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Bryant Park

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Address: between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Ave, New York City, NY 10017
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Bryant Park has a French-style merry-go-round, open year-round, plus a...

Bryant Park has a French-style merry-go-round, open year-round, plus a well-maintained lawn, with chairs and tables. The outdoor Reading Room has picture books and summertime story times. In winter. Take a spin on the free ice-skating rink. The park also has clean bathrooms, a rarity in midtown.

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Good size Market plus Food

We experienced the Christmas stalls which were plentiful and diverse. Plus you could have a snack at the same time or a beer/wine etc. The uniform nature of the market stalls... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We experienced the Christmas stalls which were plentiful and diverse. Plus you could have a snack at the same time or a beer/wine etc. The uniform nature of the market stalls added atmosphere to the market area. We found a good range in the goods being offered and this market would suit most visitors. We would certainly return

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there while staying in a times square hotel for breakfast. There are many food stalls to grab breakfast or a snack. On a sunny day it is beautiful to sit in the park and enjoy this quiet spot in the heart if the city.

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Thank lalentina87
Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There's always something fun happening. Excellently zoned and organised to allow everyone to enjoy what they came for. Manages to stay magical through all the seasons.

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South Amboy, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bryant Park is a nice little park. In cold weather it has ice skating. My favorite time to visit is before Christmas as they have a beautiful Christmas marketplace with many vendors selling beautiful handmade goods. Lots of gift ideas and ornaments etc. Across the street is a great Japanese bookstore (with many cute gift items, Japanese books and magazines,... More 

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Thank Danalovestotravel79
Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The park can offer a nice escape from the bustle of midtown, there are seating areas and a bar from a business gathering, during the summer it's a very fun experience

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Thank munichman2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you don't fancy paying a fortune for ice skating at the Rockefeller centre and aren't bothered about following the trend, do it at Bryant park for free and take loads of pictures and pretend you did anyhow. Lovely winter markets with plenty of different stalls and try the Facebook virtual reality trial it's free and pretty cool.

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Thank Robert I
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visted Bryant Park briefly last year and thought I'd come back again this year. Just a little park that's worth a little trip around, my advice would be to go at night so you can see the ice rink lit up with the buildings that surround it. If you like ice skating I would suggest getting your skates on and... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Such a nice spot to rest for a moment amid the bustle of Manhattan. Summer events and fountains behind the Library offer a shady respite from the sun. The skyline offers an interesting architectural view of the surrounding buildings.

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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in the area so stopped by to see if they were still ice skating, which they were. There were still some shops open but the season beginning to wind down. Had been here before around thanksgiving and is really neat for the Christmas season.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The park is filled with a variety of booths selling a wide variety of items during the Christmas festive season. Even if you end up not purchasing anything, just walking / sitting around to people watch or even admire the huge Christmas tree is a lovely experience as well. The park has a large outdoor ice skating arena, but it's... More 

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