The High Line Park in New York City – Everything You Need to Know

What to know before visiting the High Line in NYC

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The High Line is an elevated rail line that has been repurposed as a public green space that opened in 2009. The park runs down Manhattans Westside from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th and 12th Avenues (Hudson Yards).

While visiting the High Line you can walk through the gardens, view art, experience a performance, enjoy food or beverage or connect with friends and neighbors. All while enjoying a unique perspective of New York City.

When is the High Line open?

High Line in New York City

The High Line is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. – you can reach it from all entrances and stairs.

Where does the High Line begin and end?

The High Line Park in New York City – Everything You Need to Know

Originating in the Meatpacking District, the park runs from Gansevoort Street – three blocks below 14th Street – through Chelsea to the northern edge of the West Side Yard on 34th Street near the Javits Center. The High Line is wheelchair accessible.

Where are the entrances to the High Line?

These are the entrances of the High Line:

  • Gansevoort Street 14th Street (elevator access)
  • 16th Street
  • 18th Street
  • 20th Street
  • 23rd Street (elevator access)
  • 26th Street
  • 28th Street
  • 29th Street
  • 30th Street (elevator access)

How long does it take to walk the High Line?

High Line in New York City

A walk on the High Line in New York City will take you about 30 Minutes. So how long is the High Line? Foot traffic on the 1.45 mile-long (2.3 km) elevated rail structure will flow north, in one direction, to 23rd Street.

Is the High Line free?

The High Line Park in NYC is free and open daily from 7 am to 10 pm. On a typical beautiful weekend day, the High Line could see 40,000 visitors a day (peaking at 60,000 on some days). However, now there will only be a few thousand allowed to maintain social distancing and enough space for the visitors.

What was the high line before?

High Line NYC

The High Line is both a nonprofit organization and a public park on the West Side of Manhattan. Through their amazing work with communities on and off the High Line, they are devoted to reimagining public spaces to create connected, healthy neighborhoods and cities. Back in the days, the High Line was an elevated rail line, but the High Line was always intended to be more than a park.

Guided Tours through the High Line Park

Guided tours through the High Line have become popular over the years, due to the unknown secrets & history locals can tell tourists about the High Line. This is our list of the best tours for the High Line in New York City:

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[…] The green terrace in the middle of Manhattan is a great experience in fine weather. Walk from the Meatpacking District (Gansevoort Street) on the High Line towards Uptown and enjoy the beautiful spring weather. For a total of six years, Manhattan has been enjoying this highlight and attracts countless visitors every day. The High Line is the ideal place for a relaxing rest in April, or as a wonderful walking distance (1.5 miles). All the details of the High Line Park you can read here. […]

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