Guests staying in the borough often have crossing the Brooklyn Bridge
on their bucket list. The bridge was once the largest of its kind and
remains impressive for the neo-gothic towers and 1.3-mile expanse.
However, go early in the morning, or wait until later at night to avoid
the daytime crowds. An early morning visit offers the chance to catch
a spectacular sunrise. Venturing forth at night provides a memorable
view of the lighted city skyline.
The Brooklyn Museum
The massive 560,000-square foot building remains the second-largest
facility of its kind in NYC. The structure houses approximately 1.5
million pieces that encompass thousands of years of art. The
antiquities from Egypt span more than 4,000 items that include historic
sculptures and other artifacts. Galleries also display artworks from
Africa. Other cultural art representations come from Asia and the
Pacific Islands. The facility is proud of the collection that includes
works created by Cezanne, Degas, Monet and other masters. Outdoors,
visitors have the chance to stroll through the Memorial Sculpture
Garden, which features historic architectural objects obtained from
When desiring a break from the crowds found in Brooklyn, guests might
consider venturing to the expansive 526-acre location. The varied
landscape features everything from an extensive open meadow to a lush
forest. The Ravine features a cascading waterfall and the 60-acre lake
provides the chance to enjoy the waterfowl or explore the area by
paddleboat. During the summer, concerts and shows are held at the
bandshell and along the pathways. Youngsters can enjoy riding the historic
carousel and visiting the animals at the zoo. Tour the historic
Lefferts House or indulge in local cuisine at one of the many
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
A Brooklyn Bus Tour may make a stop at the tranquil 52-acre garden.
The design of the unique Visitor's Center features an eco-friendly
portal roof filled with 45,000 plants. The location cares for thousands
of plants, shrubbery and trees obtained from around the world.
Highlights include a stop at the Japanese-Hill-and-Pond Garden and the
Shakespeare Garden. During the spring, many turn out for the Sakura
Matsuri Festival and the chance to see the dozens of cherry blossom
trees in full bloom.
Brooklyn Children's Museum
Families sightseeing Brooklyn make a point of exploring the children's museum. The
facility boasts a collection of 30,000 exhibits designed to amaze and intrigue
youngsters. The vast number of displays range from dolls and fossils to masks and
musical instruments. Children have fun learning about the city and other cultures
while venturing through the miniature World Brooklyn. The cityscape includes an
interactive Mexican bakery and an International grocery store.