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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
Phone Number: +1 212-768-4242
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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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Nice Christmas feel

Lovely place to stroll around (when it is not totally overcrowded). The Christmas market is nice with lots of variety. Plenty of food stalls too! The ice rink also seems very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Melbourne, Australia
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204 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely place to stroll around (when it is not totally overcrowded). The Christmas market is nice with lots of variety. Plenty of food stalls too! The ice rink also seems very popular.

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White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Totally overcrowded with the Christmas tourist crowd but still worth a visit. Dozens of kiosks set up for shopping, as well as food kiosks, the tree is beautiful and skating fun to watch. Much better to enjoy in the warm weather but always draws a big crowd.

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Cromwell, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Exceptional outdoor park in the winter. Ice skating, water fountain, shopping as well as food court(s). Convenient, beautiful trees in park, bathroom(s) available. Good times!

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Indialantic, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I think my friends and I went to every Christmas Market in the city while visiting for 5 days. Bryant Park had the best by far. You see many repeat vendors at the various Christmas Markets, but Bryant Park had a nice layout and some vendors I did not see other places. A beautiful atmosphere to celebrate the season.

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Cumbria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our Hotel receptionist suggested a trip to Bryant Park close to Times Square as a little bit of peace in the middle of the NYC celebrations. It was really nice, well away from the hustle of the city, and a bit surreal with all the amazing sky scrapers surrounding the park. Well worth a visit at this time of year... More 

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been to Bryant Park before, but not during the holidays. I had no idea that they have all these little shops to check out. We didn't have time to check them all out, but we did get some great purchases. I'm so glad we checked it out.

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North Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We never went to this place. I know people mugge and killed in Bryant Park. But that all changed about 25 years ago when they cleanup up the place and chased out the riff-raff. Now it's a pleasent place to hang out and it even has a few food vendors. It's an oasis in the heart of mid-town Manahttan!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been to Bryant Park many times and outside of December I wouldn't say it is anything particularly unique or special. However, I'm thrilled that we stumbled upon the Christmas Market. It's one of the best I've seen around here. There are many booths set up with gifts, trinkets, and ornaments to choose from. There's also food, candy, hot cocoa,... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A stunning little bit of New York - we visited on a weekday evening. We just caught the end of a play in front of the library. We wondered around the park, sat and jumped on the free wifi for a bit. Plenty of others on it and at the various charging stations. Sit in the middle of the lawn... More 

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Jessheim, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good for skating and enjoy the Christmas Market. Only skating rink for free on Manhattan during the winter.

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