The complete guide to the High Line in NYC

Find the best things to do near the elevated park, plus the best events happening on the High Line

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    The High Line

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    The High Line

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    Stargaze on the High Line

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    Sunset on the High Line

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    Terrior on the High Line

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The High Line

There are few places more pleasant than the High Line in NYC on a sunny afternoon, no matter the season. This 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 the Meatpacking District to the northern edge of Chelsea. Today it’s an urbanite’s playground planted with wildflowers and grasses, offering walkers a panorama of the bustle below that makes the park simultaneously removed from the city and an inextricable part of it. Check out our essential guide here for our pick of the best events, public art, food and drink offerings, and things to do on and around this airy strip of West Side heaven.


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Things to do on the High Line

Guided Walking Tours

Find out how this beautiful New Yorker's quiet space came to be, with an in-depth, hour-long tour provided by The High Line's docents.

  1. The High Line Washington St at Gansevoort St, to Tenth Ave at 30th St
  2. Until Tue Sep 23
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Stargazing on the High Line

  • Critics choice
  • Free

This dreamy affair lets you get an astronaut-worthy view of the stars from the high-powered telescopes of the Amateur Astronomers Association (aaa.org). And here we all thought we couldn't see stars in New York City.

  1. The High Line Washington St at Gansevoort St, to Tenth Ave at 30th St
  2. Tue Sep 23 - Tue Oct 28
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Hotels near the High Line

High Line Hotel

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  1. 180 Tenth Ave, (at 20th St)
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Hôtel Americano

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  1. 518 W 27th St, (between Tenth and Eleventh Aves), 10001
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The Standard

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  1. 848 Washington St, (at W 13th St), 10014
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Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  1. 18 Ninth Ave, (at 13th St), 10014
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