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Things to do in Williamsburg

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Williamsburg. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Williamsburg attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Williamsburg to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Williamsburg.

  • A.P.C. Surplus store

    Last season’s clothes are about half-price. More
  • Beacon’s Closet

    Peruse this gigantic warehouse space and turn Williamsburg’s fashionable locals’ cast-offs into your vintage treasures for wallet-friendly prices. More
  • Brooklyn Brewery

    ...hop on the L subway line to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, for a free tour of the Brooklyn Brewery and its vats of microbrews. More
  • Brooklyn Flat

    An outpost for whimsical, funky design. Ceramic salt-and-pepper shakers in the shape of chicken feet share space with silk-screened pillows by a lo... More
  • Golden Calf

    The Chinese and American antiques are unexpectedly high-quality for such a low-fi setting: the gritty margins of Williamsburg. Owner Natalie Vichne... More
  • Houndstooth

    A great vintage store for blazers More
  • Marlow & Daughters

    A bright blue exterior with large windows displays what this gourmet market is most recognized for: a traditional butchery specializing in locally ... More
  • Moon River Chattel

    In a borough littered with beautiful old buildings, these architectural-salvage specialists sell an impressive range of hard-to-find fixtures and h... More
  • Otte

    Once you get past the staff⤙s haughty (decidedly non-Brooklyn) attitude, you'll find racks upon racks of flirty Vanessa Bruno, Ulla Johnson, and ... More
  • Sleep

    A sumptuous bed in the store's window is strewn with high-end lingerie (Cosabella, Eberjey, Leigh Bantivoglio) - perhaps the place should be called... More
  • The Future Perfect

    Opened in 2003, this furniture/home goods/design store/gallery serves mostly loft-dwelling New Yorkers and curious visitors. At any time, the sto... More
  • The Gutter

    This bowling alley on the border of Williamsburg and Greenpoint opened less than a decade ago, but it manages to transport bowlers to the Midwest i... More
  • Williamsburg Gallery Association

    The association is an excellent resource for planning gallery tours. More

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