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Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn

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Walk across one of New York’s most iconic landmarks, Brooklyn Bridge, while admiring breathtaking views of the city skyline. One of the oldest suspension bridges in the country, it spans almost 486 m (1,600 ft) across the East River, connecting the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Take the subway to Brooklyn and walk back along the bridge toward Manhattan for the best views of the city, but not before wandering through the Brooklyn Bridge Park. If you’re hungry, stop for a famous slice of Brooklyn pizza before heading back over the bridge. Use our Brooklyn tour planner to add Brooklyn Bridge and other attractions to your Brooklyn vacation plans.
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  • From Manhattan and walk leaves a wonderful sense of having walked into the myth. To capture unique and panoramic views. Once you arrive in Brooklyn's Dumbo with the obligatory stop on streets and sights. We then went back to the Midtown Ferry Service (2.75 each way) that we reported on 34th.
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  • It is necessary to cross the Brooklyn Bridge, in the way that you want. And sooner or later, see the skyline of Manhattan from the many viewpoints of Brooklyn.
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  • We walked across the Brooklyn Bridge on our way to 9/11 museum . At 8 it was quiet and an excellent view and walk into Manhattan. On the way back at 4pm it was crowded , noisy and sweaty ... so go ear...  more »
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  • This is a great place for both New Yorkers and Tourists alike. It has one of the best views in the city and its extremely iconic. Come here to take a nice stroll with your family or your date, watch as the sun sets all while listening to the cars beneath your feet. It is very family friendly and just a nice place to have a good time while over the river.
  • This is a great place to take a stroll! I was staying in Manhattan, and took the subway in Brooklyn, got off on the first stop and did a little exploring. I walked back to Manhattan on the bridge and it was amazing. Even in the New York heat, it was worth it. There were people from all walks of life there, tourist and locals. There are people selling water, exercising, strolling, taking photos. It's definitely a walk, but it is well worth it for the views and just to enjoy to iconic historic bridge. You can rent a bike and bike across as well if you are just too tired from all the walking you have done. There are designated bike lanes and pedestrian lanes, be mindful of where you are walking as someone can be zooming on by on a bike. I recommend walking the entire thing to truly enjoy all the views and the city. It's a great place to go alone and relax, I'm sure it's much more beautiful during other times of the year and day. I went during the hottest part of the day and I still really enjoyed it. Make sure to take time out of your trip or day to just relax and take a stroll, enjoy the scenery.
  • The bridge itself is magnificent! Make sure to stop and read the plaques near each tower describing the construction. The views from the bridge are one of a kind. The only downside is the walkway isn't big enough, especially with a bunch of bikes flying down one side. Altogether walking the bridge is a must do!
  • The Brooklyn Bridge is a fabulous wonder that is iconic and classic NYC. Any time of the day or night is a good time to go; you can capture some excellent night shots if you enjoy photography, or during the daytime, great views of Manhattan and also Brooklyn. Please be courteous of the bike lane. The bike riders travel very fast, and you're at risk of being in the way if you're not careful.
  • To anyone living in or visiting NY, take the time to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and visit the Brooklyn Bridge Park and surrounding area. It's beautiful to look at and even better to relax in. You can always take the water taxi back to the Manhattan side If you're getting tired. If you're a photo nerd, this is the spot to get your fix! I recommend it 100%

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Where to stay in Brooklyn

To enjoy views of the Manhattan skyline and have easy foot access to most of the borough's major attractions, stay in Brooklyn's downtown area. The borough's main tourism district, this area offers both luxurious accommodations for visitors wishing to splurge during their stay, as well as more economical lodgings for those traveling on a limited budget. If you don’t mind driving or taking the subway to most tourist sites, consider one of the neighborhoods outside Brooklyn's central area, such as Williamsburg or Prospect Park.
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