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The High Line in NYC guide

The best things to do at the High Line—NYC's most unique park—include great views of Manhattan, events and food vendors

There are few places more pleasant than a sunny afternoon on the High Line. NYC's only elevated park is one of Manhattan’s most popular destinations, and it's easy to see why. A rail track that went out of use in 1980, the High Line was resurrected as a 1.45-mile-long green space in 2009, running from Hudson Yards to the northern edge of Chelsea. Today it’s an urbanite’s playground planted with wildflowers and grasses, offering walkers some of the best views in NYC, and that makes the park simultaneously removed from the city and an inextricable part of it. Check out our essential guide to the High Line for our pick of the best things to do outside, food and drink offerings, and things to do on and around this airy strip of West Side heaven.

Things to do near the High Line in NYC

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High Line map for sightseeing around the park

Use our High Line map to find a place to lounge outdoors or plan a stroll down Chelsea's elevated park

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Things to do near the High Line

This beautiful, one-of-a-kind park has locals and tourists alike flocking to take in its scenic views and greenery. Running a span of more than 15 blocks, the High Line allows for tons of opportunities to stop by an adjacent fun-having spot. Grab lunch at Chelsea Market or one of many other nearby eateries, peruse the art galleries and museums, or take a stroll over in Hudson River Park.  Be sure you make time to stop by one of these awesome places near the High Line.RECOMMENDED: Full High Line in NYC guide

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Restaurants

Restaurants near the High Line

Fuel up before you amble along the green space—or fill your belly after a day of exploration.

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Bars

Bars near the High Line

After you've seen the park, unwind at one of these watering holes.

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Entertainment near the High Line

After sunning yourself on the elevated park, soak up some culture at these spots.

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Shopping

Shopping near the High Line

Where to find fancy duds, home goods and more.

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The High Line in photos

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24 beautiful photos of the empty High Line at sunrise

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Art

Public art on the High Line

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The High Line at the Rail Yards opened to the public

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Street fashion: The High Line section two

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Archive High Line coverage

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The NYC walking tour of the High Line

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Blog

The next section of the High Line will feature a giant piazza

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Secrets of the High Line

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The Torrisi trio launches their High Line project, Santina, on Monday

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Comments

2 comments
Aldita B
Aldita B

Me & my family love this place

Truly terrific

christopher v
christopher v

there is NOTHING like THE HIGH LINE:  ingenuity, engineering, horticulture, construction, reclamation, conservation, recycling, maintenance (i'm sure i left out other occupational contributors...........please forgive me or add your specialty to any that i've listed)...........................AND COORDINATION OF ALL OF THESE EFFORTS.  SIMPLY INCREDIBLE.  NYC NEEDS TO BRING MORE OF THIS INVENTIVENESS TO OTHER AREAS OF THE CITY.


AND FINALLY...................THE ABSOLUTE BEAUTY FOUND IN THE HIGH LINE.  THERE SEEMS TO BE SOME THOUGHT-PROVOKING SPECIALTY FOR EVERYONE VISITING THIS INGENOUS PARK IN THE SKY.