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Bryant Park

Updated by Dianne Titos on February 22 2024

A Serene Retreat in the Heart of Midtown Manhattan.

Address: New York, NY 10018, United States

People sitting in the sunshine in Bryant Park, New York
Bryant Park is the perfect place for a break when exploring Midtown Manhattan.

💲 Free entry

👩‍🦽 Wheelchair accessible

🍽️ Various dining kiosks and eateries around the park

🚽 Public Restrooms in the park

Where can I find Bryant Park?

Bryant Park is a short walk from Times Square and the New York Public Library.

From Times Square, head east on West 42nd Street until you reach 6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas). Turn left, and you will find Bryant Park between 40th and 42nd Streets, right behind the New York Public Library.

Why should I visit Bryant Park?

Bryant Park is a popular oasis amidst the city's hustle and bustle, offering a peaceful space for relaxation and recreation.

Known for its lush seasonal gardens, open-air café, and free activities like outdoor movie nights and yoga classes, the park is a favorite for all. Plus during winter it transforms into a magical Winter Village with an ice-skating rink and holiday shops.

What are the opening hours at Bryant Park?

General opening hours

Monday - Open 24 hours

Tuesday - Open 24 hours

Wednesday - Open 24 hours

Thursday - Open 24 hours

Friday - Open 24 hours

Saturday - Open 24 hours

Sunday - Open 24 hours

Closures and holidays

Bryant Park is open year-round. However, certain facilities and activities, like the ice-skating rink and holiday shops, are seasonal.

Check the park's official website for the latest updates on events and facilities.

Cafes in Bryant Park, New York with customers sitting outside
Take time to enjoy a cup of coffee whilst people watching, during your visit to Bryant Park.
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Where should I park when visiting Bryant Park?

Parking in Midtown Manhattan can be challenging, especially street parking, so if you have to drive then consider parking garages.

Paid parking garages are available nearby, like the Icon Parking at 1114 Avenue of the Americas, although rates vary.

Is Bryant Park accessible by public transportation?

Bryant Park is easily accessible by public transport. By subway, take the B, D, F, M, or 7 lines to 42nd Street/Bryant Park station or the 1, 2, 3, N, Q, R, or W lines to Times Square-42nd Street station.

There are also several bus lines also stop near the park.

When is the best time to visit Bryant Park?

The park is great to visit year-round, and each season offers something special. Summer is perfect for outdoor movies and yoga, while winter features the festive Winter Village.

Visit in the morning or mid-week for a quieter experience.

What are the best things to see near Bryant Park?

Within a short distance of Bryant Park there are other great New York City sites. Here are some favorites.

  • New York Public Library - An iconic institution with stunning architecture and rich history.
  • Times Square - The bustling heart of New York City, famous for its neon lights and Broadway shows.
  • Fifth Avenue - Renowned for its luxury shopping and historic landmarks.
 New York Public Library from the outside with 5th Avenue sign and yellow taxis
New York Public Library and the shops of Fifth Avenue are only a short stroll from the park.
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Common questions about Bryant Park

A visit to Bryant Park in New York City offers a serene oasis in the heart of bustling Manhattan, dotted with beautifully landscaped gardens, outdoor activities, and cultural events. Here is what else you can expect to find.

Is Bryant Park accessible to those with lower mobility?

✔️ Yes, Bryant Park is fully accessible for wheelchair users and those with strollers.

Is Bryant Park free to enter?

✔️ Yes, Bryant Park is a public park and free to enter.

Is Bryant Park pet-friendly?

✔️ Yes, pets are allowed in Bryant Park but must be leashed.

Is Bryant Park child-friendly?

✔️ Yes, Bryant Park is very child-friendly, with plenty of open space and seasonal activities.

Is Bryant Park a year-round attraction?

✔️ Yes, Bryant Park is open all year, with seasonal activities like ice skating in winter and outdoor movies in summer.

Are refreshments available at Bryant Park?

✔️ Yes, there are various dining kiosks and eateries around Bryant Park.

Are there restrooms at Bryant Park?

✔️ Yes, there are public restrooms available in Bryant Park.

What else is useful to know before I visit Bryant Park?

The park's lawn is sometimes closed for maintenance, but there is plenty of seating surrounding the green spaces.

Larger events and facilities like the ice-skating rink or the Winter Village operate seasonally.

Bryant Park Winter Village in evening with the Empire State Building in the background
Bryant Park transforms into a winter wonderland towards the end of each year.
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Where to stay near Bryant Park

There are plenty of great hotel options in Midtown Manhattan to choose from, whatever your budget.