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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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$85*
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Contemporary Art Galleries of Chelsea Walking Tour
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$35*
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High Line and Chelsea Walking Tour
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$54*
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Chelsea and West Village Dessert Tour

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Market

We went to the Chelsea Market. It was smaller than I thought it would be. this is where we took the Highline from.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Theresa W
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Oak Creek, Wisconsin, United States
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Oak Creek, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to the Chelsea Market. It was smaller than I thought it would be. this is where we took the Highline from.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a nice walk around came across the biscuit factory, it was a renovated factory with original items still about the brick walls were fab.I t was full of individual shops selling everything. We went to the food shops, the bakery for fresh bread, the deli for meats etc salad and strawberries they went to Central Park for a... More 

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Mountain View, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to see the latest and greatest and visit galleries, not museums this is a must stop. Plus you get the HighLine nearby, meatpacking not far. A great mix of food and culture.

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Union, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

La Bergamote is a sweet little French cafe in Chelsea. I stopped in for brunch. I had French onion soup and a salad with Dijon mustard and topped with grilled chicken. Both the food and the service were excellent. I also took home some delicious pastry. I hope to return soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This area really is buzzing. One one side of the old Meat Packing buildings is the Pier and waterfront. On the other are parks, schools, and independent shops.

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Chelsea to meet some friends for dinner and I thought this area of New York was one of the best that I visited. Very clean and the restaurants were good.

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Norwood, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We found a small hotel in the middle of Chelsea, the Leo House. A former catholic retreat turned into a 60 room hotel. the rooms are simple and clean and very inexpensive for NYC. No taxes added to the price of the room and breakfast is included and so is free WIFI. But beware book early, the hotel fills up... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

I don't do "edgy" nowadays, so this gentrified former wasteland area of West Manhattan with its upmarket art galleries, restaurants, bars and the excellent Chelsea Market was just up our street for a couple of hours stroll after walking the high line. Plenty to see and a good modern vibe to the area

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Merrick, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

It is great to walk aroun4rrrwid here. You see the fashiion district, and out door eatery a variety of vendors. It runs from spring to summer. Across the street is Madison Square Park, beautiful, with fountains and historic statues. The playground looks great and well maintained. There is even a Shake Shack within the park!

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Durham, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Attractive West side neighbourhood in Manhattan New York. Known for having a lot of bars, restaurants and night life.

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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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