The High Line

The High Line, New York City: Hours, Address, The High Line Reviews: 4.5/5

The High Line
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
The High Line is an elevated railway transformed into a public park on Manhattan's West Side. The park features lush horticulture, artworks, seasonal food vendors, community programming, and unique views of the Hudson River and New York City skyline. The High Line runs between Gansevoort Street to West 34th Street, between 10th and 12th Avenues. Friends of the High Line raises 98% of the High Line’s annual budget. Owned by the City of New York, the High Line is a public park maintained, operated, and programmed by Friends of the High Line, in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Please note that the High Line's hours vary by season: Dec 1 to Mar 31: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM Apr 1 to May 31: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM June 1 to Sept 30: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM Oct 1 to Nov 30: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Free tours are available from High Line docents. Visit to learn more.
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The area
Neighborhood: West Village
Stretching from Sixth Avenue to the Hudson River, the West Village is one of the city’s most coveted addresses. Full of trendy shops, historic taverns, and cozy restaurants set amid 19th century architecture, this neighborhood has a unique old-world feel. You won’t find a more picturesque location in Manhattan. Without the traditional city grid layout, it’s easy to get lost here, but that’s part of the fun as you stroll down elegant narrow streets with beautiful brownstones. When you need a break, you can always stop in at one of the many quaint eateries or cafes to soak in the atmosphere, or head to the western edge of the neighborhood to enjoy magnificent waterfront views while taking a leisurely walk in Hudson River Park.
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  • 14th St / 8th Ave • 6 min walk
  • 8th Ave • 6 min walk
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Elizabeth R
Farmington, CT2,164 contributions
Oct 2020 • Friends
A fine example of re-vitalizing and re-purposing space. The High Line Park occupies over a mile of what was elevated track on the west side of New York. All rails have been removed, and replaced with gardens and works of art, all safely above the city streets with no interruptions by crosswalks or stop signs. Now, in Covid times, one needs to obtain tickets in advance to limit numbers, but with zero dollars as the price tag, it is beyond well worth it. Walk at your own pace, linger for as long as you like... lots of places to pause and reflect.
Written October 23, 2020
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Seattle, WA233 contributions
Nov 2020
Covid visit- Entry is free, reservations were required, you can currently only go in one direction from south to north. I went on a Sunday afternoon with my friend and it was uncrowded and very pleasant. Lots of places to sit, beautiful landscaping and wonderful views. There's a restroom at the north end of the park near the hudson yards. Highly recommend!
Written February 22, 2021
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Metuchen, NJ1,015 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
My first time back since the pandemic started. On weekends you need timed free entry tickets. I love the shady trees on the high line very pleasant lots of seating and lots of outdoor art. There are restrooms as well and food vendors and souvenir stalls but centrally located. The Managment has done a great job organizing the park. The high line goes almost 20 blocks from the meatpacking district all the way to Hudson yards. Lots to see and do including a wall where you can make your mark. Very relaxing and a great way to spend an afternoon. Great job High Line!
Written September 12, 2021
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1 contribution
Nov 2019
We were looking forward to a nice walk on the High Line. What actually occurred was 5 minutes on a crowded, dangerous sidewalk, separated from “garden space” by an almost invisible cable fence less than 12 inches high. I caught my shin on the cable, resulting in a fall causing a broken elbow and nose, and a gash on my forehead which required stitches to close. The two ‘staff’ members who approached me as I was bleeding profusely were of no help whatsoever, and evidently saw no sense of urgency. There was absolutely no medical protocol for dealing with my situation - not even ice or a towel with which to stem the bleeding. And because it is elevated, there is no way to get medical personnel to anyone injured in a timely fashion. Wonder what they do if someone suffers a heart attack or stroke?! Guess you are just SOL!
Upon my return home I let those in charge know what had happened in order to prevent future such occurrences. I was told they would get back to me in less than a week. That was 8 weeks ago, and still have not heard from them.
My advice is to avoid the High Line, let all your friends know it is not only a huge waste of time, but you could be risking your life. The Friends of the High Line, the Department of Parks and Recreation and the City of New York don’t give a rip about anything but fleecing tourists!
Written January 11, 2020
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Florida1,070 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
We strolled the High Line from Hudson Yards to 14th Street and Little Island on a beautiful summer evening. As we enjoyed the flora, art installations, and variety of buildings along this unique walkway, we were also treated to intermittent sunset views between the buildings on our right. It was an absolutely wonderful way to end the day.
