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The Basics

Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood is known for having the highest concentration of art galleries in the city. Spend a day hopping galleries, and see the public art exhibited among the High Line’s well-tended gardens. Most neighborhood walking tours include visits to the public park and to bustling Chelsea Market, an indoor food hall located at the southern end of the neighborhood. Most Manhattan food tours visit Chelsea and are a good way to satisfy a sweet tooth, as tastings are typically included.

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High Line and Chelsea Small Group Tour
High Line and Chelsea Small Group Tour
$35.00 per adult
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Amazing
The tour guide Philip was awesome. He knew so much about the area. It was a great tour! We would recommend to all who visit New York!
Jessica_F, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in New York City

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Great tour! Highly recommend Maki!
Dianr_H, Nov 2021
High Line and Chelsea Small Group Tour
Maki was great. He shared the history and stories with humor and talent!! I was not aware of the history or landmarks of the meat packing district and Chelsea.
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Quality and diverse...
Asli_G, Nov 2021
Chelsea Contemporary Art Tour with NYC Professional Art Critic
Quality and diverse content in quality galleries. A good way to appreciate the art scene in NYC. Thank you.
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Educational info provided...
Darren_W, Oct 2021
High Line and Chelsea Small Group Tour
Educational info provided by tour guide was very helpful in giving perspective of the neighborhood’s history.
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Great tour of the High Line and Chelsea!
Joan_L, Oct 2021
High Line and Chelsea Small Group Tour
Kevin Lawrence gave a GREAT tour of the High Line & Chelsea. He was very knowledgeable, personable and explained things with interest and humor. We learned a lot from him. I highly recommend this tour with Kevin!
star-5
Loved it!
Karen_Z, Oct 2021
High Line and Chelsea Small Group Tour
Jared was the best guide! He was very knowledgeable of the area we were touring as well as other parts of the city! We will definitely request him for future tours!
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High Line/Chelsea Tour with Allie
Carissa_S, May 2021
High Line and Chelsea Small Group Tour
Allie was great! Learned so many cool facts about the high line, chelsea market, and the meat packing district! Highly recommend this!
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Interesting Tour and I recommend it
Brenda_M, Sep 2021
High Line and Chelsea Small Group Tour
All of Kevin L stories. He was very engaging Kevin L also does other tours which we want to take. He really gave us an in-depth view of what it was like in th early years.
star-5
Loved this tour.
Nicole_C, Aug 2021
High Line and Chelsea Small Group Tour
Kevin L. Was so knowledgeable and friendly. He is a native New Yorker, and has a great perspective on the city. His information and tour were informative. Fun and interesting. I would recommend this tour for any age.
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NYC humble beginnings remembered in the tour of a now hip neighborhood!
Bernadette_H, Jun 2021
High Line and Chelsea Small Group Tour
Our tour guide Filip was outstanding. He knew his facts and was excited to share about NYC. This particular area tour was very historical and a pleasant walk with bathrooms, shops, drinks and food available along the way. Thanks Filip!
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Great morning
Susan_W, Feb 2020
High Line and Chelsea Small Group Tour
Christian gave us a wonderful insight into the neighborhoods of the Chelsea market , high line and meat market districts and even though it was so cold that day there was a lot of warmth in the humor and knowledge that he imparted ! Thank you
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Guided tour review of Chelsea, The HiALine and the Meatpacking area.
Jacob_A, Apr 2021
High Line and Chelsea Small Group Tour
Excellent tour and tour guide (Brandy).History of the Hi-Line was fascinating! Also the information and trivia about the Meatpacking area was wonderful.
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Very informative and fun tour!
LDB56, Nov 2019
High Line and Chelsea Small Group Tour
Although I thought this was a food tour of the Chelsea Market and a tour of High Line Park, it was just a walk through of the market. The Park portion was incredible though, in great part due to our awesome guide - Christian. He was so informative and fun! Highly recommend this tour!!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Many of Chelsea’s galleries are clustered between 20th and 29th streets, and between 9th and 10th avenues.

  • Chelsea Market offers myriad options for shopping, snacking, and drinking.

  • Elevator and ramp access at some designated entrances make the High Line accessible to wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and strollers.

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How to Get There

Chelsea is located on Manhattan’s West Side, between 14th and 29th streets. It’s bordered to the east by Broadway, and to the west by the Hudson River. The best way to get there (and around most of New York City) is by public transit. To arrive in Chelsea, take the A, C, E, 2, or 3 trains to the 23rd Street Station, or take the 7 train crosstown to 34th Street-Hudson Yards, and walk south.

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When to Get There

Arrive during the day to check out Chelsea’s art galleries, since most hold traditional business hours and close on Sunday and Monday. To walk the High Line, visit when the sun is shining, and be ready for wind and cold during winter. Otherwise, there’s really no bad time to hang out in Chelsea.

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Visiting the Whitney Museum of American Art

A short walk from Chelsea is the Whitney Museum of American Art (typically just “the Whitney” to locals). Known for its collection of 20th century and contemporary art, the museum hosts numerous rotating exhibits annually and offers daily tours. The museum’s Studio Cafe on the eighth floor is a prime location to recharge with coffee, pastries, and unparalleled views of the city. The museum is closed on Tuesdays.

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