22 Best Places to Visit in Brooklyn

by Vero

Cross the Brooklyn Bridge

The bridge was inaugurated on May 24, 1883, with a grand celebration.  It took 14 years to build and cost $15 million at the time.  As a curiosity, to prove it was stable, 21 elephants crossed on May 17, 1884.

DUMBO Park, Water Street, and Washington Street

What is DUMBO known for? DUMBO is known for its breathtaking views of Manhattan, its riverfront park, and its growing arts and dining scene.

It’s great to visit any time of the day; you can picnic in the afternoon, kayak, watch free movies, do night photography, etc.

Brooklyn  Bridge Park

Brooklyn Heights Promenade is also known as the Esplanade. This walk is very popular because it has a magnificent view of Manhattan. It is about 600 meters long.

Brooklyn Heights Promenade

The Brooklyn Museum is one of the oldest museums in the United States. It houses an eclectic collection of more than 1.5 million objects: paintings, sculptures, installations, etc.

Brooklyn Museum

The garden has 21 hectares (52 acres) and more than 12,000 varieties of plants. Be sure to visit the Japanese garden and its pond; it is beautiful. It has been recently restored, so a visit is highly recommended.

Brooklyn  Botanic Garden

Coney Island is located in the southern part of Brooklyn, facing the Atlantic Ocean. During the 20th century, it became an amusement park area with 5.5 kilometers of sandy beaches.

Coney Island and Luna Park

– BAM - visit the Music Academy. – Dekalb Market - ideal for food lovers. – Barclay’s Center is the home of the Brooklyn Nets. – Masstransiscope - sequences of drawings and/or photographs to show the movement used in pre-film animations. – Junior’s Cheesecake - probably the best cheesecake in the world.

Downtown Brooklyn

This flea market operates every weekend of the year. And it has two locations, one in SOHO (Saturdays and Sundays) and the other in DUMBO (Sundays).

Brooklyn Flea Market

After visiting the trendiest part of Williamsburg with stunning views, shops and restaurants,, you go to the south side, you will see an incredible contrast - the Jewish Quarter.


The quintessential and most famous street art district is Bushwick. This neighborhood is home to a living, breathing outdoor gallery featuring street art in Brooklyn for artists worldwide.

Street Art in Brooklyn

Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach, nicknamed “Little Odessa,” is a neighborhood located at the southern end of the Brooklyn borough of New York.  Since the early 1900s, Brighton Beach has been home to a Russian-speaking immigrant population.

Curious What Else to Do in Brooklyn?

And enjoy this  amazing borough!