Written August 14, 2021
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Ukiah, CA74 contributions
May 2022
I visited NYC recently and decided to check out The High Line, highly recommend it for folks of all ages! It is a good walk through some areas of Chelsea and Meatpacking District. Their are all sorts of nice views and art work along the path. The pathway is a mix of a shaded and unshaded route so be sure to prepare and bring some water. You can also bring food and eat on the benches that are along the pathway. The ideal time to do this is between 11:30 AM - 1:45 PM and with dry weather of course. I recommend starting on the north side where you can see the "Vessel as well" but it really depends on what area you are coming from to visit this. Do not start in the middle since you will have to go back and forth. Their are no fees for this attraction. Great to explore this with family or friends.
Written May 9, 2022
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New York City, NY14 contributions
Sep 2019
The high line is a public space that was created in an old railroad line, there is always something to do specially on summer time,some activities are dancing, walking, meditation,and groups playing music. Along the high line with your friend or family you are able to enjoy art works, the architecture on the buildings on each side of it, as well the beautiful gardens. If you do not want to finish walking along the high line you are able to go down the stairs and walk around a new neighborhood.
History is very important and very interesting in how the community worked together to rebuild a park because it was destined for demolition.
You can access to high line from Penn Station 34 St. (ramp). 30th St.and 10th Ave.Depends were part of New York you are, The high line is a wheelchair accessible, and remember FOLLOW THE RULES,,enjoy your walk,enjoy taking beautiful pictures and enjoy the sunset.
Written January 8, 2020
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New York City, NY28 contributions
May 2019
They keep adding little tidbits to this abandoned raised railway to make it more of an experience. One of the coolest aspects is that it starts by the Whitney Museum and there is Ample Hill Ice Cream shop at its bottom. it has plants benches and art sculptures. If you have money to burn, at the very end the new Hudson Yards is close by. Somewhere in the middle is a window where you can watch traffic fight it's way up 10th avenue. My kids weren't impressed, but that's because we have a back yard. Most people don't, and I think as a tourist you can definitely appreciate the Whitney art museum whereas my kids are too young and bored by the mere thought of walking a mile and a half long elevated park. Your experience may differ.
Written April 25, 2020
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Greg M
Sydney, Australia32 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
The High Line is well worth a visit, and if you are comfortable with NYC subway and buses, very easily done. That said, cabs will also transport you at either end.This is an outdoor thing so avoid hot, windy or wet days. Spring, autumn, or in our case, a cold but beautiful day in January are perfect. I would recommend starting at the southern end right next to the Whitney. A variety of buses or subways will get you to the general area. If using Google maps or similar, get directions to the Whitney. The general area to the east of the Whitney has been restored and is worth a wander. The Kobrick Coffee shop on the corner of W13th and 9th Ave is a good place for a coffee, snack and restroom break before your walk. Wander west along Gransevoort towards the Whitney. Even if you have no interest in the gallery, it is worth entering the Whitney (bag check on entry) and having a browse of the gift shop. The cafeteria to the right is also available without any entrance fee.
Just 50 yards east of the Whitney entrance is the access to the High Line. You can go up the stairs, or use the elevator. There are no further steps in this journey. So, what is the High Line? Do your own research, but essentially, an old elevated rail line, now recreated into a very pleasant boarded elevated walkway. It is very tastefully done. The walk from the Whitney end, to the northern end at around W30th is a leisurely hour, give or take. What’s to see? Mostly, an eclectic and fascinating collection of varied building architecture along the way - plus, a birdseye view of NYC life mostly along 10th Ave. There are a couple of places where very tasteful viewing areas gave been provided. There are many opportunities to take a break on new bench seats. Travel slowly and look around, there are an abundance of photo opportunities to the keen eye.
You end your journey (without steps) at W30th, and easily remain on the same elevation at the beautifully renovated Hudson Yards area. There is the fascinating new Observation Tower, worthy of a photo or three, and worth going up. There is a large expanse of paved area with abundant seating. Having wandered around there, go into the upmarket shopping complex. A huge variety of upmarket shops, eateries, and restrooms.
When ready to leave, head maybe 100 yards north to the 34th Street entrance to the subway 7 line, or, wander east along W34th for 15 minutes (various eateries along the way) to Penn Station, and multiple subway lines. Or, grab a crosstown bus on 34th, depending upon where you are wanting to go.
All told, this is a pleasant and easy few hours, including the wandering and browsing at either end. An easy interlude, and I’d recommend doing it to expand your NYC experience, but, pick the right day.
Written February 11, 2020
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Montreal, Canada2,538 contributions
Jul 2019
Walked the trail all the way from the Hudson Yards to the Chelsea Market, comparing the differences in the city from the last time we were here to this visit. The High Line is always changing, be it from time of day to time of the year, and deserves multiple visits - it will continue to amaze. I encourage an evening visit in the summer, to enjoying the sun setting over the water, colouring the brick building an even more vibrant shade red.
Written April 16, 2020
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