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  • Address: FDR Drive
  • Hours: Open 24 hours a day
  • Admission: Free

New York's most famous bridge crosses the East River from Manhattan to Brooklyn. Taking a walk across this historic suspension bridge is a must-do NYC activity, with fabulous views on every side.

Built in the 1870s and '80s, the Brooklyn Bridge was one of the first suspension bridges to be constructed in the USA. At the time, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world. The soaring Gothic towers at either end are particularly dramatic when floodlit at night, their tall elongated arches an iconic New York sight.

Check out the observation points under the support towers, with panoramic illustrations depicting the history of New York's waterfront, then stay on to watch as the city lights of Manhattan and Brooklyn switch on at dusk.

Practical Info

The Brooklyn Bridge carries six lanes of traffic, and can be crossed on foot or on your bike if you’re cycling. The southern lane is for walkers, the northern lane for cyclists. On the Manhattan side, the walkway is accessed from Park Row and Centre Street, opposite City Hall Park. The closest subways are City Hall and Chambers Street stations.

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New York Pizza Tour to Brooklyn and Coney Island

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 386 Reviews

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Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $80.00

Best of Brooklyn Half-Day Food and Culture Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 269 Reviews

What better way to explore the ethnic diversity of New York City than this exclusive history, culture and gastronomy lesson on a varied international bus and ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 4.5 hrs

From USD $125.00

Private New York Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 216 Reviews

Take a private walking tour of New York City with a difference! With your very own photographer to take photos at your request, you'll explore New York's most ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2 or 3 hrs

From USD $100.00

Brooklyn Bridge Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 35 Reviews

The Brooklyn Bridge Bike Tour lets you safely explore the best of Manhattan by bike. Pedal on the new Hudson riverside bike trail, past famous landmarks and ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2 - 3 hours

From USD $55.00

Circle Line: New York Landmarks Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 64 Reviews

Experience the grandeur of New York's skyline on this 1.5-hour highlights cruise. Sit back and relax while you cruise past New York's major sights, and enjoy a ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $34.99

Manhattan to Brooklyn NYC Walking Tour: Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 31 Reviews

This unique walking tour of New York City will take you from Manhattan over the famous Brooklyn Bridge to Brooklyn. Admire the stunning city skyline as you ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2-2.5 hours

From USD $35.00

New York Night Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 66 Reviews

See New York City sparkle on an evening panoramic tour of the city lights. See the Empire State Building, Times Square, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chinatown, the ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $43.99

Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge Bike Rental

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Fall in love with New York City as you explore by bike at your own pace. Discover Lower Manhattan's famous sights including Little Italy, Chinatown, Battery ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: Varies

From USD $7.50

Brooklyn Christmas Lights Tour of Dyker Heights

This dazzling Brooklyn holiday tour highlights the festive homes of Dyker Heights, an Italian-American neighborhood made famous by the PBS documentary ‘Dyker ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $55.00

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