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Washington Square Park, New York City

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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. Use our New York City trip itinerary builder to visit Washington Square Park on your trip to New York City, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Well maintained space in downtown manhattan. If you sit in the centre and look through the arch you get a great view of the Empire State Building down 5th avenue. Lots going on with music, entertainme...  more »
  • Is a park/Nice square for sightseeing, but not very excited. Worth fit him with a walk in greenwich
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  • Touring NYU with my son on a beautiful spring day for a college visit. Washington Square Park was teeming with activity and packed with students enjoying the sun and hanging out with friends. We hung ...  more »