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Bryant Park

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Address: between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Ave, New York City, NY 10017
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07:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Bryant Park has a French-style merry-go-round, open year-round, plus a...

Bryant Park has a French-style merry-go-round, open year-round, plus a well-maintained lawn, with chairs and tables. The outdoor Reading Room has picture books and summertime story times. In winter. Take a spin on the free ice-skating rink. The park also has clean bathrooms, a rarity in midtown.

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While your "walking" around the city ( and you must walk miles a day) this is a great park to just sit and relax in and people watch

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

While your "walking" around the city ( and you must walk miles a day) this is a great park to just sit and relax in and people watch

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Moscow, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

we visited between Christmas and New Year, so the holiday market was still open. We visited Bryant Park a few times to soak up the holiday atmosphere. Skating here is free with skate hire for $20, so much cheaper than Rockefeller. Also it felt more low key and fun. The skating, market and pop-up restaurant are open from 8am until... More 

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Paddington, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took the family ice skating here. We are novices so it was great that it was well organised and very easy. They still had the Christmas tree up so it looked fantastic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As above ☝🏼 The Christmas market at Bryant Park was beautiful. Stunning decorations, excellent stalls with top quality gifts & the most amazing Christmas tree next to the ice skating rink. Amazing!

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Logansport, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent an afternoon enjoying the lovely park, watching the ice skaters, eating lunch and shopping in the many artisans' kiosks in the park. We'd love to go back in the summer time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When I go to the library on 5th Avenue and 40th, I stop by the park. Sometimes, there is entertainment. Well, always entertainment - people are bizarre. It is pretty and relaxing and close to shopping and Times Square if you are into that.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went after seeing the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center in the evening and in comparison to the mass of humanity at Rockefeller Center this park with an ice skating rink and restaurant, called Public Fare, as well as a Christmas market was really great. The rink had an observation area or you could lace up your skates and hit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bryant Park is delightful during the holiday season as vendors gather making shopping enjoyable! Plus there is always the hot chocolate booth!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

OK it's just a park but hard to think of a nicer pocket park ... Nice place to have a break and catch a breath for a busy day in NYC

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited the wonderful Christmas market while there in December. The food stalls were so good we went for lunch and dinner.

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