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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  • At least in winter, this park offers a track to skate on ice, in addition to this you can make purchases and drink.
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  • The chance to ice skating in the center of NYC, and for rest and drink in coffee is there near or something at the bar, is spectacular!
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  • Bryant park is surorunded by skyscrapers. During the winder you can ice-skate and visit the little shops selling a range of artisanal and boutique products. Good place to visit to relax a bit in betwe...  more »
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  • I loved sitting here and people watching. It’s a neat green space right in the middle of the madness of Manhattan. Cute little cafe tables line the sides of the park and it’s a great place to have a cup of coffee or quick lunch. Lots of activity around as well as park workers. Really liked the backdrop of all the surrounding buildings against the park. Just an adorable space.
  • Such a great them park there with a lot of facilities and of course the great public library... a great building and place you should pay it a visit... They have this big ice skating course and you can see people enjoying their time here... also you can find different stuff to do here... from having a coffee or beverage and eating breakfast, lunch or dinner... multiple different small spots to take food from Chinese and Japanese, to Mexican and American... I love to go there especially at the weekends and enjoy the atmosphere... they keep this park clean which is great also...
  • Great park to hang out in. Must-see for visitors to New York. Come to learn how to juggle for free from 12-1 Monday to Saturday or Tuesday evenings year round! Situated right in the middle of busy midtown Manhattan, it is surrounded by tall office buildings on three sides and the famous main branch of the New York Public Library. There are great free-events in the park year-round, including book readings, knitting, juggling, live performances, board games, and ping pong. In the winter they set up a big ice skating rink and lots of little boutique shops / food stands for their annual Winter Village.
  • Probably my favorite park in New York. During the warmer months it has the lawn to relax and have some of the snacks available in the park. Monday night in the summer it has the open air movie screen, amazing. During the Christmas time, a magnificent Xmas Market with lots of options of foods and crafts as well as the best ice skating rink and the cafe to warm up and watch the lights . Just a couple of blocks from Times Square and on the opposite end to the New York Library and Grand Central Terminal. Bryant Park is a must see place.
  • I have been one acquainted with the night. The best time to come here is by the Full Moon's light. The ambience of the glow from the surrounding skyscrapers illuminates the park. The noise and dazzle of Times Square is contrasted by this oasis. Don't worry you are not alone. Two Guardian Lions, cast in stone, protect seekers of knowledge, seekers of peace, and seekers of solitude.

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