The High Line in New York City, New York
The High Line is a relatively recent addition to New York City. It opened partially in 2006 and opened completely in 2014. Once a functional train line used to carry goods, the above ground tracks are now repurposed as public space. Species of plants are picked specially for this park. There are benches, seasonal public programming, vendors near the 17th and 15th section of the park, and hidden nooks for you to explore.
It's a favorite spot of mine to bring friends to from out of town. It's open year round but the park is packed during the summer time. I've been in all seasons and find that the best time is bright and early in the morning during warmer seasons and noon time for colder seasons (the sun is warmest then) to beat the crowds. The vendors are closed in the winter so you'll have to bring your own hot beverage to keep your hands warm.
The High Line is accessible by Subway at various points.
Closest stops to upper end: 7 to Hudson Yards, A,C,E to Penn Station with walking
Closest stops to lower end: L,A,C,E to 14th Street
Cost & Admission
December 1 to March 31: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
April 1 to May 31: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
June 1 to September 30: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
October 1 to November 30: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Seasonal vendors open on The High Line.
Additional various restaurants/vendors nearby.
For immense food and shopping options, check out Chelsea Market (75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011).
Walking, sightseeing, taking pictures, eating food.
If you want to walk the entire trail, start at one end. I suggest taking the 7 train to Hudson Yards, beginning there, and winding down to Ganseevort since Chelsea Market is near the lower end of the trail and you might want a sweet treat after your walk.