Walking Tour Of The Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market And High Line NeighborhoodsExplore > United States > New York City > Walking Tour Of The Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market And High Line Neighborhoods
What a difference a few years and a vision for the future can do!
Your personal guide's narration will transport you back in time, while sharing with you the best these neighborhoods now proudly proclaim.
Another name for this tour might be "From Infamous to Famous". The Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market and the Highline neighborhoods are now some of the hippest areas of the city. But it wasn't so long ago that this was not the case...
In 1900, the Meatpacking District was just that...home to more than 250 meatpacking plants. While a few still operate as such, they peacefully co-exist with their upscale restaurant, boutique and gallery neighbors who enjoy the cobblestone streets and gritty feel to the area. And don't worry, the "interesting" night clubs that were formerly quite prevalent have been replaced with more respectable places of business!
We've all heard of Chelsea. Though the area was probably not as hip and trendy as it is now, this neighborhood was still special enough to be the inspiration for Joni Mitchell's famous song, Chelsea Morning. The building that houses Chelsea Market was once home to a Nabisco factory, then converted to light manufacturing. And now it has come full circle to once again serve up global cuisine (yes, I realize a Nabisco factory is not exactly global cuisine, but work with me here). Whatever your gastronomic preferences, your private guide will direct you to the places in this charming, captivating market to best satisfy your culinary cravings.
You won't soon forget a visit to High Line Park. Located on an unused section of elevated railway, this once depressing, neglected area was a prime example of urban decay. But through grand efforts of historic preservationists, High Line Park has been transformed into an oasis in the city. It is a feast for the eyes and the soul and a testament to the vision, energy and accomplishments of some very dedicated people. Your guide will happily relate the story of this amazing metamorphosis.
- If you are staying at a hotel, your guide will meet you at your hotel and escort you to where the tour 'begins'. It is your choice to use the subway system or take a taxi, though neither are included in the tour cost. If you are arriving by cruise ship, you will have to take a taxi to the meeting point.
- This is a walking tour. Please make sure you wear comfortable footwear.
- Gratuity for the guide is NOT included in the price of the tour.
- Entrance fees as well as food or beverages are not included in the tour cost.
Days offered: 7 days a week