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Washington Square Park

West 4th Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY 10001 (Greenwich Village)
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Ranked #83 of 858 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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Gosford, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Wow loved it. Lots of people hanging out, performers and things to enjoy. The fountain is lovely, though i saw someone sort of washing his clothes in it, we still loved the atmosphere. Night time is romantic.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Lovely place to hang out, sit on a park bench, eat, stroll...At night, the place comes alive, strolling musicians, a pianist, sand painters, drums, and interesting people!!! Very relaxing....a small town feeling....love it!!! My favorite!!!

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Brooksville, Florida, Usa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Washington Square Park is lined with some pretty eminent buildings that I found to architecturally interesting. NYU has some magnificent buildings that surround the park ....and then there was number 7 Washington Square St...the house where Edith Wharton, the author of THE HOUSE OF MIRTH and other novels, lived in the late 1800's. I tried to imagine what this place... More

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

In recent years Washington Square Park has been completely renovated. New trees and flowers have been planted. The park has never been so beautiful and clean. It has playgrounds for children and two dog runs for small and big dogs. Of course the arch and fountain are the main attractions. You can spend your time listening to live music and... More

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New York City, New York
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107 reviews 107 reviews
29 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is one of my favorite parks in the city. It's a beautiful place to hang out. Small enough to enjoy the varied activities happening. The fountain in the centre of the park is pretty and a fun place for the kids to cool off the summer heat. There are various performers and artists performing at different hours of the... More

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Calcutta
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I would recommend a walk in this park for everyone visiting New York - its a park filled with entertainment, musical gatherings as well as a great place for a run and a stretch or simply a start to a great date

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is a very beautiful park where many New Yorkers spend their weekends. There is a fountain where kids play during the really hot days. There is always something happening in the park, with musicians and sometimes even people dancing. It's worth checking out

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Visited this park twice in my 6 days in NYC. I thought this was the best small park in the city. I loved looking at the arch and the fountain. There were good street performers and musicians there. Chess players wanting to play. Even a goofy star wars lightsaber event going on. Got to pet a black and white cat... More

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Italy
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116 reviews 116 reviews
25 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a small park where you can just rest your weary tourist feet while you admire the outdoor chess players and the Washington Arch which I'm sure you've seen featured in a film at some time in your lives. There are usually entertainers or live music too.

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Scotland
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21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

we were here as it was a meeting place for a tour we were going on. As we were early, we spent some time just people watching and it was great. All sorts going on and definitely somewhere to chill out! Only issue we had was that during the intro to our tour (still in the park), a local dealer... More

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