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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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  • After visiting a place over the bridge, we decided to walk back to our Hotel, near times square, via the Brooklyn Bridge. wow, what a walk - and a very, very long bridge. stunning views though. Was a ...  more »
  • It's one of the things one must do when in New York, that's no doubt. The only question is where to start and what time of day to choose. If you want pictures with less people, you'd have to go early ...  more »
  • connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn. A walk across its promenade—a boardwalk elevated above the roadway, shared by pedestrians, skaters, and cyclists—takes about 40 minutes and delivers exhilarating vie...  more »
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  • 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 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.
  • I enjoy a good walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. It offers good views on Brooklyn and Manhattan. You should try to walk across the bridge early since it gets really crowded during the day. They should expand the pedestrian walk way since it gets pretty dangerous with a bike line right next to you.
  • Walked from Brooklyn to Manhattan along the bridge and it was a nice and easy walk. Walking this direction is great as you'll see the great views of the Manhattan skyline. The walk way can get a little narrow at some points so you'll need to make sure you're not waking in the bike lane as the local bike riders ride out fast and might hit you. As a tourist walking the bridge is better than riding it.
  • Good views, but too many traffic. Pedestrian traffic and bicycle traffic. You literally have to look back and forth for coming traffic if you step into the bike lane. City government should not allow bikes get on the Brooklyn bridge and should route all bike traffics to Manhattan bridge. It's too crowded at peak hours.