Brooklyn, NY (also known as Kings County) has a long and storied history. For the folks who never leave Manhattan, the borough may seem like a foreign land (and, oh, it is vast). If Brooklyn were its own city like it used to be, it would be the third-most populous one in the country. However, the area is definitely worth discovering for it is the home of iconic New York attractions like Coney Island, the Brooklyn Bridge and Prospect Park, plus some of the best New York pizza. Read on for our favorite things to do in Brooklyn as well as where to eat, drink and party.
Brooklyn, NY borough guide
Brooklyn, NY may seem like a foreign land if you never leave Manhattan—here's why you should check the borough out
Things to do in Brooklyn
The best restaurants in Brooklyn
Has Brooklyn’s dining scene finally surpassed Manhattan restaurants?
The best bars in Brooklyn
The best Brooklyn bars can be found in Crown Heights, Red Hook, and, yes, okay, Bushwick, Williamsburg and Greenpoint, too.
The best places to see live music in Brooklyn
These spots to see live music in Brooklyn offer everything you need to see killer local bands at intimate venues
The best Brooklyn art galleries
Want to know which Brooklyn art galleries are the best ones to visit? We’ve got the top spots here.
The best brunch in Brooklyn
On the hunt for the best brunch in Brooklyn? Feast on pancakes, eggs and more at these first-rate brunch spots.
The best things to do in Williamsburg
Here's your guide to the best live music, art shows, comedy events and food fests the neighborhood has to offer
The best Brooklyn attractions
Locals know that the best Brooklyn attractions rank among New York City’s most essential destinations.
The best bars and restaurants in Coney Island
From world-famous hot dogs to New York pizza icons and funky dives, these are the best bars and restaurants in Coney Island
The coolest Airbnb Brooklyn rentals you should check out
The best Airbnb Brooklyn homes you can rent if you’re looking for a rad place to crash while saving on a ritzy NYC hotel
Brooklyn by neighborhood
It’s certainly an artistic and talented community.
It is not as flashy as other nearby Brooklyn nabes—it has a quiet cool.
The city's playground has been the center of seaside amusement since before the turn of the 20th century.
It's so much more than a family-friendly neighborhood.
The Old-Brooklyn neighborhood is beloved for its cutesy mom-and-pop shops and a flourishing dining and drinking scene that lines Vanderbilt Avenue.
Big hitters like Notorious B.I.G., Aaliyah and Tracy Morgan hail from here but it is also the heart of Brooklyn's civil rights efforts.
The ’Burg always offers a good reason to cross the East River and check out its delights.
Just across the Brooklyn Bridge, this charming nabe offers sweeping waterfront views of Manhattan—and so much more
Our favorite places to eat, listen to music, see a burlesque show and play shuffleboard in this quirky industrial nabe
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