7 great things to do in Chelsea, New York

They told me I couldn’t. That’s why I did it.

On the Western end of Manhattan, giving an amazing view of the Hudson River, we can find the Chelsea neighborhood. Called the art district of New York, it’s packed with unique attractions, things to do, and see endless museums and galleries.

We went there a few weeks back for a little gateway from Montreal, but I would definitely come back to spend a whole week just in that neighborhood to be able to see as many museums as possible.

There are some hidden gems that I can’t wait to share with you, whether it’s a rooftop with amazing vibes or a restaurant with delicious food! So put on your most comfortable shoes, and let’s start discovering!

Walk across the High Line

Your first stop should be the High Line, also known as the Park in the Sky. This landmark gives tourists a bit of art, design, and nature. The elevated steel train tracks spread out onto Manhattan’s streets and give you a breathtaking view of the city.
You can hop on and out of the train tracks and visit a few other landmarks below it, such as the Chelsea Market.

Shop at the Chelsea Market

A place where local entrepreneurs go to sell their high-quality goods. You can find everything from fresh fruits and veggies; to items of clothing, baked goods, and furniture.
You can even grab a bite in their many little restaurants.
It’s an excellent way to support the neighborhood’s economy.

Visit the David Zwirner Gallery

Open to the public, this gallery is home to multiple exhibits and art collections from new yorkers and international artists. The gallery has positioned itself as innovative, singular, and a pioneer in different media and genres.
This gallery has branches all over big artistic cities such as Paris, London, and Hong Kong… New York had its first gallery in 1993, and it’s the city with the most galleries.

Visit the Chelsea’s Cultural Center

The Shed Arts Center presents every art form possible such as pop culture arts, digital, and theatrical performances, which is heaven to any creative minds and art enthusiasts. The center prides itself in being the spot to create a diverse community that caters to everyone, as we all know that art doesn’t come in 1 size!
And while you’re at it, you can take pictures of the vessel right in front of the cultural center.

Dine at the Castell Rooftop Lounge

I mean if you need an aesthetic place to take your next Instagram picture, this rooftop is for you!

Play Golf at the Chelsea Pier

One of the funniest things you can do!
You can play golf in real life in a safe environment or with a simulator if you prefer. You can also take golf classes to brush up on your skills if that’s something you would like.
The club offers a food court to keep you fed and happy while you’re playing. You can stay there for a whole day, playing and taking in the beautiful view of the Hudson River.

Visit The Museum at FIT

The fashion guru in me is in heaven in this museum. You will find perfectly well-preserved fashion trends and styles dating from the 18th century to this day.
Fashion trends go around in circles usually, and we always see the old trends come back in one form or another. Being able to see these exhibitions with curated pieces from different decades is extremely interesting!

I hope you will get a chance to try these activities and visit Chelsea. Let me know in the comments section if you have been before and if you have tried any of the activities mentioned above. Also, don’t hesitate to leave your own little gems to try!

Until next time,



Sofyah Ov is the founder of Sofyahscorner. Through her travels, she emphasizes the art of living comfortably while adventuring, showing readers how to strike a harmonious balance between world exploration and the soft life. Having lived in 3 different continents, the writer, passionate traveler, and lifestyle enthusiast would love to teach you how you can have it all!

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  1. July 12, 2022 / 8:38 am

    I love the fact there are a number of rooftop gardens; it looks and sounds like a wonderful place to spend some time in!

    • July 12, 2022 / 8:50 am

      I noticed a lot of rooftop gardens! I guess because they don’t have much space on the streets they decided to add some green on top! I would definitely recommend it!

  2. July 12, 2022 / 10:14 am

    Wow… every part of New York is just so great! Reading this post makes me want to visit New York more and more. Thank you for sharing.

    • July 12, 2022 / 10:24 am

      It’s a really interesting city to explore! And it has something for everyone! You should definitely visit!

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