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.
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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  • Nat
    Ottawa, Canada155 contributions
    Greenery and space for relaxation in the middle of the hustle and bustle
    I've been here several times when there were events and when there weren't. I liked that there is space in the middle of the city (being one of the many parks) for people to catch their breaths, relax, sit down and read a book, or catch up with a friend. I also went to dine at the restaurant in this park and the food was tasty (and service was pretty good too).
    Visited December 2022
    Written 13 March 2023
  • Joan A
    4 contributions
    Wonderful Stay
    From the second we walked in, we were greeted by Jo and Steven at the front desk......by name! It was my Granddaughter's Birthday, and she was presented with balloons, along with a couple special gifts from Jo and the staff. We were then escorted by Jo to our beautiful upgraded Jr Suite. Our room overlooked Bryant Park, which is my most favorite park ever. Bed was so comfy, large bathroom with a tub and shower and the room could not of been cleaner. Heater and hot water work great, no issues at all. We decided to have breakfast at KOI restaurant downstairs, which is a sushi place for lunch and dinner, but serves an amazing American breakfast. Marcos, our server both mornings, was wonderful and the service couldn't of been better. He even taught my Granddaughter how to fold the fancy napkins. He was absolutely fabulous. One morning we had breakfast a few doors down at Le Pain Quotidien. Food was ok, but the coffee was amazing. We were greeted every day by Rowan, the doorman. He also referred to us by name and my Granddaughter just loved him. He was always interested in what we did that day and what our plans were for the next. Hotel is walking to distance to just about everything. We did take a taxi to Battery Park which was sooooo expensive, but because I was with my 10 year old Granddaughter, I didn't want to take the subway. It's simply amazing how a wonderful Hotel staff can make or break a trip. This was a special get a way for us, and the way we were treated by Steven, Rowan, Marcos and especially Jo, we will never, ever forget it. Bryant Park Hotel, I will be back.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 20 March 2023
  • Eburns36
    9 contributions
    Amazing trip
    What a super place to spend the end of our trip to the US we had a ball … a wonderful welcome from Jo at reception and Ronan who was so helpful. We loved this hotel. Location is amazing Lee stayed in room 1707 which looked directly onto the park. The room was clean and spacious. Loved Milton Brown in the bathroom. The muffins and coffee offered for free each morning was a bonus. The hotel is beautiful and located in a great spot …it’s comfortable and trendy and the staff are all very friendly and professional… We also enjoyed the restaurant in the hotel which serves super sushi and sake Would go back in a heartbeat 💓 thanks to all
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 April 2023
  • dg2014jg
    Magnolia, Texas920 contributions
    Very enticing
    We drove by this park just about every time that we went somewhere. It was always busy but always looked clean and safe. Next trip to NYC this will be on my to-do list as a nice place to relax between tours/activities.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 18 April 2023
  • David P
    2 contributions
    Outstanding welcome and service
    The Bryant Park hotel is a fabulous hotel located close to 5th avenue. The staff are incredibly friendly and nothing is too much trouble. On my last two visits I have been given an early check in and been upgraded rooms. I would particularly like to pick out Jo Kinsella in guest services for her outstanding service.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 24 April 2023
  • mturnbull
    Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom889 contributions
    Beautiful
    Great place to sit and have a sandwich or coffee and people watch. Can play games if you want free of charge. Beautiful flower beds and lawn. They do a tour about birds. Really clean, always keeping the place clean.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 April 2023
  • Yvonne C.
    Owen Sound, Canada160 contributions
    My favorite place in NYC
    We visited NYC for 5 days and went to all the iconic places ( Broadway, Times Square, 9/11 Memorial, Central Park and several others). I had watched a YouTube video of things to do in NYC which is how I heard of this wonderful place. We were running out of time and didn't think we would be able to squeeze it in but happily we did. We couldn't sit on the lawn as they had recently laid the new grass but we were able to sit the little restaurant and have a drink. We played Jenga - so many free games to play. Every city should have this. We also rode on the gorgeous carousel. I would come back to New York just to be able to visit here again.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 May 2023
  • Gregory S
    Warwick, Rhode Island81 contributions
    Worth the trip
    Bryant Park is a must see on a stop in New York City. There always seems to be something going on. We went by on Saturday, May 13 after seeing a show on Broadway. They had an arts and craft festival with many food booths as well. We had lunch at an outdoor restaurant and it was great. We could enjoy food and also watch all that was going on around us. So glad we stumbled upon this.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 17 May 2023
  • DickfromSeattle
    192 contributions
    Great Oasis of Calm
    New York knows how to do parks. Bryant Park is a tree-shaded oasis of calm next to the Public Library, which is also worth a visit. The Bryant Park Cafe and the Bryant Park Grill are excellent places to dine at a reasonable cost (for New York). You'll encounter jugglers showing off, people playing chess and ping pong and a homeless person or two, but mostly couples and families hanging out on blankets on the grass. Everything is clean and well-kept.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 28 May 2023
  • Harry A
    Long Island, New York75 contributions
    A nice little oasis from the hustle and bustle of NYC
    There's a reason why many TA reviews use the word "oasis" to describe Bryant Park. Smack in the middle of midtown Manhattan, Bryant park is a place where New Yorkers go to take a break from the busyness of NYC and enjoy a book or newspaper in the sunshine. It's a small park, but they pack a lot in there. There are plenty of interesting places to grab a coffee of a quick bite. They also have a "reading room" set up, where you can borrow a book or newspaper for free. During the wintertime, the lawn gets converted into a large ice skating rink, and pop-up shops line the paths selling everything from food to clothes to custom woodworking. During the summer, the park features concerts and movie nights. There are also outdoor ping-pong tables, a free board game booth, chess tables, and a rotating cast of other outdoor activities. But what I really like about the park is the vibe of the people sitting there. Nobody there seems to be in a rush: even during the winter, people sit and enjoy the park like they have all the time in the world. In the middle of such a fast paced city like New York, this really is an oasis.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 June 2023
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Steve
London, UK962 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
The park is a nice little oasis in the middle of the downtown NYC. The Christmas markets were on when we visited and there was plenty of stalls to see
Written 10 February 2024
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SMiriah
Oldham, UK203 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Beautiful park, preferred this part of New York over Times Square etc. quiet and peaceful and such a beautiful setting, was lovely to walk around and see the Statue of Liberty in the distance
Written 22 January 2024
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Caroline S
Arlington, VA132 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
My husband and I did the ice bumper cars at the Bryant Park winter village, and they were great fun! The activity only lasted about 20 minutes, but that was enough time to keep the novelty of it. We laughed the entire time. Our group was made up of adults, but there were other groups with kids too. Given the duration, you should definitely combine it with another activity (we got chocolate from Laderach, ate at Burger and Lobster, and went to see a show afterwards).
Written 21 January 2024
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Maltipoo16
New York1,255 contributions
Dec 2023 • Friends
I have been visiting the Bryant park Christmas village every year for at least 8 years or so. I have never had such a bad experience as I did this year! They had added so many food vendors and merchants that the walkways were narrowed down to nothing. The crowds visiting this year were absolutely insane on the weekend I went, and it made it virtually impossible to walk around the park. We tried 2 separate times hoping the second time the people would die down, but it was even worse later in the day. It was shoulder to shoulder people with no room to walk into a vendor booth or look at the Christmas tree. I think they may need to consider reservations to time slots for this activity because it was absolutely insane this year!! It made me so miserable to start out my day here with the mess of people!
Written 5 January 2024
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194traveler
Vienna, Austria66 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
A small cozy park at the mid of hassled NY. We enjoyed the ice ring skating, the nice Christmas decorations and small shops.
Written 4 January 2024
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Ashley L
14 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Always my fav place but the staff is disgusting in the bar area spend my entire evening here ( we did ice skating g etc) lined up at 10:54 (indoor bar area) to use the bathroom like 11 people in from of me. At 11:14 pm the man chased everyone disrespectfully. Mind you he should have cut the line at a certain point when he realized we wouldn’t all make it. But common sense would emphasize a rule such as cut the line at 11:15 pm and no one after that line, average a few people after 11pm so you can close on time. Old people, kids etc as well as myself. Disgusting black security man. Very racist. I was so angry at this time and just needed to use the bathroom. Especially after a family of approximately 9 we spent a lot of money in there and not even allowed the bathroom.

