Ace Hotel New York is one of NYC's Chelsea, Garment District and NoMad.

1. Ace Hotel New York

9.1
Hotel · NoMad · 20 W 29th St (at Broadway), New York, NY

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Too often, trendy translates as “too cool to help,” but at Ace the beautiful people behind the front desk are always genuinely willing to assist. Another thoughtful touch: soundproofing is fantastic. Read more.

2. The Inn on 23rd

Bed & Breakfast · Chelsea · 131 W 23rd St (at 6th Ave.), New York, NY

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: The private collections on display add a warmth and charm that the mass-produced “antiques” of larger properties can’t match, and the cozy, home-away-from-home feel is a nice change. Read more.

Maritime Hotel is one of NYC's Chelsea, Garment District and NoMad.

3. Maritime Hotel

8.3
Hotel · Chelsea · 363 W 16th St (at 9th Ave.), New York, NY

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Whether or not the in-crowd has taken their party elsewhere, we think The Maritime is still pretty slick. The rooms are pleasingly plush, and the onsite dining and nightlife are stellar. Read more.

High Line is one of NYC's Chelsea, Garment District and NoMad.

4. High Line

9.6
Park · Chelsea · btwn Gansevoort & W 34th St (btwn 10th & 12th Ave), New York, NY

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Grab a morning coffee and take a stroll as you enjoy the peaceful ambiance, or spend a weekend afternoon buying picnic goodies from Chelsea Market before heading up to scope the gardens and the view. Read more.

Chelsea Market is one of NYC's Chelsea, Garment District and NoMad.

5. Chelsea Market

9.4
Market · Chelsea · 75 9th Ave (btwn 15th & 16th St), New York, NY

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: If you’re into architecture, check out the original elements from the National Biscuit Company that still remain on site like ornate classical ironwork and mosaic monograms over 15th Street entryways. Read more.

Chelsea Piers is one of NYC's Chelsea, Garment District and NoMad.

6. Chelsea Piers

9.2
Harbor / Marina · Chelsea · 62 Chelsea Piers (btwn 17th & 23rd St.), New York, NY

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Chelsea Piers is a one-stop-shop if you want to exercise. We particularly like how the programs and classes at the Field House are run on a drop-in basis–it’s a perfect set-up for travelers! Read more.

Hudson River Park is one of NYC's Chelsea, Garment District and NoMad.

7. Hudson River Park

9.6
Park · West Village · West Side Hwy (btwn Battery Pl and 59th St), New York, NY

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Nothing beats sunbathing in a riverfront park on a hot summer day. We’re particularly partial to the lawns at Pier 45 (at West 10th Street). Or, when we’re feeling sportier, the greenbelt path. Read more.

Madison Square Garden is one of NYC's Chelsea, Garment District and NoMad.

8. Madison Square Garden

9.2
Basketball Stadium · Chelsea · 4 Penn Plz (btwn 7th & 8th Ave), New York, NY

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: MSG is a legend. Come to take in one of the most epic music performances you’ll ever see or to connect with the locals at a sports event. Everyone who’s anyone has played here. Read more.

Rubin Museum of Art is one of NYC's Chelsea, Garment District and NoMad.

9. Rubin Museum of Art

9.0
Art Museum · Chelsea · 150 W 17th St. (btwn 6th & 7th Ave.), New York, NY

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: This lovely museum offers a calm, almost spiritual retreat from the city’s busy crowds. And, due to the museum’s manageable size, you can fully explore the collections in under a day. Read more.

Marlborough Chelsea is one of NYC's Chelsea, Garment District and NoMad.

10. Marlborough Chelsea

8.1
Art Gallery · Chelsea · 545 W 25th St (10th Ave), New York, NY

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Galleries like this one alternate with funky shops, cool cafés, and the High Line (which cuts through the center of the neighborhood), making this a great area to spend a cultured weekend afternoon. Read more.

Billy's Bakery is one of NYC's Chelsea, Garment District and NoMad.

11. Billy's Bakery

9.2
Cupcake Shop · Chelsea · 184 9th Ave (btw 21st & 22nd St), New York, NY

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Don't miss the cupcakes! We think they just might be the best in New York. Read more.

