Washington Square Park


Address: Fifth Avenue at Waverly Place, New York, US
Website: www.nycgovparks.org/parks

Washington Square may be brimming with students from the neighboring New York University, but all ages are welcome in this culturally astute park. Little ones love the playground and the gaggle of musicians and artists, while moms enjoy the pristine setting and European feel—the Washington Arch is, after all, modeled after Paris’s Arc de Triumph. In the summer, Mario Batali’s Otto Enoteca & Pizzeria sets up a cart of the chef’s famed gelato.