1. Cross the Brooklyn Bridge at sunset.
Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan is one of the essential things to do in Brooklyn for free. And once you get to the other side, when the sun has gone down, you will be able to see the New York skyline at night.
2. Try the legendary Grimaldi’s pizza.
At Grimaldi’s you can try one of the best pizzas in New York, one of the essentials to eat in Brooklyn. It is located just across the Brooklyn Bridge, and every day there are very long queues to eat its famous pizzas, which are also very well priced.
3. Have an ice cream at the Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain.
If you’re in the mood for sweets, I recommend the authentic American ice creams at Brooklyn Farmacy, an old pharmacy in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood, with vintage décor.
4. Take in the views at Brooklyn Bridge Park.
It is one of the most beautiful parks in New York. Its location, just under the Brooklyn Bridge, makes it very special, because it has one of the best views of New York.
5. Stroll through Williamsburg,
The Jewish neighborhood of Brooklyn. This Brooklyn neighborhood is known for having one of the largest Orthodox Jewish populations in the world, where you can see their traditions firsthand. You can start on Bedford Avenue and end in the south, in the Orthodox area on Lee Avenue. The contrast is mind blowing! Everything in Hebrew, men with ringlets and black hats, women with long black skirts… You’ll think you’ve changed countries or times.
6. Take one of Brooklyn’s most famous photos of the Manhattan Bridge
On Washington Street Surely you’ve seen this Instagram photo of Washington Street with the Manhattan Bridge behind it many times. It is one of the most typical things to do in Brooklyn.