From Brooklyn, Newport is 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the southeast, while Springfield is 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the northwest.
Visiting just one town or city, no matter how popular, can only ever give you a glimpse into the wider rhythms and life-ways of a region. So be sure to delve into Connecticut's other natural and man-made attractions. Examples of places in the vicinity of Brooklyn are North Scituate, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the west, and Bozrah, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the northeast.
Once you've fully explored Brooklyn, why not visit the nearest regional center. Providence is situated 30 miles (48 kilometers) away and features attractions such as Waterplace Park, Johnson and Wales University and Providence Athenaeum. Providence Place Mall, Roger Williams National Memorial and Providence Children's Museum are also well-worth calling into before heading back to Brooklyn.
On a fine day, head outside and discover Connecticut's lighthouses.
Pack your own equipment or rent it on the spot, and discover the local water activities. Swimming is one option. Another good option is canoeing. Picnicking and cycling are just a few of the relaxing activities in this area.
Even the best vacation can't last forever, so when it's time go home, head to the nearest major airport in Providence, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the east.