America's Most Popular City Parks
No. 4 High Line Park, New York City
The newest—and highest—park in NYC, built atop a long-abandoned elevated subway rail, spans 15-plus blocks (and will stretch even farther when the third and final section opens in spring of 2014). Dotted with benches for lounging, inventively planted gardens, and local artwork for admiring, the park also offers some spectacular city views—over the Hudson River, the architecture of the arty West Village and Chelsea neighborhoods, and even some residents’ windows.
Don’t Miss: The giant glass wall near West 17th Street, which makes you feel like you’re floating over the cars zipping by below.