Brooklyn, New York, USA
The perfect 3 days itinerary

Brooklyn, one of New York City's 5 boroughs, sits on the western end of Long Island. The iconic Brooklyn Bridge, built in 1883, connects it to Manhattan. Neighborhoods range from high-end DUMBO (between Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges); Williamsburg, a hotbed of indie music, art and nightlife; to beachfront Coney Island and its amusement parks. Leafy, row house–filled districts include Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope.

What to do in Brooklyn?

This 3 days itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Brooklyn. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Explore the Iconic Landmarks

Morning

Start your day with a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, offering stunning views of the Manhattan skyline. Once you reach Brooklyn, head to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade for more breathtaking views.

Afternoon

Visit the Brooklyn Museum, one of the largest and oldest art museums in the country. Then, take a stroll through the adjacent Brooklyn Botanic Garden, a 52-acre garden that features a number of specialty 'gardens within the Garden'.

Evening

Head to DUMBO, a trendy neighborhood known for its art galleries, boutiques, and high-end restaurants. Enjoy a meal at one of the waterfront restaurants with views of the Manhattan skyline.


Day 2: Discover Brooklyn's Culture and Nightlife

Morning

Visit Williamsburg, a neighborhood known for its indie music scene, hip boutiques, and vibrant street art. Check out the Smorgasburg food market, where you can sample a variety of local and international cuisines.

Afternoon

Explore the Bushwick Collective, an outdoor gallery of street art. Then, head to the Brooklyn Brewery for a tour and tasting.

Evening

Experience Brooklyn's nightlife in the lively neighborhood of Park Slope. Enjoy live music at one of the many bars and clubs.


Day 3: A Day of Leisure and Shopping

Morning

Visit the Brooklyn Flea, a large flea market where you can find everything from vintage clothing to antiques. Then, take a stroll through Prospect Park, a 585-acre park designed by the same architects who designed Central Park.

Afternoon

Head to Coney Island, a beachfront area known for its amusement parks. Ride the famous Cyclone roller coaster or take a walk along the boardwalk.

Evening

End your trip with a visit to the Barclays Center, home to the Brooklyn Nets basketball team. Catch a game or a concert at this state-of-the-art arena.


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