Chelsea Piers Complex

Health & Fitness in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

This massive waterfront sports center caters to the athlete in everyone. You can hit endless golf balls at the four-level driving range, skate on an indoor ice rink or rack up strikes in a jazzy bowling alley. There's basketball at Hoop City, a sailing school for kids, batting cages, a huge gym and covered swimming pool, plus indoor rock climbing.

A Multi-Sport Passport, which provides access to the gym, pool, golf club, skating rink and batting cage as well as free bowling-shoe rental, can be purchased from the desk at the golf club for $60. A few snack bars serve sandwiches and pizzas, so you can carb-load after your workout. Though the complex is somewhat cut off by the busy West Side Hwy (Eleventh Ave), the wide array of attractions here brings in the crowds; the M23 crosstown bus, which stops right at the main entrance, saves you the long, four-avenue trek from the subway. There's also a taxi stand outside, although during nonpeak hours the line of cabs is fairly short.