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Brooklyn Bridge

City Hall Park, Brooklyn, NY
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Type: Bridges
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Opened in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge provides passage between Brooklyn and Manhattan for motorists, trains, bicycles and pedestrians. One of the... more » Owner description: Opened in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge provides passage between Brooklyn and Manhattan for motorists, trains, bicycles and pedestrians. One of the primary symbols of New York City, it is a marvel of design and provides spectacular views of the city's skyline. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

This is the best way to experience the bridge. You could do it as part of a Guided Walking Tour, such as Free Tours By Foot. Beware of cyclists, though.

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Chevy Chase, MD
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

The walk across this historic bridge is a nice walk and the pitch of the bridge is not too steep. The views toward Manhattan are lovely. But beware of the crowds of fellow walkers and some pretty crazy bicyclists. Glad we did it but probably won't do it again.

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Seven Corners, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

It doesn't really matter which direction you travel, a view is spectacular. That is if the weather cooperates. We went from the Brooklyn side to Manhattan. Point of entry onto the bridge is a little hard to find, especially if you're coming from Dumbo. I had to actually google it. Once on the bridge itself, enjoy the surrounding skyline, but... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Although we were very tired from a long day at the 9/11 museum and a two hour walking tour of SOHO, Little Italy and Chinatown, we walked on down into lower Manhattan and walked out to the middle of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. I am glad we did it. The view of the city from out there over the East... More

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Quepos, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

The views to the surroundings its just wonderful, specially in the afternoons before sunset, also around that time is a great opportunity to buy nice and affordable souvenirs. Heads Up: what out for the bikers, don't want to get hit by them!!!

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Angleton, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The walk on the Brooklyn Bridge was splendid. It's been on our list for years, but we just now finally did it. We took the subway to Brooklyn - ending up near the Marriott Hotel. It was a short walk to get into the queue for the Bridge. It was a beautiful, crisp Fall day. The views in any direction... More

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Williams Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Take the metro across to Brooklyn and then walk back across the bridge on the well maintained and busy walkway! As you walk you have excellent views of Manhatten and out to Staten Island....you'll even see the Statue of Liberty!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This is a great walk to do - it was wonderful seeing such an iconic bridge up close and the views really are wonderful. It takes around 30-45 minutes (stopping for lots of photos) and comes out in a backend part of Brooklyn - I would look ahead of time at where you want to go at the other end.... More

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Prestwich, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We pre booked the Brooklyn Bridge Dumbo Tour with a Guide called Marcos. It was the only wet day of our visit to New York but Marcos made light of it and gave us all a very educated and interesting insight into this magnificient construction. When we got over into Brooklyn he took us to a chocolate shop where we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We went to Brooklyn and walked to the various peers to have the best sight on Manhattan skyline and the Brooklyn bridge. Everything looks so impressive! I took lots of pictures of the skycrapers, the bridge and even the Liberty statue. It was not that crowded, maybe because of the strong wind but I was really astonished by the great... More

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