Washington Square Park, New York City

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#4 of 38 in Parks in New York City
You may recognize the famous Washington Square Arch from several movies and TV shows when you visit Washington Square Park. One of New York City's many recognizable landmarks, the park attracts locals as well as visitors. It has long been a gathering place for people of all stripes. Local artists frequently come here to show off their talents. Consider joining or watching a game of chess at one of the built-in tables, once frequented by Stanley Kubrick and Bobby Fischer. With designated play areas and a security camera system, the park is a fun and safe place. Arrange your visit to Washington Square Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in New York City using our New York City planning tool .
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  • October 4, 2017
    A lovely park to sit and while away some time or to have a rest after walking miles round the city. As with all of New York there are some characters that are clearly regulars and very entertaining.  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    It is a park beautiful, ideal to relax after a day of shopping on Fifth Avenue, where you will find the best and exclusive brands of the fashion world, here you can find foodtruck's ice cream (what are exquisite), hot dog, which are still expensive (3 dollars) for a bread and sausage, vale totally worth try this food so typical of Americans. It was a very pleasant visit all New York but this park Gets a piece of this beautiful journey
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  • October 4, 2017
    Take the time to find Washington Square Park, not just to admire the Arch but just to sit and observe people at leisure and maybe enjoy some free music - there is usually someone playing although I ve...  more »

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