By: Vero

The High Line in New York is an elevated park that offers tourists and residents a tranquil space with greenery, artwork, and views of the city skyline and Hudson River. Transformed from a former rail line, it is both a refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city and an access point to landmarks such as Chelsea Market. It also connects to lively areas such as Chelsea and the Meatpacking District, surrounded by galleries, boutiques and nightclubs. When you visit, bring a camera and comfortable shoes.

Brief History

The Highline was built in 1930 to improve the West Side of New York City. It was built about 10 meters above the ground to reduce traffic and the dangers of having the train at ground level. At that time trains and horses were mixed, and there were many accidents, they even called 10th Avenue “the avenue of death”.


Art along the Highline

During a stroll along the High Line, you will encounter a variety of installations ranging from sculptures to light-based projects. The High Line is constantly transforming, continually introducing new artistic projects.


Visit the Highline with an English-speaking guide to make your experience much more enriching. We hired one that is included in the New York Pass and also includes the vessel and the surrounding area. The High Line is located on the west side of Manhattan in New York; it is a highly valued and unique park that offers an experience unlike any other public area.

Places of Interest Near the Highline

As you stroll along the High Line, you will find many exciting attractions. A trendy place is the Chelsea Market, a food market with many stalls, stores and venues for local artists. It’s right next to the High Line, so it’s easy to visit.

Near the High Line is the Whitney Museum of American Art. It was designed by the famous architect Renzo Piano and has many works of modern American art. It is near the end of the park, on Gansevoort Street, and is a place not to be missed if you like art.

Where to Eat and Drink

A well-known destination on the High Line is the Chelsea Market, which is just down the road.  This lively food market is home to several food stalls, offering a delicious variety of culinary options from different cuisines.