Fountains in New York City

THE 5 BEST New York City Fountains

Fountains in New York City

Types of Attractions
Sights & Landmarks
Sights & Landmarks
Traveller rating
Neighbourhoods
Good for
5 places sorted by traveller favourites
  • Things to do ranked using Tripadvisor data including reviews, ratings, number of page views, and user location.
We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.

What travellers are saying

  • Keith N
    Cheltenham, UK198 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful fountain, lake and terrace. This would have been a lovely place to stop and enjoy the general ambience of the park if the pollen had not been so overwhelming that we had to escape to the streets so we could breathe again. Have made a mental note to return out of hayfever season.
    Written 4 June 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • neeratraveler
    San Francisco, CA236 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rockefeller Plaza is popular and crowded. It is centrally located and a very short walk from Time Square and fifth Avenue. There are several good restaurants and many places where you can grab a sandwich or coffee and sit at one of the large round outdoor tables. I went there a few times during my visit.
    Written 21 June 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • dustythoughts
    Manchester, CT2,141 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This strikingly beautiful statue is a perfect injunction for peace in this chaotic times. It's located in a small green space right next to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and is a good place to sit, take in some greenery, and enjoy some quietude. I love coming here with a bagel to eat, or just to enjoy the flow of people. This statue is super detailed and should be studied at leisure. This statue isn't nearly as well-known as it should be, which is unfortunate, given how many people go through the cathedral.
    Written 27 May 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland30,084 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really attractive Fountain in Central Park. It’s worth a stop off for a few photos. The water was not flowing so bit average.
    Written 30 October 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, MN5,349 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This fountain in Bryant Park dedicated in 1912 memorializes the late 19th century social worker Josephine Shaw Lowell, who founded the Charity Organization Society. Interestingly, the fountain marks the first woman to be honored by a "major monument" in NYC. It helps creates the charming scene in Bryant Park which is arguably one of the finest city parks in the country.
    Written 20 March 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
All New York City HotelsNew York City Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in New York City
All things to do in New York City
Day Trips in New York City
RestaurantsFlightsHoliday RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire