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The High Line, New York City

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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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  • We loved the planting along the High Line and really enjoyed our hour long walk in some misty rain. This is a real gem in the middle of the City. 
    We loved the planting along the High Line and really enjoyed our hour long walk in some misty rain. This is a real gem in the middle of the City.  more »
  • You could, almost, think you weren't in the city, this little elevated walkway with plants and trees alongside was a little oasis in the city. 
    You could, almost, think you weren't in the city, this little elevated walkway with plants and trees alongside was a little oasis in the city.  more »
  • This is such a great space in NYC. We walked back and forth each day between Meatpacking and Hudson Yards, drinking iced coffee and taking in the view. Would definitely recommend. 
    This is such a great space in NYC. We walked back and forth each day between Meatpacking and Hudson Yards, drinking iced coffee and taking in the view. Would definitely recommend.  more »
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  • A Great free walkway above the crowds. See Manhattan from a different perspective. The High Line is a renovated El Subway line. The gardens are beautiful, plenty of seating for resting. Nice shade, a fun escape from the rush of the city. After your walk along the High Line, check out the Chelsea Piers.
  • Looking for something free and fun to do in New York?! This is your place to go! It can even get romantic for a date. Since they have sittings all around beautiful flowers and greenery. ADA compliant, they have ramps and elevators to get there. Enjoy your visit!
  • If you love the great outdoors and the buzz of big city life, then you need to get yourself to The High Line ASAP. The idea of strolling along a disused railway line, surrounded by the buildings and hustle and bustle of NYC and beautifully landscaped surrounding is, to someone like me, heaven. The design of the park is fantastic, carefully laid out in such a way where you can easily navigate, despite the oncoming rush of pedestrian traffic and take in everything around you. You can pause on a bench and catch your breath on one of the many benches or you can park yourself on one of the viewing platforms and just watch the chaos of the city below you while you sit and drink it all in. There is noting quite like it.
  • Love it!! Super nice walk from the vessel more or less until the Chelsea market and the small islands!! It’s so pretty the view, all the street art you passed by, and the flowers and buildings. You pass by really beautiful modern buildings, I think it is an old train path cause you can still see the path all the way threw the high line. I completely recommend
  • Worth a visit. An enjoyable place to stroll. We were in the Chelsea Market area. This sections has lots of shade along the walk, and water features. Great for kids or relaxing adults. There are stalls selling food and drinks on the high line above the Chelsea Market. Elevators available in multiple spots. Plenty of places to get off or on depending. To busy for jogging at peak times as it narrows and isn't a straight path. But possible at other times maybe. Lots of low hanging foliage. The plantings are nice and create green space, but while well tended it's not a botanical garden. Can be crowded. Worth a visit.

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