19 Best Things to Do in Brooklyn For Travelers

1. Bike over the Brooklyn Bridge

Arguably the most iconic suspension bridge in America, the Brooklyn Bridge towers 276 feet above New York’s East River.

2. Brooklyn Bridge Park

If you need a break from taxis and pavement, take a soothing stroll through the 85-acre, world-class waterfront Brooklyn Bridge Park.

3. New York Aquarium

Entertaining animal lovers from all over the world for more than a century, the mighty New York Aquarium is fourteen acres.

4. Prospect Park Zoo

Located in the middle of Prospect Park, this adored zoo offers a unique urban animal experience for children and adults alike.

5. Photograph the Coney Art Walls

Thanks to countless movies featuring Coney Island, it’s become somewhat of an iconic destination.

6. Luna Park in Coney Island

Thrillseekers, take note: Luna Park is just the latest in a long line of Coney Island amusement parks dating back to 1903.

7. Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Nature lovers will find it difficult not to relish all fifty-two sprawling acres of horticultural heaven at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

8. Brooklyn Museum

One of the oldest and largest museums in New York City, the underrated Brooklyn museum is housed in a colossal, Beaux-Arts-style building erected way back in 1895.

9. Discover and explore Industry City

If you’ve only got one day to spend in Brooklyn, you can’t go wrong with the all-embracing amenities of Industry City.

10. Rolling at the Roller Wave

Roller skating is making a comeback, and you can join the movement with The Roller Wave in Brooklyn!

11. Brooklyn Heights Promenade

The Brooklyn Heights Promenade in the borough’s northeast, straddling the banks of the East River.

12. Sweetness of Domino Park

Named after the famous former sugar refinery that acts at its quirky background, Dominio Park.

13. Admire the Grand Army Plaza

The iconic Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch makes the Grand Army Plaza one of the most photographed parts of Brooklyn.

14. Center for Brooklyn History

Part of the Brooklyn Public Library, the Center for Brooklyn History started as a way of preserving the once rural roots of this now bustling urban borough.

15. Exhibits at the City Reliquary

It’s hard to believe that the City Reliquary is a museum that started as a personal collection in a residential window front.

16. Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts

The museum aims to make themes of African Diaspora accessible through visual arts and performance.

17. Dyker Beach Golf Course

Sharpen your skills, perfect your backswing and play at Dyker Beach Golf Course, situated in Brooklyn’s southwest end.

18. Admire Urban Bushwick Street Art

Walk around any corner — particularly in Bushwick — and you’ll see why Brooklyn is renowned for its dauntless, flashy street art.

19. Brooklyn Navy Yard

With a coveted history, the famous Brooklyn Navy Yard was once a storied shipbuilding facility.

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