The Top Seven Things to Do in Brooklyn
Manhattan is the epicenter of New York City so sometimes the other boroughs are overlooked. Some visitors and even locals do not take advantage of NY’s outer boroughs. That is why we would like to share with you the fun that Brooklyn has to offer, there are a lot of fun activities and events and great restaurants in this outer borough. Here are the top seven things to do in Brooklyn!
Have a day long vacation at Coney Island
A trip to Coney Island is like a little mini vacation that is just a subway ride away. There are countless things to do here. First there is the world famous Wonder Wheel, the one and only Cyclone roller coaster is close by and for lunch, there is Nathan’s Famous (1310 Surf Ave). You can also catch a Brooklyn Cyclones game at MCU Park, stop by the New York Aquarium or just relax at the beach.
Visit the Brooklyn Botanical Garden
Another option for a fun day out is the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. Look out for their calendar of events for fun events such as the annual Cherry Blossom Festival also known as Sakura Matsuri.
Check out some of the best pizzerias in the world
If you are looking for a top notch slice of pizza, you are in luck in Brooklyn. There is Di Fara Pizza (1424 Avenue J) and Grimaldi’s (1 Front St) and if you are looking for the best Sicilian slice in New York City, there is L&B Spumoni Gardens (2725 86th St). We recommend them all.
Take a stroll around DUMBO and Brooklyn Bridge Park
One of our favorite things to do in Brooklyn is to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and stop by the Brooklyn Bridge Park and the DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) neighborhood. The park offers breathtaking views of Manhattan. There are also a ton of great food options in the area like the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory (Corner of Old Fulton & Water St) and Superfine (126 Front St).
Dine in Willamsburg
Speaking of great neighborhoods for foodies, Willamsburg is a hip, trendy area where you can be sure you can get a great, memorable meal. Some places to check out include Sweet Chick (164 Bedford Ave), Marlow & Sons (81 Broadway), Fette Sau (354 Metropolitan Ave) and St. Anselm (355 Metropolitan Ave).
Relax at Prospect Park
Prospect Park is less crowded and it has almost as much to do as Central Park. The list of things to do here goes on and on: baseball, basketball, picnics, bird watching, biking and more. Like Central Park, Prospect Park also has a free concerts series, Celebrate Brooklyn.
Explore the Brooklyn Flea & Smorgasburg
Whether you are looking for the perfect gift or if you are just looking for a quick bite to eat, you never know what you may find at the Brooklyn Flea (176 Lafayette Ave & Other Locations) or Smorgasburg (East River State Park & Other Locations). In the past we have gotten the perfect brisket sandwich, an antique chalice and rare collectible cards here.
You know for sure you won’t leave Brooklyn hungry! Let us know what things to do and what restaurants that we missed in the comment section below.