FOMOfeed's Curated Guide to Chelsea

Considered NYC's epicenter of high-end art culture, Chelsea is THE place to visit with endless art galleries, restaurants and shops of famous designers. However there's much more to explore than the galleries. Below - a walking tour of FOMOfeed's favorite stops in Chelsea.

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The extraordinary centerpiece of the Hudson Yards complex is the spiral staircase known as The Vessel. At this new landmark, people can enjoy new perspectives of the city from different heights, endless angles and vantage points from the 154 interconnecting flights of stairs. It has absolutely stunning architecture. Across from the Vessel, you can also find the Shed which is 14 acres of open space and has the world’s first Equinox Hotels. Tip: Be sure to get tickets online or text “vessel” to 43770 to get tickets in advance.

Hudson Yards is the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States; a fulfillment of a remarkable collaboration amongst visionaries. The site includes more than 18 million square feet of commercial and residential space, more than 100 shops and restaurants. Tip: Be sure to check out the Camp store if you have kids.

Enjoy an incredible walk with unparalleled views of the city and Hudson River which has become a classic NYC attraction. There’s numerous public arts, sculptures and murals throughout the year. Tip: Grab a popsicle from La NewYorkina or People’s Pops during the warmer months.

There are more than 200 art galleries in Chelsea (and all FREE). The Chelsea Gallery District features a wide range of works from up-and-coming artists to highly acclaimed artists. Take a break from the High Line and check out a few of our favorite gallery spots. You can exit the Highline via the stairs at 26th Street. Start from Unix Gallery (513 W. 26th St), then hit up Pace Gallery (510 & 534 W. 25th St) or Gagosian (555 W. 24th St & 522 W. 21st St), and continue onto Tanya Bonakdar Gallery (521 W. 21st St), and finish at David Zwirner Gallery (525 W. 19th St), and more at your desire. *Pictured is from "Yayoi Kusama's Everyday I Pray" at David Zwirner in December 2019 exhibit. Tip: Most galleries rotate the exhibits approximately every 6-8 weeks.

Don’t forget to check out some of the Kobra Murals while you are in Chelsea. The “Mount Rushmore of Art” mural is located on the northeast corner of 22nd Street and 10th Ave, and “Mother Theresa and Gandhi” mural is located on the 18th Street and 10th Ave.

Awaken your taste buds at the Chelsea Market, where you can spend the day exploring exotic and local delicacies in the heart of the Meatpacking District. The market, located in a historic biscuit factory, boasts more than 35 vendors specializing in a variety of products ranging from wine and cheese to gourmet specialties. Our favorites are Los Tacos No 1, Num Pang, and Amy's Bread for the devil's food cake you've ever had!

Curated by Diane von Furstenberg for an exclusive art experience at her flagship location, pop-artist Ashley Longshore painted a collection of forty iconic women who changed the course of history. You will find Oprah Winfrey, Jane Goodall, and even Barbie, etc. Tip: Grab coffee at Intersect by Lexus on the same street (A gorgeous spot that usually has a free interactive art exhibit on the 3rd Fl.)

Grab a coffee at Intersect by Lexus. It's a gorgeous spot that usually has a free interactive art exhibit on the 3rd floor. If you're around this area for dinner and looking for a splurge the restaurant is also worth checking out. They feature a rotating menu from chef's around the world. The bar upstairs is also a thing of beauty.

An experiential Samsung Store that shows off their current technology. Samsung837 is where culture and technology collide. There’s always something interactive which delivers an experience that goes beyond the device.

XI Gallery opened a hybrid art installation and showroom in the Meatpacking District for architect Bjarke Ingel's luxury residences in May 2018. Designed by artist ES Deviln, The Egg is a concave elliptical hemisphere shape of 33-ft wide of Lower Manhattan, comprised of more than 10,000 minature 3D-printed and hand cut buildings. In this mirrored hemisphere, a partial map of Manhattan is extruded. The city is at once recognizable and abstracted into an organic symmetrical form. You can find two additional installations at this gallery.

The Whitney is one of our favorite museums in the city. It is dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting American art, and its collection is arguably the finest holdings of twentieth-century American art in the world. Tip: Hit up Bubby’s and Ample Hills Ice Cream across the street.

After the Whitney, grab brunch or lunch at this gem right across the street. Bonus: Ample Hills ice cream has an outpost here.

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IRISH HUNGER MEMORIAL
IRISH HUNGER MEMORIAL
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UNISPHERE
INSCOPE ARCH
INSCOPE ARCH
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