Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge
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Opened in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge provides passage between Brooklyn and Manhattan for motorists, trains, bicycles and pedestrians. One of the primary symbols of New York City, it is a marvel of design and provides spectacular views of the city's skyline.
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  • Andrew B
    32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice stroll across the bridge
    We had a nice time in this area. The bridge was great to see and experience walking across. The vendors were fun before crossing. The view of the city is nice and the bridge is iconic! Go see this bridge!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 21, 2023
  • Alvision
    Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom140 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Experience
    Great time had walking along the bridge. It was such great experience to walk across such an iconic structure. Great for gifts as well as there are lots of people selling inexpensive gifts along the bridge.
    Visited April 2023
    Written July 22, 2023
  • Anna85000
    Maidenhead, United Kingdom95 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views
    I've visited NYC many times before but had never walked on the Brooklyn Bridge. I did on my last visit and really enjoyed it.Definitely worth doing. Caught the subway/C train from Manhattan World Trade Centre station to Brooklyn High Street. We visited the Time Out market in Dumbo and walked back on the Bridge. Great experience, fantastic views from the bridge (Manhattan Bridge on one side, and Manhattan/One World on the other) we timed it right with the sunset !
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 22, 2023
  • AS2021
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great, free excursion!
    Such an iconic bridge and free to walk across! Great views of lower Manhattan from the bridge. Walk takes around 15-20 minutes. We took the subway to Brooklyn and walked back over to Manhattan.
    Visited September 2022
    Written July 24, 2023
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,950 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walk Across the Bridge!
    We could see it out our window of our temporary apartment in Brooklyn. It looked great. And the approach was right our of our door so everyday we saw thousands of tourists walking toward the Bridge. It's a great walk with terrific views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the river, all for free. And now it is one of the major tourist attractions and can be combined with the Brooklyn Bridge Park at the Brooklyn waterfront. At the Manhattan end you are in the City Hall area, which is also fascinating. I just love this experience!
    Visited May 2023
    Written July 31, 2023
  • RGSCEW
    Australia525 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sunrise Brooklyn bridge
    Fabulous way to start the morning. Up early to watch sunrise over the city. You’ll see the vendors opening up and less tourist hassle at this time. We walked from Manhattan side across which was easy to navigate. Excellent views across both sides.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 9, 2023
  • Eyekaytoo
    Leverkusen, Germany3,039 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely bridge to cruise under :-)
    This will be a quick review. We only passed under this iconic bridge on an evening cruise around Manhattan. Nevertheless the views were superb and I can now say that I have seen the bridge that features so prominently in so many American movies over the years. Look at the smoggy sky - all thanks to wildfires up in Canada.
    Visited June 2023
    Written August 10, 2023
  • MagsCox
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walk over Brooklyn bridge
    We walked over from Brooklyn to New York in gorgeous blue skies. Definitely the best way to walk as we got a fantastic view of New York as we walked. Lots of stalls with souvenirs and bottled water on the way. It took about an hour with stopping to take pics and admire the view.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 10, 2023
  • davey1949
    Pickering, Canada407 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Walk, Amazing Views
    We took the subway to Brooklyn and walked back across the bridge. It is very well done as pedestrians are in the middle on a raised (above the traffic on either side) boardwalk. There is also a bicycle lane below and to the side of the walkway separate from traffic. Amazing scenery and a different viewpoint to see the Manhattan skyline. 1.1 miles long and lots of people on the bridge 127 ft. above the water (you can see it under you as the boardwalk is wooden planks). Buy from the vendors on the Manhattan end of the bridge as they have the same tacky souvenirs as the gift shops at way lower prices. The closer to the end of the bridge you go, the higher the prices.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 10, 2023
  • tony
    Potomac, Maryland1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice review
    The location of the hotel is very good, next to the New York landmark Brooklyn Bridge, you can overlook Manhattan, but the hotel facilities are average. Hard to book a floor with a view of the Hudson River. Unfriendly facility for families with children. There is no place to put clothes in the bathroom. You have to come out of the bathroom naked. It is only suitable for couples on vacation or online celebrities to check in. The view from the top floor is very good
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 12, 2023
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Lane the English traveller
Huddersfield, UK565 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Couples
It's a lovely walk on the Brooklyn Bridge. There are markings on the floor so you know where to walk and not upset other walkers and cyclists. There are some little stalls on the New York City side where you can get magnets and key rings etc at really cheap prices. Be careful of people with animals. If you try to take a photo they will want money. It is free to cross this and such great views of the city and it is such a beautiful bridge.
Written May 22, 2020
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Pete C
34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is definitely well worth walking across. The views across to Manhattan on a clear day are fabulous. Be warned though it is very popular and I can imagine in the peak season it could be very choked. Furthermore the pedestrian path is shared with cyclists. There is a solid white line to divide the two but with visitors stopping to take photos the pedestrian traffic invariably spills into the cycle lane much to the consternation of the cyclists. That said the walk and the views make the walk worth it. My advice it to start on the Brooklyn side at Pebble Beach - which is by the Main Street Park between Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. This gives you great views of the bridge with Manhattan as the backdrop. There is the Time Out Market along the riverside walk towards the bridge if you want a bite to eat or a coffee. From there you need to head towards Washington Street to access the walkway. It is difficult to miss as there is a plethora of tourist trinket stalls as you approach and the ubiquitous tour groups. Once you have clambered up the steps enjoy the views. You will have to contend with the structure of the bridge getting in the way but I used the struts and other metal work to frame my pictures. Probably the best points for pictures are the two main towers of the bridge. It depends on what you want. There is also a metal worked pictorial representation of how the bridge was constructed. It can get quite windy so be warned. I enjoyed my walk and recommend it.
