NYC Date Night: A Walk Through Chelsea

Yesterday was date night and because the weather decided to be somewhat amenable (yay 55 degrees!) we were able to do something we hadn't done in weeks- GO OUT! Originally we were going to stroll the High Line and catch dinner, but the High Line was closed by the time we made our way in inches over the Brooklyn Bridge through an intense traffic jam (that's the thing about NYC when the weather becomes nice-GRIDLOCK!).


With plan A completely scratched, we came up with a plan B- a stroll through Chelsea.

Date Night in Chelsea

On the west side of Manhattan, from 14th street to about 30th street lies the neighborhood of Chelsea.

From the wide cobblestone streets, to the exclusive restaurants with outdoor seating, Chelsea is easily one of New York's most romantic and artistically eclectic neighborhoods.

Exclusive, edgy, artsy, cutting edge and (thanks to the High Line) green, Chelsea a great place to shop, dine, people watch and relax- especially now that the weather is getting warmer.


A few things to check out in Chelsea:

  • The High Line - A beautiful elevated park on what used to be an old rail line. Here, you can catch stunning city and river views.
  • Chelsea Market- A little bit of everything rolled into one, the Chelsea Market is a contemporary and edgy farmer's market, artist bazaar, mall, office space, gallery and high end food court (clearly my FAVORITE!).
  • The Chelsea- The famed and historic Chelsea Hotel is pretty darn awesome to visit. The doors are open for visitors to take in the art on display or meander the winding staircases in the same manner that famous artist in the past used to. The hotel was an artist residence at one time and housed greats such as: Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Allen Ginsberg ( and countless others).