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Washington Square Park

West 4th Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY 10001 (Greenwich Village)
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Ranked #85 of 859 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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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 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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122 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
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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25 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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30 helpful votes 30 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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Dallas, Texas
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

nice break away from the concrete, however there is a homeless man that insists you do not point the camera in his direction, nor take any pictures (we were trying to snap a shot of the chess board with trees in background, he wasn't even in pic), just fyi

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Pittsburgh, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Maybe I never visited Washington Square in the summer when I lived in the New York City area years ago, but I did not remember it being so pretty. My nephew and I strolled through a couple of times on a recent trip to NYC and it was really lovely. Lots of trees and flowers, great street musicians, nice playground... More

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Orono, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Beautiful and chill place to sit an relax. Great to have picnic with friends, read a book and enjoy the warm weather during the summer.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

First had to relive the scene from When Harry Met Sally by the arch. Sand artist had incredible piece right near there. Bagpiper played everything from Danny Boy to AC/DC. Concert by orchestral musicians. Very scenic and peaceful. Nice place to enjoy people watching. But my teenage daughter was bored.

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