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.
Where you stay is the heart of your holiday. Location reigns supreme but do you prefer resort facilities or unique and boutique? Historic and old world or modern and shiny?
We aim to present choices across the spectrum but there are many hundreds of places to stay and not room to feature them all. Do speak to your Bon Voyage travel consultant and click the video for our take on this important topic.
We would rate the Bellagio as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Fabulous, glitzy, exciting. We loved having breakfast at the poolside café... one of our best experiences ever. If it hadn't been for you we wouldn't have had the suite or cabana and we loved them. We both agreed that the hotel was the best for us and you had suggested that so well done!Leonore & Mike Rumford