tourist for a week: the high line

Last week my dad came to visit, which meant a week off work doing what I like to do best: wandering around New York City taking a zillion photos.

Our first sightseeing stop was The High Line, a public park built on an old elevated train track that runs along the West Side. But first, we made a quick stop in Williamsburg at the Blue Bottle for what is allegedly the best coffee in New York City.

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Then a quick ride on the L train to downtown Manhattan, where we climbed the stairs to the Park in the Sky.

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Being above the streets meant great views, including several of my favorite NYC landmark.

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Because you can’t have too many pictures of the Empire State Building (trust me, there are more).

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Hello, little bee.

The High Line is totally worth the 20ish-block walk to see the whole length. We went on a Friday morning, and while there was a pretty good crowd it didn’t feel too crowded. It’s also shady enough that it wasn’t too hot. (They also have their own Blue Bottle, so you don’t even need to go all the way to Williamsburg first.)

I’ve got plenty more touristy photos from other sightseeing stops, so stay tuned!

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  1. I loved spending time at the NYC High Line 🙂 Check out my new, short piece on unusual things to do while taking in the view!

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  2. the high line looks gorgeous. I’ve always thought it was such a great idea!



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