HIgh Line. Urban public park on an historic freight rail line, New York

The High Line

New York City certainly knows how to jazz up an old railway line. Originally used for freight trains between 1934 and 1980, this elevated track is now a stunning public space teeming with nature and art. And it’s a must-see attraction for anybody visiting New York.

The High Line NYC stretches 1.45 miles from Gansevoort and Washington Streets in Chelsea to 34th Street at Hudson Yards. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy views of New York City’s famous skyline from up high, as well as the numerous art installations and greenery along the way.

Guided walking tours are available throughout the year, excluding the winter months. Visitors can also check the High Line calendar for parties, food events, and other forms of entertainment taking place in this one-of-a-kind elevated park.

If you’re less of a walker and prefer to sit still, it’s no problem at all! Chill out on the High Line lawn, which is best accessed by the 23rd Street entrance. Read a book or simply take in the views and ambience.

The High Line can be reached from eleven possible entrances: Gansevoort, 14th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th Streets (wheelchair accessible elevator) and 18th, 20th, 26th, and 28th Streets, and 11th Avenue (staircase only). A street level entrance with wheelchair accessible ramp is also available on 34th Street via the Interim Walkway.

When you’re done exploring the High Line NYC, feel free to enjoy Chelsea’s huge selection of bars, restaurants, and markets right underneath you.

Admission: Free

Opening hours: 7am-7pm (winter), 7am-10pm (spring and fall), 7am-11pm (summer)

Address: Gansevoort Street to 34th Street

Website: https://www.thehighline.org

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