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Are you traveling to Brooklyn? Here’s a list of our favorite attractions and the top 10 things to do in Brooklyn as a tourist!
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Brooklyn Bridge Park is one of the best places to see the great Sky Line. Here you can sit on a bench and enjoy the stunning views over the city, its towering skyscrapers, and beautiful environment. Not only do you get a beautiful view, but there are also many fun things to do. Try roller skating, play football, basketball or volleyball, have fun at the playground or visit the ice cream factory.
Bushwick is not a classic tourist area in Brooklyn. It doesn’t look like much, but once you enter the secluded streets, bars or restaurants, you’ll become amazingly surprised. If you feel like partying during midday, you can visit the nice tiki disco that’s held every Sunday during the summer months. If you feel like getting away from the tourist traps and crowds, then you should head to Bushwick!
One of the best and least touristic things to do in Brooklyn!
If you fancy a quiet, relaxing moment in the hectic city, you should head to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Stroll through the Japanese garden, the rose garden or the Botanic Gardens realistic rainforest and feel how the stress is running off you.
Brooklyn Flea market
Brooklyn Flea Market is a cool market that’s located on the waterfront with a view of Manhattan. Here you can find bargains such as jewelry, vintage clothing, and furniture, as well as street art and finish your visit with some delicious street food. Even if you’re not looking to buy anything, it’s still nice to walk around here and have a look at what is being sold and people-watch.
An interesting and excellent museum without long queues and crowds. The Brooklyn Museum showcases various exhibits and pieces from all corners of the world, which means that there’s something for everyone. Around the museum lies Prospect Park, the Botanical Gardens, and a lot of cozy restaurants.
Williamsburg is a cool and lively neighborhood in Brooklyn. Graffiti art, excellent people-watching and great secondhand stores are something you’ll for sure encounter while walking around here. Bedford Avenue is the main street that runs through entire Brooklyn.
Here’s an extensive selection of cool bars with cozy backyards and cheap drinks. Surfbar, Juliette, and The Charleston are three excellent places that aren’t too touristy in Williamsburg. Surfbar is a lovely bar/restaurant with sand on the floor and also offers delicious burgers. Juliette is a super cozy place for a brunch, which is almost mandatory to visit when you are in Brooklyn.
The Charleston is located in central Williamsburg, just a few steps away from Bedford Avenue station. The Charleston is a “dive bar” and isn’t for those who like luxury and glamor. Here you can enjoy fun games, free pizza, and cheap drinks.
You could say that Prospect Park is Brooklyn’s own Central Park. This is where New Yorkers come to hang out during days with beautiful weather. Barbecues, picnics and other activities are popular among families and friends. Prospect Park is a beautiful park with lots of trees and greenery. If you want to take a walk in a green area while visiting Brooklyn, then this is the place to go.
Something you have to try out while visiting Brooklyn is to have a drink or two and enjoy the view from one of the many rooftop bars. There are several rooftop bars in Brooklyn, offering something for everyone. This is one of the most popular things to do in Brooklyn, both among tourists and locals to enjoy the view and drink margaritas.
Up on the rooftop of a low building lies Berry Park. A rooftop bar with a great atmosphere and trendy music. This bar serves delicious small dishes and fine drinks.
Every Saturday on the waterfront of East River State Park is a food market held. At this food market, you can try traditional dishes from New York and from other regions of United States. There’s not only food to purchase, but you can also buy kitchen accessories and utensils to low prices.
To walk across the Brooklyn Bridge is one of the best things to do in Brooklyn. The view from the bridge is magnificent and offers perfect views over the city’s many tall skyscrapers. Believe it or not, but you can actually see a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty from here. You can come here during the day or evening, no matter what time you come here you will be guaranteed that the views will be absolutely stunning.