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Union Square has a year-round greenmarket, where you can sample goods from local farmers. It also has several playgrounds, a lively holiday market, and benches where you can watch a slice of New York go by.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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14th-17th Street, (Broadway and Park), New York City, NY 10001
Union Square
+1 212-460-1200
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place to eat lunch, feed the pigeons, see a protest or two, buy some great organic and locally grown fruits, vegetables and even some prepared meals. Not very cheap, but quality stuff made by small local bakers and farmers

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BigWorldTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always stay at the W Union Square and I just love this outdoor space. Great space to go for a walk, people watch, check out the dog park. During the holiday season they have an adorable outdoor market with local vendors, food stalls &...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After walking for blocks and blocks while exploring NYC, Union Square was a nice little oasis to sit and rest. A man was playing piano across the park which added a nice ambiance.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hug_The_Mouse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many small booths of unique items you usually won't find in stores. This variety alone is worth the visit for the holidays for some different gifts and ideas. It's all outside, so dress for the weather.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ReglMad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Christmas Market is well organized with good quality items and fair prices. It's all outdoor so dress warmly

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jay T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is where you’ll find pretty much all your favorite stores. Been there more than 3 times and found everything I needed and more ! Must visit while in NYC

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time visiting this area during the holidays. What a great find. Many vendors selling their items including food. Came in the evening and wasn't crowded. While shopping, enjoyed hot apple cider and a hot chocolate to take away. Well worth the visit for anyone.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our third market during our weekend trip. It was crowded and festive. I highly recommend it. Dress warmly. We tried German gluhwein. It tasted very Christmasey- if that is such a thing.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Baybug2012
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Union Square has the most gorgeous Christmas market that is deceptively big - it doesn't seem like a lot of stalls from the outside, but going around every single one will take you a while. There isn't a lot of sense to the layout (i.e....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lucy C
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

Great place for gifts and stocking stuffers. Can also fill the pantry at Farmer’s Market. Crowd not for the claustrophobic. Some unusual gifts. Try the Hungarian glass oil and vinaigrette artistic dispensers. A great gift for the vegans on your list.

Date of experience: December 2018
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December 8, 2018|
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Response from Sophie S | Reviewed this property |
We ate at Wholefoods. Good for a sit down.
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June 19, 2016|
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Response from grlfrmnsk | Reviewed this property |
I personally think Union Square is too far from the Freedom Tower and 911 to walk to. Central Park is even further away. In either case you'll be most likely using the subway or taxi. Central Park is close to the Museum... More
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Hello We are from the Philadelphia area and for the past 23 years, we have been going to a different baseball stadium. It's been a great way to see the country. This year I am happy to say, my husband ,adult son and I will be going to San Francisco and Oakland . Our travel dates are Tues Aug 15th through Mon Aug 21st and we will be staying at the Donetella on Post St, near Union Square. We pretty much know what we want to do but I would greatly appreciate it if someone could double check my...More
June 12, 2017|
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get the best and safest part out of the way - this is a big city and as long as you are street smart you will be fine Well you get off at Union Square (powell street at post street) and then walk to the Donatello . As far as what to eat in North Beach -- Italian -- Check our top question italian list -- plenty of choices Again any BART station is fine. The closest is Powell at Market street -- From Chinatown depending on where you are and if you like to walk you can walk to the...More
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We have purchased 7 day NY city passes and included with that is a free ticket to Traces - the tickets say that we can pick up tickets 90 minutes prior to the show - has anyone had any luck with this or are all the tickets usually purchsed ahead of time, etc.
September 19, 2012|
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I guess our pass is just NY pass
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Response fromSegwayNapa|
Well, of course only one night in Napa will leave you wanting more, so I guess that's a good thing :) Please don't expect the Best Western to be on the same scale as the Farmhouse Inn or the Ritz. Half Moon Bay has some of my favorite tide pools! Be sure to get directions from your conceirge to the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. Maybe go to Maverick Beach to watch the surfers.