The High Line in NYC: Your guide to New York City's elevated park

Find the best things to do near the High Line in New York City, plus the best events happening on the elevated park.

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    Charles Mary Kubricht, Alive-ness?Proposal for Adaptation, The High Line, The Lot

  • The High Line

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    JR, Brandon Many Ribs, Standing Rock Reservation, North Dakota

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    The High Line, section two

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    The High Line, section two

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    Times Square Kiss, Eduardo Kobra, 2012

Photograph: Courtesy Charles Mar

Charles Mary Kubricht, Alive-ness?Proposal for Adaptation, The High Line, The Lot

There are few places more pleasant than the High Line in NYC on a sunny afternoon. This elevated park is one of Manhattan’s most popular destinations, and it isn’t hard 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 guide for 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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Attractions near the High Line

Chelsea Market

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice
  1. 75 Ninth Ave at 16th St
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Chelsea Piers

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice
  1. Eleventh Ave between 17th and 23rd Sts
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Hudson River Park

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice
  • Free
  1. Battery Park City to 59th St at West Side Hwy
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Rubin Museum of Art

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice
  1. 150 W 17th St at Seventh Ave
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Things to do near the High Line

Restaurants near the High Line

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

Bars near the High Line

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

Entertainment near the High Line

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After sunning yourself on the elevated park, partake in some culture at these hot spots.

Shopping near the High Line

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Where to find fancy duds, home goods and more.


The High Line in photos

Public art on the High Line

Check out photos of the park's ever-changing array of artworks.

Historical High Line photos

Browse images of the city's first elevated park, from the '30s through tomorrow.

Section two of the High Line opening (2011)

See images from opening day of the High Line's second section in 2011.