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

  • Jason Kwan

    5
    - 07 September 2018 -

    A park converted from an old railway into a modern walkway weaving between buildings overlooking parts of the city with a few art installations placed throughout. This place can become a little busy at times, but it still has some cool views here and there. There are plenty of benches and there is a cafe in the center. Probably something I would only do once, you pretty much get the full experience after the first time. There are places where the path becomes narrow and traffic becomes bottlenecked at these points. Cool experience but there's not much value in coming again.

  • Michael Turner

    5
    - 07 September 2018 -

    Wonderful park on converted railroad tracks. It provides a nice break from the city and let's you enjoy the sun and grass. It's narrow but pretty long. Pretty unique compared to other parks in the city. It's a nice place to take a walk and enjoy the outdoors without having to go to far. Definitely not an escape, but very enjoyable

  • Brett Foster

    5
    - 27 August 2018 -

    The High Line is an elevated railway system that was discontinued shortly after WWI and converted, in 2009, to 5km plus of parkland. It runs level with the 3rd floor of surrounding apartment buildings and includes trees, plants, flowers and open lawn areas along with ample seating and unique artworks. The pathway style changes often. It is a beautiful and unique walk or a great place to sit and watch the world go by. Highly recommended!

  • Jasroop Kunner

    5
    - 27 August 2018 -

    Wonderful Park which had such an interesting history. Once a rail road that fell into disrepair that due to the local community has now become a home to an amazing park. Once your up there you feel away from the busy streets on New York. Perfect place to eat your lunch/have a picnic. You get some great views of the waterfront and building that line the streets you will move past. A must see for anyone visiting New York

  • Ken Chu

    4
    - 26 August 2018 -

    A popular NYC tourist attraction. Don't know why - probably great marketing and word of mouth. As a New Yorker my entire life, I remember when this was just a rusty derelict from a previous era. This was my first opportunity to see what all the fuss is about. Lot's of people on a sunny Saturday afternoon. So - if you are in a hurry will be stuck behind the masses of groups of people who are in no rush with frequent narrow walkways (guessing about 10' wide at points) Plenty of benches to rest on and frequent breezes because the High Line is an elevated walkway. There are enough places with shade if you go in mid afternoon on a sunny day and a few places where you can order up some food and drinks on the High Line itself. You can always exit at one of the exit points and sample some of the fine Manhattan dining establishments. These exit/entry points are every few blocks- usually stairs, occasionally an elevator. Occasionally there are views of the Hudson River and many places to observe Manhattan traffic below. Glad I took the time to experience this but probably won't be back. It's just a walk in the park after all.

  • Nicholas Fiumara

    5
    - 15 August 2018 -

    Very outstanding , speechless, spectacular views lots to see on the level. Beds of different flowers. Many Streets offers magnificent views that you can go walk down the steps to streets below. Even when it was finished raining lots of people were walking. I would go back and recommended you go too. I saw public bathrooms there ( one for males and one for females). If you bring children they should be mature enough to walk up there. I say 100% Thumbs up.

  • Dzmitry Viarenich

    5
    - 18 July 2018 -

    One of a kind park. A really wonderful addition to New York City. They turned the old rail tracks into amazing elevated walkway with beautiful views of the city and plenty of benches. In my opinion, this park especially beautiful at sunrise or sunset. Lots of plants, shady trees, flowers, art, fountains, and food vendors if you are looking a snack or ice cream. We can't find any restrooms, but I guess they do exist. Nice place for a walk, take a break to relax and people watch.

  • Mark Tobar

    5
    - 18 July 2018 -

    Absolutely beautiful. Perfect for walk with friends or SO. Does tend to get crowded but not uncomfortably so in my experience. The crowd doesn't take away from the experience though, it's NY, there's always a crowd. There are many places to sit throughout. A lot of cool artistic and architectural structures to see, even some small historical locations set up. 100% recommend.

  • millie2981

    5
    - 16 July 2018 -

    Walked the high line end to end and loved every bit of it. The way the train track and various elements of trains were implemented into and throughout the walkway made for a nice and cohesive design. The gardens and art installations were wonderful. I loved that there were places to sit and observe, people watch, or relax. There were some food/snack vendors available, but I greatly appreciated that there weren't a lot, and they didn't detract from the experience. Obviously a place enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Well done NYC. Will definitely do it again.

  • Kyle Stevenson

    5
    - 10 July 2018 -

    We loved how this old rail line has been turned into a beautiful public space. You can tell a lot of time and love has gone into the gardens and paths. We really enjoyed walking the length of the line south to Chelsea markets. We were just visiting NYC, but I imagine this would be a great place to have lunch and relax if you were working in the area.

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The High Line tours

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