The High Line, New York City

I was recently lucky enough to hop over to the Big Apple for a business trip. It’s been a while since I last visited New York. For this reason, I was keen to make the most of my free time. I made sure, therefore, to fit in one of the city’s must-sees which I hadn’t yet been to – New York City’s High Line.

SoHo, New York

I began my trip on Lafayette Street in SoHo. Working from our office is always a little harder when this is the magnificent view across the city. That skyline with the Empire State Building and all the other skyscrapers will never get old for me. How about you?

Views from SoHo, New York across to the Empire State Building and beyond

The weather was a little disappointing for my visit. With the beautiful lilac skies and rainbows I witness, however, I couldn’t really complain! It made the city all the more atmospheric during my walk to find the best slice in the city, and the Brooklyn Bridge.

Walking through SoHo, New York in the rain

How incredible are these beautiful skies?

Lilac skies across New York City
Pink sky during sunset across Manhattan, New York City

Grabbing New York’s best slice

Every time I visit Manhattan, I’m always struck by its grandiosity. I don’t necessarily find it suffocating, more comforting in fact. Walking the streets of SoHo, I had to take the recommendations of my colleagues and head to Prince Street Pizza in Nolita. If it’s good enough for the likes of Pamela Anderson and a ton of other celebrities, it’s good enough for me, right?

Spicy pepperoni square slice from Prince Street Pizza, NoLiTa.

Don’t miss the spicy pepperoni square slice. It’s the stuff dreams are made of! It was also the perfect sustenance for battling the rain back to my hotel in SoHo.

Washington Square Park, New York

A new day, and the weather was much brighter and sunnier thankfully. My coworker and I headed straight from the office over to Washington Square Park. It looked so beautiful dappled in the June sunshine. Tourists were escaping the city heat by dipping their toes in the fountain, and orchestral violin music was playing. It was so harmonious!

The fountain in Washington Square Park, New York

Beginning the High Line, New York

We continued our walk along the water of Manhattan and up to the High Line. It’s a trail I’d heard and seen so much about but had never visited myself. Until now!

If you’re not aware, the High Line is a 1.5 mile long park up high on an abandoned railway track. Nowadays, it’s a reinvention into a ‘living system’. It features landscape architecture, urban design, and ecology, and opened back in 2009. Today, it’s grown to be one of Manhattan’s top attractions.

The sign for the High Line, New York

Views from the High Line, New York

The best thing about the High Line is simply wandering along this ultra cool and contemporary walking art exhibition. Some of the key highlights of the trail include various viewing platforms. Check out the Von Furstenberg sundeck with its refreshing water feature, and the impressive views from the 10th Avenue Square overlook.

The beautiful gardens are there for exploring, and the art for admiring. Neon signs and colourful murals are in abundance along the trail, and it’s as though it’s an artistic treasure hunt.

Views from the High Line, New York
Sunset views from the High Line, New York

We couldn’t have picked a better time for our walk, watching the sun set over the city, leaving the most amazing golden glow. Doesn’t everyone love city sunsets?

Incredible sunset views from the High Line, Manhattan

We headed to a restaurant near Chelsea Market afterwards for delicious food and plenty of wine. It was the time to head back to the hotel for a long and much deserved sleep!

Have you visited the High Line? If so, what did you think? Which of New York’s top attractions would you recommend?


I’m Laura, a roaming blonde who recently made the leap from my home in the Cotswolds, UK to be based across the pond in Vancouver, BC for a brand new job and plenty of adventures.

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  1. January 25, 2018 / 2:11 am

    This post brings back so many memories! My first visit to New York was 3 years ago today, and I was there for 5 whole days. I loved exploring the Big Apple – there is so much to do! I particularly remember walking the High Line, crossing the Brooklyn Bridge in a blizzard and the super fast lift up to the viewing deck at Top Of The Rock 🙂 x Ps – I use the same WordPress theme as you hehe!

    • whatlauradoesnext
      January 26, 2018 / 8:09 pm

      Thanks so much for your comment! I love that it brought back memories for you, NYC is such an awesome place. I’ll be sure to check out your blog! 🙂

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