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Washington Square Park

W 4th St (btwn MacDougal St & University Pl), New York, NY 10012, United States
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    • Noon–9:00 PM
  • Wed
    • Noon–9:00 PM
  • Thu
    • Noon–8:00 PM
  • Fri
    • Noon–9:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Mon
    • Noon–8:00 PM

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    Magnus v.
    "My favorites are the guy on the grand piano and the jazz band."(10 Tips)
    NYC E.
    "its famous Arc and is bustling with NYU students or tourist."(11 Tips)
    Aleaf A.
    "Amazing street performers and you have a great view of the arc."(11 Tips)
    Leigh Anne Z.
    "This is my default spot to sit, relax and people watch."(45 Tips)
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  • Flávia K.

    Maravilhoso! Os esquilos passam na nossa frente.❄️❄️

    Flávia Khalil👛 · 2 days ago
  • Natalie M.

    My favorite park in NYC!

    Natalie M · 3 days ago
  • 김형래 H.

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

    김형래 Henry Kim · 5 days ago
  • Charley T.

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

    Charley Todd · 6 days ago
  • Abby S.

    See and be seen

    Abby Sewell · 6 days ago
  • Chazmin L.

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

    Chazmin Lynch · 1 week ago
  • Kelly Z.

    People watch

    Kelly Z · 1 week ago
  • 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 · 2 weeks ago
  • 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 · 2 weeks ago
  • Ryvr G.

    Music, artists, and happy people chilling barefoot.

    Ryvr Gilmartin · 3 weeks ago
  • Isha D.

    Best street performers

    Isha Deol · 3 weeks ago
  • jiresell

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

    jiresell · 3 weeks ago
  • Heather T.

    Good place to people watch

    Heather T · 3 weeks ago
  • Luciana C.

    Praça super animada! Sempre está rolando uma atração.

    Luciana C. · July 1
  • Mariam A.

    Beautiful place to spend the day

    Mariam Alaouie · June 28
  • Hae Rin L.

    띵크커피 테이크아웃 해서 공원 산책하기

    Hae Rin Lee · June 26
  • Fanny M.

    People watch in the summer!

    Fanny M · June 25
  • Jack H.

    Closes from midnight to six AM, but cops generally won't give you a hard time if you're just crossing through.

    Jack Holmes · June 22
  • Anne M.

    Um, clearly. Historic. Not to be missed!

    Anne Myers · June 21
  • Afi Y.

    There's always something or someone to see here. Great spot to hang out and people watch

    Afi Yellow-Duke · June 21
  • Gina S.

    The drunks are the best ones there

    Gina Salacki · June 20
  • Priscila C.

    Delicia a brisa batendo no seu rosto

    Priscila CnrCnr · June 16
  • Vansi

    Great people watching with great music on the weekends.

    Vansi · June 10
  • Silvina G.

    Lindo para un rato al aire libre!

  • Ashlyn W.

    It was just amazing to sit and watch people go by. Then again there was also lovely music played on the outdoor piano that also set a relaxing mood.

    Ashlyn Williams · May 31
  • Kyle B.

    Look! It's a bird... It's a plane... No, it's a guy playing a baby grand piano. (p.s. he's best found on weekend evenings during the summertime!)

    Kyle Bye · May 31
  • Josette

    Kids park, music, people watching

    Josette · May 31
  • Biz T.

    Not the best NYC park

    Biz Traveldude · May 28
  • drew t.

    A great place to hang out in the Spring and Fall. You'll see talented street performers and get a chance to sit in the fountain. Plenty of good food options nearby (including Peanut Butter & Co!).

    drew tarvin · May 25
  • John A.

    Terrific park.. Live music, artists, literary enthusiasts, chess players... A great mix of New York City.

    John Antos · May 25
  • Kevin O.

    Hard to explain the quality of people watching at this spot. You kind of have to just experience it

    Kevin O'Neill · May 24
  • Shannon M.

    That's the biggest banjo I've ever seen

    Shannon Madison · May 22
  • Citi Bike

    Lots of docks nearby at MacDougal St & Washington Sq, Sullivan St & Washington Sq, or Waverley Pl & University Pl. Don't forget your sunglasses!

    Citi Bike · May 10
  • Niels S.

    Great place to relax in the sun!

  • Niels S.

    Great place to relax in the sun

  • Boris Y.

    очень многолюдно, кинуть жопу места нет, но для этого есть лужайка!

    Boris Y. · May 5
  • Jeanne C.

    Great park to get maximum sun.

    Jeanne Cho · May 3
  • Jeanne C.

    FYI The dog park isn't segregated, which is a bummer for anti big dog small dogs😞

    Jeanne Cho · May 3
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    NUNES ROBS · May 3
  • ℰℓℯⓝa

    Nothing like Washington sq on a sunny day! It's an excellent place to people and dog watch. Plenty of little squirrels to giggle around and many places to sit and just watch the world go by.

    ℰℓℯⓝa · May 2
  • Damian B.

    The best place south of 42nd st to sit out in the park, take in some jazz and catch some sun. Always lively and energetic (weather permitting)

    Damian Bayona · April 29
  • Augie R.

    If you visit on a nice day, bring singles. This park is like a music venue with a dozen different options, from jazz to classical to folk to pop. Tip the musicians!

    Augie Ray · April 24
  • Yera H.

    One of THE best places in the city for good ole fashion people watching and/or being hungover and lazy.

    Yera Ha · April 23
  • Nia P.

    i want go there

    Nia Pradyna · April 22
  • Jennifer V.

    One one of my favorite places in the city. Great people watching.

    Jennifer Varadi · April 21
  • Saroya F.

    One of the best places to people-watch in the Village or catch some awesome local street talent performances.

    Saroya Fanniel · April 20
  • Abigail A.

    Go for the bubble lady and the Jazz. Never a dull moment.

  • Mark M.

    people watching, dog watching, and fountain dancing. peep the dude hanging out with pigeons too.

    Mark Mis🍔 · April 20
  • Geoffroy B.

    Come here for the annual pillow fight. BYOPillow. Watch out for feisty NYU students.

    Geoffroy Bablon · April 15

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