A Day in Brooklyn: Explore Like a Local
Brooklyn is a vibrant borough of New York City, and there's so much more to it than just the Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO. To truly experience Brooklyn like a local, we'll take you off the beaten path and introduce you to some hidden gems and local favorites. From diverse neighborhoods to delicious eats and cultural hotspots, here's an itinerary for an authentic Brooklyn experience.
Start with a Classic Bagel: Head to a local bagel shop like Bagel Hole or Terrace Bagels for a classic New York bagel with cream cheese and lox.
Prospect Park: Take a leisurely stroll or rent a bike in Prospect Park. Locals often come here for morning jogs, picnics, or to simply unwind.
Brooklyn Museum: Explore the Brooklyn Museum's diverse collection of art and culture. Don't forget to check out the impressive Egyptian collection.
4. Smorgasburg: Head to Smorgasburg, a popular weekend food market featuring a diverse array of food vendors. Try some local favorites like Ramen Burger, Lumpia Shack, and Mighty Quinn's Barbeque.
5. Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Stroll through the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, especially in the spring when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. It's a tranquil escape from the city's hustle and bustle.
Williamsburg: Take the subway to Williamsburg, one of Brooklyn's trendiest neighborhoods. Walk along Bedford Avenue and explore the local boutiques, street art, and unique shops.
7. Peter Luger Steak House: For a classic Brooklyn dining experience, make a reservation at Peter Luger Steak House, a legendary institution known for its mouthwatering steaks and old-school charm.
8. Brooklyn Bridge Park: Head to Brooklyn Bridge Park for a relaxing evening. The views of the Manhattan skyline at sunset are breathtaking. There's often live music or outdoor movie screenings during the summer months.
Brooklyn Heights Promenade: Take a stroll along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade for more stunning views of the Manhattan skyline. It's a romantic spot and a local favorite.
10. Local Dive Bar: Finish your day like a Brooklynite by visiting a local dive bar in Williamsburg or Bushwick, such as Lucky Dog or Skinny Dennis, to enjoy some live music and mingle with the locals.
This itinerary will give you a taste of Brooklyn's diverse culture, art, and culinary scene, all while experiencing the borough like a true local. Enjoy your day exploring the heart of Brooklyn!
For public group every Saturday at 10am
$75 per person
(public group availability based number of participants)
You will receive a
licensed tourist guide and the following:
Sedan, SUV or Minibus, comfort and Heat/AC
2 pick up / starting locations
Short stops for pictures
Close up to sights & points of interest
Smorgasburg Food Market
Various neighborhoods of Brooklyn
The tour ends in Coney Island
For full description, itinerary and booking information contact us.
Multi Day Tour in Brooklyn: Explore Like a Local
Day 1: Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO
Morning: Start your day with a hearty breakfast at a local diner. Try classic American pancakes or a bagel with lox and cream cheese.
After breakfast, head to Brooklyn Heights Promenade for stunning views of the Manhattan skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge. Take a leisurely walk through the tree-lined streets of Brooklyn Heights, admiring the historic brownstone houses.
Lunch: Stop by Juliana's Pizza, a legendary pizzeria in DUMBO. Enjoy a slice of New York-style pizza in a cozy atmosphere.
Afternoon: Explore DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) and its trendy art galleries, boutiques, and coffee shops. Don't miss the Instagram-worthy Manhattan Bridge archway.
Visit Jane's Carousel, a beautifully restored vintage carousel located in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Take a ride and enjoy the waterfront views.
Dinner: Have dinner at Grimaldi's Pizzeria, another iconic pizza spot in Brooklyn. Savor coal-fired brick-oven pizzas in a historic setting.
Evening: End your day with a stroll along the Brooklyn Bridge. Experience the breathtaking views of the city lights and the bridge's architectural marvel.
Day 2: Williamsburg
Morning: Start your day with a cup of artisanal coffee from a local Williamsburg cafe. Brooklyn is known for its coffee culture, so indulge in a carefully brewed cup.
Explore the Brooklyn Flea Market, held on Saturdays. Browse through vintage clothing, handmade crafts, and unique antiques.
Lunch: Head to Smorgasburg, a popular food market in Williamsburg. Sample a variety of international cuisines and indulge in sweet treats and gourmet delights.
Afternoon: Visit the Williamsburg waterfront and enjoy the East River State Park. Take a relaxing walk, have a picnic, or simply enjoy the view of Manhattan across the water.
Explore the vibrant street art scene in Williamsburg. The neighborhood is filled with colorful murals and graffiti, showcasing the creativity of local artists.
Dinner: Have dinner at a farm-to-table restaurant like Reynard, where you can enjoy locally sourced, seasonal dishes in a cozy atmosphere.
Evening: Experience Williamsburg's nightlife at a trendy bar or live music venue. The neighborhood is known for its diverse and lively entertainment options.
Day 3: Prospect Park and Brooklyn Museum
Morning: Start your day with a leisurely brunch at a neighborhood cafe. Try Brooklyn's famous avocado toast or a classic brunch dish.
Explore Prospect Park, Brooklyn's largest park, designed by the same architects who created Central Park. Rent a bike and ride along the park's scenic trails, or have a relaxing picnic by the lake.
Lunch: Grab a quick bite at Smorgasburg Prospect Park, a food market held on Sundays. Enjoy a variety of food options from local vendors.
Afternoon: Visit the Brooklyn Museum, located near Prospect Park. Explore its extensive art collection, including works by famous artists and thought-provoking contemporary exhibits.
Stroll through the nearby Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Enjoy the beauty of blooming flowers, serene Japanese gardens, and themed plant exhibits.
Dinner: Dine at a cozy neighborhood restaurant like Al Di La Trattoria, known for its authentic Italian cuisine and warm ambiance.
Evening: End your Brooklyn adventure with a live performance at a local music venue or theater. Brooklyn has a vibrant cultural scene, so you're bound to find an interesting show to attend.
Remember, the best way to experience Brooklyn like a local is to embrace the neighborhood's unique charm, interact with the friendly locals, and immerse yourself in the diverse culture and creativity that this borough has to offer. Safe travels!
Your public tour starts at UNION SQUARE PARK, NY 10003
Meeting at: Meet your Tour Guide at Union Square (N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6, L train) in front of The George Washington statue. You will recognize our tour guide holding the sign: All New York Fun Tours, Brooklyn Tour in front of George Washington equestrian statue..
The closest subway to start point are on this map
p: 646 205 8188