Visit Brooklyn: Your Travel Guide

Things to Do in Brooklyn

Coney Island
Nostalgia reigns supreme in Brooklyn’s most popular seaside spot. In its early 20th-century heyday, Coney Island’s bright lights and funfairs packed in millions of visitors each summer. Today the seafront is still lined with arcades and attractions, from the rides of Luna Park to the New York Aquarium.
Brooklyn Bridge
Connecting downtown Manhattan to Brooklyn, this landmark structure has been an NYC icon since 1883. For an unforgettable evening, take the subway to the Brooklyn side before sunset. After exploring the pretty waterfront park, stroll back across the water as the lights of Manhattan shimmer into life.
Prospect Park
This sprawling park is a focal point for all Brooklyn life. Cyclists and runners rub shoulders with picnicking families in its shady groves and open meadows. Adventurous types can scramble through The Ravine’s rugged woodland, while pretty ponds provide spots to paddle, row or fish. And if all that sounds too energetic, simply spread out a blanket and snooze in the sun.

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Traveler's Reviews & Photos

10
Exceptional
Brooklyn is relatively inexpensive and we like being away from the hustle and bustle. The museum is great and there are lots of good affordable restaurants.
Fred
United States of America
December 2, 2017
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Exceptional
Brooklyn is an amazing place with lots of culture good resteraunts and fabulous people. The smoke joint serves excellent food and the Barclay centre is a great venue
Susan
United Kingdom
November 29, 2017
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Exceptional
Once we figured out the subway system we could go anywhere. People are very friendly & easy to ask for information.
Catherine
Canada
November 28, 2017
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Exceptional
My first time staying in Brooklyn and I felt safe walking the neighborhood and shopping the local shops. The metro was easy and I will go back to visit.
Yvette
United States of America
December 4, 2017
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Exceptional
Beautiful city and so much to see! Just know which neighborhoods you would like to visit before hand.
Eiman
United States of America
December 4, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Way Hotel, BW Premier Collection

8 Very Good

Score from 1,615 reviews

$88

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
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  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “very clean”
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The Box House Hotel

9.2 Awesome

Score from 769 reviews

$229

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
    134 related reviews
  • “beautiful building”
    106 related reviews
  • “very clean”
    72 related reviews
Sheraton Brooklyn New York

7.9 Good

Score from 2,361 reviews

$129

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
    186 related reviews
  • “location was great”
    123 related reviews
  • “very clean”
    85 related reviews
Aloft Brooklyn

8.2 Very Good

Score from 1,833 reviews

$99

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    165 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    161 related reviews
  • “very clean”
    122 related reviews
Henry Norman Hotel

9.1 Awesome

Score from 590 reviews

$249

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
    191 related reviews
  • “beautiful building”
    144 related reviews
  • “very clean”
    95 related reviews
Red Lion Inn and Suites Brooklyn

7.3 Good

Score from 788 reviews

$102

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
    153 related reviews
  • “location was great”
    75 related reviews
  • “very clean”
    68 related reviews
McCarren Hotel & Pool

8 Very Good

Score from 392 reviews

$140

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
    57 related reviews
  • “location was great”
    41 related reviews
  • “great pool area”
    30 related reviews
Pointe Plaza Hotel

7.6 Good

Score from 632 reviews

$81

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
    53 related reviews
  • “location was great”
    40 related reviews
  • “very clean”
    34 related reviews
Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott New York Brooklyn

8.3 Very Good

Score from 451 reviews

$101

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
    58 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
    29 related reviews
  • “very clean”
    26 related reviews
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Recommended in Brooklyn

Everything was well-priced. I didn't find the Information Centre helpful at all. The people were friendly and helpful in Brooklyn, but not in Manhattan or in the area of Grand Central Station. New York, you will have to think of seating for the weary walking tourists and more public bathrooms at places of interest. That would be advantageous to the whole travel experience. Thank you.

Bodegas, delis, numerous mom and pop stores with very fair prices compared to Manhattan which is 10-15 minutes away, and national chains dot most neighborhoods in Brooklyn, which is perfect for being on a budget.

There's so many parts of Brooklyn to experience. This section has many subway lines that connect to South Brooklyn and you could spend 7 days there and not see every crevice of the borough.

Know where you're going! Find a few main streets to get your bearing and use them to help guide you. Don't be afraid to ask local traffic cops for directions, they're all very friendly.

Booking.com asked travelers...

Why do you recommend Brooklyn for food?

Lots of interesting foods. Along with the very popular Chinatown being around the corner, lots of new things to taste.

Convenience.. The variety of stores amazing restaurants

Try as much as possible

Luzzos BK was amazing!

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