Travel Reference
In-Depth Information
New York Highlights
Get a taste of the city with top highlights, ranging from historical to mouthwatering, famous,
and the unusual.
Get Out In the Concrete Jungle and EXPLORE! Highlights
that involve you getting outside, getting moving, and are a
Central Park: One of the most famous and iconic parks in the world, Cen-
tral Park's 343-acre oasis is a haven for bikers, runners, locals, and tourists.
Hundreds of movies have been filmed in this park for a reason, and it's the
top of our “To Do” list. The best part? The admission is free! Walk around
the Jackie O'Nassis' Reservoir, watch a youth baseball game, grab a pretzel
from a vendor, or take a ride on Central Park's Friedsam Memorial Carousel.
Boat rentals are available at the Boathouse, along with wine and a restaur-
ant. Head to the West Side of the park to pay homage to Strawberry Fields;
a tribute to the late John Lennon. If you're feeling in the need for a run, take
one of the paths through the Upper West Side's Columbia Hills for a work
out that will be sure to leave you out of breath. Other attractions include
Belvedere Castle, the Sheep Meadow, the Great Lawn, and the Central Park
The High Line: In 1934, the city of New York built a high-line railway to
cut back on the exorbitant number of accidents pedestrians were having with
the street-level trains. The new technology of the underground rail dimin-
ished railway traffic, and later it was decommissioned. From the water, this
park can be viewed in Manhattan's Chelsea/West Side as an overgrown sus-
pending track.
New Yorkers love to walk along the 1.45-mile-long High Line, an elevated park
above the streets of Manhattan. This unique park stretches from Gansevoort Street
in the Meatpacking District through Chelsea, and up to West 34 th street on a previ-
ously derelict, elevated railway track. Resurrected with an incredible maze of gar-
dens (showcasing 300 species of plants), pathways, and water features, it offers
amazing views of both the Hudson River and the city. The High Line takes you past
Search WWH ::

Custom Search