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Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights

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391 Reviews
Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, New York

The Basics

Get a glimpse into Brooklyn's history in tony Brooklyn Heights, the perfect first stop on a tour of the borough's characterful neighborhoods. Much of the neighborhood belongs to the Brooklyn Heights Historic District—the first such district established in the city—which has preserved its architecture. In addition to visiting Brooklyn Bridge Park, drop by the Brooklyn Historical Society, experience the New York Transit Museum, and follow locals to the many top-tier restaurants found on Henry Street.

There are numerous options for exploring Brooklyn Heights. Go on a private walking tour to wander its historic streets, book a food tour to discover the neighborhood’s culinary highlights, or cycle along the area’s parks and promenades.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Brooklyn

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Memorable!😎
Kristie_C, May 2021
Brooklyn Bridge Waterfront Guided Bike Tour
Scott was amazing! Great personality and very knowledgeable👍🏼 He adjusted the tour to my personal requests!
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Wonderful and informative!
JohnM, May 2021
Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour
Michelle was wonderful! At first I was a little put off about a French person doing a tour of a New York icon, but Michelle obviously loves New York, has done her homework and was extremely informative. A great time was had by all!
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Great way to explore Brooklyn!
Sarah_P, Mar 2021
Brooklyn Bridge Waterfront Guided Bike Tour
Scott was great! He was flexible, fun to be around and very informative. We would definitely recommend.
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Worth it!
167jannia, Dec 2019
Lonely Planet Experiences: Brooklyn Food, History & Culture Small Group Tour
We had an awesome time and Sasha was informative and a great tour guide. Don't let the walking part of the tour scare you unless you really have some medical issues. It's not super long walks to different areas. Brooklyn is a really nice area and clean... and we got to know the history of the shop owners and tasted their food. The tour is with 12 people max so you get to visit with the other tour guests. It was great!
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Private photo shoot
Samuel_H, Mar 2020
Private Brooklyn Walking Tour with Photographer: 3 Locations, 50 Edited Shots.
This was a great tour and photo shoot. He knew many beautiful spots for pictures and helped us loosen up for the pictures. He is very kind and talkative. Definitely worth the money.
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Amazing Christmas Tour!
spapadopoulou84, Feb 2020
New York Dyker Heights Christmas Lights
A great way to get into the holiday spirit!! The lights and decorations were amazing! The tour guide and driver were excellent!!
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Great for Christmas!
J621UNjuliab, Jan 2020
New York Dyker Heights Christmas Lights
This was a fun thing to do on Christmas Night. Our tour guide not only shared facts and history about the neighborhood and the lights but also the sites that we passed on the way there. This was very enjoyable, my husband and I would highly recommend.
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Enjoyable afternoon
MemTennesseetraveler, Dec 2019
Lonely Planet Experiences: Brooklyn Food, History & Culture Small Group Tour
Very enjoyable three hour walk led by Sasha. The amount and variety of food stops was perfect but not overwhelming. The biggest surprise was the history of Brooklyn and the information from Sasha. I definitely recommend both Sasha and the tour again. Thank you
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Brooklyn Cycle
John_M, Mar 2020
Brooklyn Bridge Waterfront Guided Bike Tour
What a terrific personalised trip with a flavour of local insight and history. The time passed quickly and was relatively an easy cycle expect for the first part of the Brooklyn Bridge.
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Amazing!!!
Excursion727987, Oct 2019
Private Brooklyn Walking Tour with Photographer: 3 Locations, 50 Edited Shots.
Mehmet was simply amazing!! He was kind, on time and took great pictures. We were 3 couples, we have various pictures of everyone. It was plenty worth it and would recommended it to everyone who wants great souvenir of NY. Thank you Mehmet :)
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BEST EXPERIENCE IN NYC
Kiaya_W, Jul 2020
Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge Bicycle Tour
My family and I had so much fun on the bike tour. I had no idea what to expect but our tour guide made everything so fun! He showed us around Brooklyn and Manhattan and literally knows the history about everything. It was more than a bike tour, it allowed for some cool pictures and some cool NYC facts to take home. If you’re looking for something fun to do and memorable please book this tour! You will not regret it, and you can brag to everyone that you accomplished the tour successful. Big thanks to our tour guide, he made my mom’s birthday the best she’s had yet!
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New York Dyker Heights tour
destriebaier, Jan 2020
New York Dyker Heights Christmas Lights
It was such an amazing tour our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the areas we were visiting. The Christmas lights were breath taking! Would love to go back with my family!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Brooklyn Heights has long been home to movers and shakers; Marilyn Monroe, Truman Capote, W.E.B. DuBois, and other notables have all resided in the area.

  • Seek out Sahadi’s on Atlantic Avenue: The longstanding, James Beard Award-winning, Middle Eastern grocery store is a neighborhood classic.

  • Home to hundreds of pre-Civil War buildings, Brooklyn Heights is perfect for architecture enthusiasts.

  • Be sure to walk the narrow “Fruit Streets”—Orange, Cranberry, and Pineapple—on the north end of the neighborhood.

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How to Get There

Brooklyn Heights is served by multiple subway lines. Take the A, C to High Street – Brooklyn Bridge, the 2, 3 to Clark Street, the N, R, W to Court Street, or the 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall. The neighborhood can also be reached by ferry, bus, bike, or on foot.

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When to Get There

Brooklyn Heights is an attractive destination year-round. If you can, time your visit for good weather as the neighborhood highlights, from the Brooklyn Bridge Promenade to its brownstone-lined streets, are best appreciated on foot.

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Annual Events in Brooklyn Heights

There are plenty of noteworthy neighborhood events that draw locals and visitors throughout the year. The Brooklyn Heights waterfront offers exceptional views of the East River fireworks on the Fourth of July, while the Movies with a View event series brings visitors to Brooklyn Bridge Park in summer. Look out for Atlantic Antic (Brooklyn’s oldest and largest street festival, held every September) and the Brooklyn Book Festival (another annual autumn highlight).

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