definitely among New Yorkers here. Wonderful!

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    Chelsea Gallery District

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    The number of Chelsea’s outdoor art galleries has increased since the 90s, after rents spiked in SoHo and more people chose to move to Chelsea. Today there are nearly 200 art galleries which makes it quite the attraction.

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    Enjoy the Sunset at The Frying Pan

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    Located at Pier 66 near Hudson River, you’ll find one of New York’s best restaurants with a maritime atmosphere. You basically eat your food on a real life lightship. Yet, what may be even more interesting is that the ship had sunk and stayed underwater for 3 entire years before it was brought to New York and converted to a restaurant. From here, you can enjoy not only excellent food, but also beautiful views of both Manhattan’s skyline and New Jersey. We particularly recommend a visit during sunset!

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    Hudson River Park

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    The Hudson River Park is the second largest park in Manhattan after Central Park. Besides being a nice place to relax on a beautiful day, you will have a fantastic view of the Hudson River. If you want to do more than just relax, you can take advantage of different activities offered in the park. Check out their mini golf course or carousels, for example! If you are looking for even more fun, you should go kayaking on the Hudson River. The best thing about kayaking? It’s absolutely FREE! We think you understand that we had no choice but to include this park in our top 5 things to do in Chelsea NYC!

    Recommended: the Best parks in NYC

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    Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology

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    The award-winning Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) is free of charge and has been considered one of the world’s most innovative fashion museums since 1975. Here you can see one of the world’s largest exhibitions of fashion dating from the 18th century to the present day.

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    Try one of the many Gins at the bar Bathtub Gin

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    A great bar with a great selection of cocktails and gins. On the menu you will find small dishes like crispy calamari, grilled chicken or burrata.

Best Attractions in Chelsea NYC

Many of New York’s major New York attractions are located in this part of Manhattan so make sure to add them to you travel itinerary:

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    01 High Line

    There are few parks as unique as the High Line. The elevated freight rail line was repurposed as a public green space that opened in 2009 and now offers amazing views of the city, as well as a place to relax and unwind. Its plant life is based directly off what was growing there while it was abandoned, giving this park a unique and interesting atmosphere! The High Line stretches from The Meatpacking District all the way to Hudson Yards-34th Street.

  2. 02 ARTECHOUSE

    ARTECHOUSE mixes art, technology, and science to create an immersive, digital installation.

  3. 03 Broadway Performances at Hudson Yards

    Similar to Broadway Under The Stars, Broadway Performances at Hudson Yards is a free event where you can see the cast of many famous Broadway shows perform live. There are several dates throughout November and December, starting at 5 p.m.

    For one hour, you can experience a true Broadway feeling in the area called The Stage on the 4th floor. Because the free tickets are limited, you should book them as soon as possible. After all, the Broadway Performances at Hudson Yards are only available during the Holiday Season!

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    04 Cheim & Read

    The gallery was founded in 2001 by John Cheim and Howard Read. In contrast to its typical art neighbours, this exhibition hall is intended to show art that recognizes itself in the “architecturally conceived spatial volume”.

  5. 05 Chelsea Piers

    Chelsea Piers is a sports and entertainment complex located on the West Side Highway.

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    06 Chelsea Piers

    All sports fans should definitely go to the Chelsea Piers – these include Piers 59, 60 and 61 between 17th and 23rd Street. The complex consists of bowling alleys, climbing walls, fitness studios, basketball courts, an ice skating and skating rink and an indoor swimming pool.

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    07 David Zwirner

    David Zwirner is a German art dealer. He comes from a family of artists and grew up with an art studio on the ground floor of where he lived.  He opened his first gallery space in the SoHo neighborhood. In total, there are 3 locations in NY – 19th Street, 20th Street, and 69th Street. In Hong Kong, his gallery is on Queen’s Road Central. In London, you’ll find his gallery on Grafton Street, and in Paris, you’ll see the gallery on rue Vieille du Temple.

    Zwirner specializes in contemporary art, representing emerging artists as well as historically important artists such as Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, Christopher Wool, Jeff Koons, and Gilbert & George. He began re-establishing links with artists of the older generation, including John Baldessari, Robert Motherwell, and Brice Marden, whose work he had first encountered as a student in California.

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    For art enthusiasts, one of the best things to do in spring in NYC is attending Frieze New York. It’s hosted on The Shed at Hudson Yards and features works from over 1,000 artists and 200 international galleries. 

    There are many other fun things to do at the festival as well, such as sitting in on one of the famous panel discussions, soaking in the breathtaking views of The Vessel, and most importantly – immersing yourself in many imaginative outdoor and indoor projects. 

