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The best things to do in Chelsea

Whether you want to explore art, lounge in greenery or bar hop, Chelsea has everything you need for an exciting day out

Photograph: Fred George
Sun deck at the Sports Center at Chelsea Piers

Chelsea certainly puts the art in the heart of New York. The neighborhood is home to dozens of galleries with the best free art in NYC on view—from Gagosian to David Zwirner galleries—and the newly minted Whitney Museum of American Art, one of the best museums in the city. Once you've had your fill, head to the High Line to lounge on tree-lined paths with views of the river, then head to one of the best Chelsea restaurants or bars, like Del Posto and the NoMad. The sky's the limit in this neighborhood!

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