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Washington Square Park

West 4th Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY 10001 (Greenwich Village)
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Ranked #80 of 846 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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Chania Town, Greece
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

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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141 reviews 141 reviews
135 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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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68 reviews 68 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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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Sydney, Australia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
41 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I really enjoyed walking through this park. We were there around 4pm on a Sunday and there was a band playing and people dancing. Fun atmosphere!

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Buderim, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
65 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Beautiful park in the middle of Greenwich village. Has lots,of lovely,leafy trees and beautiful gardens. Gorgeous fountain and of course the arch. Well worth sitting there to enjoy the shade on a hot day and people watch. It is busy but large enough so you don't feel crowded.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Sit down with a sandwich, watch people, & enjoy the serenity amongst the controlled chaos. Great street musicians

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
56 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The kids enjoyed playing here. We actually saw the most homeless people here than anywhere else in NYC.

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Austin, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a very active park with lots to offer. Playgrounds, fountains, statues and gorgeous gardens. Definitely sit on a bench and soak it up while people watching. Glad we passed through.

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Coral Gables, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This park has it all. Near NYU law School and in the heart of the village. On any given day you can play chess with a resident master player or sit on the lawn and listen to jazz music or a guy who rolls a baby grand piano into the park and plays classical music. There is a child play... More

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Nicosia
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242 reviews 242 reviews
198 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A very nice park, not that touristic and nearby the NY University. We have visited it at night time and it was really beautiful. There is a fountain in the center and it is really a nice spot to relax, especially after a hot day in the summer.

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