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Historically known for its multicultural neighborhoods and working-class roots, the New York City borough of Brooklyn has become in recent years the epitome of hip. The city's most populous borough, Brooklyn draws both locals and visitors with its food (particularly pizza), art spaces, brownstones, parks, and views of Manhattan.

The Basics
Lying just across the East River from Manhattan, Brooklyn is home to attractions like Coney Island, Prospect Park, Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and, of course, the Brooklyn Bridge. Popular Brooklyn neighborhoods for exploring include trendy Williamsburg and Bushwick; the former warehouse district of DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass); Park Slope with its brownstones, restaurants, and shops; and Flatbush, home to the 1920s-era Kings Theatre. Walking tours and food tours offer a relaxing way to see the area with insight from a guide about Brooklyn's history, gentrification, and top spots.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Brooklyn Bridge spans about 6,000 feet (1,830 meters), and the walk across from Manhattan takes about 20 minutes.
  • For a shot of Brooklyn's most popular photo op—a slice of the Manhattan Bridge between red-bricked buildings—head to the intersection of Washington and Water streets in DUMBO.
  • Top views of the Lower Manhattan skyline can be seen from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

How to Get There
Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge is a must, at least one way. Public transport options include several New York City subway lines, MTA bus lines, and the NYC Ferry on the South Brooklyn or East River routes. Alternatively, hop-on hop-off tours provide easy transportation between Manhattan and Brooklyn, where you can hop off at the bus stops that interest you.  

When to Get There
Avoid traveling between boroughs during morning and evening rush hours unless you want to fight commuters for a spot on the subway. Otherwise, Brooklyn is great at any time. Go during the day if you're interested in browsing shops, relaxing over coffee, comparing pizza slices for lunch, or walking across the bridge. For live music in Williamsburg or a romantic stroll along the water, visit at night.

Parks in Brooklyn
Near the center of Brooklyn, Prospect Park is the borough's heart, with Park Slope on one side and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden on another. Locals head here to picnic, play sports, and relax by the Boathouse. Fort Greene Park is known for its Revolutionary War history, while Brooklyn Bridge Park provides waterfront green space, gardens, and a bike path. For retro fun, visit Luna Park at Coney Island and take a ride on the 1927 Coney Island Cyclone wooden roller coaster.

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New York Gospel Music Tour in English, New York City, null
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New York Gospel Music Tour in English

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Elevate your trip to New York City with a 4-hour tour of Brooklyn Heights to learn about African American gospel music and experience it in person. Take the ...  Read more

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

From USD $45.00
Brooklyn Bridge Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Private Walking Tour, Brooklyn, Cultural Tours
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Brooklyn Bridge Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Private Walking Tour

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Walk the iconic Brooklyn Bridge with it's breathtaking views.Stroll through the quiet residential neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights with it's Promenade ...  Read more

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

From USD $245.00
Brooklyn Bridge Guided Bike Tour, New York City, Walking Tours
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Brooklyn Bridge Guided Bike Tour

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Come explore lower Manhattan on two wheels! Cycle around Manhattan’s southern tip, climb uphill into the City Hall area, then up onto the Brooklyn Bridge ...  Read more

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

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New York Double-Decker Bus Night Tour, New York City, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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New York Double-Decker Bus Night Tour

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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: 90 minutes (approx.)

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Private SUV Tour: Best of NYC, New York City, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Private SUV Tour: Best of NYC

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Instead of getting flustered with maps and subways, cruise along in a comfortable SUV on this private 3-hour tour of Lower Manhattan. Learn a great mix of ...  Read more

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

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Private Limousine Tour: Best of NYC, New York City, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Limousine Tour: Best of NYC

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Forget subways and overwhelming guidebooks — take a chauffeured journey by limousine around Lower Manhattan on this private 3-hour tour. Enjoy personalized ...  Read more

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

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New York City Shore Excursion: Pre-Cruise Half-Day Private Tour, New York City, Private Sightseeing ... 
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New York City Shore Excursion: Pre-Cruise Half-Day Private Tour

Before you embark on your cruise from New York City, tour the city in style by private car, with your own personal navigator to guide you! Your private guide ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $84.38
New York City Shore Excursion: Post-Cruise Half-Day Private Tour, New York City, Ports of Call Tours
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New York City Shore Excursion: Post-Cruise Half-Day Private Tour

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When your cruise ship comes to an end in New York City, tour the city in style by private car, with your own personal navigator to guide you! Your private ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Private New York City Night Tour with Driver-Guide, New York City, Ports of Call Tours
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Private New York City Night Tour with Driver-Guide

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Enjoy a private New York night tour, seeing and photographing beautifully lit sights around the city and taking in one of the world's most famous skyline from ...  Read more

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

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6-Hour Brooklyn Queens Bronx Tour with Driver-Guide, New York City, Private Sightseeing Tours
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6-Hour Brooklyn Queens Bronx Tour with Driver-Guide

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This private guided tour takes you beyond Manhattan to Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx — the "real New York," where most tourists never venture. Far ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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