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The High Line

The newest way to see NYC, The High Line is a unique NYC park that was recently converted from an abandoned railroad to a lush new greenspace overlooking the Meatpacking District, the West Village and Hudson River. Spanning over 1.5 miles (with hopes of further expansion in the works) through the West Side of Manhattan, The High Line Park gives NYC tourists one more way to explore the Big Apple.

Why We Go: No matter what season you choose to visit New York, The High Line Park in Manhattan is a beautiful break from the traffic lights and speeding taxi cabs below. The High Line NY is perfect for NYC tourists looking for a relaxing stroll in Manhattan.

  • The Walk: Get a little exercise on the 1.5-mile NYC High Line as you take in a view of Manhattan from above, all the while enjoying a little bit of nature in New York.
  • The Views: On clear days, visitors to The High Line Park can see everything from the Hudson River and New Jersey, to the Empire State Building. Walk the entire NYC High Line to see what else you can experience on this new nature refuge in NYC.

Inside Knowledge: The High Line Park is an urban planning masterpiece, taking an abandoned railroad that was facing desctruction and turning it into one of the more unique parks in NYC. The railroad at The High Line remains, though looking a little shinier than it had in previous years.

Do’s and Don’ts:

  • Do Wear Your Walking Shoes: You’ll want to wear your comfiest kicks when traversing the 1.5-mile High Line Park in Manhattan.
  • Do Prepare for the Elements: The High Line NY can be windy and cold in the winter, as well as quite balmy in the summer. We recommend checking the weather and bringing the essentials before your trip to The High Line.
  • Don’t Expect Peace and Quiet: The High Line NY has quickly become a hotspot for NYC tourists and natives alike. No matter the weather, The High Line Park can get quite busy, so do expect some crowds. (Hey, it’s New York – what did you expect?)
  • Don’t Forget to Look Down: For one of the coolest views you’ll find in New York City, remember to keep an eye to the streets below as you walk the NYC High Line.

Quick Facts

  • The High Line is a NYC park that was converted from an abandoned railroad.
  • Opened on June 8, 2009.
  • NYC High Line spans over 1.5 miles, and hopes to expand in the near future.

The High Line Information

Hours:
Winter – 7am- 8pm; Summer – 7am- 11pm

When to Go:
Spring and Fall, early in the morning

Seasonal Information:
Open year-round

Address:
122 Gansevoort St, New York, US
Website: http://www.thehighline.org/

Phone Number: 212.206.9922

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