In the bustling borough of Manhattan in New York City, visitors looking for a suburban area offering some rest and relaxation should look no further than the neighbourhood of Chelsea. A Chelsea holiday rental apartment allows visitors to relax in an area that is mainly residential, yet has easy access to the attractions and facilities that this magnificent city has to offer.
A Chelsea holiday will present the opportunity to indulge in a range of outdoor activities. As well as parks and green spaces, Chelsea has activities on offer such as swimming, cycling, roller blading, golf, bowling and roller skating. There is also a health club and fitness centre within easy walking distance of most Chelsea holiday rental apartments.
Some of the sites not to be missed in this historic part of New York City include the famous Madison Square Garden. This extraordinary arena is the home to the New York Knicks and plays host to a staggering 600 events each year. The building is lit in the evening giving a completely different atmosphere to the venue. Also worth a visit on a Chelsea holiday is the Rubin Museum of Art. This building contains a vast collection of paintings and art relating to the Himalayas and the surrounding regions. The art within the museum dates back over 2,000 years although most of the pieces come from around the 12th century.
If you can prise yourself away from the comforts of your Chelsea holiday rental apartment then an hour and a half’s journey north to the city of Poughkeepsie is recommended. This city sits on the banks of the Hudson River and is an historic Dutch settlement. Amongst the attractions to be seen in the city is the Bardavon Opera House. This theatre was built in 1869 and is the oldest theatre that has been operating uninterrupted through the years in the whole state of New York. It spent some time in the 20th century as a cinema and is now home to the Hudson Valley Philharmonic Orchestra.
For those on a Chelsea holiday, the weather will be warm and sticky in the summer and cold in the winter, thanks to the Continental climate there. The average daytime temperature during the summer months of June, July and August is 26°C, with some days creeping as high as 28°C. During the winter months December and January are generally the coldest with temperatures dropping as low as -5°C.
For those looking to start their Chelsea holiday, it is likely that they will land at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) which is approximately 48 kilometres away from the neighbourhood. There are many operators that offer cheap flights including British Airways, Delta Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Continental Airlines. Passengers can leave from several UK airports including Aberdeen (ABZ), Glasgow (GLA), Manchester (MAN), Belfast (BFS) and London Gatwick (LGW).