Bryant Park, New York City

4.6
#3 of 38 in Parks in New York City
Enjoy almost 4 hectares (10 acres) of greenspace nestled in the heart of Manhattan at Bryant Park. Adjacent to the New York City Public Library, the park's expansive lawn, decorated with monumental sculptures and stately fountains, provides a place to sit and escape the bustling city. Feel like a kid again with a ride on the Heritage Carousel, or test your luck with a game of chess against a local. Stop by the Reading Room, the park's open-air library, to browse through a book or a copy of the local newspaper. Arrange your visit to Bryant Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in New York City using our New York City trip builder tool .
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  • October 4, 2017
    In our opinion the best angle of romantic New York: cultural, nature and skyscrapers. A fantastic summary of contrasts
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  • October 4, 2017
    A lovely setting 'far from the maddening crowd'. It can get crowded but finding seats is doable. Fun to watch little kids throw food to the birds. Fun watching adults ride the carousel too. It's set b...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    Really a wonderful park. Restaurants, bars, beautiful foliage and enough space for comfortable seating. I can recommend.
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  • June 26, 2017
    This park is one of the best parks in Manhattan. There are so many activities to do every single day for kids and adults. I took my kids last week and it was so cool being able to experience arts and crafts, and free movie screenings. I also liked hearing different tunes on the piano that was provided. Am very impressed with beginner language classes available in 3 different languages : Brazilian Portuguese, French and Italian.
  • June 30, 2017
    Always have fun when I come here! Right next to the beautiful library. The events are great! Especially at Christmas when they have the ice skating and the Christmas shops! Even on a day where there is no events, Bryant park is a nice little place to have lunch or just enjoy a little peace in the city with a good book.
  • June 15, 2017
    This is a fabulous park! It is a privately owned park (who knew?) with lovely green space. It is the perfect place to grab a dinner to go and eat outside. Whole Foods is right across the street, and there is a great restaurant at the park called "The Porch, sponsored by Southwest Airlines." The grounds are clean, there are plenty of chairs. There is even a carousel for the kids. We visited NYC for 5 nights and we had dinner here each night.
  • May 14, 2017
    I love this small park. It's kind of a precious Jewell in the midst of a concrete jungle. A place where you can make a stop and take a deep breath an enjoy a cup of coffee or a juice. It's beautifully modified according to each season during the year. Conveniently situated next to the New York Public Library. I get relaxed there (in the park) after a long time studying in the library.
  • June 29, 2017
    This park is just lovely. Small and walkable, with markets and outdoor seating as well as outdoor restaurants. It's a great place to go whether you live here or are visiting. Movies, music, and live performances happen all summer. Even in the winter, there's a small retail village and ice skating.

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