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Brooklyn Bridge

This iconic suspension bridge offers views of the Statue of Liberty from the East River.

As one of the oldest and longest suspension bridges in North America, the Brooklyn Bridge has long been an icon of progress for New Yorkers. Spanning almost 1600 feet (487.7 meters), the bridge crosses the East River and connects Lower Manhattan with Brooklyn. The bridge features six lanes for automobiles and two lanes dedicated to pedestrians and cyclists, and carries more than 120,000 people daily. The Brooklyn Bridge has long been a destination for tourists, and today visitors flock to the bridge for stunning views up the East River, and for the history linked to the bridge.

Walk the bridge at sunset for one of the most unique views in the city. From the center of the Brooklyn Bridge, visitors have the opportunity to see in both directions along the East River. Look across to the Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges to the north, or down to the Upper Bay in the south. On a clear day, visitors to the Brooklyn Bridge can see the Statue of Liberty in the distance. Visit the bridge at sunset for the most rewarding view, although be prepared for crowds.

There are a number of walking tours of the bridge, and this is an excellent way to discover its history. Learn about the architecture and construction process, the infamous Brooklyn Bridge jumpers and the first flight to pass under the bridge. Walking tours cross the bridge in approximately an hour, giving you time to take in the sights, hear the stories, and make your way along the often crowded footpath.

The Brooklyn Bridge is located at the southern end of the East River, and can be reached on foot from DUMBO and Lower Manhattan. Visitors traveling by train can reach the bridge via the City Hall or Chambers subway stations in Manhattan, or the York Street and High Street subway stations in Brooklyn. The bridge can be visited daily, and there is no fee.

Popular Activities at Brooklyn Bridge

There are heaps of ways to experience this attraction. We've put together some things to do at Brooklyn Bridge:

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Courtyard New York Downtown Manhattan/World Trade Center $134
Courtyard New York Downtown Manhattan/World Trade Center

Courtyard New York Downtown Manhattan/World Trade Center

133 Greenwich Street, New York
     
    4.4
    of 5, from 1,053 reviews
    3.5 out of 5.0

    Located in Financial District, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of New York Stock Exchange, National September 11 Memorial, and Battery Park. One World Trade Center and Brooklyn Bridge are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    AC Hotel by Marriott New York Downtown $112
    AC Hotel by Marriott New York Downtown

    AC Hotel by Marriott New York Downtown

    151 Maiden Ln, New York
       
      4.5
      of 5, from 71 reviews
      3.5 out of 5.0

      Located in Financial District, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Wall Street, National September 11 Memorial, and Battery Park. Brooklyn Bridge and One World Trade Center are also within 6 mi (10 km).

      1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
      1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

      1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

      60 Furman Street, Brooklyn
         
        4.6
        of 5, from 494 reviews
        5.0 out of 5.0

        Located in Brooklyn Heights, this luxury hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Brooklyn Bridge Park/DUMBO Terminal, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and New York Stock Exchange. Brooklyn Bridge is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away.

        Mr. C Hotel Seaport $170
        Mr. C Hotel Seaport

        Mr. C Hotel Seaport

        33 Peck Slip, New York
           
          4.5
          of 5, from 32 reviews
          5.0 out of 5.0

          Located in Financial District, this luxury hotel is 3 mi (4.9 km) from Barclays Center Brooklyn and within 6 mi (10 km) of National September 11 Memorial and Brooklyn Bridge. Battery Park and Brooklyn Bridge Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).

          PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager hotel $195
          PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager hotel

          PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager hotel

          215 Chrystie St, New York
             
            4.4
            of 5, from 1,154 reviews
            4.0 out of 5.0

            Located in Bowery, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of New York University, Washington Square Park, and Brooklyn Bridge Park. National September 11 Memorial and Chelsea Market are also within 6 mi (10 km).

            Fairfield Inn New York Manhattan/Financial District $101
            Fairfield Inn New York Manhattan/Financial District

            Fairfield Inn New York Manhattan/Financial District

            161 Front Street, New York
               
              4.3
              of 5, from 622 reviews
              3.0 out of 5.0

              Located in Financial District, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of New York Stock Exchange, National September 11 Memorial, and Battery Park. One World Trade Center and Statue of Liberty are also within 3 mi (5 km). Wall St. Station is 6 minutes by foot and Fulton St. Station (Nassau St.) is 9 minutes.

              Hotel 50 Bowery NYC $178
              Hotel 50 Bowery NYC

              Hotel 50 Bowery NYC

              50 Bowery, East Village, New York
                 
                4.7
                of 5, from 766 reviews
                4.5 out of 5.0

                Located in Chinatown, this luxury hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Brooklyn Bridge, New York Stock Exchange, and Federal Reserve Bank of New York. New York University is 1.9 mi (3 km) away.

                Club Quarters Hotel, Wall Street $89
                Club Quarters Hotel, Wall Street

                Club Quarters Hotel, Wall Street

                52 William St, New York
                   
                  4.2
                  of 5, from 4,424 reviews
                  4.0 out of 5.0

                  Manhattan's Financial District