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13 Fun Activities to Do in Brooklyn

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This charming, diverse borough east of the East River is easily accessible and provides plenty of opportunities for residents and visitors wishing to get away from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. Brooklyn is where you can see the authentic side of NYC.

Brooklyn Bridge Night
Brooklyn Bridge closeup over East River at night in New York City Manhattan with lights and reflections.

Brooklyn has something for everyone, regardless of your interests. Art, beer, nature, food, or history – you name it. If you’re thinking about moving to Brooklyn, already live in the borough, or even if you’re just looking for something new to do – these 13 Brooklyn attractions Roadway Moving singled out, will be up your alley:

1. Beat the Bomb

This one is for those outdoorsy, always-ready-for-adventure ones. Beat The Bomb is a fun group activity where players are put to the test with several different challenges, such as hazmat gear, dodging lasers, and more. Players have to work together to beat the clock and complete the challenges before the bomb goes off, and the person who detonates the bomb first wins the game. They also serve drinks, so rest assured you’ll have the best night-out you’ll talk about for months.

2. Coney Island

Coney Island is the perfect place to go for a day trip with your family. It’s got all sorts of rides and games, as well as delicious food stands that sell hot dogs, cotton candy, and more. The beach itself is also quite beautiful, so if you’re looking to take some pictures while you’re there then this may be the ideal spot. Thrill-seekers won’t want to miss out on legendary rides like the Parachute Jump, the world-famous Cyclone, and the Thunderbolt Coast.

Brooklyn Coney Island
The famous Wonder Wheel in Coney Island

3. New York Aquarium

If you’re looking for something more low-key and family-friendly, the New York Aquarium is your go-to place in Brooklyn. The aquarium features multiple exhibits including a Tropical Reef Gallery, an Atlantic Water Garden, a Shark Tank, and much more. The educational programs offered by the aquarium help kids learn about marine life in a fun and engaging way. Through these programs, kids can learn about the different types of fish and animals that live in the ocean, the importance of preserving marine life, and what they can do to help protect the environment.

4. Kick Axe Throwing

Axe throwing is the latest craze that’s sweeping the nation, and there’s no better place to do it than at Kick Axe Throwing in Brooklyn. Kick Axe Throwing is a state-of-the-art facility that offers a unique and exhilarating experience for axe-throwing enthusiasts of all skill levels. They have several locations, but this one located on Court Street in Cobble Hill offers an easy walk from most apartments in the area. This location is also close to many public transportation options, making it convenient for getting around the city.

Axe throwing
The entire family is having a good time, Kick Axe Throwing

 

5. Area 53

Area 53 is not only a Paintball field but also a full adventure park – perfect for a fun day out with the whole family! You can enjoy the indoor ninja course, laser maze, rock climbing, roller skating, ropes course, and more. They have plenty of activities to keep you entertained! You can also take a break and play some ping-pong, pool, or shoot some hoops in the arcade. They also have a bunch of other games that you can play, like air hockey and foosball.

6. Shipwrecked

Shipwrecked offers many fun experiences – Shipwrecked Miniature Golf, an indoor theatrical miniature golf course, and Shipwrecked Escape Deck, three differently themed and immersive 25-minute mini escape rooms. In addition, they also offer food and alcoholic beverages for adults. You can enjoy your drink on the outdoor terrace, and their arcade is just additional fun!

Miniature Golf
Funny boy playing miniature golf

7. MoCADA

The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts is a great place to learn about cultures from all over the world. The museum features contemporary art pieces and exhibitions that highlight African diasporan artists, as well as other artists who work in similar styles. There are also educational programs available for children and adults alike. The museum seeks to vividly portray the African Diaspora through art and performance, while also shedding light on several significant social and political issues.

8. Stranger Things: The Experience

You can experience 1-hour Hawkins Lab with a Stranger Things storyline. In the lab, you’ll walk around different areas, meet new characters, and uncover clues about the upcoming season. You may even find some hidden secrets! Afterward, you can even enjoy an 80’s themed Mix-Tape medley complete with drinks, merch, food, and photo ops.

9. DUMBO

Brooklyn’s Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass (or DUMBO, for short) neighborhood, is a great place for art lovers. Here, you can find the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and more. And if you’re into photography, don’t miss out on a chance to visit one of NY’s best photo galleries – The Downtown Gallery. St. Ann’s Warehouse, a theater that regularly puts on plays, concerts, and other performances, is one of the main reasons people are drawn to this neighborhood.

Brooklyn Jane’s Carousel
Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Brooklyn, New York.

10. Brooklyn Flea market

For those who want to shop, Brooklyn Flea Market is the place for you. This market has everything from vintage clothing and furniture to handmade jewelry and antiques. It’s also a great place to grab some food or just hang out with friends and enjoy the atmosphere. The market is always full of people and there’s always something new to see. The Brooklyn Flea Market opens every weekend, so check their website for more information.

Brooklyn Flea Market
View at Williamsburg Brooklyn Flea market held on Sundays at East River State Park

11. The Bell House

The Bell House is a great place for music lovers. The Bell House is a concert hall, bar, and event space that has hosted some of the best musicians in the world since 2003. The venue is located in Brooklyn, New York, and features two floors of event space, a full bar and kitchen, and a rooftop deck. The Bell House has hosted performances by a wide range of artists, from up-and-coming local bands to internationally renowned acts. They have live shows every night with different genres of music from rock to jazz, folk, and more.

12. Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach or “Little Odessa” is a great place for a day trip or weekend getaway. The beach is just a short train ride from New York City, and there are plenty of things to do in the area, from exploring the boardwalk to checking out the local shops and restaurants. It’s located in the southern part of Brooklyn and offers beautiful views, delicious food, unique shops, and more.

Brooklyn Brighton Beach
Brighton Beach, it is a neighborhood of the New York City borough of Brooklyn

13. Sunset Park

With its variety of cultural spots such as the Museum of Modern Art and The Brooklyn Academy of Music, as well as many other attractions, Sunset Park is an ideal place to move into if you are looking for something new and exciting. Not only does this beautiful neighborhood have plenty of entertainment options, but it also has some of the best schools in New York City! There are also plenty of transportation options to choose from, whether you want to take the train or bus, walk or even drive – it’s up to you!

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