Bryant Park

Bryant Park, New York City: Hours, Address, Bryant Park Reviews: 4.5/5

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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Betty M
Hewitt, TX28 contributions
Dec. 2021
We were so fortunate to see the Christmas Festival with so many booths offering so much merchandise and such a variety of foods, as well as watching the ice skaters. Wonderful place to visit
Written 24 January 2022
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daisyferret1
Bear, DE27,459 contributions
Dec. 2021
We usually include Bryant Park as one of our stops while in NYC for the holidays. This year we went to Bryant Park and found it WAY OVER CROWDED. We could barely even navigate through the crowds of people trying to shop the little Christmas Village Shops & eateries. There was NO social distancing. The Christmas tree there is usually very pretty, but this year it didn't even have ornaments on it. That was disappointing. In addition to the Christmas Village and tree there is also a water fountain, carousel and an ice skating rink (FREE if you bring your own skates) in the winter. We did not even attempt to skate or ride the carousel. You can get a view of the New Years Ball atop the building in Times Square from Bryant Park. It is sad to say, but I would NOT recommend due to the over crowding. We could not even walk it was so bad.
Written 17 January 2022
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Kirsty N
Glasgow, UK54 contributions
Dec. 2021
I love Bryant Park all year round - a little haven of nature and greenery among the hustle and bustle and corporate high rises - but a stroll around the Christmas Markets and stopping by the (free) ice rink is really special. To put you in the holiday mood highly recommend starting off your wander with a hot choc from the Max Brenner kiosk in the Winter Village.
Written 11 January 2022
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WarwickH
City of Greater Geelong, Australia55 contributions
Dec. 2021
This was recommended to us by a friend. We got the perfect gift for our house-sitter from one of the little shops. Again, a sign there is more to the USA than the shallow brain-dead Fox view of things.
Written 10 January 2022
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Victor S
5 contributions
Dec. 2021
Love this place in summer and winter, always something going on, form music in the Summer, to the Winter market and what we Brits refer to as a 'Fare' in, well Winter!
Written 10 January 2022
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Molly Macfarlane
London, UK159 contributions
Dec. 2021
We visited Bryant Park on 24th December.

Our visit coincided with the Christmas season in NYC, which allowed Bryant Park its Christmas market and a ice rink.

There was a lot to see and do there, despite its comparatively small size. The ice skating in particular looked less busy than in Central Park. It is ideal for shopping and eating, and is in a very central location.

Will definitely be coming back if I'm ever in the area.
Written 5 January 2022
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Crazy-Gracie
London, UK69 contributions
Dec. 2021
lots of small market stalls to pick up various types of gifts and a mixture of food stalls with the ice skating rink to enjoy
Written 3 January 2022
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Monica H
4 contributions
Dec. 2021
Browsing the shops at Bryant Park at Christmastime is always a highlight of our annual visit to the city.
Written 3 January 2022
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Theresa C
Allendale, NJ762 contributions
Apr. 2021
Bryant Park is a 10-acre public park in midtown Manhattan. The main branch of the New York Public Library faces 5th Avenue and sits on the east side of the park. I visited it after watching the sun rise from the Empire State Building’s observation deck. The library was closed due to Covid, so I contented myself walking the grounds.
Aside from the library, the park contains a carousel, restaurant and shops around lawns, flowerbeds and shaded walkways. This section sits on top of the underground storage for the library's books. I'd spent many a pleasant lunch hour here when I used to work nearby.
Written 1 January 2022
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29alisons
Edwardsville, IL204 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Friends
We visited the park while the Christmas Market was set up. There was a wide variety of food and unique items to purchase. It’s compact and easy to navigate. My sister I’ve skated in the morning, and enjoyed the experience. We would recommend it.
Written 1 January 2022
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