Free Tours and Events at the New York City High Line
By: Josh – Josh@CheapInTheCity.com
Last Updated: October 24, 2013
New York City’s newest and most unique park, The High Line has a variety of free activities including Yoga classes and walking tours. The High Line is a 1.45-mile park built on an elevated abandoned freight rail line that stretches from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to 34th Street on the West Side of Manhattan. The park is full of plants, grasses, park benches, exposed rail tracks and amazing views of the city.
Section 1 of the High Line opened in June 2009. Section 2 of the park opened June 7, 2011. Section 3 has not yet been completed.
The High Line park it 100% FREE for everyone.
Access to the High Line
You have to walk up steps to get on the platform. Some entrance locations also have an elevator. Access points are located at:
14th Street (elevator access)
16th Street (elevator access)
23rd Street (elevator access coming soon)
30th Street (elevator access)
7am – 11pm daily
Places to eat/drink on the High Line
Right now, the High Line will feature local vendors. Each vendor will have 29 days to sell his or her concessions. After that, a new vendor will to take the spot. Eventually the High Line wants to add some permanent vendors to the site. All food vendors are open between Friday, April 19 and Sunday, October 27. Hours vary by vendor.
To be sure, you will find coffee, ice cream and other snacks.
FREE Tours of the High Line
There are TONS of free tours on the High Line. You'll find weekly history of the High Line tours and stargazing tours, as well as nature walks and design tours. The tour sizes are limited and are on a first-come, first-serve basis, so be sure to be there at least 30 minutes early. Make sure to check out the High Line site for more information on tour times and locations.