To the dismay of many, Brooklyn is often overshadowed by it’s sister borough of Manhattan. Let’s not forget that it is probably the second most popular borough – and you will hear arguments against this but ignore them – to explore. It is a hub of restaurants, museums, and off-beat culture, and most of its tourist-friendly sites act as fly paper for visitors.
The New York subway system is infamous for confusing tourists. You’re best bet for traveling around is to ask a concierge in your Brooklyn NY hotel. And after having your own little adventures around the subways you may consider learning about them. The main branch of the New York Transit Museum is located in Brooklyn Heights. If you’ve ever had an inkling of interest in New York history or just train history in general this is a cool little spot to explore.
If you’re looking for some peace of mind in this busy city you should head on over to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. Sure, it doesn’t sound all that thrilling but it is a perfect getaway for a lazy day. You can relax here, have a picnic, and take in some sunshine.
It’s also a romantic setting if you happen to be popping the question.
Although young, Brooklyn Brewery (established in 1987) is a microcosm for flavors and good times. The have seasonal beers on tap willing and waiting to be consumed by the pint. Their tour is a history of their brewery along with an explanation of the fermentation process in crafting beer.
If you’re in Williamsburg this is a great location to meet up with friends after dinner. Just be sure you have a buddy system in place once you’re done with your evening so you can return to your hotel in Brooklyn safely.
The Brooklyn Museum is just one in a plethora of highly decorated museums New York has to offer. It is almost a guarantee that if you ask for suggestions at the front desk at Brooklyn NY hotels you will receive some sort of informational packet about this museum. Filled with both ancient art and modern art, it boasts an eclectic mix of collections for you to view and enjoy.
If you’re only staying in a Brooklyn hotel briefly than an absolute must is Coney Island. It is a landmark, amusement park, and beach in southern Brooklyn. Although a trek from a suite hotel NY, it is worth visiting. Several of the functioning attractions harken to 1920s and 1930s sideshows. Operational during the warmer seasons you can explore the boardwalk, ride the Cyclone, and eat plenty of deliciously unhealthy food.
And finally, it goes without saying that you must walk the Brooklyn Bridge, the most iconic thing in Brooklyn. If you look at the name plaques you might find that your ancestors had helped construct this architectural masterpiece. If you don’t get a chance to visit it, hopefully you can see it from the window of your Brooklyn hotel.