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Washington Square Park

92
TripExpert Score based on reviews in 8 publications
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Badge 92

Outstanding

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Top 1% in New York About the TripExpert Score

8 expert recommendations

6

Fodor's Tick Choice

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 →

1

Frommer's 33

You’ll be hard-pressed to find much “park” in this mainly concrete square—a burial ground in the late 18th century—but it’s undeniably the focal point of Greenwich Village. Full review →

2

Lonely Planet Tick 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 →

11

Michelin Guide 53

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

57

Not For Tourists

From Potter's field to counterculture mecca and everything in between. Full review →

65

On the Grid

Located in the heart of Greenwich Village with a tradition of celebrating nonconformity, this landmark has been a gathering place for street entertainers, musicians, poets and chess players Full review →

9

Time Out 70

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 →

12

Travel + Leisure

As one of the more lively parks in the city, Washington Square Park provides more than its fair share of entertainment to visitors strolling through the square Full review →

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