Attractions: Culture, Parks & Landmarks
Brooklyn Marriott Destination Guide
- 333 Adams Street
- Brooklyn, New York
- 11201 USA
Attractions: Culture, Parks & Landmarks
From the Brooklyn Bridge and Prospect Park to Coney Island and the Botanical Garden, the borough of Brooklyn is home to some of America’s greatest attractions, many just steps away from our hotel near the Brooklyn War Memorial and Courthouse.
Everything there is to see in Manhattan is here in Brooklyn!
Take a stroll through the Brooklyn Bridge Park and watch the sun set over the Statue of Liberty. Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and snap shots of both the majestic Downtown Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn skylines. Smell the roses or gaze at the cherry blossoms during the many festivals at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. Or, scream at the top of your lungs as you whiz by the Atlantic Ocean on the Cyclone in Coney Island.
Within a 1- to 15-minute walk:
33 Clinton Street
Features works by Brooklyn-affiliated artists and art education for children.
Experience Brooklyn’s cultural diversity while journeying through the borough’s vibrant neighborhoods on a bus-and-walking tour of Brooklyn.
Opened in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge provides passage between Brooklyn and Manhattan for motorists, trains, bicycles and pedestrians. One of the primary symbols of NYC, it is a marvel of design and provides spectacular views of the city’s skyline.
334 Furman Street
On the downtown Brooklyn waterfront, this world-class park provides the community with educational activities, fitness classes and the newly restored Jane’s Carousel which is located in the DUMBO section of the park on the East River, between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges.
Within a 5- to 20-minute subway ride:
242 3rd Street
Brooklyn’s newest performing arts space showcases the work of both emerging and established artists.
900 Washington Avenue
A hot spot for proposals and weddings, the garden’s 52 acres of magnificent flora and fauna provide the perfect romantic background. In late spring, the well-known Cranford Rose Garden features tens of thousands of roses flowing down arches, climbing up lattices and standing in formal beds.
Remsen Street to Orange Street along the East River
Offering magnificent views of the Manhattan skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge, this 1/3 mile long sliver of green overlooks Brooklyn’s busy industrial waterfront.
The corner of Old Fulton and Water Street
The Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory offers simple, homemade and purely delicious ice cream at two ideal locations in Brooklyn.
128 Pierrepont Street
Historic building houses exhibits and renowned library of Brooklyn material on the borough’s history.
63 Flushing Avenue, Unit 300
The Brooklyn Navy Yard today operates as a thriving industrial park. As it undertakes the Yard’s greatest expansion since WWII, the Brooklyn Navy Yard continues to create industrial jobs in Brooklyn while celebrating the Yard’s rich history that dates back to 1625.
Cadman Plaza West, Cadman Plaza East between BQE and Tillary Street
The memorial was built in honor of Transportation men who lost their lives in WWII. The memorial is a wall of granite stones carved with a map of the world and the names of the men.
Nassau Street, Park Avenue between Navy Street and North Elliot Place
Commodore Barry Park was acquired by the Village of Brooklyn in 1836 and is officially the oldest park in the borough.
It is the "new" East Village, nestled between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges, with cobblestone streets and warehouse buildings in the throes of conversion to condos. Offers phenomenal views of the Manhattan skyline framed by two of the most famous bridges in America.
111 Front Street, Suite 212
Visual arts center dedicated to group exhibitions of fine arts.
16 Main Street
Galapagos Art Space is a 9,000-square-foot cultural venue located in DUMBO.
Brooklyn Bridge Park, DUMBO, between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges
Located in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn Bridge Park, Jane's Carousel is a completely restored historic Carousel made by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company in 1922.
This historic bridge opened in 1909 connecting Lower Manhattan to the DUMBO area of Brooklyn (once called "Fulton Landing").
A 3.5 acre park between Jay and Duffield Streets
The site of public art, special events and concerts in the spring, summer and early fall is a pleasant place amid grass and trees to have an outdoor lunch.
