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Address: New York City, NY
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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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$85.00*
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Contemporary Art Galleries of Chelsea Walking Tour
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$35.00*
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High Line and Chelsea Walking Tour
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$54.10*
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Chelsea and West Village Dessert Tour

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Area to walk around in the end you find the Highline, we went there to a friends flat and went up to his Roof top and it was great to see all from above, Chelsea is a nice area in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Area to walk around in the end you find the Highline, we went there to a friends flat and went up to his Roof top and it was great to see all from above, Chelsea is a nice area in general so well worth going there

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Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice neighborhood. You can visit High line, Chelsea Market, Madison Square Garden. There are nice landmarks and historial buildings on the 20th street, 21th street, 22th street, 8th avenue and all over the neighborhood.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked in this area and it had 2 sides like a coin. There were some roads, which looked kind of shabby but on the other hand we found lovely tiny streets.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Chelsea is a great area that is centrally located between midtown and lower Manhattan. It's is also very clean and full of energy. So, it begs for you to get out and take a stroll. There are many restaurants, bars, galleries and markets to visit.

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Oak Creek, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

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 July 7, 2016

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 July 6, 2016 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 July 5, 2016 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 June 28, 2016 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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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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