Buddakan is one of NYC's Chelsea, Garment District and NoMad.

12. Buddakan

9.5
Asian Restaurant · Chelsea · 75 9th Ave (at W 16th St), New York, NY

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: The scene is exciting enough, but then again, we could just settle with a night of authentic Chinatown fare topped off by clubbing in the Lower East Side. Read more.

Del Posto is one of NYC's Chelsea, Garment District and NoMad.

13. Del Posto

9.3
Italian Restaurant · Chelsea · 85 10th Ave (btwn 15th & 16th St), New York, NY

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: We can't get enough of the excellent food and dramatic surroundings. And because (at least) five courses are expected of diners at dinnertime, there is no guilt in enjoying a true feast! Read more.

El Quinto Pino is one of NYC's Chelsea, Garment District and NoMad.

14. El Quinto Pino

8.9
Wine Bar · Chelsea · 401 W 24th St (at 9th Ave), New York, NY

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: They keep to the Spanish tradition of serving great wine with authentic and small-enough-to-tease dishes. We love the intimacy and the flirtatious vibes of both atmosphere and staff. Read more.

Matsuri is one of NYC's Chelsea, Garment District and NoMad.

15. Matsuri

Japanese Restaurant · Chelsea · 369 W 16th St (at W. 16th St.), New York, NY

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Because of its cavernous feel, this venue works well for both sexy dates and big group dinners–there are dim corners for tête-à-têtes and enough space for getting boisterous with rowdy friends. Read more.

Morimoto is one of NYC's Chelsea, Garment District and NoMad.

16. Morimoto

9.4
Japanese Restaurant · Chelsea · 88 10th Ave (btwn 15th & 16th St), New York, NY

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: The design-conscious space is almost as alluring as the food itself. (Just check out the downstairs bathrooms.) We fell in love with the omakase in Philadelphia, and our love affair has continued. Read more.

Omai is one of NYC's Chelsea, Garment District and NoMad.

17. Omai

7.7
Vietnamese Restaurant · Chelsea · 158 9th Ave (btwn 19th & 20th St.), New York, NY

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: We love the intimacy, which can really up the ante when we’re out on a date. And aside from the tasty food, the cocktails are quite delicious (try the blood orange martini). Read more.

SOCARRAT Paella Bar - Chelsea is one of NYC's Chelsea, Garment District and NoMad.

18. SOCARRAT Paella Bar - Chelsea

9.1
Paella Restaurant · Chelsea · 259 W 19th St (at 8th Ave), New York, NY

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: This has to be one of the best places in NYC for paella–no one else can match on quality or range of options. Expect to stuff yourself silly because the portions are huge. Read more.

Chelsea Market is one of NYC's Chelsea, Garment District and NoMad.

19. Chelsea Market

9.4
Market · Chelsea · 75 9th Ave (btwn 15th & 16th St), New York, NY

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: On rainy afternoons, we like to trade lunch for nibbling our way through the yummy selection of snacks on offer–pretty much everything is delish. There's something to please everyone. Read more.

Stumptown Coffee Roasters is one of NYC's Chelsea, Garment District and NoMad.

20. Stumptown Coffee Roasters

9.4
Coffee Shop · NoMad · 18 W 29th St (at Broadway), New York, NY

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: The coffee is really, really good, every single time we come. Other plus points: the gorgeous doughnuts (try the PBJ) and the fun of hanging out in the lobby of the Ace Hotel. Read more.

21. Szechuan Gourmet

8.8
Chinese Restaurant · Garment District · 21 W 39th St (btwn 5th and 6th Ave), New York, NY

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: This restaurant scores on quantity. We appreciate the more-is-better attitude (though our flaming taste buds occasionally disagree!) Read more.

Chelsea Market is one of NYC's Chelsea, Garment District and NoMad.

22. Chelsea Market

9.4
Market · Chelsea · 75 9th Ave (btwn 15th & 16th St), New York, NY

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Treats on offer range from lush brownies at the Fat Witch Bakery to artisan meats by Dickson’s Farmstand, an organic raw bar at One Lucky Duck, and, in the summer, funky popsicles at People’s Pops. Read more.

