The Meatpacking District: Fashion, Dining, & Nightlife

Named for the slaughterhouses and packing plants from days gone by, the Meatpacking District in NYC holds a much more glamorous reputation. Located on the far west side of the island, this hip commercial area is bordered by Chelsea to the north and the West Village to the south. Home to the Whitney Museum of American Art, high-end designer clothing stores, the High Line, trendsetting art galleries, and plenty of award-winning restaurants, bars, and nightclubs to keep you entertained from dawn to dawn. Head to the Meatpacking District in February and September when the fashionable neighborhood becomes alive with NYC Fashion Week events. Despite all of the new developments and modern expansions, history lives on through its cobblestone streets, architecture, and old NY charm.