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Meatpacking District

Meatpacking District

West of Eighth Avenue, New York City, New York, 10014

The Basics

This former industrial center used to be made up largely of slaughterhouses, meatpacking plants, and scores of open-air meat markets. Today, the neighborhood is better known for its high-end boutiques and restaurants. Although the Meatpacking District has changed significantly over time, its past remains evident. As you wander the cobblestone streets, you’ll find facades from former meat lockers, and even a few meat packers still operating in the area.

The best way to learn about the neighborhood’s transformation is to explore with a guide. Walking tours of the Meatpacking District often include visits to the High Line elevated park and nearby Chelsea Market. Sex and the City–themed tours also usually stop by the district, the setting for several memorable scenes from the TV show.

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Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market, and High Line Walking Tour
Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market, and High Line Walking Tour
$37.34 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great way to see Highline and meatpscking district
Christine was a great tour guide! She has so much interesting things to share and made the tour delightful! Would definitely recommend this tour!
Jenna_A, Jun 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in New York City

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‘Twas Good
Lorraine_S, Oct 2021
Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market, and High Line Walking Tour
Very pleasant and fun tour guide! She was patient, knowledgeable and informative! We had a great time!
star-5
Chelsea Market
Andrea_B, Jun 2021
Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market, and High Line Walking Tour
This was a fabulous tour of places in the city that maybe a little less recognized. We truly enjoyed the tour.
star-5
Excellent tour
oskarmyren, Feb 2020
Private Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market, and The Highline Walking Tour
Very nice tour held by Liam. Great to hear about the historical background of the area and to learn this area. Really nice tour, you wont regret it.
star-5
Informative and fun
taradet, Aug 2019
Private Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market, and The Highline Walking Tour
Chelsea Market is a must see! Joel was an exceptional tour guide. He was very knowledgable and answered all questions. He offered to alter the tour to spend extra time doing things of interest to us. Highly recommend!
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Chelsea Tour
Newburghgals, Mar 2020
Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market, and High Line Walking Tour
We really enjoyed our tour with Alyssa. She was very knowledgeable, and made the tour a lot of fun. It was windy and cold on the day of our tour, and it was mostly outside, so we were a bit frozen when we finished. But, Alyssa managed to get us inside and let us warm up when she could. This is an area of the city that we had not previously been to, and we were really glad that we made time for it.
star-5
A Great 2+ Hours !
ray q, Sep 2019
Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market, and High Line Walking Tour
This tour was very informative. Amelia did a great job with her knowledge and insight of the area ...specifically the Chelsea Market and the Highline itself. She was very congenial and integrated everyone on the tour resulting in a great experience. It is a really good activity for anyone with zero knowledge of this part of NYC.
star-5
Fun and Informative
Pamela C, Jul 2018
Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market, and High Line Walking Tour
We spent a lovely morning walking thru Chelsea seeing the exciting Market and the High Line and Meatpacking District. Rory was knowledgeable and brought the area back to its beginnings which was a treat for a couple of history buffs. Learned a lot, visited a new part of the city for us and the pace was just right. Two hours flew by.
star-5
Highline tour
John R, Aug 2019
Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market, and High Line Walking Tour
The Highline Walking Tour we took on Sunday August 11th was great. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. We would recommend it .
star-5
Great day!
Sheila R, Jun 2019
Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market, and High Line Walking Tour
This tour was a great way to explore Chelsea Market and the highline for the first time. The tour was fun, informative and introduced us to lots of things to see and do in the area. Our guide Amelia was friendly and well prepared. She knew exactly where to go and the interesting landmarks to point out. At the end of the tour we had time to return to a few places on our own and enjoy a great lunch. We loved it!
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Meatpackers Tour
224lynh, May 2019
Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market, and High Line Walking Tour
This was both enjoyable and informative. Ched, our guide was helpful and insightful. We would recommend this tour and the tour company.
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Nice small group!
Suzanne Y, Apr 2019
Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market, and High Line Walking Tour
We only have 4 of us in the group which made it a nice intimate tour. Not a struggle to hear for sure! Fun area. I'd have liked to have walked a lot further on the Highline itself and heard a bit more about specific buildings.
star-4
Enjoyed learning about this part of...
dleach1212, Oct 2017
Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market, and High Line Walking Tour
Enjoyed learning about this part of the city that we had never visited before, but would have liked to see more of the highline. Great tour guide, Jordan, who was very interactive and informative.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Meatpacking District is a must for culture lovers and travelers interested in New York City history.

  • The cobblestone streets that dominate the area can be tricky for wheelchair users to navigate.

  • The neighborhood’s nightclubs typically enforce strict dress codes.

  • Reservations are recommended for the neighborhood’s restaurants.

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How to Get There

The Meatpacking District is located on the far west side of Manhattan, bordered by Chelsea to the north and the West Village to the south. About a 10-minute walk away, 14th Street is the closest subway station, served by trains A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, and L.

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When to Get There

The Meatpacking District is vibrant 24 hours a day. When you visit depends on which side of the neighborhood you want to experience. Morning is good for shopping, people-watching, and coffee-drinking, while late night is the time for barhopping and club-going.

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The High Line

The opening of the 1.45-mile-long (2.33-kilometer-long) High Line heralded the completion of the Meatpacking District’s makeover. Once a freight line running along the edge of the district, the High Line is now one of New York’s beloved green spaces. Stroll through the elevated park while enjoying views of Manhattan and the Hudson River—you’ll even spot the Statue of Liberty. To learn about the project, take a High Line walking tour.

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