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Our most recommended Brooklyn Outdoor Activities

  • From Manhattan: 4-Hour Christmas Lights Luxury Bus Tour

    1. From Manhattan: 4-Hour Christmas Lights Luxury Bus Tour

    The holiday season in New York City is magical. From the world-famous tree at Rockefeller Center to the Christmas windows of Macy’s, Bergdorf’s, Lord & Taylor and Saks, the city is vibrant with energy and holiday spirit; it is unequaled and unmatched by any other city in the world. Join this tour as you journey out to the astounding Christmas light of Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. Aboard a luxurious 36-passenger bus, travel along the streets of Manhattan and listen to your licensed guide who will entertain you with the rich Yule history of New York City along the way. Travel through Chelsea and the Meatpacking District, past the famous High Line and then down along the West Side Highway. On this tour, learn and see more than you expected.  Emerging from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, ride along the Brooklyn Queens Expressway viewing the waterfront, and the expansive vista of New York Harbor. ...

    The tour was fantastic. Both our guide and our driver were excellent. Especially as we had my daughter in a wheelchair and they couldn't do enough to make sure that she enjoyed the experience as much as everyone else. Very much appreciated. Thank you

  • Brooklyn: 1.5-Hour Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour

    2. Brooklyn: 1.5-Hour Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour

    See astonishing holiday light displays on a visit to Brooklyn's Dyker Heights neighborhood, famous for the incredible decorations planned by its competitive residents. See it all for yourself on a 1.5-hour evening stroll through the area. Admire the most impressive home displays, and learn the story behind this holiday tradition. Have your camera ready for this Christmas lights excursion, to snap photos of the top homes best lighting displays in the neighborhood. Discover the unwritten codes that are followed religiously by the residents of Dyker Heights. Take this tour in Brooklyn and soak up the magical Christmas atmosphere.

    Very good tour for discovering the neighborhood and get acquainted with the streets.

  • Brooklyn: Bushwick Street Art Walking Tour

    3. Brooklyn: Bushwick Street Art Walking Tour

    Explore the largest outdoor street art gallery in New York City on a guided tour of the famous Bushwick Collective. Learn the history of Joe Ficalora, famed curator and founder of the collective. Learn how he transformed the neighborhood through dealing with loss and a yearning for beautification. Get an insight from a real graffiti artist and hear stories behind the walls of art. Marvel at works by street artists such as Blek le Rat and hear how he provided inspiration for Banksy. Take a look at works by modern-day graffiti portrait master Danielle Mastrion and her lady counterpart Lexi Bella. See art by Fumero, Giz, Dasic and many others. Move from old masters to modern-day legends in an ever-changing Brooklyn neighborhood, before it has gone for good.

    The tour guide was sooo knowledgable that it was amazing. We enjoyed it a lot and learned a lot as well. Thanks Ela Weiss and family

  • New York: 2.5-Hour Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour

    4. New York: 2.5-Hour Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour

    Follow the Freedom Trail in New York! Learn the exciting history of how a band of brave men and women formed the networks in Brooklyn and Manhattan that became the Underground Railroad.  Visit an archeological site and memorial dedicated to the memory of enslaved Africans in colonial America. View the former stations, including the former locations of homes and churches, that were on the Underground Railroad. Learn about the riots, revolts and dramatic escapes that occurred during American slavery. Listen to tales of courage and triumph and discover the stories of real New Yorkers who risked life and property to help people escaping American Slavery.

    Stacy was informative, patient and forthright in her presentation. I will definitely recommend this tour to family and friends. Thank you for offering this tour. ❤

  • New York City Graffiti & Street Art 2-Hour Walking Tour

    5. New York City Graffiti & Street Art 2-Hour Walking Tour

    There is more awareness than ever before about the imaginative artists who bring walls, buildings, and even entire neighborhoods to life with their vibrant creations. Join this 2-hour walking tour in Bushwick, Brooklyn to see fascinating works by globetrotting innovators. You’ll be shown artistic murals large and small as you explore streets pulsating with creative energy, in a district rapidly becoming a world-renowned center of street art, as well as New York City's graffiti cultural locus. During the walk you’ll be immersed in the culture and lifestyle of today's urban artists, who hail from as far away as Europe, South America, and even Asia. Learn about the top contemporary artists and their quirky personalities, and find out just how much people have been willing to pay for their work. Discover the different styles and forms of the trade, which include murals, wheatpaste posters...

    Jeff did a great tour. Purchased tickets as a gift for my partner and we had a great time hearing about the graffiti and street art of Bushwick, and taking pictures.

  • Brooklyn: 3.5-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    6. Brooklyn: 3.5-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    Pedal off from the famous Dumbo area under the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge, and get sweeping views of Lower Manhattan across the East River. Continue to the redeveloped Brooklyn Navy Yard, and then head into the southern part of bohemian Williamsburg. Cycle to Fort Green Park and pass the preserved government buildings. Get stunning views of the Soldiers and Sailors Arch and Brooklyn Public Library from Grand Army Plaza. Then, experience the cycling paradise of Prospect Park before you ride into Red Hook for a quick snack and drink.  Hear how the area went from being the busiest port in the world to a place of crime, before artists moved in to the brick warehouses and brownstone houses. See local landmarks such as Steve's Key Lime Pies and Widow Jane Distillery, and grab some snacks along the way. End with a visit to affluent Brooklyn Heights, the first preserved historic neighborhoo...

