Brooklyn Bridge Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

NYC: Explore the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens on a Bus Tour

1. NYC: Explore the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens on a Bus Tour

Go beyond Manhattan to explore three of New York's iconic boroughs, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. Embark on a guided bus tour of these vibrant neighborhoods and see highlights, including Brooklyn Bridge, the Yankee Stadium, and Williamsburg. Meet your guide in the heart of Manhattan and board the tour bus to Harlem. Drive through this vibrant neighborhood, famous for its African-American roots and history. Stop at the Apollo Theater Walk of Fame and discover the history behind this beloved landmark. Continue to the Bronx and explore the birthplace of hip-hop and rap. Head to the Yankee Stadium to learn more about the legacy of baseball in the city and catch a glimpse of the distinctive graffiti on view throughout the borough. Arrive at Queens, the largest borough and home to NYC’s largest Chinatown. Visit Flushing Meadows Corona Park, originally developed to host the 1939 World’s Fair and then the 1946 World’s Fair. See memorable monuments, Citi Field, and other spots at this scenic park. Leaving Queens, travel to Bushwick Collective in Brooklyn, known for its vibrant street art scene. Take a break to try out Brooklyn's international cuisine, before seeing the distinct shops, fashion, and eateries of the Hasidic Jewish community thriving in Williamsburg. Pass through the Dumbo neighborhood and Brooklyn Bridge Park, and see the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. Look out across the water and witness the Manhattan skyline. Finish your tour in Little Italy with its lively ambiance and bustling restaurants.

From Manhattan: 4-Hour Christmas Lights Luxury Bus Tour

2. From Manhattan: 4-Hour Christmas Lights Luxury Bus Tour

Discover the magic of the holiday season in New York City on a guided bus day trip. See the world-famous Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. Get into the spirit of the season as you see the Christmas windows of Macy’s and Bergdorf. Stop in Brooklyn Heights for views of the Manhattan Skyline. Hop aboard the bus at a centrally-located meeting point in NYC. Journey out to the astounding Christmas light of Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. Ride along the streets of Manhattan and listen to your licensed guide who will entertain you with the rich Yule history of New York City along the way. Travel through Chelsea and the Meatpacking District, past the famous High Line and then down along the West Side Highway. On this tour, learn and see more than you expected.  Emerging from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, ride along the Brooklyn Queens Expressway viewing the waterfront, and the expansive vista of New York Harbor. The Statue of Liberty will be visible off to your right. After a short ride, leave the bus and tour Dyker Heights on foot for about an hour. The lights in the Heights range from tasteful displays created by local homeowners to extensive professionally imagined lighting extravaganzas. No matter what your take on Christmas lights there will be something for you to enjoy.   After you leave the Heights, make a brief stop at the famous Brooklyn Heights Esplanade to view the movie-like vista of the lower Manhattan Skyline and Brooklyn Bridge. There will be more to see as you make your way over Manhattan Bridge back through Manhattan, ending up at the centerpiece of New York's holiday delights, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. On arrival at the tree, your tour will end.

NYC: Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo District Walking Tour

3. NYC: Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo District Walking Tour

Hear captivating stories about the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge as you cross this incredible landmark on a Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo neighborhood walking tour. Start your tour by enjoying unparalleled views of the famous and beautiful New York City skyline from Brooklyn Bridge – a photo opportunity you can’t miss while in New York. Then, explore the trendy Brooklyn neighborhood of Dumbo, known for its galleries, shops, and scenic waterfront views, with your expert tour guide.

NYC: Brooklyn Sightseeing Sailboat Cruise

4. NYC: Brooklyn Sightseeing Sailboat Cruise

Experience the magic of NYC from the water on this sailing cruise from Brooklyn. Feel free to bring your own food and drinks. Capture pictures of iconic sights like the Manhattan skyline and Brooklyn Bridge.  Meet your captain and begin your sailing adventure. Get up close to sights like Governors Island and the towering Statue of Liberty. View the immense Brooklyn Bridge from the water. See a piece of history as you pass by Ellis Island. Take in views of the World Trade Center.  Celebrate a birthday or anniversary, make a memorable proposal, build a tighter work team, or make a regular day special with an NYC cruise. Return to your meeting point at the end of your cruise. 

From Manhattan: Half-Day Brooklyn Food and Culture Bus Tour

5. From Manhattan: Half-Day Brooklyn Food and Culture Bus Tour

So many people visit New York City and never get to see Brooklyn. It's been said that a trip to Brooklyn is like a trip around the world. Find out for yourself on a unique 4.5-hour tour. Explore the ethnic diversity of New York City on a guided tour that’s both a history and a gastronomy lesson. Take a trip back in time in this New York borough that you probably haven’t heard all that much about. New Williamsburg is a neighborhood that’s home to many ethnic groups and a thriving art community. Enjoy a slice of delectable authentic Neapolitan brick-oven thin-crust pizza and a freshly prepared cannoli for dessert. Drive through the ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jewish area where time seems to stand still. Greenpoint features one of largest Polish populations in the United States. Visit a favorite neighborhood eatery that offers up the best kielbasa sausage and pierogies. In the DUMBO area you’ll stop for a sample of delicious chocolate at the Jacques Torres chocolate factory. Visit Brooklyn Bridge Park for a stunning view of the Manhattan skyline.

