New York is a truly iconic area, and Brooklyn is certainly no exception. Whether it’s the charming old neighborhoods, rich urban history, plentiful entertainment options or picture-worthy scenery, the city has a light and a life that has to be experienced to be understood.
For an incredible view of the Manhattan skyline, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade can’t be beat. Go for a stroll along the Brooklyn Bridge for views of Manhattan, lower New York and the Statue of Liberty -- and don’t forget your camera. Ride an East River Ferry to get off your feet for awhile and see the city from the water. Or, head to Brighton Beach for a day in the sun and the chance to walk along the picturesque boardwalk. Nearby, Russian restaurants and bakeries serve up delicacies you’ll savor to the last bite. More delicious eats can be found on Smith Street, a hotspot for foodies and grumbling stomachs across the city.
Coney Island is another beach destination you won’t want to miss; it’s the widest beach in the area and boasts amusement rides and entertainment that will bring smiles to the young and the young at heart. Hear the soaring chorus of voices at the famous Brooklyn Tabernacle. Stroll the rolling hills of Green-Wood Cemetery, where you’ll find monuments and tombstones of a surprising number of famous figures.
For a full day of outdoor and cultural activity, head to Prospect Park where the Zoo, Museum of Art and Botanical Gardens all offer great ways to spend a few hours. The Brooklyn Museum is the second largest in New York and features artifacts that stretch from ancient Egyptians to modern day, while the Transit Museum, housed in a 1930’s subway station, has interesting displays all its own.
The neighborhoods of Park Slope and Brooklyn Heights both offer boutiques and cafes, while Cobble Hill is worth walking through for the houses and neighborhood buzz alone. Williamsburg is the city’s creative hub, home to some of the best restaurants and most talented live entertainment. The nightlife here needs no introduction and party-goers won’t have to look far to find a cold drink and a bumping bass line.
When you join the fun in Brooklyn, don’t forget to book your stay with an IHG hotel. Comfortable rooms and convenient locations near the city’s best attractions mean you’ll never be far from the action. Whether you’re out late or resting up for another busy day, you’ll sleep easy throughout your stay in Brooklyn knowing you’ve found the best value at a price you can afford. + View More - View Less