Local Sights, Museums & Attractions
Experience the Best of Chelsea
There’s no shortage of things to do, see and experience in Chelsea – from The High Line’s stunning gardens and artwork to the sweeping views and family-friendly activities at sprawling Hudson River Park. Ideally situated on West 14th Street, near Greenwich Village and the Meatpacking District, Chelsea Pines Inn provides the perfect home base for your NYC adventure. Walk to nearby Chelsea Market, home of The Food Network, or hop on the subway and visit Times Square and other iconic attractions in minutes.
A great guide for information about cultural events and galleries in Chelsea is Destination Chelsea.
While SoHo used to be the place to go for unique stores and galleries, Chelsea is now the place to go for high-end shopping and art. Start at Chelsea Market, the old Nabisco cookie building where the Oreo was invented, and where you can get just about any kind of food (soups, brownies, potpies, rugelach) all day long.
SoHo still has a major presence in the city, but it is now the site for many major national retailers. Walking down Broadway from Houston Street to Canal Street you will find a mix of shops for almost every taste.
Shoes on W 8th Street. Tattoos and body piercing on St. Marks Place. Leather chaps and harnesses on Christopher Street. The now famous Magnolia Bakery cupcakes on Bleecker Street. The cool, funky stores you’ll find on every street in the East Village, and some of the most interesting restaurants for serious foodies (check out the Momofuku Noodle shop). Cool.
From Bergdorf Goodman and Tiffany’s at 57th Street down past Trump Tower and Rockefeller Center with its legendary ice-skating rink, 5th Avenue is an exciting and unique shopping experience.
Madison Avenue 44th Street to 80th Street
Brooks Brothers is at 44th Street, Barneys at 61st Street, and galleries (starting in the 60s) are the hallmark of this most expensive of shopping districts.
The world’s largest store. Larger than most shopping malls, Macy’s can be confusing and overwhelming, or impressive and exciting. Taking up an entire city block on 34th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue, Macy’s is host to many special events like the Thanksgiving Parade, the Flower Show in the spring, and the 4th of July Fireworks.
“It’s like no other store in the world.” Rumor has it that when Queen Elizabeth came to New York it was the first place she wanted to go. Today, queens from around the world still think so. Worth the trip uptown to Lexington Avenue at 59th Street.
The best-kept secret in NYC (they never advertise)! Best prices on designer labels for men and women plus housewares and a separate shoe store. A must for bargain hunters! Two locations: one across from the World Trade Center complex, and the other across from Lincoln Center.
One of the hottest, trendiest areas in the city, just down the block from Chelsea Pines. Fashionistas love to browse the big-name designer shops (Jeffrey’s, Diane von Furstenburg, Stella McCartney, Hugo Boss ) and dine at the constantly changing hot new restaurants (Pastis and Spice Market are keepers). And, of course, you’ll want to check out the Apple Store, just a block away from us at 14th Street and 9th Avenue.