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Duration: 1h 50m
Location: Chelsea, New York, NY 10011, United States | New York, United States
Category: Walking & Bike Tours
Chance to stroll through elevated park—once subway tracks
Array of architecture styles from ultra-modern to Art Deco
Visit to a former factory in the trendy Meatpacking District
Opportunity to explore art galleries & market in Chelsea
Entertaining & informative guide & photo opportunities
Guided walking tour of Highline Park, Chelsea, and Meatpacking District
Live narration in English
Explore New York City's only elevated park, known as the High Line, which traverse Chelsea and the Meatpacking District. Along your route, your guide shares commentary about the history and architecture of the neighborhoods in which the High Line resides.
Opened in 2009, the High Line was once an operational section of New York Central Railroad and is now a 1.45-mile (2.3-km) elevated park on the west side of Manhattan just south of Midtown. The park is surprisingly quiet and is great for basking in view of skyscrapers of Midtown and the Financial District.
Stroll through Chelsea with a stop at Chelsea Market—famous for delectable cupcakes, bakeries, and fish mongers. Then make your way past small, yet stunning, art galleries that populate the neighborhood. Walk through former factories and warehouses, where trains would roll right inside the building to unload goods; this is just one facet of the neighborhood's industrial past.
The Meatpacking District became famous in the late 1990s, propelled by TV shows like Sex and the City, and it transformed from rows of slaughterhouses to expensive lofts. Your focus dances between architectural styles ranging from ultra-modern, such as The Standard Hotel or Frank Gehry's glass curtain design of the IAC building, to the Art Deco style of the Empire State Building.
Cancellation Policy: 72 hours
Know before you book:
Children 12 and younger are complimentary.,
Maximum 20 people per group.,
Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
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