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Address: New York City, NY
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Arts and crafts
Description: Trendy New York City neighborhood, especially popular with the gay...
Trendy New York City neighborhood, especially popular with the gay community.
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If I were to live in NYC, this would be the most desired place for me. Everything seems fun, quirky and just great to look at. There was something going on at every corner, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

If I were to live in NYC, this would be the most desired place for me. Everything seems fun, quirky and just great to look at. There was something going on at every corner, and all the people just seemed happy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Visit Chelsea Market! Lobster Place for best lobster bisque and sushi. Catch the Highline from there.

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New York City, New York
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Chelsea is a hidden gem in New York. There is no question that the museums in the city are outstanding by any measure, but there is something very distinctive in the style of the Chelsea galleries. The galleries vary in their offerings, but there is always something interesting and thought provoking from the galleries in this area. You can walk... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Had the most amazing time in Chelsea. It's such a pleasant place to visit and would most definitely recommend it. It also is home to the worlds best bagel shop 'Murrays Bagels'. Cannot wait to return!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Chelsea neighborhood had a very laid back feel. It was a much different vibe than in Times Square or the Upper East Side. We loved the small shops and the Chelsea Market.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Chelsea is my favorite place in New York. You can go to the Chelsea market, the High Line, and just walk around and enjoy the shops and scenery. The neighborhood is safe there's lots of high-end places very expensive to live I'm sure and also to visit but definitely worth it. You can be as expensive or cheap as you... More 

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The Chelsea neighborhood of NYC features numerous restaurants, galleries and shops that are truly unique compared to other parts of the city. The Chelsea Market and a stroll along the High Line were two such highlights of this area, which we enjoyed immensely on our afternoon visit to this neighborhood. We did notice more homeless individuals in this neighborhood as... More 

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Bridgewater, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Enjoyed walking through Chelsea on the High Line and then back up through streets. Lots of interesting sights and buildings as well as shops and markets. Neat to see where older buildings are being transformed to newer more modern structures yet still retaining the "older" feel. We really just scratched the surface walking through here on our trek. Well worth... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

So obviously, we went there to visit the galleries. It was on Monday, so you dont expect your plan to be ruined. A lot of them were closed, we ended up visiting only three. The neighbourhood is actually under construction on many places, so I am not sure if I went to a wrong place or it really isnt that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

With all the galleries, the Highline, a plethora of great places to eat and drink combined with a cool grungy aspect makes Chelsea one of my favorite ares in NYC. In the 3 months living there we got to know it very well. We moved on to Brooklyn and as good as it is out here, there are many aspects... More 

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Chelsea
Home to hundreds of art galleries, beautiful brownstones, and one of New York’s newest and most popular attractions, Chelsea is one of the city’s jewels when it comes to neighborhood life. The contemporary art scene is an integral part of the neighborhood’s identity, with gallery openings almost every night of the week and countless exhibits to explore. As a longtime hub of gay culture in New York City, it’s also a diverse district with a vibrant nightlife scene. The opening of the High Line, an abandoned elevated train track transformed into a world-class pedestrian park, gave this neighborhood new life as a tourist destination. The High Line provides visitors with a tranquil, elevated space with incomparable views, providing an unparalleled way to experience the city.
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