The High Line is a unique linear public park along the east side of the city where people can enjoy views of the city while walking above street level. The park has a wide variety of trees and plants. Many of those bloom in spring, creating a colorful and green backdrop to the city. And all of that was created on the old abandoned freight rail on Manhattan’s West End.
Although the High Line is only about two to three stories above street level, the views of the city's architecture and the lookouts over the streets offer a whole new perspective.
Along the route are art installations, benches, and near the south end is a sitting area with bleacher-style seating and a glass wall looking out onto the city. The trail is heavily used, and on weekends it can be extremely busy, but without the surrounding traffic, it's still a peaceful retreat.
The breathtaking view from the High Line is one of the city’s most popular attractions. And besides that you'll find a wide array of artwork and various programs, from dance to meditation to civic engagement to family events.
The High Line is free to enjoy, but people still flock to the elevated park because it is one of New York City's most beautiful and well-known landmarks. Visitors can also buy ice cream from local vendors and pick up some snacks from local stores.