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Washington Square Park

Address: West 4th Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY 10001 (Greenwich Village)
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Ranked #56 of 1,620 things to do in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Neighborhoods, Nature & Parks, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: People-watching
Owner description: A 9.75-acre city park in Greenwich Village, characterized by its large, central fountain, and known...
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Neighborhoods, Nature & Parks, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: People-watching
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Darien, Connecticut
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84 reviews 84 reviews
20 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We came in here in February, and even with snow on the ground this was such a nice place to walk around. We even got to see the "pigeon guy" who, although he appeared to be homeless, knew all about the different markings on the various pigeons that were landing on his hands and head...and even seemed to have names... More 

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Winchester, In
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

On the weekend there are many street performers. It was a lot of fun for my 11 year old granddaughter. She really enjoyed the performers. She had her picture taken with several of them. She loved playing in the fountain and the playground area. It is a great, laid back place to visit.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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86 reviews 86 reviews
39 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Park of a hip interesting area of New York with NYU nearby, enjoyed walking around here and seeing the sights and getting away from chaos of the city. Walked here from the High Line then cruised down to the East Village

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State of Sao Paulo
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is no Times Square with all those luminous billboards, but a calm place to enjoy the view and see how locals chill out. It was a cold, but sunny day when people was walking around and playing with their kids. And there is a plus, the Arch! After walking through the lovely Greenwich, stop by the Washington Square Park,... More 

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New York City, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This park, very special for newyorkers and west village residents in particular, has been recently reopened and has a new layout. Great for a peaceful break while visiting busy Soho, has entertainment and a lot to watch.

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

It is not a very big park but big enough to go and see. You can have a seat and eat your lunch while watching the fountain and the beautiful arch.

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This is a great area of NYC. The park is always interesting, be sure to visit the Washington Square Hotel on Waverley St. lots of history there, Ernest Hemmingway & Bob Dylan lived there, plus The Rolling Stones made this hotel their USA base for years....

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Adelaide, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This park is certainly quite famous and steeped in history. It was beautifully snow covered when we visited and although bitterly cold we still enjoyed being here. The park is quite busy yet very quiet and you do not feel like you are in a big city. As it is located next to NYU you we also took the time... More 

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Medina, Ohio
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94 reviews 94 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The guy playing his piano was great. And on a cold Saturday in January no less. The sound of his notes was a nice balance to the hectic pace of Manhattan.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Packed with history and scenery - this park is a sweet resting spot after or on the way to a shopping spree. With such a central location and a great view, all you need to do is relax, soak the sun and listen to the street musicians.

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