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Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn

Categories: Bridges, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 11,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • Hot summer was a visit to the cool breeze in the evening and night scenery at one Brooklyn Bridge is really an illusion. In New York, one of the most memorable place you've visited.
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  • my friends and I had only intended to take the subway over and walk back with the manhattan skyline before us.....but as it turned out we walked over and back and were thrilled with the experience.......  read more »
  • I always wanted to see this creature of art,and I finally saw it,amazing bridge with a beautiful view on the city ✌️ 
  • Since becoming somewhat of an attraction and wanting to visit Brooklyn anyway we decided to take a walk across it and as most people say you do get some incredible views of New York. Even from below when you get to the other side just staring up at it you have to marvel at our species advancements to create something so vast to carry as many people as it does that has lasted for so long. We went across pretty much at midday and it wasn't overly crowded, the weather was beautiful so you'd expect more tourists out. It was a nice pleasant walk and I even helped a French family take a picture of them all. Instead of attaching a lock like so many others i asked for my girlfriends hand in marriage! She said yes so 5 stars it is!
  • The walk is just over a mile long, it doesn't really matter from which side you start. If you are going in middle of summer, it's best to attempt either early morning or early evening. There's hardly any shade and it can get very uncomfortable. The bridge is busy most times for pedestrians and is split with a bike lane. Be careful as it's easy to stray into the bike lane due to people being in your way. Some of the cyclist's come tearing down so watch out especially if you have kids. Take a bottle of water with you. Although you'll find water sellers every so often along the route, as expected, their prices are astronomical. The bridge is manned by Police, they're posted every so often, so you get the feeling of additional safety. The only downside is that it can get a bit anoying due to the traffic noise and fumes. However that's put to the back of your mind as the overall experience takes you away. Station access is good either way, this is handy for making your way back to your staring point.
  • The walk across the bridge is very nice. There is the constant sound of the vehicles going underneath while you peacefully walk across. Plenty of benches and trash cans on the route. Also makes for good photos from here!
  • I walked here three or four times and it hasn't changed a bit between these walks. This is more of a tourist trap than anything. You should walk the bridge at least once whether you're a New Yorker or not but, it's more of a headache walking it than a breathtaking experience. And if you're a biker be smart and, try biking on the Manhattan Bridge. When you're walking the Bridge you'll almost always be in some bikers way and it becomes so much of a headache to get past them when there isn't much room to provide space for them since the ratio of people to bikers is much higher than you could expect. Viewing the Bridge alone by the East River coast is so much of a better experience than walking on it.
  • Amazing park with great views of the downtown Manhattan skyline. From certain vantage points you can see all the way up to 432 Park and the Empire State bldg. You also get an amazing view of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges (plus the Williamsburg bridge from certain areas).
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