Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge NYC

Completed in 1883, The Brooklyn Bridge has been one of the most iconic attractions in NYC ever since. It connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn over the East River water. Discover all of the best ways to experience this Big Apple Landmark. All of the information on biking, walking, boat tours and more can be found here. Get ready for spectacular views at this NYC attraction!

 

Best Ways to Experience the Brooklyn Bridge

  • Bike across the bridge: One of the most memorable ways to explore the Brooklyn Bridge is by biking across the bridge. Rent a bike and get ready for an exhilirating and one of a kind time. The view is truly something to write home about, and there is a reason that people travel from all over the world to see it. Biking across the Brooklyn Bridge not only provides a unique vantage point of the Manhattan skyline, it is a fun and exciting way to spend a morning or afternoon in NYC with the whole family. It is also less intimidating than you might think, as the bridge has separate bike paths to navigate. The access ramp at Tillary and Adams Street is the easiest to access with a bike.
  • Walk across the bridge: For those who prefer a more leisurely pace of crossing the Brooklyn Bridge, plan on walking across on one of the pedestrian paths. Take a relaxed stroll across the bridge that way visitors can fully take in the gorgeous views and snap plenty of photos to commemorate this NYC adventure.
  • Take a NYC boat tour: For another interesting way to experience the Brooklyn Bridge, arrange to go on a boat tour. This will give tourists a chance to sit back and put their feet up for a serene trip around Manhattan's waterways. Cruise under the Brooklyn Bridge, and spot the Statue of Liberty and other NYC sights and attractions during your boat tour as well.
  • Get in a stunning view of the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan: Find a spot like the Fulton Empire State Park for spectacular views of the Brooklyn Bridge. Perhaps pack a picnic and enjoy the sunset from one of the park benches.
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Top Three Tips For the Brooklyn Bridge

  1. Bring a sweater or jacket. Even if it seems like a warm day outside in Manhattan, it is bound to be breezy on the actual bridge, and you don't want to get chilled on your ride or walk across the bridge.
  2. Don't forget a camera! The views of the Big Apple skyline are truly beautiful, and you'll definitely want to capture the moment on camera.
  3. Plan to spend some time in Brooklyn Bridge Park. After you've made it across the bridge, you'll want to rest up for a bit, and there is no better place to do that than the Brooklyn Bridge Park. The views are great from the park as well, so snap some additional photos to show off to all your friends back home.