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What to do in Brooklyn | Brooklyn attractions, beaches and more

What to do in Brooklyn | Brooklyn attractions, beaches and more Photo

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Posted on March 21, 2012 in Trip Ideas

Brooklyn, New York comes alive in the spring. New York’s most populous borough is teeming with parks, museum, and restaurants and is quickly becoming a go-to place when visiting the Big Apple. This borough used to be its own city, but joined the rest of the boroughs and became part of New York City in 1898. Brooklyn is extremely diverse and cultural- and there is something that caters to every type of traveler. So if you are looking for what to see in NYC, look no further. Our guide will tell you just what do to do in Brooklyn this spring to get the most out of your travels.

Where to walk:
Brooklyn Bridge

Photo by Gemma_C

The eponymous bridge is an infamous site for all travelers and locals alike. Traversing the bridge provides fantastic views of both Manhattan and Brooklyn and Gemma_C recommends to “Make a nice evening of it, get something to eat in Brooklyn and go down to Fulton Landing before walking back across to Manhattan and enjoy those views and of course, the bridge itself.”

Where to visit:
Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

Photo by oldscratch

The BBG provides a sanctuary in the city that never sleeps. If you are lucky enough to visit in the spring months, the Gardens provide a stunning display of Cherry Blossoms and holds its own Cherry Blossom festival to celebrate the trees. “On any given day, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden is a great place to visit to see wide open fields, gather some fresh air and see some great waterfront (man made ponds) views” states ripplefan2.

Where to tan:
Brighton Beach

Photo by jhartmann13

A popular escape for many people living in Manhattan, Brighton Beach is accessible by many modes of public transportation. Similar to Coney Island but without the swarms of an amusement park, the beach provides acres of beachfront land including volleyball courts and picnic areas. The waters are also suitable for fishing, making Brighton a multipurpose outdoor haven.

Where to tour:
Brooklyn Brewery

Photo by ripplefan2

Famous amongst all the Williamsburg hipsters, the Brooklyn Brewery not only quenches the thirst of the Brooklyn (and New York in general) masses, but provides a wildly popular tour. The brewery is also occasionally open as a pub, and patrons must use Brew Tokens to pay for drinks. Mojogoes reports, “The Brewery is a relatively young brewhouse (just over a decade in its current location) and creates some of America's best reviewed beers.”

Where to eat:
Pies ‘n’ Thighs

Photo by jhartmann13

This tiny restaurant may be easy to miss; tucked away under the shadows of the Williamsburg Bridge. The food, however, is something of legend, especially among fried chicken aficionados in Brooklyn. Serving up spot-on southern comfort food (including lots, and lots of baked good) at either the lunch counter or the gravel and fence ‘patio’, Pies is a must when in Brooklyn.

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