If you are looking for something to do the next time your are in NYC, then the NY High Line might be a fun, FREE, outdoor choice. Check out the pictures in this Here We Are photo album for sights, info, and tips.
Tips to help you enjoy your day:
Wear: sunscreen, a hat, good walking shoes. While there are a few shady respites, you are very exposed to the sun throughout the journey.
Bring: a camera - there are lots of photo opportunities along the way.
"Heads Up" = Look Down: There are funky curbs along the outer portions in parts of the path. I saw a lot of people tripping or getting their ankles caught. Check out the picture in the photo album of one of these, note how they are raised above the grade (drainage perhaps?).
Breathe!: Yes, the gardens scents are fresh and green. You might even catch a cool breeze off the Hudson River.
Brochures: If you can't find one, check the railings... The streets and locales are marked along the route.
Time: I walked at a leisurely stroll and it took about an hour and a half down and back.
Eats: There are food vendors on the path; the ice pops are a refreshing treat. If you need to get out of the sun, or want to sit for a spell, go down the 16th street stairs or elevator and enter the Chelsea Market on 10th Avenue. You won't be disappointed! There is something for every one in your group. I can vouch for Eleni's chocolate chip cookies, the roast beef sandwiches from Dickson's Farmstand, and the Ninth Street Espresso... Maybe not the healthiest of lunches, but definitely delicious!
Sights: If you are a die-hard gardener, then you might be a bit disappointed at the common types of flowers on display, but the overall experience is lovely.
This is a wonderful way to see New York city in a new way. Taking a walk on the High Line is truly a fine time!