    Photo by Casey Kelbaugh. Courtesy of Casey Kelbaugh/Frieze

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    09 Gagosian Gallery

    The Gagosian Gallery has several locations in New York. It is one of the most important places for contemporary art and should be on your must-see list! Of the six different locations in New York, 555 West 24th Street and 541 West 24th Street in the Chelsea Gallery District are the ones I can highly recommend.

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    10 Galeria Nara Roesler

    Nara Roesler is a veteran Brazilian art dealer with her eponymous gallery in Chelsea. Established over 40 years ago in Brazil, Galerie Nara Roesler shows an array of diverse artists from Argentina, Brazil, Cuba and more. Some of my favorites are Vik Muniz (Brazilian), Alexandre Arrechea (Cuban) and sculptor Arthur Lescher (Brazilian). They opened a small space in New York (a contrast to their Sao Paolo outpost), and are dedicated to their artists worldwide.

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    11 Ground Zero Museum Workshop: Hands-On 9/11 Tour

    The Ground Zero Museum Workshop is a child-friendly attraction for 9/11, has won several awards and is one of the best 25 museums in the USA.

  12. 12 Infinity Mirrors

    Yayoi Kusama’s infinity mirrors is a pop-up exhibit in Chelsea that draws thousands of people to the David Zwirner Gallery.

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Best Guided Tours in Chelsea NYC

There are a lot of very popular tours where New York guides show you the best parts and the history of this neighborhood:

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    01 High Line and Chelsea Small Group Tour

    This is the most popular walking tour along the High Line, starting in the Meatpacking District at the Whitney Museum, running through Chelsea and ending at Hudson Yards. The High Line is my personal favorite park in NYC and always worth a visit. I find the High Line and Chelsea Small Group Tour really exciting because you get told the history and significance to New York. Your guide will tell you many secrets that the High Line, the Chelsea Market and the Meatpacking District has to offer.

    For me personally, this tour is one of the best walking tours in NYC ever, because you see a lot of the old and the new New York City. That’s what makes this district so interesting for me!

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    02 High Line Park and Greenwich Village Food Tour

    This walking tour through Greenwich Village and Chelsea is one of the best food tours New York City has to offer! Because in this part of the city there are many wonderful little food spots that you must discover. 

    In addition, you will learn many exciting anecdotes about the High Line, which connects the Hudson Yards with the Meatpacking District. This former elevated railway line was saved from demolition due to an initiative and is now one of the most popular sights in New York. All the more reason to book this awesome walking tour!

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    03 High Line, Chelsea & Meatpacking Tour

    Go on a fun adventure in New York’s only park above street level- the Highline. Experience the Chelsea neighborhood from a whole new vantage point and find out more about the history of the famous Meatpacking District including how it developed into one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the world.

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    04 Secrets of the High Line

    I love the High Line and the Chelsea district, because this part shows in a very small area what New York is all about and has to offer. The old elevated railway line reminds you of the beginnings of the city, when the trains still drove to the meatpacking district. And at the same time you see the new New York with many galleries, small boutiques and wonderful cafes. 

    The High Line connects New York’s oldest district (Meatpacking District) with the newest district (Hudson Yards). On this 2 hour walking tour you will learn a lot about it and get great impressions of NYC. Moreover, the view from the High Line on the Streets and Avenues, the Hudson River and the Empire State Building is something very special!

If guided tours interest you, be sure to check out the Best Walking Tours NYC!

Best Restaurants in Chelsea NYC

Eating definitely belongs in the best things to do in Chelsea NYC, because this district has a lot to offer. Check out our favorite places – these are the best restaurants in Chelsea NYC:

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    01 Artichoke Basille's Pizza

    Artichoke Basille’s Pizza was founded in 2008 and serves big slices with creamy toppings.

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    02 Biricchino

    Biricchino is a small Italian restaurant in Chelsea.

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    03 Blossom

    The Blossom is a vegan restaurant chain. It was founded with the aim of bringing vegan food to a creative, new and delicious level.

  4. 04 Buddakan

    Buddakan is one of the best rated and most beautiful restaurants in the city and is your spot if you are looking for something special. Here you can eat incredibly well: from dim sum to poultry to fish, the selection ranges.

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    05 Cafeteria

    The cafeteria is one of the top 5 spots in Chelsea and for those who want to sin, here is the classic USA dish Mac & Cheese. Despite the abundance in the restaurant, the food is to the point and whether for lunch or a romantic dinner in the evening: the cafeteria is always worth a visit.

Looking for more recommendations? We’ve got you covered! Here you find the Best Restaurants in Chelsea NYC.

Best Bars in Chelsea NYC

Due to its proximity to Midtown, Chelsea is the perfect spot to visit rooftop bars. There are several buildings from which you can marvel at the precious Empire State Building. You don’t have a choice but to include rooftop bars on your ‘things to do in Chelsea NYC’ -bucket list.

