Historic piers on the Hudson River which now serve as a playground for athletes of any age
Formerly a historic docking point for ocean liners, four piers and a connecting building were extensively renovated and opened in 1995 as Chelsea Piers. This state-of-the-art athletic facility that calls itself "the place to play" is open year-round offering a wide range of activities for all ages and interests as well as some of the best views of the Hudson River available.
Located on Manhattan's West Side, Chelsea Piers is a 28-acre recreational and entertainment outlet destination that bustles with activity. For the sports enthusiast it offers great facilities for all types of play. At the Golf Club, open seven days a week, you can rent clubs and T-up for hitting practice with a spectacular view of the river. Or sign-up to experience the challenge and enjoyment of playing the world's greatest golf courses using the new full-swing golf course simulators—the latest in virtual golf technology. If baseball is your sport, check out the facilities at The Field House. It has four state-of-the-art batting cages offering fast pitch, medium pitch, and slow pitch softball and baseball. For batting practice the new ProBatter® system, used at Major League Baseball stadiums and training sites, features a life-size video screen showing a pitcher throwing a ball towards the batter. If you want to give rock climbing a try, or enhance your skills, 23-foot-high indoor rock wall at the Field House is perfect for both beginners and experienced climbers.
There are also lots of options for family recreation or getting together with friends. The Sky Rink has general skating sessions open to the public and 300 New York is a brand new bowling alley with lane-side food and beverage service.
Chelsea Piers is an ideal departure point to get out on the Hudson River offering many cruising opportunities. For those visitors looking for something more romantic, the Classic Harbor Line offers sunset cruises on their schooners, as well as dinner and brunch cruises.
Once a major hub for ocean liners coming into New York Harbor, Chelsea Piers was the planned destination of the ill-fated Titanic, and in later years the embarkation point for soldiers headed to the battlefields of both World Wars. After many decades of disuse, the revitalized piers now contain some of the most advanced recreational outlets in the city.
Things to Do
Play soccer and other sports.
Sunbathe on the Hudson River.
Fitness & spa, ice skating, ice hockey, bowling, golf, baseball, basketball, soccer, sailing, swimming, volleyball and yoga.