The High Line

Type: Free Attractions, Gardens

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


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

  • 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.