Brooklyn is an area of New York that has many places to spend a completely wonderful and incredible day in the city, so if you are on vacation in the Big Apple and are thinking of doing something beyond Manhattan we share with you 10 places you can visit in Brooklyn in 1 day.

Let’s start!

Prospect Park

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A park you should know is a perfect place to have a picnic and relax a little inside the city. Prospect Park is the largest public park in the Brooklyn district and was designed by the same architects as Central Park. The park is very beautiful, well cared for and to this day retains much of its original fauna. If you want to know more parks besides Central Park, going to Prospect Park is one of the best options you can find in New York City.

Park Slope and Prospect Heights

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If you are going to Brooklyn you can’t miss the opportunity to get to know these two beautiful neighborhoods, where the old and the modern come together to create one of the best landscapes you’ll find all over New York.  In both neighborhoods you will see how nature mixes with concrete and create streets that seem unreal, in addition to the above, along the two neighborhoods there are excellent coffee shops and bars where you can have a very pleasant time. Go for a walk around these neighborhoods, you won’t regret it.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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Located in the historic Prospect Park neighborhood, Brooklyn Botanical Garden is one of the district’s greatest treasures. This is one of the places where you will undoubtedly have a great time, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden is a fantastic place with many attractions, some of them are, the Japanese Garden, the Shakespeare Garden, the Celebrity Path, the Bonsai Museum, the Tropical Pavilion and the Desert Pavilion. To visit this beautiful botanical garden is to spend a day surrounded by nature.

Green-Wood Cemetery

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If you are a person who likes to get a little out of the conventional then visiting Greenwood Cemetery may be the perfect plan for you. This cemetery, founded in 1838, has over the years become an attraction where you can take a walk, see some of the graves of famous people from New York’s history, it is a place where you will also find impressive sculptures that will leave you stunned and perhaps best of all, from there you will enjoy a magnificent view of Manhattan. So, if you are going to this cemetery, don’t forget to bring your camera, because you are to take lots of pictures.

Brooklyn Flea Market

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One of the most famous markets in New York. Open only on weekends, it is a place where people come in search of vintage treasures that can only be found there. This market has more than 150 stalls and is one of the busiest in the Big Apple, so we recommend that you visit at noon because in the afternoon there are usually many people. In addition to the handicrafts and second-hand objects, in the market you can also find some food stalls. A quite unique place that you cannot miss.

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Downtown Brooklyn

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This area of the Brooklyn district is especially known as a business area where you will find several things to do. Not only will you see office workers running through the streets, but you will also be able to enjoy a rich cultural environment, some of the best restaurants in the city and Brooklyn’s nightlife.  You will also see iconic buildings such as the Dime Saving Bank or take advantage of the discount clothing and footwear stores on Fulton St. Mall.

Brooklyn Bridge

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A walk along the Brooklyn Bridge is a great idea, maybe many find it tedious or boring, but crossing it on foot is one of those things you should do when you visit New York. As you walk from one end to the other you can enjoy a wonderful view, see the Brooklyn and Manhattan districts, and take incredible pictures that will speak for themselves.


DUMBO – Source iStock

It is a very picturesque neighborhood that is located near the Brooklyn Bridge. This neighborhood became a place that every tourist should know when visiting New York City for three reasons. First because this is one of the best places to photograph the skyline of Manhattan, the second is because this neighborhood has become a key point of art in New York with dozens of art galleries and the third reason is the delicious gastronomic offer that there is in  . A great neighborhood you’ll want to go back to.

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Williamsburg – Source Shutterstock

The neighborhood par excellence to get out of the mainstream and look for an alternative way to enjoy New York. What will you be able to enjoy in Williamsburg? Well, in this area of Brooklyn you’ll find hundreds of bars, restaurants, clothing stores, galleries, music stores, and each of them with a vintage and independent air. This neighborhood has become a cultural epicenter where you’ll always find something new to do, and Williamsburg is also known for hosting the largest community of Hasidic Jews in the United States. A neighborhood of contrasts that will fascinate you.

Brooklyn Children Museum

Brooklyn Children Museum – Source

If you go to New York with children between the ages of 2 and 10, don’t hesitate to go to the Children’s Museum in Brooklyn. This is one of the best attractions in the Big Apple, it offers a lot of interactive activities in which parents and children can have a great day in a space totally created for fun.  On Thursdays the entrance to the museum is free of charge.