Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour

The 2.1 km stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge makes a great walking tour with unparalleled views of the New York Skyline

The Brooklyn Bridge stretches towards Manhattan and a beautiful sunset
The Brooklyn Bridge stretches towards Manhattan and a beautiful sunset cc licensed photo by Anthony Quintano

For a true Big Apple experience, spend a sunny afternoon strolling across the Brooklyn Bridge, one of the most iconic landmarks in New York City for over 125 years. Completed in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge crosses the East River connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn.

The timeless beauty of its Gothic-inspired stone pylons and sweeping steel cables has inspired many, including Walt Whitman, Frank Sinatra and Georgia O'Keefe. the Brooklyn Bridge Walk allows visitors to follow in their footsteps for a unique vantage point to appreciate the breathtaking New York City skyline with unrivalled views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Starting your walk from Brooklyn offers a more dramatic perspective, while beginning in Manhattan may be more convenient. Departing on either end, the walkway offers 1.3 miles of outstanding photo opportunities, so bring your camera and plan on spending at least one hour. Remember to dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes; the wood plank walkway is not high heel friendly. Sightseers should stay within the designated pedestrian area and be mindful of cyclists.

There are no facilities or food vendors available on the Brooklyn Bridge Walk, but you can enjoy a treat of Brooklyn Ice Cream (1 Water St) or enjoy a world-famous slice at Grimaldi's (19 Old Fulton Street). On the Manhattan side, it is a short walk to South Street Seaport for a wide variety of dining options (Pier 17, Fulton and South Street).

Facts For Your Visit

Official Website: Brooklyn Bridge

Fee: No

Open Now

Regular Hours:

  • Monday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Tuesday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Wednesday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Thursday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Friday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Saturday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Sunday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Category: Landmarks & Historical Buildings

Address: 334 Furman St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: (718) 724-6434

Reviews

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5 Star Rating Man oh man. The Brooklyn bridge us a must see when in New York. I was skeptical about going because it was about 7:00pm and I did not want to take the train... Read More

Yvenis Z. Mar-17-2019

4 Star Rating It's very windy on the bridge if you intend to walk over it. It's also very crowded with people/tourist walking over it. There also used to be a thing... Read More

Nicole D. Mar-13-2019

5 Star Rating The Brooklyn Bridge is a must do while in New York. Staying in East Village, I was lucky enough to just hop on the subway (L line to City Hall Station) and... Read More

Georgie B. Mar-11-2019

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Directions

Subway Line Nearest Station Walking Time
4, 5 or 6Brooklyn Bridge / City Hall2 minutes
N or RCity Hall5 minutes
A or CHigh Street / Brooklyn Bridge6 minutes
2 or 3Clark Street / Brooklyn Bridge9 minutes

How to get to Brooklyn Bridge by Subway

From Manhattan, take the 4, 5 or 6 train to Brooklyn Bridge / City Hall and follow Park Row to Center Street (2 minutes) or take the N or R to City Hall and walk east across City Hall Park to Park Row, turn right and walk north to the promenade entrance.

From Brooklyn, take the A or C train to High Street / Brooklyn Bridge stop and go north on Cadman Plaza E, then left on Prospect Street to the stairs in the underpass (4 minutes) or for a more scenic, but slightly longer route take the 2 or 3 train to Clark Street, take the elevator to street level, turn left onto Little Henry Street, cross at Cranberry Street and take the path through the co-op houses. Continue across the street to Cadman Plaza West and follow the path through Cadman Plaza Park to Washington Street.

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