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The High Line, New York City

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Scenic Walking Area
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. Make The High Line a part of your New York City vacation plans using our New York City travel itinerary planner.
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  • A great place to visit in NYC, highly recommend for a short walk, lots of benches and drinks/ice cream vendors too  more »
  • This is a nice park to go for a long walk. It was really busy when we were there on a Saturday, but it was still manageable to squeeze through. I don't think you would be able to go for a run here on ...  more »
  • The high line is one of the best free attractions in NYC. If you like to walk, that is. Great views along the way and the end at the Chelsea Market is the cherry on the top!!!!!!  more »
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  • This is a wonderful place to walk the lower west side of the city. The park is over 1 mile close to 2 miles long. Has the historic feel on top of the old rail road tracks. Has a lot of seating area to rest if you are trying to walk the whole park. There is little places where they have information about the park and it's history, also has nice spots where you see art and also a good view of the water. If you go the furthest north of the park you see where the train docks and furthest south you will pass Chelsea market. Good way to just walk instead of being down by the streets.
  • I made sure to make time in my trip and walk through the high line. It is amazing how beautiful it is up here. You can take a stroll through the city and see how truly beautiful this city really is. I was here in the summer so it wasn't really the best time for a stroll in the NYC summer heat, but it was worth it none the less to me. It was great to see how green it was up there. And the history of the tracks are still there. There is seats to enjoy the scenery. It's a lovely park and just amazing how transformed the area is with this park. There are tourist and just New Yorkers walking around on here. It's a pleasant change of scenery to get you to one side of town to another without having to deal with crosswalks and traffic and cars. I walked down to Chelsea Market and it was fantastic. I wish I could live off the high line and enjoy it's beauty and serenity daily. I would definitely come back when I'm in town and I would highly recommend taking a stroll if you are visiting or just never been or need a relaxing day to enjoy mother nature.
  • Absolutely worth taking the time to visit. The landscaping and overall design of the High Line is truly unique, and blends tremendously well with the surrounding architecture. The plants are placed in a way that gives the rail line an 'overgrown' feel, which really adds to the ambiance on the path. I'd recommend going during sunset for some beautiful views of city buildings overlooking the Hudson River. Either way, take time to walk a few blocks along the path!
  • Took a long walk in the late afternoon and enjoyed the sunset at the end of the line overlooking the water. The plants are fragrant and varied and at some points you can see the left over tracks between them. The path is sometimes narrow and you feel surrounded by this manicured nature and other times it opens up to accommodate many people sitting and relaxing in the environment. I also can't understate the views of what is a very attractive part of the city. There are also sculptures along the way, very organic in shape bit maybe a bit too hard to discern to be appreciated by every visitor.
  • The park on an old train line. It is one of the most original parks in NYC. I was a fan of it from the beginning. It took awhile to build it with construction spanning over three phases. This park offers beautiful views on the city. There are different artistic features through the place along with different vegetation. It is worth visiting this place again and again.