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Brooklyn Bridge, New York City

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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. Arrange to visit Brooklyn Bridge and other attractions in New York City using our New York City trip builder tool.
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  • A must see in NYC. IMHO, you really can't leave without seeing the bridge, and if you have time and are able, I recommend a walk across to get the full effect. Also, very nice view from the... 
    A must see in NYC. IMHO, you really can't leave without seeing the bridge, and if you have time and are able, I recommend a walk across to get the full effect. Also, very nice view from the...  more »
  • It was an incredibly hot, sunny NYC day when we decided to walk the pedestrian part of the Brooklyn Bridge. We had a great time, but gosh was it hot--there is no shade at all. We were very thankful... 
    It was an incredibly hot, sunny NYC day when we decided to walk the pedestrian part of the Brooklyn Bridge. We had a great time, but gosh was it hot--there is no shade at all. We were very thankful...  more »
  • Iconic bridge. This bridge is great to walk over and take the views of Brooklyn and Manhattan. Def a must see and do when visiting NYC. Make sure the weather is nice. 
    Iconic bridge. This bridge is great to walk over and take the views of Brooklyn and Manhattan. Def a must see and do when visiting NYC. Make sure the weather is nice.  more »
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  • Hey, she's been standing proud since May, 1883, so the bridge speaks for itself! We walked across this bridge for the first time and had a magnificent view of the East River, the New York harbor and the Manhattan skyline. What makes the walk so nice is that there is a raised pedestrian walkway totally void of cars and other vehicles so one can walk peacefully without having to worry with traffic. There was a nice crowd that day; it was a splendid, sunny spring day and the visibility was great. There were lots of artists and vendors that added a bit of spice to the whole experience. I had been wanting to cross the Brooklyn Bridge all my life so we finally got the opportunity and it was nice!
  • This very long Bridge is such a special extra for your trip in New York. Just walking over it, seeing a lot of people who are taking pictures and stuff. It is really fun just to sit in the sun and see the view from this bridge, the bridge is having a lot of great view spots, so you can see the one world trade center. It is just a great thing, just walking to Brooklyn get some Shake Shack and walk back!
  • This is a beautiful bridge, it is extremely packed on the weekend and the people make it sometimes tough to enjoy. It's amazing they made a bike lane not on the pedestrian part though, so that frees up a lot of space to actually enjoy it. If you're here on a weekday, then definitely go then to avoid the weekend crowds. Walking across to see Brooklyn is a perfect way to spend a day and look at Manhattan.
  • When my friends first see Brooklyn Bridge they are usually mesmerized by its sheer size! And it is indeed and amazing place, giving opportunity for a great walk and a key traffic artery, connecting the huge boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, thus allowing several hundred thousand cars to pass every day! This sophisticated piece of architecture is very, very old. The first plans of building such a bridge were initiated in as early as 1800, but it took nearly a century to complete it. Brooklyn Bridge was officially opened on May 24, 1883. It was been in exploitation for more than 137 years! What is even more remarkable about Brooklyn Bridge is the views it provides towards both Brooklyn and Manhattan. It is spectacular to see the skyline of both boroughs both by day and by night. The skyscrapers in day and their lights at night are truly, truly amazing! The bridge is a very sophisticated work of art. It is considered to be a hybrid cable stayed and suspension bridge, and it’s one of the very few of its kind in the world! During it’s nearly a century and a half exploitation it has received numerous upgrades, making it an even bigger wonder! We cannot imagine New York City without Brooklyn bridge and all its pros!
  • I recently completed the walk from Downtown Brooklyn across the Brooklyn Bridge to get into Lower Manhattan to One World Trade (then back across), and what an experience!!! It was definitely chilly walking across, bring a coat if you're on the fence about bundling up during the transitional seasons! Words cannot properly capture the depth/significance of this experience, I have never experienced anything like it. The structure itself is incredible, but the view of Lower + Midtown Manhattan are unmatched. It was a privilege to be able to experience the skyline from the Brooklyn Bridge, and I will definitely return!!

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