Written February 17, 2020
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JoyChristena
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ206 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
I decided to do something unique this New Year's Eve and went on a walking tour of Brooklyn Bridge sponsored by NYC Walks. Approaching the Bridge with the group and seeing the Bridge lit up, and walking towards the majestic arches was thrilling. Walking on the Bridge at night is a whole different experience than seeing it in the daylight. The views of the City at night with the sparkling lights of the buildings, the piers, the boats, and river below are spectacular. At midnight seeing the fireworks all over the City are amazing. And toasting the New Year with the champagne (and goodies) they give each on the tour adds to the delight of the evening (+ the noisemakers provided added to the fun!). Our tour started out earlier in the Broadway/Wall Street area. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable of the area, the City in general, and the Brooklyn Bridge. There were people in our group from Australia, France, England, Brooklyn, and from all the boroughs of our beloved New York City. The tour attracted families, two or three women or men, singles, and couples. Many of the buildings we passed early on the tour were beautifully lit up and there were Christmas trees, lights, and decor to delight. The New Year's Eve tour of Brooklyn Bridge given by New York City Walks was a most interesting and fun adventure and a great way to celebrate 2020!
Written January 4, 2020
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LivMcGiv
Dublin, Ireland71 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Walking The Brooklyn Bridge is one of those ‘have you do things” in NYC. I was so lucky with the weather (18°C in January) and was there before midday on a Sunday. It was incredibly busy at that time with pedestrians, joggers, baby buggies / strollers, dog walkers and I can only imagine it got more packed as the afternoon wore on.
You should ensure to try to keep to the right when crossing to help with the flow of traffic, however, you will have to cross to the wrong side all the time to overtake slower walkers or the people standing in the middle taking selfies.
I am not sure of the actual distance but leave yourself plenty of time to cross over and back and bring a bottle of water.
There are small stalls of people selling hats, t-shirts, key rings etc, and if your budget is tight then this is the place to buy some souvenirs as they are cheap and plentiful on the Manhattan side.
You should take a bit of time when you cross over to Brooklyn as you can get great photos of the bridge and also there are some lovely shops and cobbles streets.
Enjoyable walk to Brooklyn.
Written January 22, 2020
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The Swiss Nomad
Lugano, Switzerland3,514 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
During our recent stay in NY, we walked twice till the end of Brooklyn Bridge and back, as from the bridge you have an amazing view of the city skyline and if you avoid rush hours you may get the chance to feel partially lonely, especially towards the Brooklyn side, where most people don't even go to.
The bridge itself is really stunning, we enjoyed reading how and when it was built, imagining how many people walked on it over the many years and looking at the planes approaching their landings at JFK.
Overall a wonderful attraction and a good way to keep in shape.
Written March 15, 2020
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Clare F
London, UK48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Despite the cold January weather with the sun out wrapped up warm this is definitely worth a look. We took a walk over Brooklyn bridge. It’s totally safe with pedestrians completely separated from the traffic running underneath the footbridge path. There is no charge to cross the bridge. You can get some amazing views and pictures looking back towards the city of manhattan. Take in the sites of the Statue of Liberty, the tallest one world tower and the Empire State Building. It’s about 20 to 30 minutes to walk across but depends how often you stop for a photo opportunity. We took a stroll on the other side now in Brooklyn. Stoped for lunch, walked along the water front and visited Manhattan bridge too before strolling back across. On a clear day it’s worth a visit even if you don’t go all the way across to the other side.
Written January 31, 2020
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JoL
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Must cross the bridge at least once. It's only a little over a mile (1.1 miles or 1.8 kms). TIPS
1. Start in Brooklyn with thinner crowds--fewer tourists and vendors compared to the Manhattan side especially during the summer. Nearest subway station is High St. A or C train. Enjoy the view as you walk facing the Manhattan skyline. If you're tired when you get to the city, the 4/5/6 Brooklyn Bridge City Hall station is right at the foot of the bridge.
2. Best time to go is the morning as early as you can and before the temperature hits 90degrees in the summer. Sunrise on a clear day is gorgeous and relaxing. No crowds, only a few adorable couples taking photos and rarely that social media influencer with their photo/videographers and props that block the public path.
3. Sunset is also a good time but avoid holidays and summer weekends if you can. Spectacular views of the city skyline.
4. Narrow pedestrian path now safer with the bicycle lane moved to the lower level.
Written September 1, 2022
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silviapoli
Buenos Aires, Argentina323 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
An overall great experience. The subway ride can be tricky because Penn station has many twists and turns, but by asking for directions we could finally arrive in Dumbo safe and sound.
The day was quite windy, yet we could appreciate the wonderful views of the city. Truly amazing!
It can get crowded at some points, especially because of selfie-taking, photo sessions, or just people stopping and standing by to appreciate the views.
There are also two lanes: one for walkers and one for bike-riders., but at first it is easy to forget which is the right lane to follow.
If you have the chance, don't miss this unique experience.
Written March 10, 2020
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Eltjen
Woodway, TX279 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I recommend starting on the Brooklyn side of the bridge so that you end up on the SoHo side. It's a beautiful walk as the NYC skyline is to the right, the various bridges (Manhatten, etc.) can be seen, and the various building (Observatory, etc.). One of my top favorite things to do while in NYC is to walk this bridge. It does get crowded so early morning or early evening is the best time to visit.
Written January 20, 2020
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Jane
32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
One of the fun & free sightseeing in NYC, the view from the bridge is really beautiful and also after all the fatty food that this city have to offer it's nice to to a little walk to "burn" the fat. At the weekend it's a bit crowded but than you can earned a visit at Dumbo area at the Brooklyn side of the bridge. The metro is super close to the bridge on both sides (Manhattan & Brooklyn), on the Manhattan side it's worth to combine a visit on the bridge with wall street & world trade center area.
Written March 28, 2020
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