Tourists flock to New York City in droves each year. Residents know that the best Brooklyn attractions rank high among New York's must-see destinations. The next time you're in the city, make sure to add these stops to your Brooklyn itinerary.
The Brooklyn Bridge
Although it's no longer the largest suspension bridge in the world, the Brooklyn Bridge will always be an iconic landmark. Whether you’re traveling by car, foot, or bike, you'll experience stunning views of Brooklyn Heights and lower Manhattan.
Prospect Park is a beautiful location for soaking up the sunshine and getting in touch with nature. You can take a guided hike to explore the ravine and wild herbs. Prospect Park also hosts free concerts all summer long.
This 560,000 square foot museum is the first American museum to display African artwork as objects. There are over 4,000 items to view in the Egyptian holdings, and pieces created by Monet, Degas, and Cezanne. There is also an entire section dedicated to feminist art.
Brooklyn Flea Market
This isn't your ordinary flea market, it's an elevated vintage-shopping experience. The Brooklyn Flea market has grown into one of New York's top attractions. Here you'll find collectibles, furniture, antiques, and a curated section of art, jewelry, and crafts.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
If you're interested in some quiet time, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is the place for you. Close to The Brooklyn Museum and Prospect Park, it features hundreds of varieties of flora spread out over 50 acres.
Brooklyn Heights Promenade
The pedestrian walkway provides picturesque views of the Brooklyn Bridge, the East River, Downtown Manhattan, and the Statue of Liberty. Rollerbladers, walkers, and joggers choose this destination for its quiet atmosphere. The Brooklyn Heights Promenade is lined with mansions, and grand townhomes, and is part of Brooklyn’s first Historic Preservation District.
Brooklyn Academy Of Music (BAM)
The Brooklyn Academy of Music is a multi-arts center that features emerging artists and out-of-town companies engaging both local and global communities. It has world-renowned programming in music, theater, opera, dance, and film. The Brooklyn Academy of Music is widely-known for its cutting-edge performances and broad array of aesthetic and cultural programs. There are over 200 stage performances every year and a four-screen cinema that features new movies and repertory films.