Brooklyn travel guide

Brooklyn Tourism | Brooklyn Guide

You're Going to Love Brooklyn

With a population of 2.30 million, Brooklyn is a must-see destination in New York State, United States. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Brooklyn has to offer.

Where to Eat in Brooklyn

Williamsburg is the neighborhood with the most restaurants in Brooklyn. These include popular favorites such as Have & Meyer | Vineria Naturale con cucina (103 Havemeyer St), Reunion (544 Union Ave) and Otis (18 Harrison Pl). If you’re looking for affordable options, Westlight (111 N. 12th Street) and Zenkichi (77 North 6th Street Williamsburg) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Antica Pesa (115 Berry Street) and El Born (651 Manhattan Ave) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Brooklyn.

When to visit Brooklyn

Brooklyn in February
Estimated package price
$390
2 travelers
Flight to Brooklyn
3 nights at hotel
Brooklyn in February
Estimated package price
$390
2 travelers
Flight to Brooklyn
3 nights at hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Brooklyn in July, when the average temperature is 77 °F, and the highest can go up to 84.2 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 26.6 °F, with an average temperature of 32 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 4.5″. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Brooklyn, with an average rainfall of 3″.

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How to Get to Brooklyn

Plane

When flying to Brooklyn, you’ll arrive at New York John F Kennedy Airport (JFK), which is located 9 miles from the city center. The shortest domestic flight to Brooklyn departs from Miami and takes around 2h 58m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Brooklyn. The train journey from Brooklyn to Miami takes 0h 21m and costs around $14 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Philadelphia, expect to pay about $17 for a 0h 59m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Brooklyn is to pick up a car rental from New York, which is about 6 miles from Brooklyn. You’ll find branches of Sixt and Kyte, among others, in New York.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Brooklyn, including Megabus, OurBus and Greyhound. From Andalusia, the bus ride to Brooklyn takes 95 miles and will cost you around $14. From Baltimore, the ticket costs about $20 for a journey of 220 miles. Brooklyn’s bus station is located 1.6 miles from the city center.

Plane

When flying to Brooklyn, you’ll arrive at New York John F Kennedy Airport (JFK), which is located 9 miles from the city center. The shortest domestic flight to Brooklyn departs from Miami and takes around 2h 58m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Brooklyn. The train journey from Brooklyn to Miami takes 0h 21m and costs around $14 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Philadelphia, expect to pay about $17 for a 0h 59m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Brooklyn is to pick up a car rental from New York, which is about 6 miles from Brooklyn. You’ll find branches of Sixt and Kyte, among others, in New York.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Brooklyn, including Megabus, OurBus and Greyhound. From Andalusia, the bus ride to Brooklyn takes 95 miles and will cost you around $14. From Baltimore, the ticket costs about $20 for a journey of 220 miles. Brooklyn’s bus station is located 1.6 miles from the city center.

Airports near Brooklyn

Airlines serving Brooklyn

Lufthansa
Good (4,684 reviews)
KLM
Good (839 reviews)
SWISS
Good (962 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,673 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,557 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,236 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (481 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,603 reviews)
Air France
Good (982 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,114 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,990 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,405 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,062 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (228 reviews)
Finnair
Good (840 reviews)
LOT
Good (684 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (933 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (792 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,175 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,804 reviews)
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Where to stay in Brooklyn

From 5-star hotels such as the The William Vale to great affordable options like the The Avenue Plaza, Brooklyn offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $213 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $314 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Brooklyn and Days Inn by Wyndham Brooklyn Marine Park. There are also lots of vacation rental options in Brooklyn, with prices from $30 to $2,068 per night. Bedford-Stuyvesant is the neighborhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in Brooklyn are about 3% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Williamsburg - In Brooklyn’s most popular neighborhood to stay, recommended hotels include The Hoxton, Williamsburg, Hotel Indigo Williamsburg - Brooklyn and Pod Brooklyn.

Downtown - Here you’ll find travelers’ favorites such as Hilton Brooklyn New York, The Tillary Hotel and Hampton Inn Brooklyn Downtown. The average nightly price for a double room in Downtown is $153.

Williamsburg - In Brooklyn’s most popular neighborhood to stay, recommended hotels include The Hoxton, Williamsburg, Hotel Indigo Williamsburg - Brooklyn and Pod Brooklyn.
Downtown - Here you’ll find travelers’ favorites such as Hilton Brooklyn New York, The Tillary Hotel and Hampton Inn Brooklyn Downtown. The average nightly price for a double room in Downtown is $153.
Most popular hotel in Brooklyn by neighborhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Brooklyn

Most booked hotels in Brooklyn

Ace Hotel Brooklyn
4 stars
Excellent (8.8, 1383 reviews)
$284+
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
5 stars
Excellent (8.4, 648 reviews)
$466+
Pod Brooklyn
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, 5373 reviews)
$161+
Pod Times Square
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, 22675 reviews)
$171+
NY Moore Hostel
2 stars
Excellent (8.1, 2259 reviews)
$75+
Arlo Williamsburg
5 stars
Good (7.8, 875 reviews)
$297+

Renting a car in Brooklyn

Renting a car in Brooklyn costs $71 per day, on average, or $214 if you want to rent if for 3 days. National, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Ace are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Brooklyn is the Ace branch at 3225 Coney Island Ave, which is 7 miles from the city center.

Expect to pay $3.75 per gallon in Brooklyn (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $44.97 and $59.96. The most frequently booked car type in Brooklyn is Full-size (Volkswagen Jetta or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Chevrolet Spark or similar) are, on average, 21% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Brooklyn costs $71 per day, on average, or $214 if you want to rent if for 3 days. National, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Ace are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Brooklyn is the Ace branch at 3225 Coney Island Ave, which is 7 miles from the city center.

Expect to pay $3.75 per gallon in Brooklyn (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $44.97 and $59.96. The most frequently booked car type in Brooklyn is Full-size (Volkswagen Jetta or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Chevrolet Spark or similar) are, on average, 21% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.