NYC day trip on the West Side

Ciao a tutti!

We have been having some gorgeous Autumn days in New York. This beautiful weather lends itself well to a nice stroll in the city (one of my FAVORITE activities).

The High Line is the perfect place for a walk. Located on Manhattan’s West Side, the High Line is a park built on an elevated rail structure. It runs from Gansevoort Street to 34th Street about 1.45 miles.

There are various access points throughout the park- personally, I like to walk it from beginning to end, starting at Hudson Yards and ending at Gansevoort Street. However, with the access points, you don’t necessarily have to start at one end or the other.

The High Line is easily accessible whether you’re driving into the city or taking the train. Its close to Penn Station and parking is available all around Hudson Yards. My suggestion is to visit Hudson Yards first, use the restroom, grab a coffee, maybe even go to the EDGE and the Vessel. If you’re hungry, I highly suggest checking out Miznon – the food is great. Maybe get a little window shopping in- the possibilities are endless 😉

After you’ve snapped your pictures and filled your belly you’ll be longing for a walk. As you exit Hudson Yards, you’ll notice the entrance to the High Line (its right at the ground level). There are plenty of employees around that will help you find the entrance if you get lost.

PRO TIP: Check out the visitor page, when planning your walk- it gets updated with reservation information often. The first time I went, I made reservations, recently I did not have to.

I mentioned that there are quite a few pit stops that can be taken from the High Line- there are also a bunch of cool lookout spots and park features, click here to see the list.

During the most recent visit, I stopped at Little Island. Its been on my list to check out all summer! Located at the Hudson River Park, Little Island is easily accessible from the High Line with entrances at 13th & 14th Streets. If you have kids there is a playground, they also host various kid-friendly events, see more here. There are also plenty of events for adults and art lovers, check out the calendar of events here.

Here are a few shots I took, there’s a great view of the skyline from the Southwest Overlook.

Will you be heading to NYC soon?

Cheers & thanks for reading!

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