Just across the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan lies the city’s most populous borough. There is no better way to get to Brooklyn than to actually walk across the iconic bridge. Finished in 1883, this engineering milestone ranks among the world's greatest suspension bridges. Day or night, the view is spectacular.
Stroll past the stately brownstones of Brooklyn Heights, the city's first designated historic district. Scores of creative people have lived in the area, including Benjamin Britten, Walt Whitman, Gypsy Rose Lee, Truman Capote and Arthur Miller. From here, head over to the Promenade for an even better view of Lower Manhattan and the harbor. You couldn't be in a better place to work up an appetite. Neighborhood restaurants are plentiful and great value. Stop for a slice of the best coal brick oven pizza at Grimaldi's.
The southernmost point of Brooklyn is no other than the iconic Coney Island - home to one of the oldest wooden roller coasters in the US as well as a groomed stretch of sandy beach and boardwalk.