Bryant Park
Bryant Park
4.5
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
Neighbourhood: Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
How to get there
  • 42nd St – Bryant Park • 1 min walk
  • Times Square • 3 min walk
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  • DutchPirate1
    Flemington, New Jersey9 contributions
    Great Park.
    This is a classic that continues to please. Whether you go in winter to ice skate and visit the kiosks or do yoga in the warm weather or go to one of the night time movies where you sit on the lawn and watch great flicks, or just grab a drink at the patio bar., you will not be disappointed.
    Visited November 2022
    Written December 2, 2022
  • louboone
    Raleigh, North Carolina24 contributions
    Bryant Park Holiday Shopping
    We found several unique buys from the vendors such as jewerly, artwork. There was a wide variety of food and unique items to purchase. It’s compact and easy to navigate. Several people were skating in the rink which was nice.. We would recommend it.
    Visited November 2022
    Written December 3, 2022
  • Misty1313
    Bury, United Kingdom104 contributions
    Christmas Time
    Bryant Park Christmas Village is lovely. Lots of stalls, a huge Christmas tree and of course, the ice rink. It can get very crowded at the weekend, especially in the evenings. One thing that completely ruined the experience, and this goes for everywhere in New York, was the constant smell of industrial strength cannabis! Made me feel ill.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written December 5, 2022
  • JWinkle
    Kunming, China120 contributions
    Ice Skating and Christmas Market
    A great location and very affordable skating. The holiday market was nice, but I was hoping more of the booths wouldn’t be holiday-themed. Instead they were mostly just items you could buy at their stores throughout the year. But a fun and crowded atmosphere.
    Visited November 2022
    Written December 12, 2022
  • DMSMD64
    Chester Springs, Pennsylvania507 contributions
    More to do there in the winter
    The park is convenient to few hotels. During the winter, the Christmas Shopping village is pleasant to walk through. There is a bar, albeit pricey, where you can have a drink and watch the skaters from a heated seat. And of course, ice skating. During the summer there isn’t as much going on and it becomes just a place to sit and relax. Bathroom facilities are close to nonexistent as is parking.
    Visited December 2022
    Written December 20, 2022
  • Brittany_11_10
    Los Angeles, California1,709 contributions
    Winter Park fun
    What a fun park, at least in the winter during their Winter Park. Free ice skating, but only if you have your own skates (otherwise you need to rent skates at $20 a pop or so, depending on time and day); but you need to book a time slot in advance. Lots of craft stands, some eats and treats. Great atmosphere.
    Visited December 2022
    Written December 30, 2022
  • Theo V
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands917 contributions
    disappointing in winter time
    We were at Bryant Park during the Christmas period. It did disappoint. Sure, the skate area was there, along with the incredible expensive shops with food and drinks. The atmosphere however was not the same as in other years. Dull and flat. Not many lights really, al least not very special ones. And far too busy to be comfortble.
    Visited December 2022
    Written December 31, 2022
  • Tracy M
    Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom159 contributions
    Lovely Christmas Market (choose time of day to visit carefully)
    We visited in December, so the park is taken over with a Christmas Market. Earlier in the day the market was great, and also later at night. Lots of 'local' producers and a real Christmassy feel. Late afternoon it was far too crowded (you could barely get to the stalls to look at anything and were very hemmed in), so I recommend early or late to visit. There is ice skating also, which looked like great fun, and with a rink much bigger than the one at Rockerfeller. Note that the queue was already long at 8.30am, so again get there early!
    Visited December 2022
    Written December 31, 2022
  • HappyFamily43082
    Westerville, Ohio380 contributions
    Ice Skating and Christmas Market
    Ice skating was fun, and free if you bring your own skates. It makes it worth schlepping skates around the city. I hoped to find a really unique NYC Christmas ornament in the Christmas Market, but they all seemed mass-produced.
    Visited December 2022
    Written January 1, 2023
  • Brandtl
    Hudson, New York83 contributions
    Mom vacation
    Always love visiting Bryant Park at Christmas time. All the pop up shops, food, ice rink, outdoor bar, public bathrooms. Weekend are always busier with people than week days.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written January 5, 2023
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KK78
Bay Shore, NY677 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Friends
Came here on Black Friday to stroll around the winter/Christmas Village. Wow, was it crowded! There were lines for everything and it was hard to walk around and enjoy it. Shame because it was really cute and I would have loved to try some of the food vendors - some had lines of 15-30 people and there was no where available to sit in eat. I would suggest you come with your patience, pocketbook and not on an empty stomach!
Written November 27, 2023
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hsasmith
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK848 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Solo
Great to look round as there is a Christmas market on with lots of small business taking iart as well as an ice rink. Great tk watch the world go by
Written November 26, 2023
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CColumbus
Jacksonville, FL662 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Couples
A fun selection of gift shops,places to eat and bars. There are some great little shops for unique gifts along with a good selection of worldly foodie outlets. It has an ice rink in the middle which is cool so you can have a beer and people watch.
Written November 25, 2023
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Travel R
Rochester, MN1,709 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Family
Fun to walk all the small shops in the park but very crowded and a bit disorganized if you are not from the area. Never did find the carousel…probably could have looked longer but did find the skating rink and plenty of vendors. Fun free stop this time of year.
Written November 24, 2023
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Adventure Diva
Manchester, CT2,113 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Friends
This Midtown park is a great reprieve from the iconic sights nearby. It is well maintained and clean for the amount of foot traffic that comes by.
Written November 20, 2023
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a74429
Fort Worth, TX96 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Family
Bryant Park is worth a visit anytime of year, but especially during the holidays. In November and December they put out the Christmas Village, tree, and ice skating rink. There are lots of food options, shopping, and free public restrooms that are staffed and cleaned. The park itself is centrally located and an easy walk to 5th Avenue, Time Square, NY Public Library, and many other touristy spots. It’s very busy on the weekends
Written November 12, 2023
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Zephyr329
Ballarat, Australia56 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Family
Bryant Park in the middle of New York is like a little oasis in the desert of hustle and bustle. It provides you with a spot to sit down, grab a coffee, and browse through some local specialty shops that display everything from handbags to jewellery. We were also lucky enough to be able to go ice skating on the rink in the middle of the park and it was great fun and very cheap as we only had to pay for skate hire. It was a very enjoyable way to spend a hour and there were plenty of shops selling something to eat and drink afterwards. It was good fun and there were lots of families doing it as well. Right in the heart of New York. Brilliant!
Written November 11, 2023
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A Midlife Adventure
Dursley, UK1,313 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Couples
This was my first visit to Bryant Park. It offers quiet respite from the constant tourist trail and there are places to sit and vendors selling food. If you want to eat a lunchtime picnic it delivers and you can even buy it across the road in Wholefoods.
It does get busy but worth a stop
Written October 13, 2023
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Artemis E
18 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Friends
This beautiful park is under construction and messy but there's still seating room and on a beautiful day you can't not stop to eat the food you bought at Wholefoods just across the road. Skip shopping to spend a few hours in this lovely venue.
Written October 3, 2023
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Birgitta-Kenneth
Solna, Sweden1,479 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
Our favorite small park in New York with a nice atmosphere, good food and drinks and a lot of relaxed friendly people within a quite small area where you could sit down after walking the sometimes hectic streets of NYC.
Written October 3, 2023
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