Once a village in the woods on the outskirts of colonial New York, Greenwich Village retains a distinctive character and charm.
After meeting your guide, set out to explore the neighborhood 's highlights, including Washington Square Park and the campus of NYU. See historical sites including the location of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire and the Jefferson Market Library, an architectural gem that was saved from demolition in the 1950s to become part of the New York Public Library system.
Bohemians and intellectuals have gravitated to Greenwich Village for decades. Stop by the former homes of artists and writers including Edgar Allan Poe and Mark Twain, and hear about modern day celebrities that live in the neighborhood.
Top off your tour with a stroll along the High Line, an innovative park built on a stretch of elevated railroad tracks that were no longer in use. The park now attracts millions of visitors, and features great views, bucolic gardens, and vibrant art installations.