The High Line

Type: Free Attractions, Gardens



Map / Directions 10Best Says

A true lesson in urban renewal, the High Line is built on an abandoned railroad line elevated above Manhattan's westside. Running from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to Midtown's W....  Read More


Map / Directions Hours:

  • Dec 1 to Mar 31 7AM-7PM; April 1 to May 31 7AM-10PM
  • June 1 to Sept 30 7 AM-11PM; Oct 1 to Nov 30 7AM-10PM

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Free

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  • Sightseeing: "Try to plan your trip for a weekday afternoon. The weekends are jam-packed and hoards of people detract from the experience."
  • Romantic Things to Do: "On Tuesdays, join the star-spotters to see constellations through high-powered telescopes."
  • Free Things to Do: "If you're able to swing it, go during the week and avoid the weekend crowds."
  • Best Attractions & Activities: "If you're able, head here midweek to beat the crowds."
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: It's a living, breathing example of how to go from ruins to riches in terms of decaying city landscapes.
  • Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: It's romantic, even though that defies logic. Hanging lights and wooden walkways add to the charm.
  • Best for Free Things to Do Because: It's the perfect place to feel like you're still in the action but away from the madness below.
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: It's part of what makes New York so great – taking something old and decrepit and turing it into a beloved hotspot.

  • Parks: "Star-spotters arrive on Tuesdays, Amateur Astronomers Night to see constellations through high-powered telescopes. Combine with Chelsea Market lunch; the new Whitney Museum of American Art."
  • Best for Parks Because: Amazing urban reuse design and landscape architecture that is inspiring; the views incomparable.

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