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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."(14 Tips)
    Gabriel H.
    "Can read, picnic, study, relax, sun bathe or people watch."(54 Tips)
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  • Ab

    Georgeous and green and lovely at night. Hella romantic spot

    Ab · 3 days ago
  • Adam

    One of the most iconic parks in NYC. Located in historic Greenwich Village, the park was a gathering place for members of the Beat generation. Also folk, and Hippie movements in the 1950s and 1960s

    Adam · 1 week ago
  • Arnaud R.

    Good place to chill in Greenwich Village.

    Arnaud Réauté · 1 week ago
  • Olga G.

    Great place to watch creative people do their stuff as the fall leaves go down.

    Olga Gonzalez · 2 weeks ago
  • James

    Beautiful monumental area.

    James · 2 weeks ago
  • Jason

    Great place to sit and view the city

    Jason · 2 weeks ago
  • Alejandro B.

    Great for kids. Live music all the time and full of young people.

    Alejandro Burato · 3 weeks ago
  • Arseny A.

    Most free vibes

    Arseny Aristov · 3 weeks ago
  • Yoonhye K.

    In spring, sakura

    Yoonhye Kim · 3 weeks ago
  • Henry B.

    People watch and listen to music.

    Henry Bevan · October 17
  • Matt F.

    Fun to relax and listen to a variety of musicians that perform here during the day.

    Matt Folger · October 14
  • Andrew F.

    Over 20k people were buried at this location in the early 1800s during the Yellow Fever Epidemic. Some bodies had to be moved when they were digging the foundation for The Washington Arch.

    Andrew Furman · October 12
  • Melani M.

    Great people watching. Fun street performances.

    Melani Morales · October 6
  • Devonta

    Sometimes touristy and sometimes peaceful.

    Devonta · September 29
  • Diego F.

    Lots of musicians and entertainers in the evening

    Diego Fernández · September 24
  • Nick C.

    Best place in Manhattan to enjoy a beautiful day

    Nick Cohen · September 23
  • Kevin T.

    Very chill spot...

    Kevin Taylor · September 14
  • Marina B.

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

    Marina Burity · September 13
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Natalie M.

    My favorite park in NYC!

    Natalie M · August 1
  • 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
  • barbee

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

    barbee · July 17
  • Ryvr G.

    Music, artists, and happy people chilling barefoot.

    Ryvr Gilmartin · July 12

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