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    01 American Whiskey

    In the Tribeca or Chelsea areas of NYC, you’ll find American Whiskey locations. Unlike other sports bars you’ve ever visited, this venue allows guests to slug whiskey inside of a three-story booze lodge. Fans love the main bar, which is leather and oak accented, and the mounted bison heads and 36 flatscreen TVs. Just be sure to bring your A-game because this place offers one to two-ounce shots of over 100 different types of domestic whiskey. Basketball fans will enjoy their NCAA specials, so don’t forget to inquire about those!

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    02 Bathtub Gin

    A great bar with a great selection of cocktails and gins. On the menu you will find small dishes like crispy calamari, grilled chicken or burrata.

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    03 Gallow Green Rooftop Garden

    Gallow Green is a unique rooftop bar located above McKittrick Hotel. What makes it so special is its quaint and green atmosphere. The whole bar is overgrown with foliage and certainly does its name justice: It looks like a garden! Not to be forgotten are the delicious drinks that are served there. It’s even listed in our Rooftop Bar Guide as one of the 43 Best Rooftop Bars in New York.

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    04 Le Bain Rooftop Bar

    Le Bain Rooftop Bar ranks high among the best clubs and rooftop bars in NYC. A good cocktail will cost you around 12 dollars and entry is free, meaning that prices are not as outlandish as in some other popular NYC nightclubs. Defintiely worth a visit, especially if you are looking for an awesome view over Manhattan!

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    05 The Frying Pan

    The Frying Pan is a ship that’s open during the summer months in NYC. In here as an absolutely awesome bar scene with the view of the Manhattan sky line.

Looking for more recommendations? We’ve got you covered! Here you find the Best Bars in Chelsea NYC.

Shopping in Chelsea NYC

You won’t find a shopping street in Chelsea, like you do in SoHo or Midtown Manhattan. However, if you consider yourself a shopping queen (or king), do not worry! While wandering through the artsy streets of Chelsea, you will discover that it’s full of little unique stores. One book store we found is called 192 Books (192 10th Ave) and sells a variety of books ranging from poetry and art to history and fiction. The store has gained enough popularity for many authors to come and have their readings take place here.

In the northeastern part of Chelsea, you’ll find Manhattan Mall (100 W 33rd St). This conventional mall hosts many famous brands like Victoria’s Secret and H&M.

Our recommendation for the best shopping experience: Simply explore and discover the little stores, because they are what differentiates Chelsea from many other neighborhoods.

Best Hotels in Chelsea NYC

Staying in Chelsea has many advantages. You’ll always be surrounded by some of the best atmosphere, bars, restaurants, cafes, and shops in NYC. If you decide to stay in the neighborhood please check out these amazing hotels:

  1. Chelsea Pines Inn

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    4 Stars | This stylish bed & breakfast is located directly in Chelsea. The interior of the hotel is a real eye-catcher: the walls are decorated with original Hollywood movie posters, among other things.

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    02 Dream Downtown

    4 Stars | a stunning feel-good designer hotel that scores with its own roof terrace and club lounge as well as a breathtaking view of the New York skyline. The rooms are furnished with designer furniture, and you can enjoy the vista from your room through porthole windows. Such a cool touch. All in all a wonderful choice! 

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    03 Kimpton Hotel Eventi

    5 Stars | This luxurious boutique hotel is one of the top addresses in Chelsea. The in-house restaurant serves everything: breakfast, lunch as well as dinner à la carte.

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    04 Motto by Hilton New York City Chelsea

    4 stars | The Motto by Hilton New York City Chelsea is one of the newest boutique hotels in New York. It is centrally located on the border of Chelsea and Gramercy at Madison Square Park – so you can reach all important sights on foot.

    The hotel itself is super-stylish and offers a beautiful view of the city. The rooms aren’t huge, but they are very practical, high quality, and tastefully decorated. The hotel’s restaurant and bar are the perfect place to end your day in style.

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    05 Moxy NYC Chelsea

    4 Stars | The Moxy NYC Chelsea is one of my insider tips in New York, because it meets my taste exactly: it is built in factory loft style, so you can expect floor-to-ceiling windows with great room height. The view is magnificent, the staff is super nice and everything is freshly renovated. This is how a New York hotel should be!

Recommended article: The Best Hotels in Chelsea NYC.

Neighborhoods Nearby

If you are done exploring and you think you got a good coverage of all things to do in Chelsea NYC, you can visit other unique neighborhoods such as Midtown, Meatpacking District, Hell’s Kitchen or Flatiron District.

Neighborhoods that are Similar to Chelsea

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I'm a true New York fan! Not only have I visited the city over 20 times but also have I spent several months here at a time. On my blog I show you the best and most beautiful spots of the city, so that you have a really good time! You can also find lots of insider tips in our New York travel guide. Also check out my hotel finder for New York!

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