Go for an urban hike at upscale west Manhattan's High Line and Hudson Yards! The High Line is an elevated green oasis, while Hudson Yards is currently (as of 2022) the most expensive development in New York City's history.
Prepare for an urban hike away from New York City's bustling streets! Head to Manhattan's west side for an approximately two-hour walking tour of two upscale development projects: the High Line and Hudson Yards. Your tour starts at Equinox Hudson Yards. From there, you'll head to the larger-than-life "Vessel," a climbable, honeycomb-like public art installation that towers at 45.7 meters high and consists of 2,500 interconnecting steps. This is an iconic landmark of the area, so don't miss the chance to take photos of it! Afterward, you'll continue touring this affluent area — currently New York City's most expensive urban development project. Then, you'll head for the High Line, a 2.4-km-long elevated park and pathway that serves as one of New York City's pockets of greenery. It offers amazing views of the city and the Hudson River along the way. Check out sculptures, artworks, and murals, and occasionally, slow down and check out the various plant species that were specifically chosen for the High Line. As you stroll down this pathway, your guide will share the High Line's captivating history to you — learn how abandoned train tracks eventually became this green oasis in the midst of concrete giants. Here are some of the landmarks that you'll pass by, stop in front of, and/or see from above during this tour: • The Zaha Hadid Building (520 West 28th Street) • The HL 23 Building • London Terrace Gardens • Empire State Building • The 10th Avenue Square & Overlook • Statue of Liberty • Chelsea Market • Pier 54, where survivors of the Titanic landed • Hudson River Park • Whitney Museum of American Art What are you waiting for? Pick up your walking shoes and join us!