During your five block walk toward the Promenade, Montague Street features many fine restaurants, shops, and more. Everyone is bound to find a treasure and enjoy a superb meal.
New York Transit Museum
Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street
Recently re-opened after extensive renovations, the museum contains 100 years of transit lore and memorabilia. Housed in an authentic 1930’s subway station, the new galleries and exhibits, many of which have interactive components, will thrill transportation and history buffs alike.
The Old American Telegraph & Telephone Building
81 Willoughby Street, corner of Lawrence Street
In 1898, architect R.L. Daus designed the NY and NJ Telephone Company’s office building with its dramatically curved corner and carvings depicting what were then up-to-date telephones with characteristic wires and earpieces.
Old Fire Department Headquarters
365 Jay Street near Willoughby Street
The Romanesque Revival-style building is a masterpiece designed by architect Frank Freeman, one of Brooklyn’s most talented late 19th century designers.
157 Montague Street
It’s one of Brooklyn’s many historic landmark churches featuring a stunning 7,000 square feet of stained glass windows.
145 Brooklyn Avenue
A wonderful place to spend the day with the family, this museum houses a remarkable, kid-friendly collection of 20,000 cultural artifacts and natural history specimens, plus live plants and animals, and award-winning exhibitions.
200 Eastern Parkway
Located in central Brooklyn, the second-largest art museum in NYC and one of the largest in the US, houses a prestigious collection of work from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art covering almost every culture an art lover could dream of.
Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Discover fine local history materials and programs for all ages in impressive Art Deco building.
1000 Surf Avenue
Luna Park has restored Coney Island's historic past and preserved so much of its wonderfully individual identity, including the infamous Cyclone.
Deno's Wonder Wheel Park features 18 kiddie rides and 5 major thrill rides, including the landmark Wonder Wheel.
Myrtle Avenue, DeKalb Avenue between Washington Park and St. Edward’s Street
Fort Greene was originally built for the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, but was used as public space shortly after the War of 1812 passed. By 1847, it was designated a park and twenty years later, famed landscape architects Olmsted and Vaux began designing its new layout.
(Open during summer only)
Ferry located at Battery Maritime Building, 10 South Street, NY
A historic landmark, Governor's Island is home to thousands of visitors per day who enjoy an array of arts, cultural and recreational programs.
500 25th Street718-768-7300
Celebrating its 175th year in April of 2013, the Greenwood Cemetery is a national historic landmark known for its famous 19th century residents and historic atmosphere. Walking tours are available.
602 Surf Avenue
The oldest continuously-operated aquarium in the nation features over 10,000 specimens of sea life in naturalistic settings.
336 Third Street, between 4th and 5th Avenues
This replica of the sturdy Dutch farmhouse of Brooklynite Nicholas Vechte (1699) was constructed from the stones of the original and now serves as Brooklyn’s living connection to the American Revolution and the Battle of Brooklyn (1776). Public programs, tours and special events are offered.
1310 Surf Avenue
The original Nathan's Famous located in Coney Island is a treat for those looking for New York's first and favorite hot dog.
Brooklyn’s answer to Central Park, Prospect Park contains a zoo, an Audubon center and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Its entrance is marked by the large Memorial Arch and it is a Mecca for families and nature lovers who go to play ball, bird watch and listen to outdoor concerts.
450 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn’s zoological jewel, designed especially for kids, is an interactive, state-of-the-art wildlife center with more than 400 animals including baboons, wallabies, and prairie dogs, living in naturalistic habitats.
1368 Fulton Street
Since its establishment in 1970, the Skylight Gallery has provided exhibition space for professional artists, and has been a community-based institution dedicated to educating its public about the talents and history of people of African descent.
126 13th Street
First and largest non-profit international center for the creation of new art made from glass. Visit their gallery and gift shop.
290 Conover Street at Pier 44
The Waterfront Museum offers educational tours and programs in visual/performing arts aboard an historic barge.
5816 Clarendon Road (at Ralph Avenue)
Explore Brooklyn’s Dutch heritage at the oldest house in New York State, built by the Wyckoff family in 1652.