As the most famous of New York’s five boroughs, Brooklyn has become a travel destination all on its own. More than just a day trip from the city, business and leisure travelers are opting to stay on the opposite side of the Brooklyn Bridge for the dining, attractions and landmarks and the personality of the neighborhood. BlueOrange, a New York City based travel agent, is sharing the reasons why Brooklyn has become such a popular travel destination.

Brooklyn’s Iconic Landmarks

Brooklyn is overflowing with famous attractions to see or explore. Coney Island is a famous stop. Brooklyn Bridge and the adjacent park provide incredible views of the Manhattan skyline. Dumbo, literally “Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass” is home to coffee shops, theaters and bars that could all be characterized as “underground.” Enjoy the green space or beautiful Botanic garden and skating rink in Prospect Park. Or catch a concert or sporting even in the Barclays Center and Atlantic Avenue.

The well-known attractions in Brooklyn are numerous, and people who travel here can take advantage of all the sights easily. Each of these well-known sights help to give visitors a better feeling of the city as a whole.

Off the Beaten Path

While you could fill a Guidebook with all the well-known Brooklyn attractions, the lesser known stops are just as memorable. Consider stopping by Emmons Avenue (Sheepshead Bay) provides the perfect place for a stroll along the water when the weather is nice. Manhattan Beach, not far from Emmons Avenue, is a favorite spot for locals to enjoy both the waves and sunshine in the summer. Watch the sun sink below the horizon at Sunset Park and even enjoy views of the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building.

Restaurants in Brooklyn

Known for its diversity, Brooklyn is an opportunity to enjoy an array of flavors and cuisine to satisfy any craving. Consider 1 or 8 in Williamsburg for amazing sushi with a modern interior with an upscale flare. Consider Al Di La Trattoria for delicious Venetian fare with fresh pastas and space to wait for your table in their next-door wine bar. Travel to Bushwick for Blanca. Located in a converted warehouse, enjoy a tasting menu that explores flavors from around the country. Make reservations, though, because there are only 12 seats in the entire restaurant.

Where to Stay When Visiting Brooklyn

Count on luxury when you plan to stay in Brooklyn.

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge boasts the perfect location along the Dumbo waterfront. The hotel is constructed of locally sourced reflective glass and steel, making the exterior as memorable as the interior. Enjoy the maritime-themed interior, touches from local artisans and unbeatable views.

Wythe Hotel

The Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg has been around for a while, but the resurgence of Brooklyn as a trendy travel spot has made this the place to be. Dine in Reynards, a locally focused restaurant, enjoy views of Manhattan and Brooklyn from the rooftop bar and make yourself at home. If you’re traveling with your band, then be sure to ask for the “Band Room” with bunk beds for everyone.

McCarren Hotel & Pool

When the weather is nice, McCarren Hotel & Pool is an ideal destination. The saltwater pool is renown throughout Brooklyn and offers pool passes even if you’re not staying at the hotel. McCarren offers a refreshing oasis in the middle of the city with bicycle rentals and a beautiful rooftop lounge.

No matter you reason for travel, Brooklyn is a hot destination now. Call BlueOrange now to start planning your visit to this exciting part of New York City.