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Cool Things to Do in Brooklyn NY

Looking for fun things to do in Brooklyn this weekend? You've come to the right place! Below you'll find a list of the top things to do in Brooklyn NY, New York City's most populous borough. Escape the crowds and tourist traps of Manhattan and enjoy a slice of authentic American life. While all the tourists are flooding the streets of Manhattan, you'll be taking in the sun at a Brooklyn Cyclones game or snapping pictures of prairie dogs at the Prospect Park Zoo. What better way to spend a beautiful summer afternoon in New York City?

Other fun things to do in Brooklyn include patronizing Duff's Brooklyn Bar and attending the Brooklyn West Indian Carnival, the largest parade in New York City. You might even explore Brooklyn on foot with the Over the Brooklyn Bridge Tour by Manhattan Walks. Feel like seeing Brooklyn after hours? Check out our Nightlife in Brooklyn NY page!

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Fun Things to Do in Brooklyn New York

All right, so you've decided to forgo the traditional and embrace the alternative by spending your hard-earned bucks in Brooklyn. No doubt you want to make the experience memorable. Here are a few of our favorite things to do in Brooklyn NY:

  • Take a tour. Want to familiarize yourself with New York City's most populous borough? Take a tour (you are a tourist, after all). If you're inclined to history, you might enjoy the Brooklyn Bus Tour by CitySights, which provides you with a 90-minute guided tour of Brooklyn landmarks. If you like food, take the Brooklyn Bridge Sunset Food Tour. Beer lovers won't want to miss the Brewed in Brooklyn Tour (yes, you have to be 21).
  • Visit a museum. To be sure, Manhattan has no shortage of museums, but Brooklyn's got its own fair share. Among our favorites are the New York Transit Museum (way cooler than it sounds) and the Brooklyn Museum of Art (a great place to acquaint yourself with up-and-coming artists).

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More of the Best Things to Do in Brooklyn NY

Want to find fun things to do with kids in Brooklyn NY? Piece of cake. Here are two things to do in Brooklyn with kids that you, too, will enjoy:

  • Brooklyn Bontanic Gardens: If you and your kids love to be out in nature, there's no way you can miss the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. Located in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens offer a lush, serene escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Best of all, kids under 12 get in free!
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum: Science and history lovers of all ages will get a thrill out of the Brooklyn Children's Museum. As the oldest children's museum in the United States, the Brooklyn Children's Museum boasts an impressive collection of 30,000 cultural objects and natural history specimens.