Things to do in Brooklyn

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From open food markets in the summer and stellar concert venues to the beautiful parks in this borough, Brooklyn has plenty of things to do, both ind... Read More

From open food markets in the summer and stellar concert venues to the beautiful parks in this borough, Brooklyn has plenty of things to do, both indoors and out. One of the best ways to explore the various neighborhoods is by foot. Take the time to amble through the eclectic shops or wander through the parks. Whether you prefer to spend your day crossing the iconic bridges, combing through thrift stores, enjoying a beer and some shuffleboard, or exploring the Botanic Gardens, there are enough activities to fill weeks. Whether you plan your itinerary far in advance or err on the side of spontaneity, boredom won’t be an issue on your visit to Brooklyn.

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    Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)

    Even if you can’t catch a live show, there’s plenty to see and do at this iconic venue, where the programming runs the gamut from film to theater to... Read More

  • Brooklyn Botanical Garden Tom Giebel / Flickr
    Brooklyn Botanic Garden

    Escape the hustle and bustle of the city streets with a visit to the bucolic Brooklyn Botanic Garden, which is especially glorious during cherry blossom... Read More

  • Brooklyn Brewery Courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery
    Brooklyn Brewery

    One of the neighborhood’s most popular draws, Brooklyn Brewery was one of the first craft brewers around when it opened in 1988. Today, it produces 26... Read More

  • Brooklyn Bridge Park Getty Images/Robert Harding World Imagery
    Brooklyn Bridge Park

    Any trip to Brooklyn would be incomplete without a jaunt in Brooklyn Bridge Park, which spans the waterfront in DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights. The park has... Read More

  • Brooklyn Museum Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum, photograph by Adam Husted
    Brooklyn Museum of Art

    With an encyclopedic collection spanning from ancient Egyptian to contemporary, the Brooklyn Museum of Art has something for everyone. It is,... Read More

  • King's Theater in Brooklyn NYC Courtesy of King's Theater
    Kings Theatre

    Go for the concert, stay for the jaw-droppingly ornate decor. This event space dates back to 1929, when it was opened as Loew's Kings Theatre. It closed... Read More

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    Nitehawk Cinema

    Nitehawk is a neighborhood cinema with a decidedly Brooklyn approach. There is a bar and lounge on the main floor for before- or after... Read More

  • Prospect Park wintertime Alex Palmer / Flickr
    Prospect Park

    Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux (the team behind Central Park), Brooklyn's Prospect Park is considered by some to be the landscape... Read More

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    Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club

    A vacation visit to a shuffleboard club in St. Petersburg, Florida, inspired the husband-and-wife team behind Royal Palms to open their own back in... Read More

  • Smorgasburg Smorgasburg

    This food market is open Saturdays in Williamsburg and Sundays in Prospect Park, and features dozens of vendors hawking both fresh food to eat and items... Read More

  • The Gutter Bowling Bar in Brooklyn NYC Courtesy of The Gutter
    The Gutter

    The Gutter is known for its grungy vibe and the rambunctious partygoers that come for birthday bowling sessions and the bar next door. You can rent... Read More

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