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Brooklyn is an urban, family-friendly neighbourhood with convenient options for restaurants and cafés. The neighbourhood's architecture, friendly people, and skyline are just some of its charming qualities. You can experience the local art and live music, or enjoy the natural beauty of the island views. A stay at one of Brooklyn's hotels makes it easy to venture out into the greater Brooklyn area.
The local museums will impress, as will other attractions. Lefferts Historic House, Pieter Claesen Wyckoff House, and Jewish Children's Museum feature captivating exhibits. You can check out the local talent at Whitman Theatre, Puppetworks Inc, and Brooklyn Lyceum. Some landmarks that can't be missed include Ebbets Field, Children's Corner, and Prospect Park Long Meadow. Create some family memories at Prospect Park Zoo, Brooklyn Children's Museum, and Adventurer's Family Entertainment Center.
Many visitors like to do some shopping while in town, but there are a number of other activities. An enjoyable day at the park is awaiting you at Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Brower Park, or Sunset Park. At Audubon Center, Salt Marsh Nature Center, and Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach, take some time to really appreciate nature. Plan to do some shopping while in town? Consider Wing Fat Shopping Mall, Century21 Department Store, and Mott Street. A visit to Prospect Park Tennis Center, Prospect Park Bandshell, or Grand Prospect Hall won't disappoint either.
A few of the area's most popular attractions are Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island. Brooklyn College, Lesbian Herstory Archives, and Brooklyn Museum are other top spots to see.
If you want to get around the city, Beverly Rd. Station is the closest metro stop. Others nearby include Newkirk Av. Station and Church Av. Station. To see the sights outside of town, hop aboard a train. Brooklyn East New York Station is the closet train station, but Brooklyn Nostrand Avenue Station and Brooklyn Flatbush Avenue Station are also nearby.
New York, NY (JRB-Downtown Manhattan Heliport) is the closest major airport, 8.1 km (5.1 miles) from Brooklyn. You can also fly in and out of New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.), which is located 14.3 km (8.9 miles) away.