Bryant Park

Bryant Park

Bryant Park

Stop for a picnic lunch at a shaded table, create some art, ride the carousel or play chess, ping-pong or boules at this amazing multi-use park in midtown Manhattan.

With a storied past, midtown Manhattan’s Bryant Park has become very popular with tourists and residents for relaxing or getting active. Walk around the grounds or engage in one of the park’s many games and activities.

Glance around the park to see what other visitors are doing. Then decide where to start. Tables are set up for chess and backgammon. A Games Host provides supplies and instructions for more than 50 board games.

For more action, play ping-pong or practice putting on the 5-hole green. Try unusual activities for this part of the world. Kubb is a form of Scandinavian lawn bowling. Pétanque is a French game of boules, a bit like bocce. In winter, rent skates and skate for free on the outdoor rink. Visit 125 holiday shops selling all kinds of gifts.

Buy tickets for the kids to ride on Le Carrousel. Bring them to the Art Cart from April to October, where they can be creative using free art and craft supplies and helpful instruction.

The park’s grounds include wide promenades lined by tall London plane trees, several flower beds of colorful bulbs and perennials and a spacious lawn perfect for picnicking. Stop at the kiosks and food carts in the park and restaurants along the street for a wide selection of simple treats and gourmet items.

Borrow books and magazines from the Reading Room. Listen to a public reading or casual concert, watch a film, see a Shakespearean play or take classes in subjects ranging from juggling to foreign languages. Check the busy events schedule online.

The site served many purposes over its history, including potter’s field, exhibition center and army encampment site, before becoming Bryant Park in 1884. After years of occupancy by drug traffickers, city planners turned the park around. Enjoy their efforts today in this pleasant spot.

From Times Square, follow Broadway’s pedestrian mall for 10 minutes to reach Bryant Park. Relax or energize in the park between early morning and late evening. You can even work here, using the free Wi-Fi while sipping a coffee at one of the small green tables.

Top 10 Hotels Near Bryant Park

Hotel Edison Times Square
Hotel Edison Times Square
4 out of 5
228 W 47th St, New York, NY, 10036
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is S$240 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and breakfast. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the family amenities ...
3.9/5 Good! (2,831 reviews)
"We didn’t request a handicap bathroom, my daughter didn’t want to shower with out a shower curtain not very comfortable that aspect"

Reviewed on 13 May,2022

Hotel Edison Times Square
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
4 out of 5
145 W 44th St, New York, NY, 10036
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is S$311 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, room service and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the convenient parking ...
3.5/5 Good! (6,159 reviews)
"Great location, quiet rooms, clean"

Reviewed on 16 May,2022

Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Arlo Midtown
Arlo Midtown
4 out of 5
351 West 38th Street, New York, NY, 10018
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is S$379 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and breakfast. Our guests praise the clean rooms in their reviews. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,539 reviews)
"Cool vibe and very helpful and friendly staff. Glad we booked an accessible room as the standard King rooms were really small (although this is the norm for Manhattan).Once it was dark it didn't feel particularly safe - a lot of drunks and homeless along 38th."

Reviewed on 4 May,2022

Arlo Midtown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Bryant Park Hotel Deals

Hotel Edison Times Square
Hotel Edison Times Square
4 out of 5
228 W 47th St, New York, NY, 10036
The price is S$240 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Hotel Edison Times Square
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
4 out of 5
145 W 44th St, New York, NY, 10036
The price is S$311 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Arlo Midtown
Arlo Midtown
4 out of 5
351 West 38th Street, New York, NY, 10018
The price is S$379 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Arlo Midtown
Row NYC
Row NYC
4 out of 5
700 8th Avenue, New York, NY, 10036
The price is S$261 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Row NYC
Stewart Hotel
Stewart Hotel
4 out of 5
371 7th Ave, New York, NY, 10001
The price is S$275 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stewart Hotel
Margaritaville Resort Times Square
Margaritaville Resort Times Square
4 out of 5
560 7th Ave, New York, NY, 10018
The price is S$404 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Margaritaville Resort Times Square
Hilton Garden Inn New York Times Square North
Hilton Garden Inn New York Times Square North
3 out of 5
30 W 46th St, New York, NY, 10036
The price is S$370 per night from 31 May to 1 Jun
Hilton Garden Inn New York Times Square North
YOTEL New York Times Square
YOTEL New York Times Square
4 out of 5
570 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY, 10036
The price is S$311 per night from 30 May to 31 May
YOTEL New York Times Square
Pod Times Square
Pod Times Square
3 out of 5
400 W 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10036
The price is S$291 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Pod Times Square
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.