    Brian is a nice guide explaining many things about Brooklyn. Great bicicles, high quality. Tour had a few too many traffic light stops for me.

  • Brooklyn: Private Street Art Walking Tour

    7. Brooklyn: Private Street Art Walking Tour

    There is more awareness than ever before about the imaginative artists who bring walls, buildings, and even entire neighborhoods to life with their vibrant creations. Join this guided walking tour in Bushwick, Brooklyn to see fascinating works by globetrotting innovators. You’ll be shown artistic murals large and small as you explore streets pulsating with creative energy, in a district rapidly becoming a world-renowned center of street art and graffiti. During the walk you’ll be immersed in the culture and lifestyle of today's urban artists, who hail from as far away as Europe, South America, and even Asia. Learn about the top contemporary artists and their quirky personalities, and find out just how much people have been willing to pay for their work. Discover the different styles and forms of the trade, which include murals, wheatpaste posters, tags, and stencils. Learn about the t...

  • Brooklyn Graffiti Lesson

    8. Brooklyn Graffiti Lesson

    This hands-on graffiti workshop allows participants to create a graffiti art project with the help of an authentic NYC graffiti artist. Learn the tips and techniques of aerosol art from fill-ins to masterpieces, as you immerse yourself in the graffiti art culture. The workshop takes place in a beautiful Brooklyn art studio in the heart of Bushwick Brooklyn. Cultivating creative thought and a welcoming environment, this experience is designed for all ages and talent levels. Leave this workshop with a greater understanding of this still-misunderstood craft and of course, your newly created work.

    Mims was a great instructor and we loved the class. One thing I didn’t realize is there are two people, from your party, working together on one canvas. Still would do it again!

  • Brooklyn: 6-Hour Bike Tour

    9. Brooklyn: 6-Hour Bike Tour

    Start your tour in Dumbo on the beautiful waterfront with sweeping views across the East River. Visit the historic and newly redeveloped Brooklyn Navy Yard and head into southern Williamsburg, a neighborhood of artists, graffiti, and some of New York City's best bars. Stop for breakfast before exploring the neighborhood. Ride into Greenpoint and Bushwick. Head to Fort Greene Park to see the Martyred Prisoners' Monument. Pass by the Barclay's Center and Historically Preserved Government Buildings. Stop at the Grand Army Plaza to see the Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch and the Public Library. Ride through Prospect Park, a cycling paradise. Head through Park Slope, Gowanus and Carroll Gardens, and perhaps stop at Other Half Brewing Company. Ride into Red Hook peninsula for a quick snack and drink along the waterfront.  Visit Steve's Key Lime Pies and take pictures of the Statue of Liberty. St...

    We highly recommend to take the 6 hour tour, (just considere to take drinking water). John was a amazing guide, we were very happy with the places, explanation, and rhythm of the tour. Thank you John.

  • New York City: Night Skyline 4-Hour Bus Tour from Manhattan

    10. New York City: Night Skyline 4-Hour Bus Tour from Manhattan

    This tour will leave you breathless and allow you to take incredible photos of New York City. The tour starts at 6:30 PM. With your Urban Explorer SUV, you'll cross Manhattan and see one of the most famous sights in New York, Brooklyn Heights. After taking amazing photos of the Manhattan skyline and seeing the Brooklyn Bridge up close, you'll continue to New Jersey and make a brief stop, tasting a typical slice of American pizza with a view of Manhattan. Then, you'll arrive at the famous Hamilton Park, the highest point in New Jersey with an unforgettable view of the thousand lights of New York! The tour is suitable for all ages and ends at 10 PM near Times Square. The tour runs every Wednesday and Sunday.This tour will leave you breathless and allow you to take incredible photos of New York City. With your Urban Explorer SUV, you'll cross Manhattan and see one of the most famous sight...

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What people are saying about Brooklyn

Super trip with plenty of background information. Our guide always had the best spots in mind regarding coffee, lunch or a very much deserved ice ccremeclose to the end of our about 30-35 miles and 6 hours trip. Bikes are good. Give them a proper ride on the yard before the tour actually starts to check the shift gear, tire pressure,... as you will ride all day long and you want to be comfortable. No need to bring water bottles, as there is always a chance during the trip to get one in the neighborhoods. Don't forget sunscreen! Will come back for another trip!

Jeff did a great tour. Purchased tickets as a gift for my partner and we had a great time hearing about the graffiti and street art of Bushwick, and taking pictures.

The tour guide was sooo knowledgable that it was amazing. We enjoyed it a lot and learned a lot as well. Thanks Ela Weiss and family

Although there wasn't a lot of walking, we saw and learned a lot about street art.

Liked our guide Maia. Just the three of us for a pretty intimate walk.