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Channel Gardens

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5th Ave. between 49th and 50th Sts., New York, New York City, NY
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The channel gardens are by the Rockefeller center displays. It is beautifully decorated and is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
New York City, New York
via mobile
Nice to walk around but crowded

This can be very picturesque but it is always swamped by tourists. Lots of shopping right along... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2017
New York City, New York
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“people watch” (3 reviews)
“ponds” (2 reviews)
5th Ave. between 49th and 50th Sts., New York, New York City, NY
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The channel gardens are by the Rockefeller center displays. It is beautifully decorated and is perfect for photo opportunities during the Christmas season .

Thank lollygal
Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

This can be very picturesque but it is always swamped by tourists. Lots of shopping right along side it though. And nice photo op for 30 Rock.

Thank USCKaboom
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

The Channel gardens is located in front of the Lego shop in Rockefeller center. The plants here are real and many of the flowers were blooming. There was a water channel here, so it was therapeutic to sit here and people watch.

1  Thank Phi S
Reviewed July 23, 2017

The lush landscaping and the water sounds amid all the concrete, brick and stone of NYC is a very welcome peaceful oasis. If you are anywhere near Rockefeller Center, you owe it to yourself to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and spend...More

Thank Road_Warrior32034
Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

Right outside The Rockefeller Center on 5th Avenue are these small gardens and water feature areas. You are able to walk around them and I will warn you that it is very crowded as all the crowds from The Rockefeller center come here as well....More

Thank rayrest
Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place just in front of the Rockefeller center, perfect to sit down between two visits and look at the statues and flowers

Thank Elodie C
Reviewed July 27, 2016

Exploring Times Square can take a mighty toll on a tourist, which makes the Channel Gardens a great place to stop by and rest in. Nestled between a LEGO store, Rockefeller Plaza, and several columns of high-rise buildings, the Gardens offer several pockets of quirky...More

Thank Angie L
Reviewed September 15, 2015

Just outside the rockerfella centre, nice place to stop for 5 minutes and people watch. Well kept area

Thank Kevin1609
Reviewed May 31, 2015

Very unique, the Channel Gardens along the promenade are beautiful with water fountains and sculptures. Every time we visit NYC, we seem to be drawn to this area off 5th Avenue between 49th and 50th as we walk to or from the lower Rockefeller Plaza...More

Thank RikiUSA
Reviewed May 22, 2015

These gardens were very crowded when we passed by. It was a beautiful afternoon, lots of people sitting around the gardens whether it is to take a break from visiting or just to enjoy the weather. The gardens were in bloom with hot pink ducks...More

1  Thank 5000traveller
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers
like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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November 23, 2017|
Response from Road_Warrior32034 | Reviewed this property |
“Most Memorable” might set expectations too high. It is not grand, but is 3 or 4 tiled ponds with fountains, surrounded by a little buffer of foliage. Nearby attractions are: Top of the Rock with better views of the city... More
May 11, 2017|
Response from Elodie C | Reviewed this property |
It's just in front of the Rockefeller Center. Also there is the Rock Center Cafe (I think that's the name) just between the Rockefeller Center and the garden. I don't know if you can get take out but you can definitely get a... More