Chelsea, NY, USA

Chelsea, NY, USA

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Follow your art to Chelsea

An international arts destination, Chelsea is known for its wealth of galleries, its charming, historic architecture, and its hip restaurants and shops. The largely residential neighborhood is home to a bustling LGBTQ community, and it's just north of the funky arts enclave of Greenwich Village, so you'll have a veritable smorgasbord of shopping and nightlife to choose from. A Chelsea vacation rental will put you in the heart of a thriving Manhattan neighborhood, and you'll still be just a short subway ride from city landmarks like Central Park, the Empire State Building, and the Brooklyn Bridge.

Chelsea _ high living near the High Line

First up: those galleries. Chelsea has more than 200 of 'em, and a number of artists' studios offer regular tours. You can stroll through at your own pace, and many of the artists are on-site to answer questions or just shoot the breeze. If wearable souvenirs are more your thing, you can find everything from vintage boutiques to haute fashion in the neighborhood, too. One of the newest additions to Chelsea, the High Line is an elevated public park on a former railroad line, and it's home to beer halls, dining, and exceptional views of the Hudson River.

Arts and eats in Chelsea

For a different sort of gallery, check out the Rubin Museum of Art. Here, you'll find 5 floors of art and culture from India, the Himalayas, and beyond _ they also have film screenings and special events. Once you've boned up on eastern art, it's time to chow down at Chelsea Market. The massive indoor food-court-slash-shopping-mall is home to more than 50 different restaurants, cafes, and shops, all in a former Nabisco factory. Not ready for bed yet? Check out Sleep No More _ it's an immersive, disorienting reimagining of Shakespeare's Macbeth that puts audience members in the middle of the action.

Bringing the heat (and cold) in Chelsea

New York City has a humid subtropical climate, which means summers are hot and tend to be on the muggy side, while winters are cold and wet, with intermittent snowstorms. Spring and fall are cool and crisp, and highs average in the low 60s in both April and November. Summers are hot, and average highs peak at 84_F in July. Winters can be biting, with lows regularly at or below freezing in December, January, and February. Although it's a popular destination year-round, you'll find prices for Chelsea vacation rentals tend to be at their lowest during the winter months.

(Semi-) island living in Chelsea

Chelsea is on the west side of Manhattan, a low-lying island between the Hudson River and the East River. Just south of Manhattan, both rivers converge in New York Harbor on their way to the Atlantic Ocean, and you can find plenty of sandy beaches in Brooklyn, Staten Island, and New Jersey, if you're willing to make the hour-long trek. A Chelsea vacation rental also means you'll be just few miles southeast of the New Jersey Palisades, striking cliff faces overlooking the Hudson River.