Here is yet another NYC Post! Are you getting sick of these yet? I hope not. If you’ve missed the other posts from my epic trip, you can find them here and here.
Today we are talking about the Highline & Chelsea Market. This was one of my favorite days in NYC. I had a recommendation from my friend Lew who lived in NYC. He knows me well, and didn’t lead me astray. Being from the Pacific NW, I am drawn to the outdoors, nature and fresh air. It’s hard to find those things in New York City. The Highline used to be an old railway, early 2002 the community rallied together to use this space as an outdoor public use area. They covered the old railroads with a beautiful path lined with trees, flowers, and benches. It’s now a perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city below as you stroll high above the streets along the Highline. Our visit happened in the dead of Winter, so the landscape was pretty bleak, but I can imagine the blooms come springtime in the city.
Once we were starting to get a bit chilly we descended from the Highline and walked into Chelsea Market. Yet another perfect recommendation from Lew & friends. If you’ve ever been to Pike’s Place in Seattle, Chelsea Market is a similar concept, but all indoors. You stroll the long corridors of the market which is teeming with people, vendor stalls, and restaurants. I loved the upscale feel of this market. It was an elevated “market” with boutique jewelry, wine bars, yet still had flower shops and coffee stands. We peeked in almost all the shops in the market. I actually went BACK to Chelsea Market on my last day in NYC because I wanted to walk through one last time. That tells you something!
I’ve loved sharing my NYC trip with you! Thank you for following along. I have a couple more NYC posts I will be saving for future, but this will be the last one for now. I’ve got some BIG news coming to the blog soon. Stay Tuned.
Such a lovely post! I’m currently visiting NYC from Austin, TX and will be doing a blog post about it today as well!! Thanks for sharing this! XO, Scarlett
Chelsea Market sounds like a dream! Vicariously lived/ate through your New York trip.
I think I did this same walk with the Highline and Chelsea Market! I would love to visit Highline again when it’s warmer because it seems like a great community space
Erin @ Platings and Pairings says
Beautiful spots. I’ve never been, but it definitely reminds me of Pikes Place, with a bit more of an East Coast vibe. I actually grew up in NY, but 8 hours from the city, so I’ve only been once. I definitely want to visit the city, and explore… someday. For now, I loved experiencing it through your pictures!
That sounds like a very cool spot! I love the architecture too, and you took great photos!
Brettni Brumfield says
Lovely photos, Rachel!
Chelsea Market is amazing! That was probably one of the biggest highlights for me when we went a few years ago. The next time I go, I definitely need to check out the Highline. Thanks for sharing!
Monica Louie says
What a fun place! I can see how it reminds you of Pike Place. One of my best friends lives in Brooklyn, and I’d love to go visit her and see NYC for the first time!
How fun! I used to live in NY but never made it to the Highline!
Catherine @ Ten Thousand Hour Mama says
I visited the Highline the last time I was in New York. It’s such a unique park – I’m glad you got to check it out, too!
Great shots of the city! I have always (ALWAYS) wanted to go to NYC and it just isn’t in the cards anytime soon so this has been a fun little journey reading your blog posts about your trip!
Marlynn @ UrbanBlissLife says
For as many times as I’ve been to NYC, I still have not been to Chelsea Market. Can you believe it? Crazy! That’s like a foodie failure on my part. 🙂 Great photos, Rachel, and it sounds like a wonderful time!
I’ve been to NYC so many times and still haven’t made it to The Highline. I’ll have to get there soon! Thanks for sharing.