Summer is in full swing in the City. I always like to take guests who are in town for a few days down to the High Line for a walk through the Meatpacking District. It’s a really neat if touristy area where they have taken old, raised railroads that used to be used for shipping and turned them into an elevated park with flower beds. You can stroll through the park and see the city from a story up, without dealing with all the traffic at ground level.
It can be very pleasant. The only trouble is that the High Line can get overly crowded, especially in the summer. Thus, I recommend going on the Fourth of July (when everyone is out of town), preferably in the rain. I have subjected house guests to this itinerary for two years running. This year, as you can see, I have also subjected my beloved house guest (my mother) to my blogging shenanigans and Yankee paraphernalia. ‘Tis the season!