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Washington Square Park

Park · Greenwich Village
W 4th St (btwn MacDougal St & University Pl), New York, NY 10012, United States
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    "My favorites are the guy on the grand piano and the jazz band."(11 Tips)
    "also NYU students"(12 Tips)
    Aleaf A.
    "Amazing street performers and you have a great view of the arc."(13 Tips)
    Gabriel H.
    "Can read, picnic, study, relax, sun bathe or people watch."(53 Tips)
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  • Melani M.

    Great people watching. Fun street performances.

    Melani Morales · 3 days ago
  • Devonta

    Sometimes touristy and sometimes peaceful.

    Devonta · 1 week ago
  • Diego F.

    Lots of musicians and entertainers in the evening

    Diego Fernández · 2 weeks ago
  • Nick C.

    Best place in Manhattan to enjoy a beautiful day

    Nick Cohen · 2 weeks ago
  • Antonio Luiz

    Uma das praças mais divertidas de NYC, quase sempre tem música ao vivo.

    Antonio Luiz · 2 weeks ago
  • Elivia P.

    Vários artistas de rua

    Elivia Pimenta · 2 weeks ago
  • Julyane L.

    Ponto turístico muito famoso! A praça é muito bacana :)

    Julyane Lima · 3 weeks ago
  • Kevin T.

    Very chill spot...

    Kevin Taylor · 3 weeks ago
  • Marina B.

    Beautiful and pleasant park. It's right next nyu, so it's always filled with people, music and good energy.

    Marina Burity · 3 weeks ago
  • Foursquare Insiders

    "Frozen in time, Washington Square is full of strumming guitars and gentle 60’s people, including me. If you see me walking my dog (Foxylady) come say hi. " - Simon Doonan Read more

    Foursquare Insiders · September 11
  • Rodrigo A.

    Amazing view. Street performers. Seating space

    Rodrigo Artavia · September 7
  • Caroline D.

    One of my favorite places to people watch, read, and listen to the piano guy that comes on weekends to entertain.

    Caroline Deng · September 3
  • Jorge P.

    El parque cuenta con una área especial para tus mascostas algo no muy común en esta metrópoli el arco en honor a George Washington le da un plus a la vista

    Jorge Padilla · September 1
  • Greg M.

    Catch Colin playing piano on the east side of the park on Sunday's for great classical music.

    Greg Maughan · September 1
  • Fernando F.

    Washington Square Park is so nice in the summer!

    Fernando Figueroa · August 30
  • Anaïs R.

    Clin d'oeil à la série "FRIENDS"

    Anaïs Roullet · August 28
  • Vicente M.

    Un gran ambiente en torno a la fuente y al arco.

    Vicente Martinez · August 27
  • JP P.

    Best park in New York. Perfect for people watching and relaxing. You're a real New Yorker if you've been solicited in this park

    JP Park · August 27
  • Sunny C.

    Where else can you find Shakespeare in the park, a guy dancing on a skateboard, jazz bands, hip hop dancers?

    Sunny Chen · August 24
  • Alex H.

    On the east side, classical music played on a grand piano. On the west side, a jazz quartet. In between, a vibrant public space and beautiful place to pass time

    Alex Hennessey · August 23
  • Jennifer G.

    Live music, people watching, When Harry Met Sally Arch

    Jennifer Griola · August 22
  • LeAnna C.

    Not a day goes by that I don't see something interesting/hilarious in this park.

    LeAnna Christiansen · August 22
  • Anat

    Come here with your favorite book and/or friends, sit under a tree, and when you're bored, people watch!

    Anat · August 21
  • Luciana S.

    Great to stop and watch people. Enjoy afternoon or morning.

    Luciana Stearns · August 18
  • Hannah D.

    Scenic views, architecture, people watching

    Hannah Duke · August 16
  • K

    Nothing really special.

    K · August 15
  • Jeeleighanne D.

    Love this park especially in the summer. I sat next to a live jazz band!!! That made my day!!!

  • Moises E.

    A place to relax with the sounds of jazz, drums, people talking, water splashing... Or to get engaged admiring the sunset or the view of the Empire State Building under the Washington Arch

    Moises Eskinazi · August 13
  • Andrew S.

    Great music performances on the weekends around 10pm.

    Andrew S · August 12
  • Nuray K.

    Free music free relaxing

    Nuray Kurt · August 11
  • Gabriel H.

    Great place to hang on a good weather day. Can read, picnic, study, relax, sun bathe or people watch.

    Gabriel Hayes · August 10
  • Gabriel H.

    One of the most interesting places for people watching in New York.

    Gabriel Hayes · August 10
  • Gabriel H.

    Love playing chess in the southwest corner of the park. Beware to lose against the guys holding court there.

    Gabriel Hayes · August 10
  • Gabriel H.

    NYU students shouldn't walk under the arc until they graduate.

    Gabriel Hayes · August 10
  • Gabriel H.

    NYU's campus! Such an amazing fixture in the New York University college experience.

    Gabriel Hayes · August 10
  • Paul T.

    YAY! for AT&T wifi. All the yoga practitioners and socializing means really fast connection speed.

    Paul T. · August 10
  • Saif D.

    If you're looking for peace and quiet, avoid this park in the summer - way too many performances for tourists

    Saif Dia · August 7
  • Flávia K.

    Maravilhoso! Os esquilos passam na nossa frente.❄️❄️

    Flávia Khalil👛 · August 2
  • Natalie M.

    My favorite park in NYC!

    Natalie M · August 1
  • 김형래 H.

    1995년에는 저녁 때면 마리화나 냄새가 가득했었던 기억. 과거와 사뭇달라졌어요. 2015년

  • Charley T.

    My favorite park in NYC. Make sure to hunker down for classic people watching

    Charley Todd · July 29
  • Abby S.

    See and be seen

    Abby Sewell · July 29
  • Chazmin L.

    A lot of friendly people and lots of activities. Not a huge crowded park which makes it rather enjoyable

    Chazmin Lynch · July 28
  • Kelly Z.

    People watch

    Kelly Z · July 22
  • Pedro Luiz A.

    No sábado há encenações teatrais de estudantes e diversas atividades culturais.

  • barbee

    No hammocks allowed! Nice to sprawl on the grass. Bring a blanket, ground is wet!

    barbee · July 17
  • Fer C.

    Excelente lugar para pasar el día, hay actividades recreacionales y shows callejeros, a mi me tocó un señor tocando el piano y un comediante.

    Fer C · July 16
  • Ryvr G.

    Music, artists, and happy people chilling barefoot.

    Ryvr Gilmartin · July 12
  • Isha D.

    Best street performers

    Isha Deol · July 12
  • jiresell

    My wife and I always walk here when we visit NYC. Great for people watching.

    jiresell · July 11

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