Chelsea
About
Trendy New York City neighborhood, especially popular with the gay community.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
The area
Neighbourhood: 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 neighbourhood life. The contemporary art scene is an integral part of the neighbourhood’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 neighbourhood 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.
How to get there
  • 23rd St • 4 min walk
  • 23rd St • 7 min walk

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles521 reviews
Excellent
263
Very good
211
Average
41
Poor
5
Terrible
1

therichastill
Stevenage, UK3,117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Chelsea is a suburb of Manhattan and is south of Midtown. For me when I hear of Chelsea in New York I automatically think of Andy Warhol and whilst was in the area I saw a Warhol mural.

I walked along the High Line which is a beautiful repurposing of an old railway line and a great way to see the area from an elevated view.

Certainly worth checking out for a more bohemian side to the city.
Written 6 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN5,362 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Chelsea is a lively neighborhood in Manhattan. It is both residential and filled with restaurants, bars, museums and entertainment options. I don't find it to have the same charm as nearby Greenwich Village, but it is still worth exploring. The Chelsea Market is extremely popular as is walking The High Line. The Chelsea Market is essentially an upscale food court but could be a good stop for lunch. I don't understand the attraction of The High Line. If you are resident of the neighborhood, it is a wonderful transformation of a former elevated rail line into a nice urban greenspace. However, it seems to have become one of the most popular things to do for visitors to the city. As a result, it is now packed with tourists and the views are simply not that interesting. We enjoyed a night at the Gotham Comedy Club followed by some cocktails at LOULOU but the options for food and drink are endless in the neighborhood.
Written 1 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Kittygal 🇺🇦 🌻
Los Angeles, CA8,793 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
I decided to base myself here in Chelsea on my first visit back to NYC in three years. I couldn't have asked for a better choice.

Convenient to subway, bus or just plain walking, plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars, a local farmer's market on Saturdays, and architectural delights at every turn. An added bonus:bthe High Line is close by, for an easy stroll to explore more.
Written 27 October 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ronald
Denpasar, Indonesia9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Friends
this city is awesome ...big city with humble society..all the people is nice , big building , .clean area and all the peoole here is .very kindly ..the things about this city is superb..we will come to this city again for another opportunies , we wnat to wacth the blues stadium
Written 7 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

The Five Road Trippers 🚙🎡🎢🧳
Long Island, NY16,137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Business
Chelsea is incredibly close to midtown but slightly more relaxed. A nice mix of luxury to affordable housing in the area. Plenty of dining options. Very safe neighborhood.
Written 2 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Dave S
Hebron, lsrael169 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Solo
Chelsea is the section of Manhattan that is above 14th Street, below about 28th Street, & west of 6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas) - New York's neighborhoods are not official, so the boundaries are not precise. This is considered the lowest part of western Midtown, but here are no real skyscrapers. It is well worth strolling here; & as in any Manhattan neighborhood, it's worth bringing a copy of the architectural guidebook AIA GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY. The neighborhood's most interesting feature is the High Line (see that review). Another cool place is the Chelsea Market, formerly a Nabisco cookie factory (of Oreo fame), today an upscale mall featuring excellent food.
Written 11 January 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

daanddo
Lehigh Valley, PA875 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Friends
Where else in New York can you find amazing baked goods (and I mean truly worth the calories), Bahn Mi sandwiches, fresh cooked lobster, Thai food, crepes, Asian fusion (Buddakan), an oyster bar, book store, clothing shops, high quality local meats, a vegetable/fruit market, an herb/spice seller that reminds me of a stall in a turkish souk, Gelato, fantastic soups (Senegalese chicken with peanuts -yum), cheeses, wine and more under one roof ? The only challenge is that, especially on weekends it is very crowded and finding a open table or getting in the bathroom without a long line is near impossible
Written 6 December 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

TourQueen55
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
What a great, vibrant area! Walkable or close distance to so many features including Chelsea Market, the Highline, Little Island, Times Square and more! I great place to stay with many things to do, yet not the noice of Times Square.
Written 29 October 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Christos
Thessaloniki, Greece6,769 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
Great area in the middle of the High Line attraction.Is safe with police and very clean.You can visit the unique market and go back to High Line again.
Written 22 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Erik S
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
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. The railway was elevated to reduce interference with street traffic. The trains that carried the merchandise were able to conveniently stop inside of the buildings they were delivering to. The last 3 car train made its turkey delivery in 1980.The railway was abandoned for over two decades after its last delivery.

The Giuliani administration unsuccessfully attempted to tear the railway down in the early 1990s. In 2001 architect Casey Jones along with organizations, Design Trust, and Friends of the Highline conducted research for, “Reclaiming the Highline.” In 2002 Friends of the Highline gained the city’s support to reuse the Highline railway as a city park. The designers were the architecture firm of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and landscape architect James Corner of Field Operations. They did a superb job constructing the park.

On June 9th 2009 the beautiful, elevated High Line Park was born to Chelsea Manhattan. You must visit! Well maintained colorful flowers and trees cover the elongated park. Some railroad tracks were left in the walkway of the park. The tracks give off that Old New York historic feel. As you lose yourself in the park the overlook of 10th Avenues fluster of traffic will remind you that you are in the greatest city in the world. You’ll feel the soothing cool breeze of vibrant fresh air from the opposite overlook of the Hudson River; there is no better view. There are several benches in the park that are usually occupied by studying students, sun bathers, and tourist taking a load off, but no worries; there are more than enough seats.

For your convenience there is a state of the art bathroom located about midway through the park and there are several elevators to take you to the ground floor. There are vendors selling trinkets and keepsakes, as well as a restaurant.

The aroma of fresh flowers will continue teasing your senses throughout your relaxing stroll through the park.

When it’s time to unwind there are several coffee shops, bars, and clubs just beneath the park. Winter park hours are from 7:00 am to 8:00pm, spring, summer, and fall hours are from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm. There are so many things to enjoy at High Line Park. Chelsea is alive, and it’s a great place to visit!

For other interesting reviews go to https://www.facebook.com/#!/eriksbook. Perhaps we can be frinds.

Erik Smalls
Written 7 May 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 229
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Chelsea - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024) - Tripadvisor

All New York City HotelsNew York City Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in New York City
All things to do in New York City
Day Trips in New York City
RestaurantsFlightsHoliday homesTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire