Top Things to Do in Chelsea

THE 10 BEST Things to Do in Chelsea, New York City

Top Things to Do in Chelsea

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  • Suzannah B
    7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We ate at BIG TINGS the jerk chicken bowl , macaroni cheese was beautiful as was the service. Really recommend 10/10

    However we ate at the Thai place AYADA tonight and the red curry was not good, service was appalling and £100 for 2 bowls of stuff floating around in bowls, sausage appetiser (this was ok) and a chicken satay was a rip off and am really annoyed I did the British thing and left a tip. Avoid avoid avoid.
    Written 3 June 2024
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  • Sarsprdoc
    Saratoga Springs, NY1,264 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sat on the Bridge for the first time. Good sound and no one able to stand in front blocking our view. Telemonitors were small so not best view. Always a slow exit with the stairwells
    Written 28 April 2024
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  • FLHarlock
    Tavares, FL4,929 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I’ve been looking forward to climbing The Vessel for months. It truly is an amazing structure. Sad to find it closed because of jumpers. Still is an incredible piece of architectural art. Worth a visit. I will be back to climb it eventually.
    Written 8 June 2024
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  • Marion F
    New York City, NY298 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was my first time here. I would walk by occasionally and recently decided to go.
    Focused primarily on art/artist from smaller Asian countries like Tibet and the Himalayas it is 6 floors covering periods from BCE to 2023.
    Very interactive it is a must visit for anyone interested in art from those regions.
    The last open day to the public is October 2024, so hurry, You need about 2 hours to really see everything and they are open til 10pm every friday
    Written 1 June 2024
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  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, MN5,181 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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  • Asta365
    Kent, TX571 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Museum at FIT is a true off-the-beaten path gem. The museum, which is free, presented a hype-focused display, when we visited, of the design of sleeves for dresses (and one men’s jacket) from the 1700s to present with the bulk of the dresses from the latter 1900s. With work from many noted designers, I was truly blown away by the haute couture designs, amazing fabrics, exquisite workmanship, and vision of the designers, There were about 50 to 60 dresses on display and each was shown to excellent effect. I frankly don’t have the vocabulary to fully describe what I saw, but I learned from and enjoyed every moment of my visit.

    Afterwards, we walked a short distance in the FIT complex to see the student projects. Everything I enjoyed in the focused museum was also present in the student projects which all worked exclusively with denim. I was amazed at the breadth of designs, incredible craftsmanship, and imagination on display.

    A final note - understanding the fragility of both the museum’s collection and the students’ work, the guards at both sites were a little over the top in their behavior towards visitors. They can accomplish their duties with a little calmer demeanor in their interactions with those coming to the site.
    Written 21 April 2024
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  • Amy D
    Mission, TX530 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Plenty of shops, places to catch a bite to eat. Great place to get out of the elements. We came here for a restroom break and a little bit of window shopping
    Written 7 June 2024
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  • S. Lakshmi Narasimhan
    14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It offers excellent views of the City. The open air outdoor deck offers unrestricted view of three sides. We can see the Western side (Hudson river & NJ) from the indoor viewing area. We can relax and watch the city sitting on the Skyline gallery seats. The glass floor (a small section of the outdoor deck) offers a thrilling view below our feet. Edge observatory deck is at Level 100. The ticket prices (~ $46) are at par with the rate we pay for the deck at 86th floor of Empire State whereas we need to pay $79 for 102nd floor access in empire State.

    One issue with Edge is that finding the entrance was a bit difficult even with google map. Once we enter, we see just a shopping mall without any information about the deck access. That makes us wonder if we have come to a wrong section of the building. Upon enquiry we understood that it was the right place and we need to go to level 4 to get the elevator to the deck. Reaching the elevator was also difficult due to the confusion caused by maze like route at level 4.

    Necessary sign boards should be placed.
    Written 10 June 2024
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  • TYsadventures
    Brooklyn, NY805 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Judging by its unassuming exterior, one might mistake it for a local neighborhood theater, but upon stepping inside, you discover a vibrant community powerhouse for dance and music. Nestled in an upscale, progressive-chic neighborhood accessible via MTA A and C trains and the M55 MTA BUS, it proves to be a gem.

    The neighborhood itself boasts a safe environment with numerous bars and eateries. Accessibility is commendable, especially for those in powerchairs or using a manual one.

    The theater's staff is exceptionally accomodating. The wheelchair access includes a flat roll-in, security-manned entrance, and both ticket usher and box office window are easily accessible.

    While the lobby is on the smaller side and can feel cramped, the seating options are accommodating. With in-place or removable accessible seating on both wing sides (right and left), the theater strives for inclusivity. Restroom accessibility remains uncertain as I haven't utilized it, but is available.

    The performance hall is impressively spacious and comfortable, adorned with pleasant lighting and colors. Accessible seats in the sixth orchestra row offer an unobstructed view. Over time, I've had the pleasure of witnessing performances by local, regional, and internationally acclaimed companies, making it a versatile and enjoyable venue.
    Written 14 January 2024
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  • Schahauna G
    2 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beyond confusing!! Could us signs on the subway like the T in Boston that not only announce where your going but show you and it makes travel easier for newbies to the city.
    Written 25 May 2024
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  • Sandyman
    Utica, NY27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A gorgeous, long walk on a repaved railroad track bed. Lots of plants and flowers and views of neighborhood below. A safe activity for everyone.
    Written 29 April 2024
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  • KazzieB10
    Stroud, UK31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant store ... work wear in the US is fashion in the UK. Helpful staff, not pushy.
    This is my second visit in 3 years, a must do for Dickies and Carhartt loving son in UK.
    Written 22 June 2023
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  • Sabena S
    New York City, NY1,259 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One gigantic mural was in the Gagosian. Last Friday while gallery hopping in Chelsea I visited the Gagosian gallery that is spoken of in hushed tones. Interesting and worth visiting often.
    Written 7 May 2024
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  • Marie S
    Brooklyn, NY102 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small theater with fair ticket prices, and members who return year after year. They did plays online during the Covid time and made it through those years on grit and determination. I can't pretend that I've been thrilled with all of their productions, but they are usually pretty good. This year's theme is the plays of Brian Friel. I was an usher at various theaters for twelve or thirteen years, and this is the one I'm happy to come back to over and over again
    Written 14 April 2024
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  • Josh D
    New York City, NY850 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I have heard the phrase poster child a few times but I don’t know what it means!! My sister is one of them people who uses social media all the time!! I think she’s the posting child in our family!! That was a good joke for you to get you in a better mood!! I went here a few weeks ago because I’ve been looking for novelty museums and this is one!! I saw a bunch of travel posters and movie posters and also environmental posters and I enjoyed it!!
    Written 24 May 2024
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