Washington Square Park

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 9 publications
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9 expert recommendations


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 →


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 →


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 →


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.


Not For Tourists

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


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 →


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 →


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 →



Known for its marble arch, which architect Stanford White modeled after the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, this historic park has been renovated to include expanded lawns and plantings. Full review →

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