From Chelsea to Hudson Yards: NYC's Coolest Neighborhoods Tour New York, NY

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Explore some of west Manhattan’s coolest neighborhoods including Chelsea, Hudson Yards and Little Island. See famous landmarks like Chelsea Market and Whitney Museum of Art, walk along the High Line and visit former warehouses of the Meatpacking District now trendy shops and restaurants. Discover their incredible stories from your own private guide.

up to 2.5 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • Explore some of NYC's coolest neighborhoods including Chelsea, Little Island, Hudson Yards, and the Meatpacking District.
  • Walk through the iconic High Line built above the old railway tracks.
  • Tour duration is approximately 2.5 hours.
  • Suitable for culture vultures, history buffs and intellectually curios of all ages.
  • Food and drinks are not included.
  • Exclusive guided walking tour with you and your own professional guide.


from From Chelsea to Hudson Yards: NYC's Coolest Neighborhoods Tour
Explore some of New York City's coolest neighborhoods in west Manhattan - each with its own distinct vibe, history and culture, including Chelsea, Hudson Yards, the Meatpacking District, and Little Island - the newest park over the Hudson River - and walk through the iconic High Line an NYC park built above the old railway tracks.

On your private tour, you will:
  • Explore the trendy neighborhoods of western Manhattan in New York City with an expert private guide.
  • Visit artsy Chelsea, the meatpacking district, the High Line, Little Island and Hudson Yards.
  • Start your tour in the vibrant area of Chelsea - a popular residential area famous for its art galleries, bars, LGBTQ scene, upscale food markets, and restaurants.
  • See the one-time NABISCO warehouse which has been converted into Chelsea Market, one of New York's most famous landmarks.
  • See the former warehouses of the Meatpacking District that have been replaced with upscale shops, over 200 art galleries, and trendy restaurants.
  • Visit Little Island, the newest artificial island park over the Hudson River - with tranquil green space, modern art, and gorgeous views.
  • Walk along the iconic High Line, a public park built over an old railway track above the streets of Manhattan's West Side.
  • Visit Hudson Yards, a culture, foodie, and commercial district where you’ll see several architectural developments for which the area has become known, including the Edge, the Shed and the Vessel.
  • End your tour at Hudson Yards where your guide will show you the best places to spend the rest of your day.

Explore some of the best areas of western Manhattan with a private guide to share the history and culture of each iconic neighborhood, from Chelsea and the old Meatpacking District to the High Line, Little Island, and Hudson Yards. See some of New York City’s newest architecture – including the Edge and the Vessel, and some of its old warehouses which have been repurposed into hundreds of art galleries, trendy bars, a thriving LGBT scene, and restaurants: there is no inch of wasted space in Manhattan!

Begin your tour in Chelsea, an artsy residential area with a mix of luxury high rises and low rises, apartments, townhouses and converted warehouses. The area is a popular place to live with young, liberal professionals. Begin at the famous Whitney Museum of Art - situated between the Meatpacking and West Village neighborhoods.

Founded in 1930 by the socialite, sculptor and patron of the arts, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, it is a treasure trove of 20th and 21st-century art - and has really set the tone for the whole area which is famous for its hundreds of art galleries built into converted warehouses.

Then walk to Chelsea Market, which was built in the 1890s to be the NABISCO biscuit factory, and is where OREO cookies were invented; today it has been converted into one of New York's most famous and well-loved landmarks, a food hall, a shopping mall, office space, and even TV studio.

Walk onto the city's newest landmark opened in 2009 - Little Island, an artificial public park on the Hudson River that is also home to performing arts venues and events, it is a unique green oasis with a lush landscape, winding pathways, undulating hills, and stunning views!

You'll enjoy many beautiful views throughout your tour, of the Hudson River and New Jersey - especially from the High Line, an elevated green space and public park, built along a historic railroad; it is a hybrid of nature, art and design and enjoys spectacular views over Manhattan - including Little Island.

The area was saved from demolition by local residents and was created to beautify the line after disuse had led to decay. It is now a symbol of sustainable hope and regeneration for the area. At 1.45 miles long, it stretches above the bustle of Chelsea to offer a place of retreat for New Yorkers looking to relax. See places where small summer markets take place, where exhibitions rotate throughout the year, and where pop-up dinners happen.

Exit the High Line into Hudson Yards - New York City's newest neighborhood. It is a trendy, vibrant 28-acre commercial development, packed with dynamic restaurants, arts and cultural institutions, green spaces and gardens, plazas, luxury office space, restaurants and bars, shops and residences. You'll see its most famous buildings, the Edge, the Shed and the Vessel.

Your tour ends in the heart of Hudson Yards, where your guide can give you recommendations for where to eat and explore further!

  • A friendly, professional English-speaking tour guide for your own private group
  • Plenty of time to take photos of your favorite places

  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transportation
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Frequently Asked Questions about From Chelsea to Hudson Yards: NYC's Coolest Neighborhoods Tour

Where is the meeting point for this Travel Curious tour?

You will be meeting your guide for the Chelsea to Hudson Yards tour at the entrance to the Whitney Museum located at 99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014, or as advised on your e-ticket. Please be at the location 10-15 minutes prior to your tour.

How long is this Travel Curious tour?

The entire NYC's Coolest Neighbourhoods Tour is approximately 2.5 hours long.

What is included in the tour package?

You will be given a local English-speaking guide, and an expertly guided walking tour. This tour is suitable for culture vultures and the history buffs of all ages. Their tours are all given in English, but numerous guides may speak other languages. Please contact the number provided on the e-ticket to see if they can accommodate any special requests!

What landmarks will we be on the NYC's Coolest Neighbourhoods Tour?

You will be seeing and touring the following areas: (1) Chelsea, the vibrant residential area famous for its arts (2) NABISCO warehouse, now converted into the Chelsea Market (3) Meatpacking District full of art galleries, upscale shops and trendy restos (4) Little Island, an artificial island park over the Hudson River (5) High Line park, a straight line public green space above the streets of West Manhattan (5) Hudson Yards, full of stunning architectural developments and known for its gastronomical and commercial wonders

Is transportation included?

This is a family-friendly, guided walking tour. Transportation is not included in the Chelsea to Hudson Yards tour.

Is parking provided?

No, but there are multiple parking garages and street parking available near the departure point which charges according to length of stay, time of the day, and day of the week. You can also contact the phone number on your e-ticket to ask for advice on how to get to the departure point via car or public transport.

Are there any age/physical/health/etc. restrictions for this tour?

This tour is suitable for all ages. All guests must be at moderate physical fitness as the majority of the Chelsea to Hudson Yards tour will be spent walking.

What should I bring?

Bring your camera and cash on hand for any other purchases or gratuities(optional)!

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable clothing on this Travel Curious tour. Wearing casual clothing and comfortable shoes is recommended.

How many people are on a tour?

This is a private walking tour and your group! All of their private tours are 100% exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

How does Travel Curious ensure the quality of their guides?

All tour guides currently active go through a vetting process in which they carry out interviews, check previous reviews and employers references if applicable. More importantly, they make sure that these guides provide an excellent experience for the guests.