Chelsea is The Art District of Manhattan. The art galleries line the streets and you can literally spend days visiting the various galleries showcasing exiting art from established as well as new and upcoming artists.
Chelsea Gallery Map is an excellent guide to the hundreds of galleries that offers something for all – whether you are an art enthusiast or a true connoisseur – you will find something to your liking in Chelsea.
The High Line is one of my favorite places in this area. The elevated former rail line, transformed into a thriving park, is perfect for a stroll overlooking the busy streets of Manhattan. It begins at the Meatpacking District and is 34 blocks long and offering plentiful of fantastic photo-op’s along the way.
Designer stores line the streets of Meatpacking, and it is easy to spend both time and money here – but make sure to visit Chelsea Market as well. It’s an old biscuit factory transformed into a food hall and shopping mall – the food is excellent and the shops are plentiful. Another food hall with many food vendors worth mentioning in the area is Gansevoort Market.
At the beginning of The High Line in the Meatpacking District, is Whitney Museum of American Art. It is an amazing museum if you are interested in modern art and above all North American art and its development since 1900s. There are always interesting exhibitions and from the various terraces you have a spectacular view over Midtown and the Financial District. I suggest that you start your day here and continue along The High Line.
If you are looking for a spectacular view and a really cool hotel – stay at The Standard which is built above The High Line.