These are the Best Places to Visit in Brooklyn

Brooklyn is one of the five boroughs in New York City and the most populous county in New York. It has a vibrant nightlife, interesting architecture, and plenty of hipster hang-outs. With such a variety of things to see and do, choosing which places to visit can be tricky. Not to worry, this guide will showcase Brooklyn’s highlights, as well as revealing some of its hidden gems. Read on to discover the most notable neighborhood spots.

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Dumbo (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass)

Dotted with old warehouses, the area is now a repurposed space filled with coffee shops, art shops, high-end restaurants, and independent boutiques. There are plenty of photo opportunities here, like at the corner of Washington Street and Front Street.

Brooklyn Bridge

This is the only bridge to Manhattan that does not have a train line, meaning it is a hotspot for tourists. It takes about 45 minutes to walk across and offers impressive views of the city.

Downtown Brooklyn

The shopaholics will be thrilled by Fulton Street Mall, an open-air mall in the midst of the hustle and bustle. For the foodies, City Point is worth visiting for its street market, while Junior’s Restaurant serves the best-rated cheesecake in New York City. For the transport enthusiasts, you can explore the Transit Museum, which explains the history of the MTA.

Prospect Park

Perfect for a stroll or a breath of fresh air. Find here the Brooklyn Museum for all your arty desires, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a worthwhile stop for some relaxed learning.


Full to the brim with up-and-coming restaurants and vibing nightlife. Bedford Avenue is home to some of the best bars in Brooklyn, including Maison Premiere. This area is known for its fantastic vegan options if that’s your jam. Plus, it is home to the best bagel, which is arguably better than a Manhattan bagel.


This neighborhood is known as Brooklyn’s nightlife hub, where bars like El Cortez offer up tasty Tex-Mex and drinks. Plus, the area has some incredible street art and graffiti for you to check out. 

Coney Island

Located on one of the most popular beaches in New York City, a lot is going on here. Scream Zone and Lunar Park are the biggest attractions, offering roller-coasters and rides for all ages. Afterward, a stroll along the boardwalk and pier will clear your head. Make sure to check out the original restaurant of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs.

Crown Heights

Explore the architecture here, marked by brownstones and Victorian mansions. This growing area is where Caribbean and kosher restaurants share streets with trendy cafes and DJ-fueled bars.

How to get around

To get to all these places, it is worth purchasing a MetroCard for the New York City public transport. There are also ferries running from the city to different Brooklyn hotspots. Once in Brooklyn, walking on foot lets you take it all in.