Whether Chelsea is your stomping ground or you’re just passing through, there are tons of things to do in this bustling downtown Manhattan neighborhood.
With quaint townhouses, charming low-rise buildings, and luxury high-rises, Chelsea has become one of the most sought after areas to buy or rent an apartment in NYC. Here are some of Triplemint’s top picks for activities to add to your list when planning a visit to Chelsea:
Take a Stroll on the High Line
If you’re looking for a spectacular skyline with striking Hudson River views, the High Line is a go-to! It’s basically New York City’s version of a boardwalk. Art, gardens, and performances are just a few of the attractions along this former freight rail line. As an added bonus, there are plenty of shops below this elevated park, where you can pick up a few items before heading to your next Manhattan destination.
Triplemint Tip: The High Line — unsurprisingly — is a very big tourist destination. So, if you’re not a big fan of crowds or the slow-paced walking that subsequently ensues, try planning a visit earlier in the morning or perhaps later in the evening.
Feed Your Cravings at Chelsea Market
Looking for an exotic, yet delectable bite to eat? Chelsea Market is a great option to indulge in New York City’s amazing variety of international fare!
From the adobada taco at Los Tacos, to the chocolate fudge milkshake at Creamline, there’s no shortage of dishes to try at this Chelsea hotspot.
“It’s a place where you’ll be guided by the smell. I generally let the various aromas lead me to my perfect meal,” said Josh Juneau, Triplemint agent.
This food hall’s offerings expand quite often as new vendors arrive, so be sure to visit frequently to try the latest (and most “Instagrammable”) NYC food.
Explore Your Artsy Side at Chelsea’s Famed Art Galleries
If you’re someone who enjoys the artistic things in life, the galleries in Chelsea are some of the best! Between paintings and photography, you’ll be sure to view some incredible pieces that’ll make the perfect addition to your home in New York City.
Triplemint Tip: The David Zwirner gallery offers immersive modern art installations that are worth experiencing and are totally Instagram-worthy. I mean, did you see the Yayoi Kusama exhibit?! It was magical.
Find Your NYC Style
Finding new additions to your wardrobe is an easy task when in Chelsea. Although there are some big-name stores in this Manhattan neighborhood, you’ll also find some trendy thrift shops and flea markets that will give you all sorts of NYC fashion inspo for your closet.
Triplemint Tip: Before you purchase a ton of new items, keep in mind how much you can carry to your next NYC destination! There’s nothing worse than taking the subway or walking the streets of Manhattan with too many shopping bags.
Break a Sweat at Chelsea’s Trending Fitness Studios
Indoor exercise is a necessity during the colder months in NYC, and Chelsea Piers offers a ton of different fitness classes and activities. Whether you prefer basketball or barre, there’s something for everyone at this Sports and Entertainment Complex.
Triplemint Tip: Barry’s Bootcamp and Peloton Cycling Studio are some of our other favorite ways to get in a great workout in Chelsea!