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What to Do in Brooklyn: Must See Attractions

Brooklyn Attractions

Plan to just relax in your hotel in Brooklyn? You're entitled to do that, but then you'd be missing out on all of the spectacular sights and exhilarating experiences this dynamic city is known for. The following list of things to do will inspire you to get out and about!

Explore the sights of Brooklyn with some unique tours & day trips, or try out our list of 1583 fun activities in Brooklyn. We have free cancellation and no added fees, so you can relax and channel all your energy into planning an unforgettable vacation.

Things to Do in Brooklyn with Kids

There's fun for all the family in Brooklyn. Here are some family friendly experiences to try together that are certain to make your trip a blast:

Free Things to Do in Brooklyn

There's no need to endlessly reach for your wallet in Brooklyn. The following won't even cost a penny.

Waterfront Museum - Young or old, this place will pique your imagination and capture your mind.

Stissing Mountain Multiple Use Area - Give the kids a good time or unleash your own inner child — this attraction just screams fun.

Pratt Institute - Architecture fans will certainly enjoy admiring the modern design of this local landmark.

Green-Wood Cemetery - Stop by this historic landmark and learn a thing or two about the area's cultural heritage.

Stuyvesant Heights Historic District - This lively location is a favorite of visitors and locals alike.

Gowanus Canal - Get out of life's fast lane and spend a bit of time out beside the water.

Maryland Monument - Strike up a conversation with a few locals and discover why many travelers swing by this place.

Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help - Mix a bit of spirituality into your travels by stopping by this religious attraction.

Coney Island Beach - Keep a lookout for colorful shells and other ocean treasures washed up along the coastline here.

Brower Park - You're sure to reconnect with Mother Nature at this spectacular attraction.

Audubon Center - If you love pottering around the garden, this attraction will captivate your green thumb.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Brooklyn

Williamsburg

Noted for its cafés and live music, there's plenty to explore in Williamsburg. Top attractions like McCarren Park Pool and Brooklyn Brewery are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Metropolitan Av. Station or Hewes St. Station to see more of the city.

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Downtown Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s signature medley of old and new provides the backdrop to this revitalized district, where you’ll find fresh arts venues behind historic streetscapes.

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Park Slope

Near a large Brooklyn park, important cultural sites stand next to gracious residences, while central avenues bustle with places to eat, drink and shop. 

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Bushwick

You might enjoy the coffeehouses while in Bushwick. Maria Hernandez Park is a notable sight, and you can get around town at Knickerbocker Av. Station or Central Av. Station to see more of the city.

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Greenpoint

You might take some time to check out the abundant dining options in Greenpoint. Spend some time visiting top spots like WNYC Transmitter Park, and catch the metro at Greenpoint Av. Station or Nassau Av. Station to see more of the area.

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Brooklyn Heights

Scenic views, historic brownstones, narrow streets and fantastic restaurants and bars help create one of Brooklyn’s most charming neighborhoods.

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You'll hardly have time to fetch your wallet out of your pocket with so many free things to do:

  • Prospect Park
  • Sunset Park
  • Brooklyn Navy Yard
  • Pratt Institute