It’s been a while since I’ve written a travel post. We actually visited NYC last October on my birthday, but I wasn’t able to write about this trip immediately. The pandemic has brought a lot of changes, there were a lot of travel restrictions, and I got so uninspired to write anything about travel.
Anyway, things are looking a lot better now. I’m hoping that soon we will be able to travel and explore more places again. So, let me share with you a few NYC travel photos and tips to help you plan your next trip.
The High Line
Walking the High Line is one of the fun and free things you can do in Manhattan. This 1.45-mile elevated park is a great way to experience nature, art, design, and unique vistas of the city.
It’s approximately a 30-minute walk from the southernmost entrance to the northernmost entrance. We started from Gansevoort Street and ended in Hudson Yards. It took us almost 2 hours to finish our leisurely walk because we really enjoyed the views and we had to make multiple stops to take pictures.
1. Due to the pandemic, the park hours vary. Right now, the park is open from 7 am to 7 pm on weekdays. On Saturdays and Sundays, it is open from 10 am to 6 pm (timed-entry reservations). Check out their website and reserve your pass for weekend visits.
2. Bathrooms are located at Gansevoort Street Entrance and 16th Street.
3. Review the park rules and COVID-related visitor precautions.
4. If you want to grab a bite before walking the High Line from Gansevoort Street, stop by Chelsea Market and enjoy a wide array of delicious cuisines.
5. After walking the High Line, make sure to include Hudson Yards in your itinerary. Here you’ll experience the NYC skyline outdoors on the Edge – the highest sky deck in the western hemisphere. Plus, you’ll also see one of the latest landmarks in NYC – The Vessel.
I had a wonderful birthday trip to NYC, and I can’t wait to go back and explore the big city again. Any plans of visiting NYC in the future? What would you like to see? Please share in the comments below, I’d love to hear from you.
Thank you so much for reading. Have a lovely Spring ahead!