Chelsea is Manhattan’s art district. You can spend days here wandering galleries that show work from established and emerging artists. The High Line—a park built on an abandoned elevated railroad track—is a work of art in its own right, as are some of the area’s fashionable shops. After feasting your eyes, go restaurant hopping, or visit Chelsea Market, which offers excellent eateries. Then head out to the neighborhood’s famous nightclubs and buzzing bars or watch future Saturday Night Live stars perform at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
Chelsea's charms include arts, nightlife, dining, theater, the High Line, Chelsea Piers and Chelsea Market.
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Escape from the hustle of Times Square on this guided, 2-hour, small-group walking tour around New York City. Visit the scenic, aerial greenway of the popular High Line, plus the trendy Meatpacking District and Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan. Soak up the atmosphere and learn about the history and culture of this area of the Big Apple — one of the most drastically changed areas in New York City today.
See the best shows in New York City’s world-renowned galleries! Delve into the world of contemporary art on a two-hour tour that will give you a real sense of what's current in art right now. Come on your own to meet new people, bring friends, family, or a date. Rely on your guide to know which shows to see in what part of town and what order.As you stroll and take in each show, you gain insight into artists' creative process, hear what artists have said about their own work, engage your curiosity and get to know new friends or old friends anew. Tours are highly interactive and freshly curated by Jody Lee Drafta, artist, critic and university studio art professor. She combs through dozens of galleries, mixing long-established with newly minted spaces to track down the most unmissable work on view. Let Jody give you an experience that brings to life the best of what artists do.
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Your first trip to New York City can be a challenge - even for the most seasoned travelers. There’s just so much to see: From the Brooklyn Bridge to the Chelsea Market, the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building to the 9/11 Memorial and One World Trade Center.You could spend a week trying to tick each one off the list. But you don’t want to waste time in the city that never sleeps; that’s why this tour covers the whole city in a single, glorious day.
The High Line, an elevated freight rail line converted into a park, has become a classic New York City attraction. Couple it with Chelsea, the neighborhood it goes through, and you’ve got one action-packed and informative 2-hour guided tour. Get an insider’s tour of this area, complete with outstanding architecture, and get the lowdown on the trendy Meatpacking District as well.
Whether you’re a first-time or seasoned visitor to New York City, this hop-on hop-off cruise is a fantastic way to experience all of the city's most popular attractions. Enjoy a smooth ride along the Hudson River and New York Harbor, complete with live onboard narration, and hop off to visit the Empire State Building, NBC Studio, Times Square, World Financial Center, Wall Street, South Street Seaport, DUMBO, Brooklyn Bridge Park and more. You’ll also capture amazing views of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty!
Located in the heart of Chelsea, the Joyce is Manhattan’s premiere venue for dance, an intimate space where for as little as $19, you can catch world-renowned troupes perform tango, flamenco, modern, jazz, cutting-edge movement theater and many other styles of dance.