- By Kevin
- On May 18, 2017
- North America
- Travel Tips
Good value area to stay near New York may right for your holiday, and there're 3 places worth you visit.
Chelsea Piers Sports and Entertainment Complex
The Chelsea Piers Sports and Entertainment Complex is located on a series of piers in Chelsea which were originally a passenger ship terminal. In the Early 1900s, the RMS Lusitania used the piers, and they were the planned destination of the ill-fated RMS Titanic.
The complex includes a health club, the city's largest gymnastics training facility, two basketball courts, playing fields for soccer, batting cages, a rock wall, and dance studios. Additionally, there is a golf club, a bowling center, and two ice rinks. The Piers also have film and television production studios, including the one for NBC Universal. There is also a marina nearby for docking private boats and several event spaces.
Chelsea Flea Market
The Chelsea Flea Market evolved out of the original Annex Antiques Fair & Flea Market that began nearby almost forty years ago. The historical area and buildings still retain the vintage ambiance and charm from years ago. Up to 135 vendors sell antiques, collectibles, decorative arts, clothing, jewelry, and many other types of antiques and collectibles at the market.
Food options abound and include many options of local cuisine, diverse restaurants, and sandwich shops. Many of the vendors feature handmade art and craft items that make for interesting and unique gifts and souvenirs. The market is a must-see if you are visiting New York's meatpacking district.
Chelsea Piers Golf Club
The Chelsea Piers Golf Club is a unique golf destination that provides guests with the opportunity to golf on a scenic pier on the Hudson River. The Club boasts Manhattan's only four-tiered, year-round outdoor driving range. The range's 200-yard fairway provides the opportunity to hit full shots and practice putting. The Golf Academy at Chelsea Piers is a very high tech indoor training center.
The academy offers several golf schools as well as private and semi-private lessons for golfers of every ability level, starting from age four. The golf club is open to the public and offers memberships for the frequent golfer.