New York City High Line Park Walking Tour
This New York walking tour will take you through three of Manhattan's historic neighbourhoods along a recently developed an very unique park created on a decommissioned elevated rail bed.
High Line Park is a New York marvel that never would have become reality if it wasn't for the vision of two men followed by the, hard work, dedication and financial support of many more supporters. This old and crumbling elevated railway line was previously considered an eyesore that had to go, and indeed a portion of the line was demolished years before. Today the High Line is an amazing people space, having been transformed into a beautiful elevated walkway/park with landscaping and vegetation that retains many the wild plants and flowers that had naturally overtaken the abandoned rail line. Your walking tour of the High Line will present you with some unique views of the western Manhattan. As you walk along the High Line you will feel a sense of connection to the busy activity in the streets below and at the same time a sense of peaceful separation from the same.
The High Line passes through three Manhattan Neighbourhoods, The Meatpacking District, Chelsea and Hells Kitchen. While these neighbourhoods have an industrial heritage, they gradually transistioned to new uses including residential, restaurants, bars, studios and boutiques. Your walking tour through High Line Park will offer you some great vantage points from which to view and photograph these New York neighbourhoods. It also provides some awesome views of the Hudson River. There a benches for relaxing or enjoying a short break along the way.
Since opening in June of 2009, High Line Park has been an almost instant success and is now very popular with both locals and tourists and we would highly recommend it to all New York visitors.
Cost: Free - There is no entrance fee for the walkway.
Hours: Daily - 7am to 11pm .
Website: High Line
Address: The High Line is accessible from Gansevoort Street, 14th Street (elevator access), 16th Street (elevator access), 18th Street, 20th Street, 23rd Street (elevator access coming soon), 26th Street, 28th Street, 30th Street, (elevator access).