Located between 40th and 42nd Street and Fifth and Sixth Avenues, Bryant Park encompasses 9.6 acres of public green space and recreation. For those looking for a respite from the bustling city, Bryant Park provides a relaxed atmosphere with historical monuments, colorful flower beds, London plane trees, the 300-foot lawn and the Southwest Porch lounge where you can relax on rockers and swings and enjoy free wireless. Play games like chess, backgammon and ping pong or get a free petanque lesson Monday through Friday from 11am to 6pm. For something whimsical, Bryant Park also features a timeless carousel. In the winter, the park is full of festive cheer with an ice skating rink as well as a makeshift village of “streets” lined with artisanal holiday shops. And no matter what time of year it is, visitors can enjoy quality food and drinks in the park. While Bryant Park Grill features American cuisine and a rooftop for aerial city views, Bryant Park Cafe is an informal outdoor cafe. Moreover, ‘wichcraft kiosks litter the grounds and offer seasonal snacks, sandwiches, soups and salads. To get to Bryant Park, take the B,D,F, or M train to 42nd Street/Bryant Park or the 7 to Fifth Avenue.
This was my first of 3 tours I took from On Board Tours in this trip. It surely was a lovely experience watching New York City sparkle and glitter with magnificence at night. Our guide Jim was a fun guy to be with, very accommodating in taking my photos as I was touring alone. Amazing at how he has so much knowledge behind the scenes of New York City, over and above the history associated with some of the famous spots.
Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and it was a great way to orient ourselves to this area in NY city. This was approximately 3 miles of walking. We were the only people who brought kids (for a reason). My 12 year old loved it, but it was not really exciting enough for my 9 or 5 year old, plus it might have been a little bit too much walking for them. I would say 10 years and up...
It was awesome. Loved every minute of it.