The High Line, New York City

4.6
#2 of 18,358 in Parks in United States
Scenic Walking Area · Park
A breath of fresh air in the middle of the big city, The High Line is a 1.6 km (1 mi) linear park. It's built on a short section of an abandoned elevated railway that once ran along the lower west side of Manhattan. Redesigned and planted as an aerial greenway, the first few sections of the park opened in 2009. The elevated park features gardens, birdhouses, benches, artwork, and cafes, and offers views of the city and the Hudson River. View the exhibit of mirror sculptures designed to reflect the surrounding greenery. An installation of 700 purple and gray glass panes, calibrated to match the center pixel of 700 digital pictures taken every minute on the Hudson, creates an extended portrait of the river. Plan to see The High Line and other attractions that appeal to you using our New York City trip itinerary planning website.
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  • BEAUTIFUL views. I love how the city left the above-ground subway track in place. It's a pretty boardwalk with plenty of space that stretches alongside West Manhattan. Every now and then you just...  more »
  • This place is an inspiration on how to make use of an old facility and make it useful to the present and future generations... we don’t need to destroy our fragile ecosystem just to create something.....  more »
  • What a great addition to New York . Perfect way to get out be with family and experience a relaxing atmosphere.  more »
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  • Great place to take a walk and get above sidewalk level. Also get to see life from above. It was clean, well maintained. Best of all is free! See some great mural art and paintings shopping the way. Not a long distance at all to walk. Highly recommended!
  • Very unknown place of New York. Well people know about this but it should be one of the obligations when you visit New York. I met some locals who never knew about this place. So I recommend it at 100%. Recommendations. Start at the vessel attraction. In Judson yards (last stop of 7 train). And at the end of the high line you would find one of the best neighborhoods of Manhattan CHELSEA. Visit the Chelsea market and you would have am awesome place to rest and eat after walking.
  • Fantastic use of the old train track! Very nice walk with spectacular views and great spots to take amazing pictures from above the ground level. We use it to go from Hudson yards where we went to visit the Vessel to Chelsea market. It's free and there are several access points along it. Also access for disable. 100%recommended.
  • Beautiful walk with wonderful views. You walk on old rails, raised above the street. Along the way you see many works of art. You admire tidy grass, trees and flowers. There are many benches along the way, where you can sit, rest and admire the surroundings. The way is very well maintained. All praise for this.
  • I LOVE The High Line. I take anyone visiting the city here. It's a beautiful long green park that used to be an above ground railroad. They left some tracks that you can still see. There are many places to sit, lounge, and lay, as well as to enjoy scenic views of the city. They're rather unique views, too, since you're not very high up, so you get a cool perspective. It's also close to other awesome things such as Chelsea Market! Highly recommend.

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