From the beaches of Coney Island to the tree-lined streets of Park Slope, Brooklyn’s neighborhoods offer something for everyone. This New York City borough is a hotbed of diversity and culture, where countless parks, shops, restaurants, and galleries are waiting to be explored. With so much to see, it can be impossible to experience the best of Brooklyn in just one day. That’s why we recommend Brooklyn walking tours! You’ll visit the area’s most renowned landmarks and will get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn. Here are some of our favorites.
Top 4 Brooklyn Walking Tours
1. Free Tours By Foot
For an adventure through Brooklyn that’s totally free of charge, Free Tours by Foot is ideal. They offer a variety of food tours, self-guided tours, and walking tours through the borough’s neighborhoods. Not sure which one to sign up for? We recommend the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights, and DUMBO tour that starts at 10 a.m. This three-hour trek includes a walk over the iconic bridge, a stroll through America’s first suburb, and a scenic boat ride to Manhattan from the Fulton Ferry landing.
2. Made In Brooklyn Tours
Brooklyn is known for playing a major role in the industrial revolution, and that same entrepreneurial spirit is prominent in area locals today. Made In Brooklyn Tours are neighborhood walking tours that celebrate the creativity and ingenuity of Brooklyn Makers. Guests can explore Williamsburg, Red Hook, Bensonhurst, DUMBO, and Gowanus and learn about Brooklyn’s rich manufacturing heritage. No two tours are the same, and 5% of profits are donated to charities that offer job training and opportunities for career advancement.
3. Brooklyn Unplugged Tours
Brooklyn Unplugged is a boutique sightseeing company that offers scheduled public walking tours for small groups. It’s perfect for those who want an intimate, more personalized experience. Their signature tour is the two-hour Best of Brooklyn Walking Tour which takes you around Williamsburg, one of the trendiest districts in New York City. You’ll discover clothing boutiques, artisanal food and crafts, creative street art, and cutting-edge culture. The tour is offered Thursday through Sunday at 12 p.m.
4. Gotham SideWalks
Held in various Brooklyn neighborhoods, Gotham SideWalks reveals the unique art, architecture, and people that have made the concrete jungle so famous. Take a literary-themed walk through Brooklyn Heights, or grab a drink during the Happy Hour tour of Gowanus. Public tours with Gotham SideWalks are around $30 per person and private tours start at $200. Group rates are also available upon request.
Experience NYC with At Home In Brooklyn
Of course, the best way to get to get to know Brooklyn is to stay here – and our bed and breakfast is the perfect homestead! Overlooking Prospect Park, our inn is just minutes from a number of historic museums, restaurants, bars, and other attractions. We are happy to provide you with insider info on some of the best places to visit during your Brooklyn walking tour. We can’t wait to hear about what you discover!
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