The iconic Brooklyn Bridge overlooks New York City East river. Linking Manhattan to Brooklyn, the hybrid steel cable and stone tower bridge is one of the city's must see monuments. The bridge is one of the oldest traffic bridges in the city and took 14 years to build. Stay in one of the nearby Brooklyn Bridge hotels to conveniently experience New York City.
Hotels and Places to Stay Near Brooklyn Bridge
Useful information for your visit to the Brooklyn Bridge
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.
Recommended Accommodation Near Brooklyn Bridge
Best things to do near the Brooklyn Bridge
Read more about the attractions that can be found in the vicinity of the Brooklyn Bridge.
1. Brooklyn Botanic Garden
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.
2. Brooklyn Heights
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.
3. Chocolate Tour
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.