Washington Square Park

Top 1% of attractions in New York City
9 / 10

12 expert reviews

“With a broad, sunny lawn and clusters of willow, cypress and sycamore trees, this pentagonal park occupies the heart of North Beach.”

– Michelin Guide

Fodor's Fodor's
"NYU students, street musicians, skateboarders, jugglers, chess players, and those just watching the grand opera of it all generate a maelstrom of activity." Full review
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"What was once a potter’s field and a square for public executions is now the unofficial town square of the Village." Full review
Time Out Time Out
"The hippies who famously turned up and tuned out in Washington Square Park are still there in spirit, and indeed often in person." Full review
Not For Tourists Not For Tourists
"From Potter's field to counterculture mecca and everything in between."
Not For Tourists Not For Tourists
"Dogs run, children cry. Ah, what a world we live in."
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