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Brooklyn Heights Tours

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Brooklyn Heights
The historic Brooklyn Heights neighborhood is well positioned—just one subway stop from Lower Manhattan. A stroll along the Brooklyn Bridge Promenade for waterfront and city skyline views is a must-do, as is a walk through its streets to see elegant brownstones and visit some destination bars and restaurants.
 
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.

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.

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.

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.

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).
Address: Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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Lonely Planet Experiences: Brooklyn Food, History & Culture Small Group TourHalf-day Tours

Lonely Planet Experiences: Brooklyn Food, History & Culture Small Group Tour

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The food and drink choices in Brooklyn can be overwhelming, but foodies that explore this bustling borough with a guide can eat and drink the best of the best. With this tour, indulge in some of Brooklyn's best cuisine. You can try New American, Middle Eastern, and Italian food including pastries, cheese, and bread. Listen to commentary on the culinary history of the neighborhood and New York City as you go, and even take home a map so you can continue independently.
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  • 3 hours
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From Brownstones to Ballot Boxes: Women's Suffrage in Brooklyn HeightsCultural Tours

From Brownstones to Ballot Boxes: Women's Suffrage in Brooklyn Heights

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Discover the feminist history behind the stately facades of Brooklyn Heights’ brownstones on a history-focused walking tour in New York City. Stroll along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade to Old Bridge Street Church, and hear about doctors, lawyers, and educators who worked to win the right to vote for women. Also, see the Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn Academy of Music, and learn about their part in the women’s suffrage movement.
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Local Flavors of Brooklyn Small-Group Walking TourHalf-day Tours

Local Flavors of Brooklyn Small-Group Walking Tour

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Get a taste for Brooklyn's food culture as you visit some of its tasty eateries and small food shops during this small-group walking tour of the Carroll Gardens neighborhood. Come hungry and join your guide for a walking expedition that includes stops for tastings at an eclectic range of ethnic eateries and foodie hotspots. During your walk, you have the chance to sample sweet and savory delights, and visit diverse establishments, from artisanal cooking shops to long-standing Middle Eastern markets.
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From Dumbo to DowntownPrivate and Luxury

From Dumbo to Downtown

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Your ride begins at the world famous Water Street in Dumbo, Brooklyn. You’ll then be taken through the streets of Brooklyn with stops in Dumbo, Vinegar Hill and Brooklyn Heights, a posh residential area known for its tree-lined promenade along the East River. You’ll take in breathtaking views of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty before your ride across the Brooklyn Bridge all while traveling in the most awesome way of transport via sidecar motorcycle to see our great city. This tour is a no-nonsense experience to see as much of this awesome city in the shortest time possible. You will get a taster for the sweet allure of riding by sidecar and want to reach out and touch the city as it whips by you. ( But, uh, please don’t try and touch literally!)
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Private Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO Food TourHalf-day Tours

Private Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO Food Tour

Did you know that if Brooklyn were its own city, it would be the 4th largest in the U.S.? Explore and learn about this historic and lively borough with a guided walk through some of the best of Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Promenade + Park and DUMBO. This tour offers spectacular vistas of the Statue of Liberty, the Manhattan skyline and the majestic Brooklyn Bridge. You will also see famous landmark Jane’s Carousel, a wooden, 48-horse carousel that was built in 1922. And the best part is we will see it all while enjoying popular local food: Juliana’s pizza (same owner, same pizza next door to Grimaldi’s pizza), Jaques Torres Chocolate, One Girl Cookie and more! Can also include a popular beer bar or distillery!
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From Brooklyn to TribecaPrivate and Luxury

From Brooklyn to Tribeca

You’ll ride through DUMBO, Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn Heights and Red Hook, an area featuring a mix of tiny eateries, quirky bars and edgy art galleries. You’ll then ride over the Brooklyn Bridge and to TriBeCa. Located in downtown Manhattan, TriBeCa is famous for It’s cobblestone streets, trendy boutiques and restaurants. There will be a break for food/refreshment (not included in pricing). This tour is available during the day or night. Your choice, pricing varies.
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Private Tour of Brooklyn Neighborhoods by Foot and SubwayHalf-day Tours

Private Tour of Brooklyn Neighborhoods by Foot and Subway

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Head off the typical tourist trail, and enjoy a local’s perspective on vibrant Brooklyn, during this half-day, private tour. Pick between morning and afternoon tour times, and meet your guide at your hotel or at a central departure point. Over the course of the next few hours, travel by Subway (own expense) and on foot during a whirlwind tour of the borough’s diverse highlights. Stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge, see the scenic brownstones in Brooklyn Heights, explore trendy DUMBO, browse the boutiques in Boerum Hill, and more.
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Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge Bicycle TourMountain Bike Tours

Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge Bicycle Tour

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Travel across two of New York’s iconic bridges in the space of a few hours—and enjoy a one-of-a-kind perspective on the city’s waterfront—on this seamless, small-group tour by bike. Beginning in the morning, meet your guide in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood, and grab your bike and helmet. Cycle across the Manhattan Bridge into Chinatown, continue along the water, and head to South Street Seaport. From Lower Manhattan, cycle next across the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge, as you make your way back to DUMBO.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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New York City Night Tour with Private Local GuideHalf-day Tours

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New York City Night Tour with Private Local Guide

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Explore the ‘City That Never Sleeps’ after dark during this private walking tour of Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Bridge. Discover the elegant mansions, vintage lofts, and trendy stores of popular Brooklyn areas like Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO, then cross the iconic Brooklyn Bridge as you enjoy the city lights.
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Historical Walking Tour of Brooklyn HeightsCultural Tours

Historical Walking Tour of Brooklyn Heights

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Today, the neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights conjures up images of wealth and exclusivity. But the Heights has middle class roots and was once home to blacksmiths, coopers, artisans and tavern owners. Over 600 buildings in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District pre-date 1860, which gives the feeling of a place frozen in time. In this tour, we will touch on topics such as the American Revolution, the Underground Railroad, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Promenade, and the world’s oldest underground railroad tunnel. You will visit the oldest house in the neighborhood - which very few people are aware of - and the prior homes of some incredible celebrity residents. We’ll end the tour at the Brooklyn Women's Exchange, founded in 1854. Tours are dog-friendly.
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Brooklyn Walking TourCultural Tours

Brooklyn Walking Tour

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Discover Brooklyn’s neighborhoods and history on a guided, 2.5-hour walking tour through New York City’s hippest borough. Learn where locals dine, shop and drink as you explore with a local guide, and take in views of Manhattan from Brooklyn Heights. Stroll past the distinctive row houses at Cobble Hill then spot the cutting-edge artists studios and hip boutiques of DUMBO, a thriving neighborhood in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge. Watch East River traffic drift by and capture classic shots of the city as you walk across the Manhattan Bridge.
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