High Line

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High Line in NYC: Things to do and see on a walking tour

This environmentally-friendly elevated park was built on an abandoned rail line that runs along Manhattan’s West Side in 2009. Explore alone, take a free tour provided by the facility on Tuesdays, or a private tour for a more thorough and flexible experience.

  • Discover New York City’s History

    1. Discover New York City’s History

    From the historic Meatpacking district to the cultural legends of Chelsea, the area surrounding the High Line has been an epicenter of industry and art for over a century.

  • Learn About Sustainable Architecture

    2. Learn About Sustainable Architecture

    Three decades after the trucking industry made the railroad obsolete, the park has become a symbol of repurposed urban space, and its sustainable practices follow suit.

  • Attend an Event

    3. Attend an Event

    Learn about the natural prairie garden from a horticulturalist or enjoy a classical concert. Find a full listing of guided activities on the website: thehighline.org/activities.

  • Spot the Statue of Liberty

    4. Spot the Statue of Liberty

    At 10th Ave near W 17th St there’s a cut-out lending a fantastic view of the city -- turn around and see if you can find the Statue of Liberty way off in the harbour.

  • Stay for Dinner

    5. Stay for Dinner

    Find vendors with seasonal treats near W 16th St or have a dining experience with a sweeping view of the Hudson River at the park’s open air cafe Terroir at The Porch.

Planning Your Visit

  • When to go

    Pleasant all times of the year, a balmy walk through the wildgrass in summer is the most ideal. The park is kept open later at night in summer months allowing for a view of the lit-up Manhattan skyline.

  • Plan Ahead

    Book a private tour ahead or be sure to check the High Line's Twitter account to make sure the regular Tuesday walking tours haven’t been canceled due to weather.

  • How to Access

    There are 11 entrances from the Northernmost point of the railroad at W 34th St to the end at W 14th St. The entrances are equipped alternatively with stairs, elevators and/or ramps.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Dec 1 to Mar 31: 7:00AM – 7:00PM
    Apr 1 to May 31: 7:00AM – 10:00PM
    June 1 to Sept 30: 7:00AM – 11:00PM
    Oct 1 to Nov 30: 7:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Is it expensive?
    Free!
  • Will I need a guide?
    It's easy enough to just walk up and down, but a guide will surely give you some memorable insight.
  • How to get there
    Take the subway or walk over to the west side. You'll find the highline roughly along 10th ave.
  • Additional information
    In the mood to stargaze? Visit the highline on a Tuesday night and find the Amateur Astronomers Association's telescope!

What people are saying about High Line

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 2,204 reviews

With the New York Explorer pass, we selected the 7 most important sights. Then I started planning the days. I got to know the subway and bus transportation in New York and planned where and how to go. Now I’m nearing the end and enjoying it more and more. I’ve been to the U.S. several times, but I’ve avoided big cities by far so far. However, I was in almost every National Park. I think we will enjoy that too.

We had a similar pass for San Francisco last summer. It's so nice to have options and to be able to skip lines. The hint to go to the Rose Center entrance of the American Museum of Natural History was outstanding! Long lines due to the holidays and a Kwanza celebration but walked right in the side entrance.

Provided you with great information in an entertaining way. The guides were informative well beyond the scope of telling what it was. I enjoy the historical perspective with a touch of humour added.

The perfect way to see NYC! Only snag was that it didn't seem like we could exchange the voucher at any stop. We walked to the main pick up to get started.

Amazing value! Easy to use! The best for me was buying it several months ahead of my trip and getting here to have our excursions already paid for.