Things to Do in Brooklyn

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Things to Do in Brooklyn



Top Attractions in Brooklyn

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Historic neighborhood with cobblestone streets and industrial architecture, complemented by trendy eateries, art galleries, and scenic spots for photography enthusiasts.
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Rooftop bar with panoramic views of the skyline and iconic landmarks, complemented by a selection of waterfront walkways, parks, and diverse dining experiences in a clean, family-friendly setting.
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Breathtaking city skyline views from Brooklyn's waterfront park with green spaces for picnics, basketball, free kayaking, and a historic carousel.
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Urban oasis in Brooklyn with themed gardens, including a serene Japanese garden and a vibrant rose garden. Features a diverse bonsai collection and seasonal cherry blossoms for a tranquil escape.
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Seaside amusement park blending historic rides with modern attractions amidst a vibrant boardwalk scene. Features a wide beach, nostalgic eateries, and the colorful annual mermaid parade.
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Tranquil arboretum and historic cemetery with rolling hills, notable graves, and Civil War monuments, featuring trolley tours and serene walks.
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Art museum featuring diverse exhibits, including American art, ancient artifacts, and contemporary works. Highlights include special exhibitions and a tranquil garden for relaxation.
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Interactive transit museum in a historic subway station, displaying vintage carriages and engaging exhibits on the evolution of urban transportation.
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Dyker Heights showcases enchanting Christmas light displays and decorations, with a neighborhood-wide festive spirit and community gatherings. Ideal for holiday ambiance and local tradition.
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What travelers are saying

  • sharrongeg
    Henderson, NV3,542 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best views of Manhattan we have ever seen. Such a cool area. We walked around for a few hours and enjoyed ourselves. Best part was taking pictures of both the Manhattan Bridge and Brooklyn bridge around sunset.

    We felt quite safe, but realize - this place is crowded!
    Written June 4, 2024
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  • sharrongeg
    Henderson, NV3,542 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely the most beautiful stroll. We arrived at about 10 am and there was low cloud cover. By 11:30, the skies cleared and the views were incredible.

    Not crowded, just regular folk walking dogs, pushing strollers or just enjoying the view. Plenty of bench seating available. If I could afford a home on this promenade-I would buy it without hesitation!

    Could not recommend higher!
    Written June 5, 2024
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  • Jack
    Old Bethpage, NY2,339 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brooklyn Bridge Park is so beautiful! It connects to the bike and walking path that stretches all the way down the coast of Brooklyn, which is nice. It also has amazing views of the Manhattan Skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge of course. It is a great park just to relax in as well. I highly recommend!
    Written June 10, 2024
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  • David B
    Brooklyn, NY1,506 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Came For Mothers Day as this is one of my wife’s favorite place to visit. The weather was overcast with a few sprinkles here and there but cleared up as the day went on.

    The gardens were very nice but if it were sunnier the flower and all that bloomed would’ve made a much nicer experience.

    They have a new gift shop so of we got a few things for our apt and got my daughter a moss covered rock that had googly eyes on it.
    Written May 12, 2024
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  • Anna Maria M
    East Kilbride, UK1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    sat on a bench and wondered where my baby had gone. the fast times, the bright lights, the merry go. sorry for not making you my centrefold :((.
    Written April 13, 2024
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  • Kittygal 🇺🇦 🌻
    Los Angeles, CA8,783 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I briefly visited this wonderful necropolis on my last trip but wanted to return for a more in depth look.

    The cemetery conservancy, which offers tours, had one that detailed the Victorian era's fascination with the concept of death. It coincided with my May trip so I booked a slot for Mother's Day afternoon. Our guide took us on a drizzly wander and explained all of the unusual designs that appeared on some grave markers, and what that symbolism meant.

    The grounds were all abloom with spring flowers, which made for even more breathtaking views of the green hillsides.

    There are various tours put on throughout the year (October is understandably very popular). Definitely worth a visit, as the cemetery is not only historic (a Revolutionary War battle was fought there) but it's the final resting spot of many famous and infamous folk.
    Written May 28, 2024
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  • James F
    Cranbury, NJ236 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Brooklyn Museum was a pleasant surprise. It's small (relative to museums in Manhattan) and relatively simple, but it's well organized, the collection is unique, and the people are very nice. We went to see the Hiroshige wood block prints (100 Views of Tokyo) and would have liked to stay for more. We arrived mid-day on a Saturday and saw street parking within walking distance of the museum. We parked in the parking lot behind the museum and noticed that it was only about 1/2 full.
    Written June 12, 2024
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  • sharrongeg
    Henderson, NV3,542 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Booking tickets in advance is a must - as they are only open Thursday through Sunday. Note - if you go in the AM, expect a lot of small, loud children.

    We really enjoyed learning the history of the current subway system dating back to 1880. What a huge, expensive, forward thinking (and dangerous) endeavor it was. Just Wow!

    Loved the lower level with subway cars dating way back. Best part might have been the advertisements on the old subway cars. Cigarettes, alcohol, hair dye et.al.
    Written June 6, 2024
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  • sharrongeg
    Henderson, NV3,542 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We have enjoyed beer from this brewery for years in Nevada, but sadly just a few styles. On this trip to NYC, we made the effort to visit the mothership. Not easy to maneuver via the subway - but we did it!

    Hubby loved his flight, while I enjoyed a lovely rose’. Had fun buying merch to take home to Las Vegas.

    Our server was Alma - and she was terrific.
    Written June 6, 2024
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  • susieb1
    Northampton,59 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you are in Manhattan during December definitely worth a visit. We got the subway over then had a 10 minute walk. The houses were amazing and so many were decorated. So glad we went!
    Personally I wouldn't waste money booking a tour. We saw lots of them walking around but we enjoyed doing it at our own pace without being rushed.
    Written December 20, 2023
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  • Jack
    Old Bethpage, NY2,339 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Prospect Park is one of the best parks in the city! First off, it is huge and there are plenty of things to see and do there. There is the zoo, the botanical garden, the streams, ponds, and the lake, the lawns, the villa, the many walkways and bikeways, and the many statues and monuments. Overall, Prospect park has it all and it is a great place to do any sort of exercise as well as just to relax on a nice day. I highly recommend!
    Written May 27, 2024
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