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Bryant Park, New York City

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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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  • Beautiful little park with a carousel that works. Nice little cafe and right next to the public library. Worth a stop and small enough that you can see the whole thing quickly.  more »
  • Love to sit and enjoy the city at Bryant Park. The energy and space are a perfect fit for visitors of the city.  more »
  • Beautiful park with lots to do and see! We didn't spend much time in Bryant Park, but the little we did was packed to the brim with experiences and things to take in. Hungry? Enjoy some delicious...  more »
  • This is one of those mini parks that is very cool and iconic to visit. The really unique thing about this park is the little market they have in and near the park where you'll find different kind of shops like jewelry, so on and so forth. Very close to Rockefeller as well and I think it's cool they have this big area for ice skating which is free(you only pay for to rent the ski equipment) so this is one of those free and beautiful things to do and visit in Manhattan.
  • Beautiful place to walk around or sit by the ice rink and enjoy the happenings. Cute shops to peruse through. Lots of food options for quick bites. Bar tight next to the rink. Huge Christmas tree that reminds me of the one at Rockefeller Center, but less crowded. Wish we had more time there.
  • Amazing! The bumper cars section was ridiculously fun. A lot of big kids were there. The skating rink was cool too. There is also food around the park which smelled amazing. I'd recommend people go to have some fun and to feel like a kid again.
  • Beautiful park and filled with so many people. In the park there is a little outdoor sitting area with a bar in which we hung out at and really enjoyed the afternoon. This was a really cool area and really relaxing. If I lived there I would definitely be found hanging out and relaxing in this area for sure.
  • Underrated spot in NYC especially around Christmas. Still super busy with people but it’s really nice. Ice rink is free if you bring your own skates or you can rent them. Holiday markets are nice to walk around including may food options.

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