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Chelsea

Address: New York City, NY (Chelsea)
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Ranked #79 of 614 Attractions in New York City
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Arts and crafts
Owner description: Trendy New York City neighborhood, especially popular with the gay...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Arts and crafts
Owner description: Trendy New York City neighborhood, especially popular with the gay community.
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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124 attraction reviews
261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
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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138 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
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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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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Pasadena, California
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23 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I went to several galleries in Chelsea. Walked the highline over to Hauser and Wirth, they had a great show on, as did Matthew Marks (they had three shows at the 3 locations). You should probably get to Gagosian, too, although their Murakami show was basically a repeat of what he always does. The area is very walkable, take the... More 

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Joao Pessoa, PB
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109 reviews 109 reviews
23 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Last year, we decided to spent few weeks living like locals in NYC. We rent an apartment through AirBnb in heart of Chelsea and we had a blast. Small gems, hidden restaurants, and all the Big Apple atmosphere. Yes, indeed, some crowds experienced. But once our street had been blocked for a movie shooting and it was awesome. Miss that... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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96 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Chelsea is an area full of galleries with a few stores and restaurants. Prepare yourself for a long walk among the streets fulls of galleries with everything new happening in NY. Plan your lunch well as there are only a few options, some of them expensive.

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New York City, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Chelsea is a neighborhood first, a tourist attraction second. There are art galleries, restaurants, shops, the highlne, the views, Chelsea market, and the federal architecture that make Chelsea a lovely place to spend some time and money, of course. You can walk there from midtown, take the train and bus,or drive if you don't mind hunting for a space to... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Visited the markets on a Sunday... well I can honestly say I won’t rush back. Shops over priced, no seating, everyone crowded into one walkway... Not an enjoyable day. It’s all good to be able to get something to eat / Drink, but what's the use if you can’t find a seat to sit at and enjoy your food.

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