Here is everything you need to know in advance to make the most of a visit to Brooklyn Bridge.
Construction of the Brooklyn Bridge started in 1869 following the plans drawn up by German immigrant John Augustus Roebling. The bridge features suspended cables attached to the two limestone and granite towers and various passageways and vaults which were used to store wine. The bridge has been a National Historic Landmark since 1964 and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark since 1972. It is a hybrid pedestrian, bicycle and motorway bridge.
Make sure to get the perfect Instagram picture of the bridge before leaving New York City! You can either take a picture from the pedestrian walkway on the bridge and get the stunning cable structure background or head to the industrial district of Dumbo or the Brooklyn Bridge Park to get a picture from farther away.
The waterfront Brooklyn Bridge Park offers spectacular views of the famous bridge. The large park is ideal for a day out and features several promenade routes, rolling hills and gardens. Various events are held throughout the year at the park.
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This 52 acre garden is home to 16 themed gardens, such as the Japanese garden, rose garden and a lily pool. The gardens are a delight for all the senses. This is an ideal day out with the family or for any solo nature lover.
With breath-taking views over the Manhattan skyline, the residential area of Brooklyn Heights is the ideal place to enjoy a waterfront promenade or getting lost in the district’s charming historical streets with its quirky bars, restaurants and merchants’ shops. The typical residences are 3 to 4 floor brownstone houses. These houses became popular through television sitcoms such as the famous Friends and New Girl.
Hop on a tour to explore the borough and taste some of the finest artisanal chocolates made in Brooklyn. The tour will take you to four chocolatiers to discover all about chocolate production and the history of this delicacy. The tour finishes at Valentino Pier, a waterfront park with some of the best views of the Statue of Liberty.