There are hundreds, if not thousands, of places you get a good view of New York City. The Empire State Building is a classic stop, boasting the most historic view. The Top of the Rock is centrally located near Times Square and offers three levels from which to view the city. And One World Observatory, located at the top of Freedom Tower, gives you the chance to visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in the plaza below.

But if you’re looking for something new the next time you visit New York City, check out Hudson Yards for exciting experiences for your student group.


If you’ve never been to New York City, Hudson Yards is located on the Hudson River near the Lincoln Tunnel. As “New York’s newest neighborhood,” Hudson Yards is full of new shops, restaurants, public art, and public gardens.

Edge NYCSeveral highlights make Hudson Yards a great stop for student groups, the first being Edge, the highest sky deck in the Western Hemisphere. With 360-degree views of New York City, students will feel like they’re floating above the city on this open-air observation deck. Adventurous students are welcome to walk out on the glass floor and see what New York looks like from 100-stories high.

thumbnail High LineThe 30th Street entrance to New York’s High Line is also located in Hudson Yards. The High Line is a public park and art space that is built on a historic, elevated rail line. The High Line follows 10th Avenue through Chelsea from 34th Street to Gansevoort Avenue (about 1.5 miles). It’s definitely a nice, green break from the city, so we recommend a visit if you have some free time on your itinerary!


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