The High Line

New York, New York City

4.5

The High Line (also known as High Line Park) is a 2.33 km elevated linear park created on an elevated section of a disused New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line. Led by landscape architecture. The design is a complex "living system" that draws from multiple disciplines, including landscape architecture, urban design, and ecology, and has become an icon in contemporary landscape architecture. The park is open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the winter, 10 p.m. in the spring and fall, and 11 p.m. in the summer, except for the Interim Walkway west of 11th Avenue, which is open until dusk. It can be reached through eleven entrances, five of which are accessible to people with disabilities. The park's attractions include naturalized plantings that are inspired by the landscape that grew on the disused tracks, and views of the city and the Hudson River. The High Line Park also has cultural attractions. As part of a long-term plan for the park to host temporary installations and performances of various kinds.

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Open Hours:

  • Mon

    07:00 - 19:00

  • Tue

    07:00 - 19:00

  • Wed

    07:00 - 19:00

  • Thu

    07:00 - 19:00

  • Fri

    07:00 - 19:00

  • Sat

    07:00 - 19:00

  • Sun

    07:00 - 19:00

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Reviews

  • Suzi Crone

    5
    - 03 June 2018 -

    Great way to pass a couple of hours in the city. An excellent alternative to the noise and bustle of the streets, this is a great way to navigate this part of Manhattan. Just under 1.5 miles long, there are several points at which you can enter and exit the walkway - we walked from Chelsea market to the other end at the Hudson River. There are great views along the way and there is a restoration project to show parts of the old railway tracks that once ran along there.

  • Charles Cody

    5
    - 01 June 2018 -

    The High Line is really nice. They did a great job with this project. I started at the South end and walked for a bit on a Sunday afternoon. Lots of people but some great views and just an all around mellow experience. In spots it does feel like the city is far away. If you have the time and you're in the area I would recommend taking a walk on the High Line.

  • Lm Morris

    4
    - 31 May 2018 -

    Beautiful elevated park/walk. Can be crowded in areas. There were more people up on the High Line walking than on the street below. Nice on a sunny day. They have certain areas to sit have a snack you purchased from the Chelsea Market, or from another place and people watch, take a photo or two and enjoy they scenery.

  • Rachel Kern

    4
    - 25 May 2018 -

    Very easy path to follow with plenty of places to stop, sit and enjoy. Now that the weather is warming up there are plenty of people on the High Line, and when we walked the High Line the crowd was huge, yet the noise was minimal. There are also a handful of food/drink stations along the way as well as a couple of gift shop kiosks and a few street vendors. I suggest you take your time, enjoy the quietness and beautiful landscape.

  • Melissa Shaffer

    4
    - 23 May 2018 -

    It's a nice liner park made from the converted railroad tracks. I was here because of a friend's recommendation but it's a very simple place, no fanciness here. On a sunny day, it can be very hot and there aren't that many shaded areas to seek cover. Still, the contrast of various buildings and trains beneath the park are something to see.

  • Dylan

    5
    - 22 May 2018 -

    Absolutely beautiful, I walked almost the full length of the high line on my last visit to NYC and it was a great experience. Amazing views in a calming environment. The gardens are beautiful and the walkway is well maintained. Probably the nicest walk I have taken in New York.

  • Jeff MacDonald

    5
    - 30 April 2018 -

    What a delightful surprise The High Line was. Like a magic carpet ride through the city. Lots of interesting architecture. Street scenes from above. Long views across the Hudson. And the path itself changes up enough to keep you focused without tiring you out. A lovely way to spend a few hours.

  • Guillermo Fernandez

    5
    - 24 April 2018 -

    Amazing how they converted this old train line into such a nice walk. It's very pleasant to walk above the street level as it gives another perspective. The walk is a piece of art and there are plenty to see. Go early to avoid crowds. Better to start in Midtown and make the way down to the Meat Packing District so you can rest in a bar.

  • Veronica Rojas

    5
    - 21 April 2018 -

    I love the high line, it’s another one of those must see places when visitors come to town. I love the fact that it’s suspended in the air so you can see the different architecture of the buildings around you. During the spring the flowers are beautiful and they paint some of the buildings with murals and other art. There’s sometimes music and food vendors depending on the area you’re walking through. It’s super close to Chelsea market so you can grab a coffee nearby and walk the park. Such a great spot.

  • Chris Palmer

    4
    - 17 January 2018 -

    I love the high line. One of my favorite places for a quiet walk in the city. It's gotten busier in the last few years, but it's still wonderful. To this day it's still not super touristy. Highly recommended. Of course, it's Manhattan, so there are excellent stops for food and drink along the way as well.

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The High Line tours

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High Line Park and Greenwich Village Food Tour

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