If you want a perfect long weekend getaway, or family fun in the city, Brooklyn is the borough to be in the Big Apple. Many movies have showed New York City and its neighbourhoods, but recently Brooklyn has emerged with its world-class architecture, activities, events, and unique spots to visit. From the iconic Brooklyn Bridge to museums and hot dog stands, Brooklyn has plenty of interesting sights. It's not all concrete and large buildings either, there are plenty of parks, art galleries and pop-up shops as well. Spend a few days in Brooklyn to learn about its diverse history -- as the most populated borough in New York, the people and culture here are truly vibrant.
There are dozens of things to do in Brooklyn, from fantastic art galleries, parks, and historical sights to museums and, of course, Coney Island. The most popular spot is the Brooklyn Bridge, a picturesque structure overlooking the East River and connecting Brooklyn with Manhattan. Afterward, the Brooklyn Bridge Park is ideal for stroll or a picnic, especially during summer or early fall when the foliage is at its best. For more adventures in nature, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Prospect Park, and Carroll Gardens are peaceful areas for exploring and soaking up local life.
For thrill-seekers and a little nostalgia, Coney Island is a fairground on the shore guaranteed to provides laughs, tasty foods, and lasting memories. Tuck into some cotton candy and ice cream, ride the roller coaster or simply relax on the beach.
Slightly calmer, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden is great for the whole family, where adults and children can learn about the environment and animals. Another family-friendly activity is the Brooklyn Museum, where visitors can enjoy art, sculptures, film, and music. Elsewhere, the New York Aquarium is perfect to learn about underwater life and ecosystems; and for the brave members in your group -- see sharks!
In the evening, check out the iconic Brooklyn dive bars or distilleries, 'Hinterlands' and 'Do or Drive' are some of the highest-rated spots.
The best areas to stay include Fort Greene, Bedford Stuyvesant, and Coney Island. These Brooklyn neighborhoods have plenty of beautiful tree-lined streets, coffee shops and restaurants, and access to subway stations.
Due to its size and popularity, Brooklyn has plenty of vacation rentals, ranging from cozy apartments to traditional houses to enjoy with family and friends. Some place even come with a hot tub, great for cold New York nights. Little details like these make for a perfect getaway.
The best time to visit Brooklyn is in May or September, when the average temperature is 70 degrees, there is plenty of sunshine and it's not too humid. The rest of the summer months get very hot, sometimes reaching over 80 degrees with high humidity.
From October to April, the weather is cold, icy, and heavy snowfall. This time of year is great for a festive break, as New York transforms into a Winter Wonderland with markets, ice skating, and shows.
At AllTheRooms.com we have vacation rentals from all of your favorite providers - Airbnb, Agoda, Bed and Breakfast and others. Brooklyn has 10,383 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit careful travellers, extravagant travelers and everything in between. When traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in Brooklyn is available at $10 per night. On average, a place to stay in Brooklyn will cost you $134 per night.
If you have to have an internet connection during your time in Brooklyn, then you can choose from over 8,671 places to stay that provide WiFi internet. 407 of our accommodations come with breakfast in the price. Choose from 532 places to stay that provide gym options, so you won't miss a single workout. Driving to Brooklyn? Then choose one of the 3,697 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. We have 70 hotels and vacation rentals that have a pool or jacuzzi.
Those traveling with a cat, dog or some other animal can stay in one of 1,057 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.
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