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Brooklyn Bridge

January 1st, 2018 / / No Comments »

Brooklyn Bridge

If you are looking to enjoy New York on a budget, there are plenty of ways to keep the costs down including Cheap Tickets to Broadway. For those looking for a new perspective on New York, then why not walk or cycle the Brooklyn Bridge that has completely separate walkways for cyclists & pedestrians.  It’s FREE too! Follow our guide below to Brooklyn Bridge packed with top tips & information to help you get the most from your visit.

Top Tips for Brooklyn Bridge

1. Those with a New York City Explorer Pass can take advantage of a Brooklyn Bridge bike tour or opt for bike rentals to make your own way across that are both included within this package. More information available at New York City Explorer Pass.

 

Brooklyn Bridge New York

 

Brooklyn Bridge; Tips & Tricks

2. If you are planning to walk one way; pick up the bridge Brooklyn side & walk towards Manhattan.  The views of the famous Manhattan skyline are simply spectacular.

3. Vehicles are routed off underneath the dedicated cycle & pedestrian lanes on the Brooklyn Bridge so not only is it safe but it’s free of charge too.

4. Why not combine a walk on the Brooklyn Bridge with a trip to Grimaldi’s Pizzeria; New York’s most famous pizza restaurant & located just under the Brooklyn Bridge, (Brooklyn side).  If you have a New York City Explorer Pass then you can also pick up free entry to attractions such as Brooklyn’s Street Art Tour, Brooklyn Botanic Garden & Brooklyn Museum too.

5. Whatever you do, don’t sway over into the cycle path as you take in the view as the locals are not renowned for their patience!

6. You won’t be the only one walking/cycling the Brooklyn Bridge, so worth giving some consideration as to the best time of the day/evening to undertake the trip.  Remember the walkways are also a popular commuter route for those trekking in & out of the city.

Topdog’s Verdict

This 1.3 mile Brooklyn Bridge walkway offers fantastic views of New York’s skyline & all for free. A must in our book!

 

The Empire State Building from Brooklyn Bridge

The Empire State Building from Brooklyn Bridge

 

By Liz Walsh

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