Sunset on NYC High Line Walk

Every time I go to New York City, I try to do one new thing. The NYC High Line is a 1.5 mile stretch of former rail line through Chelsea on the far west side of New York City- from 14th St. to 34th St.

NYC High Line at dusk

Leave it to those crafty New Yorkers to figure out a way to add more green space to a crowded city. The High Line was not too packed on this very warm, December Sunday night. There are posted hours and workers helping out lost tourists, making sure things were going smoothly along the walk.

NYC High Line art

Murals, modern art, and benches line the walkway making it a great place to go for a stroll. There was the occasional jogger darting in and out of the walking packs, almost causing pedestrian accidents.

NYC High Line murals

I am a runner but let’s all agree to leave this to the walkers, gawkers, lovers, eaters, sitters, and families.

NYC High Line architecture

The architecture in the Chelsea and Meatpacking District that the high line runs through was stop and look at amazing!

NYC High Line at sunset

We saw a group of 30 preparing to help a couple get engaged with tshirts that spelled “Will You Marry Me”. It was very cute! (She said yes).

NYC High Line at night

Many families, solo New Yorkers, tourists, models, roller derby girls, and brides were on the High Line taking photos down the side streets.  BC was my model:

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Taking a sun lounger break:

NYC High Line sun loungers

I sat in a lounger for all of 5 seconds and then I saw a little mouse underneath me. I squealed and jumped a foot. That was the end of Andrea’s sun lounger time.

NYC High Line side street

Make sure you put NYC High Line on our list of things to do when you get the big city, especially on a warm night or morning around sunrise or sunset. Make plans to visit Chelsea market before or after your walk or make dinner reservations in the Meatpacking District- I would have loved it explore that neighborhood more!

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I’ll be posting throughout the week of Christmas with some more fun New York City and Dallas adventures.  Make sure to check back!

NYC High Line at night

Reader Question: Have you walked the High Line yet? Have you explored the Meatpacking District at all?

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2 Responses

  1. Chaitali says:

    I’ve never done the high line! I keep hearing about it but I wasn’t even sure what it was. Sounds like a great stroll. Though the mouse would probably have freaked me out as well.

  2. I had no idea this even existed! How cool!
    I would totally freak out with a mouse too!

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