Meatpacking District
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NYC: High Line Hudson Yards and Vessel Guided Tour

1. NYC: High Line Hudson Yards and Vessel Guided Tour

Explore the west side of Manhattan on a guided tour. Walk the Highline, and climb to the top of the Vessel. Stop into the Chelsea Markets and check out the world-class food vendors. Meet your guide in the Meat Packing District. Enjoy a scenic walk through the High Line, one of Manhattan’s most unique parks. Built on top of a former elevated freight train track, the tracks were turned into a greenway in 2009. Stroll down this 1.45-mile path and take in unique views of the city – you’ll feel as if your floating above the city streets. Admire the colorful gardens filled with grasses, perennials and woody species which were inspired by the wildflowers that grew on the disused tracks. View the park’s installation art pieces. Discover the Hudson Yards, and see the Vessel, “New York’s Staircase.” This honeycomb shaped 150-foot tall art piece can accommodate up to 1000 people at a time. Upgrade your tour by adding an optional admission ticket to the Edge Observation Deck. Climb to the top of its world-famous Observation Deck and check out spectacular 360-degree views of the city.

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New York City: High Line & Hudson Yards Walking Tour

2. New York City: High Line & Hudson Yards Walking Tour

Climb up onto the High Line garden path along the West-side of Manhattan which boasts amazing views of New York City and the Hudson River. The High Line park is an example of urban renewal at its finest, a unique concept of a park, a green oasis among the concrete giants. During the 2-hour walk, visit the most important and historic points, sculptures, arts, and murals along the way. Check out the various species of plants that were specifically picked for the high line as you walk through beautiful gardens. Admire and photograph the Vessel - a public structure rising 45.7 meters high with 2,500 interconnecting steps. Witness incredible architecture including Hudson Yards, the Zaha Hadid building, the 10th Avenue square, and Chelsea Market. The tour guide will narrate the captivating details of how the abandoned train tracks were transformed into what they are today allowing you to fully enjoy the High line park to its fullest.

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New York 75-Minute High Line Walking Tour

3. New York 75-Minute High Line Walking Tour

New York City's High Line Park was ranked last year as one of the world’s top 10 places to visit. Learn about the park’s beginnings as an elevated train line, and hear the inside stories about its development. On this 75-minute guided tour you’ll walk through the park 40 feet above Manhattan, taking in views of the neighborhoods of Chelsea and the Meatpacking District from above. Hear how these old industrial and blue collar areas have become some of the city’s most expensive and trendy! The High Line is now home to over 225 species of plants, making it a small botanical garden in the sky. You’ll see how this abandoned rail line has transformed the landscape of Manhattan's west side, while also maintaining traces of the area’s industrial past. This is a great New York story of industry, history, and everyday New Yorkers working to make their city even better. In addition to hearing the amazing stories, you’ll experience High Line as a work of art in itself. Admire the views of the surrounding neighborhoods and cutting-edge architecture.

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New York High Line, Chelsea & Meatpacking District Tour

4. New York High Line, Chelsea & Meatpacking District Tour

On this 2-hour guided tour you’ll take a walk through the High Line, New York’s only elevated park. The 1-mile-long linear park was created on a section of the former elevated New York Central Railroad on Manhattan’s west side. Stroll through the Chelsea neighborhood from a unique vantage point, treading along the path once traversed by fire-breathing locomotives! Enjoy surprising views of the Hudson River. The tour begins at the famous Chelsea marketplace and a visit to an art gallery may be included. Walk through former factories and warehouses, where trains would unload their goods right inside the building. Hear stories about the famous Meatpacking District and how it was transformed from rows of slaughterhouses to one of the most chic neighborhoods in the world. See amazing architecture ranging from the ultramodern Standard Hotel and the undulating glass curtain design of the IAC building to the Art Deco-era Empire State Building.

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What people are saying about Meatpacking District

the tour was wonderful. kevin, the guide, knew this area very well and covered all information of interest. he constantly asked if there were any questions and additionally gave inside personal stories from the time he had grown up in the area.

We have done many tours, yours and other companies and Maki was one of the best tour guides we Have ever had. He is bright funny informative, interesting, knowledgable and very very enjoyable to listen to.

Maki was a fabulous guide. This area is rich with history and lore and Maki brought that to life for us and our daughters (14 and 11 years old). Highly recommend.

An excellent tour. Kevin made the tour very interesting in spite of the extremely cold weather

Excellent tour!!! Very knowledgeable, funny and interesting