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Washington Square Park

West 4th Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY 10001 (Greenwich Village)
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Ranked #84 of 851 attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Neighborhoods
Activities: People-watching
Owner description: A 9.75-acre city park in Greenwich Village, characterized by its large, central fountain, and known as a major center of community activity for the... more » Owner description: A 9.75-acre city park in Greenwich Village, characterized by its large, central fountain, and known as a major center of community activity for the neighborhood residents. « less
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manchester.uk
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We walked from our hotel on times square to Washington square park,we found that this was a little oasis of tranquility in the middle of all the noise and bustle of the city.In the park there was a fountain,grassed areas,venders of cold drinks and ice creams and plenty of seating.There is also a triumph arch which is dedicated to George... More

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College Station, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

For those of us from suburbia, it is a treat to sit in a park on a beautiful day, begin to appreciate the significance of green space in an urban area, and possibly enjoy some music. For the first time I really enjoyed just sitting in a park. I particularly liked the vibe here in Washington Square and will visit... More

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USA
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109 reviews 109 reviews
21 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This was a great place to visit on a summer afternoon. There are benches, both in the sun and the shade. The mid-park fountain has steps leading into it for the folks with the inclination to cool off. Men playing cards at some of the tables, a jazz quartet playing away and of course the Washington Arch was a sight... More

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Karachi
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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Its just a park, in the city. I see no attraction to it other than just being in a park. I guess city people deprived of foliage like to hang out there. I guess its would be more of hangout place for the university students living around.

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Wroclaw, Poland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I don't reallt get what's so special about this place. Extremely small, crowded, not so many trees... Well, I won't come back there as a tourist. 've seen it and that's all.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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65 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We enjoyed visiting Washington Square Park. We explored the park and some of the surrounding neighborhood while we were in NYC and it seemed like a fun area. It seemed like a popular place for locals.

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ottawa canada
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65 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This park is very popular. Many people on the grass, on park benches, playing board games. It's a large park with lots of plants and trees. There is fountain in the middle which we used to cool off our feet. There is a large arch on one side that looks French architecture. Go for a stroll if in the area.

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Chania Town, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A lovely lovely place. in the big city noise and hustle and bustle many cute funny people happy kids and yet peace and quiet and the surrounding area with all the little dining / coffee places are perfect for walk and relaxation

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Dublin, Ireland
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Nice small lively park with a lot of things going on. There are usually some performers and/or musicians, often quite weird ones.

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Quebec City, Canada
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Its a nice park with a huge arch. In the middle there is a nice fountain you can sit and relax and read. Its away large tourist attractions and other than sit and walk around there are no other things to do. The area is very nice. A nice New York city atmosphere that feels secure.

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