Go on a 2-hour guided tour of an elevated railway-turned-park high above the streets and get a totally unique perspective on New York City’s Chelsea and Meatpacking District neighborhoods on The High Line and Chelsea Tour.
Your tour will start with a stop in trendy Chelsea Market, an abandoned factory turned into a food court with boutique shops – a great place to sample NYC foodie favorites and pick up souvenirs.
Next, you’ll ascend the stairs to The High Line Park—an elevated section of train tracks-turned-park—where you’ll get unique vantage points of some of the area’s most interesting buildings, including Frank Gehry’s design of the IAC Building and the Empire State Building.
You’ll see tons of examples of how the High Line Park has enhanced the neighborhood as part of a larger neighborhood revival project incorporating landscape architecture, urban design, and ecology.
As you walk along, you’ll be able to peer into office windows and onto lots of balconies and rooftop gardens—some of the city’s best kept secret escapes—as you walk by art installations and weave between (and even through!) buildings in the West Side along the High Line.
Your guide will take you to the Meatpacking District, an industrial area reclaimed by the counter-culture movement of the 1980s and eventually some of NYC’s most affluent residents while filling you in on legends of Death Avenue and the tales of the West Side Cowboys.
What to expect and know before you go:
Advanced reservations are required.
You will be asked to supply a credit card number to hold the reservation. Your credit card will only be charged if you do not show up for the tour or do not cancel within 48-hours of the tour start time.