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Address: New York City, NY
Activities: Arts and crafts, City walk sightseeing
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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Eclectic neighborhood between Midtown and Downtown

Walking through Chelsea, somewhat off the beaten bath and lesser known than its sister neighborhood to the south, Greenwich Village, it is easy to miss on a trip. Unless of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Walking through Chelsea, somewhat off the beaten bath and lesser known than its sister neighborhood to the south, Greenwich Village, it is easy to miss on a trip. Unless of course you happen to want to enjoy the LGBT scene, in which case you will want to spend much time in Chelsea (and Greenwich Village). In this case, you would... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Located on the South West side of Manhattan,it is considered the center of the art world in New York. It is mostly a residential area and has a large gay population. There is nothing spectacular to see there, and it is not necessary to visit it while on a short visit of the city.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Lovely neighborhood with an authentic NYC feel. A stroll around Chelsea takes you away from the tourist areas to see how the real New Yorkers live. Try City Bakery on 18th St near Fifth Ave for the most rich, decandant hot chocolate you will ever experience. During the winter season, they even sell a gigantic homemade marshmallow for the hot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The New York City land mark that runs from Gansevoort Street to 34th Street was once an eye sore to the community of Chelsea Manhattan. It is now one of Chelsea’s favorite past times for many New Yorkers and tourist. It was built in 1930 and its purpose was to carry merchandise to stores along the west side by train.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Really liked it here, great restaurants, pretty buildings, nice cafes, not too much people, a lot of art, boutiques, shopping and so on, we had a great time in the area.

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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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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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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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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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