Fisch for the Hip is one of NYC's Chelsea, Garment District and NoMad.

23. Fisch for the Hip

7.5
Boutique · Chelsea · 153 W 18th St, New York, NY

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: This is a refined boutique experience, and the collection is excellently edited. We particularly dig the selection of handbags, especially the ones in the display cases (which look near to brand new). Read more.

24. Keiko Swimwear

Clothing Store · Chelsea · New York, NY

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Keiko’s suits have great classic cuts and fabulous fits, meaning they don’t go out of style quickly and we don’t spend our entire beach vacation tugging at our tops. Perfect! Read more.

(MALIN+GOETZ) is one of NYC's Chelsea, Garment District and NoMad.

25. (MALIN+GOETZ)

9.0
Cosmetics Shop · Chelsea · 177 7th Ave (btwn 21st and 20th), New York, NY

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: We totally dig their straightforward “problem+solution” system. We also appreciate the way their scents are fun (mojito, cilantro, etc) but not overpowering so we can still use our usual fragrances. Read more.

Printed Matter is one of NYC's Chelsea, Garment District and NoMad.

26. Printed Matter

8.9
Bookstore · Chelsea · 195 10th Ave, New York, NY

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: We totally dig its art world in-crowd vibes. (Keep your eyes peeled and you might spot some of NYC’s most famous creatives browsing the stacks.There are lots of thought-provoking finds to be had here. Read more.

El Quinto Pino is one of NYC's Chelsea, Garment District and NoMad.

27. El Quinto Pino

8.9
Wine Bar · Chelsea · 401 W 24th St (at 9th Ave), New York, NY

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Besides the refreshing cocktails (the gin-based Pomada was deliciously minty), we love the flirty service, the spicy small plates, and the atmospheric interior with its authentic Iberian flair. Read more.

Hiro Ballroom @ The Maritime Hotel is one of NYC's Chelsea, Garment District and NoMad.

28. Hiro Ballroom @ The Maritime Hotel

Nightclub · Chelsea · 88 9th Ave. (btwn 16th & 17th St.), New York, NY

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Whether we’re itching for a dance w/out the sweaty floor scene, or looking for a laidback space to sip our cocktail and gossip the night away, one of the spaces in this venue is bound to work for us. Read more.

The Park is one of NYC's Chelsea, Garment District and NoMad.

29. The Park

7.7
Bar · Chelsea · 118 10th Ave (btwn 17th & 18th St), New York, NY

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: We like how eclectic and different every separate space is. Whether you’re looking for a mid-afternoon tipple with a few friends or a late-night groove sesh, there’s no bad time to show up here. Read more.

Tillman's Bar & Lounge is one of NYC's Chelsea, Garment District and NoMad.

30. Tillman's Bar & Lounge

Lounge · Chelsea · 165 W 26th St (btwn 6th & 7th Ave), New York, NY

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: It’s cool yet inviting, and the lack of a VIP room makes everyone feel like an insider. The tried-and-true cocktails, like the Moscow Mule, are consistently “wow." Foodwise, we loved The Mack... Read more.

The Breslin Bar & Dining Room is one of NYC's Chelsea, Garment District and NoMad.

31. The Breslin Bar & Dining Room

9.0
Gastropub · NoMad · 16 W 29th St (btwn Broadway & 5th Ave), New York, NY

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: The expertly crafted cuisine gives this spot an upscale edge. At the same time, the worn, casual surrounds keep it comfortable enough for a low-key meal with family or friends. Read more.

Tia Pol is one of NYC's Chelsea, Garment District and NoMad.

32. Tia Pol

9.2
Tapas Restaurant · Chelsea · 205 10th Ave (btwn 22nd & 23rd St.), New York, NY

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: There’s nothing like scoring one of the intimate tables or a prime place at the bar and gorging on tapas and cerveza. Tía Pol really reminds us of the laidback bars in the heart of Madrid. Read more.