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Washington Square Park, New York City

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Neighborhood Nature / Park
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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  • a very relaxing and social place in a great NY neighbourhood. Went on a summer's day which helped with the vibe of the place.  more »
  • This is a nice place to sit around for a break, it usually has acts on and is great for a picnic. Lovely fountain in the middle that most people use to cool off.  more »
  • It is one thing to see it on TV and another to experience it for yourself. I could spend the entire day in this park. From street performers to street venders, the views adn the Arch... Very peaceful ...  more »