Where to stay: The High Line Hotel
Each of the light-filled rooms in this seminary-turned-hotel has an eclectic vintage vibe, with antique-look furniture and views of either the private courtyard or the High Line. 180 10th Ave., thehighlinehotel.com.
Where to shop: Chelsea Market
You'll find more than 30 vendors inside Chelsea Market, including hunger-inducing food stands, a well-equipped kitchenware shop (Bowery Kitchen Supply) and a fabulous flea market (Artists & Fleas). 75 9th Ave., chelseamarket.com.
Where to go: The High Line
Stroll through the elevated park along an old freight train line, featuring stunning views of the city and amazing landscape architecture with plants sprouting up through the tracks. From Gansevoort to W. 34th St., thehighline.org.