I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Where-To-Go Wednesday - High Line Tour

What: High Line Tour

Where: Tours starts at Gansevoort Entrance on the High Line on Gansevoort Street

Who: Teens and Up
 Me - The High Line Tour was interesting. The High Line is park where there used to be an elevated railroad as matter of fact, you can still see some of the tracks We learned a lot about the High Line on the tour. I had only been there once before but I didn't learn much about it then so even though I'd already been there before I learned a lot that I didn't know then.  The tour took us through almost all of the High Line but not quite all. We saw lot of flowers on the tour. There were all kinds of different flowers. There were also a lot seats and benches. There were movable chairs. There was an area where you could sit and look down and watch the cars going by. There are some buildings. You can walk right under them. There is even a hotel. One of the buildings used to be the Nabisco Factory. There was a lot of artwork on the High Line The artwork is not always the same. Most of the artwork on the High Line is only their for a limited time. It was cool to look out and see the views from the High Line. It was very high up so there were very nice views. My favorite part of the tour was learning facts about the High Line and seeing the scenic views. People who like nature and being outside would enjoy the High Line Tour.
 Mom - Even with all the many parks located within New York City, the High Line is different. It is built above the street on what used to be an old train line. It is not a park with playgrounds or people riding bikes or playing sports. It is more a park for walking and relaxing and enjoying nature. You will see kids playing, but often in ways that are only possible because of the uniqueness of the location. You will also see beautiful colorful plants; some growing over and around railroad ties which are a reminder of the site's former use. You will see large wooden rolling loungers where you can sit or lie out with a good view of the river. You will see the Urban theater where you can sit and watch the cars go by below. You will see the old Nabisco Factory and the Standard Hotel and other buildings that you can walk underneath because they are elevated over the park. These are just a few of the unique aspects of this fascinating place.  For a true overview of the park and to learn more about the history of this unique venue, we recommend a High Line Tour. On a High Line Tour, you will not necessarily travel the entire length of the High Line, but you will travel most if it. High Line Tours are given for free by Friends of the High Line. They take place on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM or Saturdays at 10:00 AM from May through October. Reservations are not required but tours fill up fast so keep that in mind if you are interested in a tour especially since tours are only given twice a week. While the tours are not really for young children, the High Line itself is a great place to take kids. Aside from the many places for them to play and have fun along the High Line, there are also interactive activities and art classes for kids on the High Line. There are activities and cultural events for teens and adults as well. It is definitely a place where there is an activity and/or a location that will interest just about everyone.
For more about the High Line, The High Line Tour, and/or upcoming events taking place at the High Line go to https://www.thehighline.org/.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.


  1. My daghter & I walked the High Line shortly after it opened. I hear it has even gotten nicer. I really would like to do it again. It makes for such a nice afternoon.

    1. Yes, it is a really nice place to spend an afternoon. Thanks for visiting Says Me Says Mom and your comment.