Best Things to See in Brooklyn

Brooklyn is the largest of New York’s five boroughs, both in terms of area and population size. Famous for its cultural diversity and great music scene there is plenty to do in this exciting part of the city.


Brooklyn Height Promenade

Couples gather and friends relax on this city garden that rises above the city. It is a great place to sit down and simply take in New York life, so sit back relax and enjoy. This place has been popular for generations already, and it will undoubtedly continue to be so for those still to come.

Brooklyn Bridge

Take a walk across one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States for a great view of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty. Sunset is a great time to make the crossing, but stick around until the sun has set to watch the city light up. If you’re feeling hungry you can always indulge in a timeless New York pastime by grabbing a hot dog.

Coney Island

The beaches and amusement parks of Coney Island still attracts New Yorkers, but nothing like in the numbers that it used to before the Second World War. In the eighties and nineties the area acquired a bit of a run down feeling, but since 2000 there have been major re-development initiatives to try and put a bit of a sparkle back into the place.



New York’s Chinatown is actually not all that old, tracing its history back to the 1980’s, however since that time it has been growing, and growing fast. Nowadays it is commonly referred to as Little Fuzhu because most of the emigrants came from Fujian province. It might not sound like much of a tourist attraction, but with great food and cheap accommodation this should be on most backpackers radars.


Brighton Beach

Tis place was actually voted one of the top ten beach break destinations in the world. Not something you were expecting I bet! With a beautiful promenade, funky cafes and some of the best nightclubs in the country there are plenty of reasons why you should check this place out.