Washington Square Park
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- 98%Local Culture
- 96%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 74%Budget Travelers
- 74%Art & Design Lovers
- 67%History Buffs
- 66%Family Travelers
- 59%Spiritual Seekers
Member Reviews (106)
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- Washington Square ParkMember ofLocal CultureVegetarianBackpackers+ 2Dec 21, 2013
Basically a bunch of obnoxious street performers bilking tourists out of their money with their "authentic" New York shows. The only reason I give it two stars is that it used to be a cemetery and there's still 20,000 bodies in the ground here. If you take a ghost tour and they tell you about the “hanging tree”, it’s BS. It was not in the part of the park that was the cemetery. A stream called Minetta Creek ran through the middle of the park from north to south and the cemetery was on the east side.Recommended for:History Buffs
- Washington Square ParkMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 6Oct 21, 2013
If you are hanging out in Greenwich Village on a nice day grab a coffee, lunch to go, or ice cream (cup or cone) and walk down to Washington Square Park for an afternoon of relaxation and vibrant entertainment. People come to this park to show off their instrumental skills while others ride bicycles, rollerblade, and bask in the sun.
- Washington Square ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 16, 2013
Washington Square is located in Washington Square Park and is one of the most iconic parks in New York City thanks to the arch. The prominent monument makes it a popular spot for meet-ups. Plus, the arch has been featured in classic films such as When Harry Met Sally, one of my favorite films. :-)Recommended for:Art & Design Lovers
- Washington Square ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4Sep 21, 2013
Washington Square Park is the heart of Greenwich Village. The main landmark is the triumphal arch dedicated to George Washington. You can see it from at least half a mile up Fifth Avenue. In the southwest corner you will find the famous chess tables where friends and strangers play speed chess in the summer. Around the park there are many cheap food and coffee options.
- Washington Square ParkMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 4Aug 16, 2013
Washington Square Park is NYC at its best. It is my favorite NYC park. Great for people watching, random performances or just a lunch break. Beautiful anytime of the year but especially during spring time when flowers and trees are in full bloom. If you are visting the village don't skip it.
- Washington Square ParkAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Aug 15, 2013
A charming transition park blocks away from Union Square, West Village and NYU. A haven for musicians, artists and students all within feet from the sumptuous Washington Square Arch. Spring is the most beautiful season to enjoy a stroll with flowers blossoming at every corner.
- Washington Square ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Aug 05, 2013
One of my favorite parks in NYC. It's bustling with people and there is always some live performance happening. Just a great spot to hang out with friends or enjoy lunch or a good book by yourself when it's sunny out.
- Washington Square ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Jun 12, 2013
One of my favorite Sunday activities was to sit in this park and listen to the drummers for hours, to simply spend a lazy Sunday afternoon in the sun enjoying the sounds. It's a great park for that. It can get kind of crowded, but if you find a good spot, then it's lovely!