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Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights

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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New York Dyker Heights Christmas Lights
New York Dyker Heights Christmas Lights
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$55.00 per adult
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Very family Friedly. Very...
Very family Friedly. Very Professional . We enjoyed our time and could take lots of pictures.We strongly recommend.
Armineh_M, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Brooklyn

star-5
Informative, friendly, adaptive, catered to younger children as needed
Tenny_A, Jul 2021
Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo and The Bridge
Waterfront and Brooklyn heights neighborhood. Irene was friendly and full of interesting historical information. She adapted the tour to our needs and interests.
star-4
Fun Xmas lights
Kate, Dec 2021
New York Dyker Heights Christmas Lights
Was great few hours. Our tour guide was great & lots of info to learn from him. Coach was comfortable & clean
star-5
Fun Tour
Julie_S, Dec 2021
New York Dyker Heights Christmas Lights
Our Broadway show was canceled last minute due to Covid so we booked this tour. Glad we did. Really got us in the Christmas spirit. Loved the over the top lights! Antonio was a terrific guide and Mario was a fantastic bus driver.
star-5
biking in Brooklyn
Luciana_G, Jan 2022
Brooklyn Bridge Waterfront Guided Bike Tour
Scott was a very good guide. He gave us a very yummy hot chocolate. He was so amable with us. Nice experience.
star-5
Worth the money
Tiffany_J, Jan 2022
New York Dyker Heights Christmas Lights
More than I expected! The tour was 4 hours and on the way there the instructor told us about the city and popular landmarks. The lights were nice.
star-5
Antonio is the best guide!!!!!!!!
Ramanpreet_S, Dec 2021
New York Dyker Heights Christmas Lights
Antonio was extremely friendly and funny. He highlighted the main houses and during the bus tour; he gave an insight into the history of the buildings. He additionally recommended food, attractions, etc, so I found that extremely helpful. If I had to come back, I would definitely book again and recommend this tour to anyone who goes to NYC during the holiday season.
star-4
Great food and information.
Suzanne_D, Dec 2021
Lonely Planet Experiences: Brooklyn Food, History & Cultur Tour
The spinach pie was amazing. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. Our guide, Brian went the extra mile to accommodate everyone.
star-5
An absolute MUST!
sallykw86, Dec 2021
New York Dyker Heights Christmas Lights
This is a great tour and the tour guide was soo knowledgeable of the local areas. Kept us entertained for the whole journey!
star-5
What an amazing neighborhood!
Stacy_S, Dec 2021
New York Dyker Heights Christmas Lights
Absolutely recommend this trip if you are going to the NYC area at Christmas. The bus was easy to find, the drop off location was fantastic but THOSE LIGHTS!!! They are amazing and I've never seen anything like it. You won't regret it. Just go!
star-5
Great experience. Would recommend.
Kenny_C, Nov 2021
Lonely Planet Experiences: Brooklyn Food, History & Cultur Tour
Brian was excellent. Very informative. Also had a great group of people which helped elevate the experience.
star-5
Fun time at the Brooklyn Bridge!
THERESA_N, Nov 2021
Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour
Our tour guide, Ed Rothstein, shared so much history about the Brooklyn Bridge and the surrounding city. I would highly recommend this trip, Ed and this tour company. Fun day!!
star-5
Brooklyn, the undiscovered gem.
Carrollanne_L, Nov 2021
The Best of Brooklyn Walking Tour: "The Brooklyn Revolution!"
This was a wonderful tour. I cannot recommend seeing Brooklyn with Bruce too highly. He made the area fascinating, his history knowledge is superb and he really makes the entire area come alive. He’s also very tolerant; he let me stop for a lobster roll! Will also show you the best chocolate shop in Brooklyn.. Find out about the amazing Emily Rowbling , a real role model for our times.

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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