NYC: Dyker Heights and NYC Holiday Lights Tour by Luxury Bus

6. NYC: Dyker Heights and NYC Holiday Lights Tour by Luxury Bus

Embark on a Christmas adventure through the heart of New York City with a guided bus or SUV tour. Explore the holiday paradise of Dyker Heights, all decked out for the season, with stops at iconic landmarks such as the World Trade Center, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Kick off the tour in the dazzling Midtown, weaving through Chelsea and the Meatpacking District, paying your respects at the World Trade Center. Then, cruise by the historic New York Harbor, where the Titanic was set to dock. Brace yourself for the enchanting spectacle at Dyker Heights – an entire neighborhood transformed into a dazzling festive wonderland. Snap photos with Lady Liberty at Brooklyn Bridge Park, cross the Manhattan Bridge, and conclude our journey at the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Let your guides and the twinkling city lights get you in the holiday spirit and make the season magical.

New York City: City Highlights Tour in Private SUV

7. New York City: City Highlights Tour in Private SUV

Explore New York City's must see locations on this private and luxury SUV sightseeing tour. Experience the Big Apple in the most efficient way by customizing your own experience or choosing from our recommended itinerary lists. Visit the top and must see highlights including Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty, visit the best bakeries, stop at the 9/11 memorial, take pictures by the flatiron building and enjoy the convenient service of pickup and drop-off to your hotel or airport.

QC NY Luxury Spa on Governors Island

8. QC NY Luxury Spa on Governors Island

Nestled on the tranquil oasis of Governors Island, QC NY Luxury Spa beckons you to escape the urban chaos and embark on a journey of self-discovery and spiritual rejuvenation. This secluded retreat offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in holistic wellness practices that harmonize your mind, body, and soul. As you step onto the island, you'll be greeted by the breathtaking vistas of the Manhattan skyline, setting the tone for a day of relaxation and rejuvenation. Our spa is not just a destination; it's an experience tailored to immersion seekers like you. Picture yourself indulging in therapeutic massages, rejuvenating facials, and healing treatments that will transport you to a state of pure bliss. Our spa's team of skilled therapists and wellness experts are here to guide you on your journey, ensuring you experience the ultimate in serenity and well-being. But QC NY Luxury Spa is more than just a place to pamper yourself. It's an opportunity to engage in unique, off-the-beaten-path experiences that go beyond traditional spa offerings. With a range of spa packages and treatments, you can tailor your experience to your specific desires. Whether you're seeking relaxation, healing, or personal growth, QC NY Luxury Spa on Governors Island offers a sanctuary where you can find it all. Immerse yourself in the serenity of Governors Island, embrace holistic wellness, and embark on a journey of self-discovery at QC NY Luxury Spa. Book your tickets now and let the island's tranquility guide you towards a more open-minded and adventurous you. Your path to rejuvenation and spiritual awakening awaits

NYC: 2-Hour Private Brooklyn & SoHo Tour with Photographer

9. NYC: 2-Hour Private Brooklyn & SoHo Tour with Photographer

Enjoy a walking tour and photoshoot of New York’s most historic and picturesque neighborhoods. Starting in SoHo and traveling via the New York City Subway system, walk over the Brooklyn Bridge and explore infamous Brooklyn neighborhoods. Take a unique opportunity to be photographed, on a private walking tour in historic lower Manahattan, with the iconic New York City skyline as a backdrop. Explore SoHo, The Brooklyn Bridge, DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights and Brooklyn Bridge Park. Capture photos with unmistakable backdrops of New York City. During the tour, take one subway ride, captured in photos of course. Learn how the subway works, so you are comfortable doing so for the duration of your stay, no doubt saving you time and money.

Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo- Best of NY Food Tour

10. Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo- Best of NY Food Tour

The only food tour of New York you’ll ever need to go on! On this tour, you’ll explore the tasty food scene in New York with one of our talented and knowledgeable guides! You’ll learn what makes NYC’s food the most diverse in the world with immigration being a big factor in its variety. We’ll share how certain dishes got here and how it has shaped the city today. We will enjoy sizable tastings from five award-winning restaurants so come hungry! We’ll share how certain dishes got here and how it has shaped the city today. We will enjoy sizable tastings from five award-winning restaurants so come hungry! You will get: - Falafal in Brooklyn Heights - 1 (or 2, if you’re hungry) full-size pizza slices from @grimaldispizza 🍕 - Tacos from @lostacos1 🌮 - Pancakes from @clintonstbakingco 🥞 - Ice cream from @thebrooklynicecreamfactory 🍦 - A historical walking tour with a professional NYC guide in a small group setting. Between foodie stops, we’ll share the fascinating true history of the Brooklyn Bridge, see local street art, and learn about Dumbo’s industrial past, all while enjoying breathtaking skyline views. At the end of the tour, you'll get to enjoy a sweet treat while having a beautiful view of the Brooklyn Bridge.

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based on 259 reviews

We purposely planned this for the day we arrived since we wanted something to look forward to. This was definitely worth the wait. Our your guide was knowledgeable of the different neighborhoods we passed by prior to our Dyker Heights arrival. Our stops and different destinations made it exciting and fun since I was able to not plan a single thing. Our driver was friendly as well. We made bathroom breaks in great areas too. The cherry on top, was Rockefeller Center, where it beloved your guide to photos of us, which I'm sure he didn't have to do. We loved him so much, we even took a photo with him. Can't wait to join this tour again next year. With love, YOUR SAN DIEGO GIRLS

Our tour guide, Laurie, was superb. Knowledgeable, engaging and lots of fun. This is such a great way to explore other parts of New York and we were so happy we chose this tour. The food was all excellent and it was great to try foods we hadn’t considered before. I have to recommend a glass of the Brooklyn Lager to go with the pizza! Perfect combo.

Wonderful! We loved visiting Dyker Heights, and got so much great information about NYC to and from Brooklyn. Ray was great! Thank you!

Absolutely awesome. Dave our tour guide was fantastic. Highly recommended

Good diverse tour into the 4 Burroughs. Kevin was great!!