There was one guy he really tried so hard to avoid me 100 times but I annoyed him purposely. He told me go to the Whole Foods or Wendy when he damnsjisoao well know it’s closed at that time. Very inhumane and disgusting staff.

Meanwhile the other black security guy should have directed to another open bathroom if you know you were not going to correctly utilize the closing time. Such a waste of my 20 mins standing there.

VERY INHUMANE AND I HOPE YOU ALL SEE THIS AND KARMA GETS YOU ALL ONE DAY.

Also, the facility should accommodate the people until everything is closed. We waited for other family members who finished skating at 11:50pm.

I walked to a Paris Baguette where I earlier purchased items.

Very disgusting and disappointing. Treated people like crap just to use a bathroom like they won’t need to pee again.

Now I understand why around some corners smell like pee because they prefer going elsewhere rather than honestly dealing with you all and the staff!
Written 3 January 2024
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Jack
Old Bethpage, NY803 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Bryant park is always great in December. All of the shops are open, the vibe is great and there is even an ice skating rink. I love it and highly recommend!
Written 1 January 2024
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gandolf_the_wizard
London, UK3 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Fantastic Christmas market !
We absolutely loved the different tastes and the ice rink! The whole place has a beautiful atmosphere! Absolutely recommend!
Written 27 December 2023
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HGNOLA
New Orleans, LA673 contributions
Dec 2023
We visited the week before Christmas. It was VERY crowded. We much preferred the market at Union Square.
Written 26 December 2023
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TheaB
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa669 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
I have always loved Bryant Park, and was so looking forward to visiting again. And I was excited to see the Winter Bryant Park. How disappointing!! We paid a massive amount for an igloo, thinking it was the day we arrived from London, and just sitting there, having a snack, would be lovely. You pay for 1,5 hours, but we had hardly been there 30 minutes, when we decided we were tired, and bored, and were leaving. We packed up the remainder of the food, and on our way out handed it to a very thankful homeless person. It was Thanksgiving week in NYC. It was crazy with people. There were long, long queues to get something to eat, and when you were lucky enough to get a table and chair to sit down and eat, nothing felt clean. Impossible perhaps to keep clean with so many people. And we saw the queues of people hoping to get to a toilet!! Poor people! Just an impossible situation. We watched the ice skating while we were eating, then left. People were just about trampling on you with all the little stalls all around. No thank you - the Summer Bryant Park with lovely lawn is so much better. Been there, done that, got the badge!
Written 23 December 2023
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