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Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights

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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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Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo and The Bridge
Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo and The Bridge
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$72.50 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Informative, friendly, adaptive, catered to younger children as needed
Waterfront and Brooklyn heights neighborhood. Irene was friendly and full of interesting historical information. She adapted the tour to our needs and interests.
Tenny_A, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Brooklyn

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Good, friendly, and informative
Ernest_F, Sep 2021
Lonely Planet Experiences: Brooklyn Food, History & Culture Small Group Tour
Our guide Alex was pleasant and engaging. He showed us a variety of Brooklyn food sites, and spoke about some of the recent history of Brooklyn. It was a nice, fun, informative way to see parts of Brooklyn I would otherwise have never known about.
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great tPOUR!
Meryl_S, Sep 2021
Lonely Planet Experiences: Brooklyn Food, History & Culture Small Group Tour
Alex is a terrific guide and navigated us through 3 different Brooklyn neighborhoods looking at the architecture, explaining the history surrounding each and how each community was developed and not to be missed the food specialties of each area. I highly recommend this tour1
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Highly recommend
Lucy_O, Jul 2021
Brooklyn Bridge Waterfront Guided Bike Tour
Excellent tour. Scott was incredibly knowledgeable and made the tour fun. Very thorough tour with lots of stops along the way. Loved it.
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Interesting and delicious
Janine_K, Aug 2021
Lonely Planet Experiences: Brooklyn Food, History & Culture Small Group Tour
Enjoyed Jessie’s tour. She gave a lot of interesting information about the history of the neighborhoods and their culture. All the food was delicious.
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Bike trip to brooklin
Rony, Jun 2021
Brooklyn Bridge Waterfront Guided Bike Tour
Scot was very friendly, very knowledge, patient and accommodating. Great experience. We crossed the bridge, saw great sights, got explanations in ley spots
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Great ride!
William_S, May 2021
Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge Bicycle Tour
Great trip. Seth went out of his way to include several items of interest to me. Bikes were comfortable. Outstanding views. Loved it!
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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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Best food tour
Zahia_S, Aug 2021
Lonely Planet Experiences: Brooklyn Food, History & Culture Small Group Tour
Really enjoyed the tour and the history of Brooklyn! Alex is a great guide. He took us around the world within Brooklyn. Of course my favorite is Damascus market.
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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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Exploring Brooklyn
Cindy_Jodie, Aug 2021
Lonely Planet Experiences: Brooklyn Food, History & Culture Small Group Tour
Our Guide was wonderful , very organized and informative. She included all of the visitors, GREAT JOB
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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!

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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Dyker Heights Christmas Lights

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Brooklyn Bridge

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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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