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. 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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  • Lovely park in the lower Manhattan. Marble Arch is the iconic monument. Direct view from the Arch, there is a Christmas tree behind it which was illuminated during my visit & The Empire State... 
    Lovely park in the lower Manhattan. Marble Arch is the iconic monument. Direct view from the Arch, there is a Christmas tree behind it which was illuminated during my visit & The Empire State...  more »
  • I walked through Washington Square Park in March 2022 and I have visited here many times. It was a cold and windy day so I did not linger. The arch is a good photo opportunity and so is the New... 
    I walked through Washington Square Park in March 2022 and I have visited here many times. It was a cold and windy day so I did not linger. The arch is a good photo opportunity and so is the New...  more »
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  • A little bit of Old New York.
  • Can be considered the best best park in the city if you like energy and entertainment surrounding you at all times. This was the first 70 degree day in the city so it was packed, but we were still able to find a spot in the grass at a decent distance from other people. WSP features a lively atmosphere with drum circles, painters, skateboarders, bikers (particularly on one wheel), and much more. Great energy here. If you want a calmer atmosphere, hit you Central Park.

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