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Must-See Thrilling Attractions in Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn is known for having plenty of unique and thrilling attractions for locals as well as our guests to explore. Day excursions including tours and walks around the neighborhood are the ideal way to get to know the city a bit better. While spending time in Red Hook, you can branch- off and discover the many other neighborhoods with ease when you stay at our comfortable and welcoming hotel. Plan your trip with us today to begin exploring these incredible attractions in Brooklyn!
Exploring Brooklyn & Beyond
The Statue of Liberty
One of the most widely known things to do in Brooklyn, NY is to visit the magnificent Statue of Liberty while taking a tour of Ellis Island. Since 1924, The Statue of Liberty has been designated as a National Monument and continues to maintain its symbolism for freedom and democracy. Before visiting, check out these helpful tips:
- Admission is free however, guests must purchase a ferry ticket to Ellis Island.
- General Admission tickets are the most popular and give guests access to Ellis Island grounds and Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration.
- Tickets can be purchased online or at Statue Cruises ticket booths located in Castle Clinton in Battery Park.
- Ferries depart every 25 to 30 minutes from the New York port. View the departure schedule here.
Battery Park in New York
(10-minute drive, 3.5 miles from The Lodge Red Hook)
- Accessible via subway and bus.
- Take the B61 bus to Atlantic Av/Court St then walk 6 minutes to Line 4.
- Take line 4 at Borough Hall station to Bowling Green station, then walk 1 minute until you reach Battery Park.
(19 minute drive, 4.5 miles from our hotel)
The streets of Lower Manhattan are filled with historical sights and world-famous attractions for guests to discover. While in town, you won’t want to miss these alluring sites and structures.
One World Observatory (Freedom Tower)
View the city from the 100th and 101st floors of this breathtaking skyscraper.
9/11 Memorial Museum
Open 24/7 to the public, the museum features stunning fountains and memorial plaques to honor the fallen.
Weather permitting, tourists can snap a picture of the city skyline by walking the historic Brooklyn Bridge.
The world’s most astounding financial district is yours to explore while walking the streets of Lower Manhattan.
The Woolworth Building (Cathedral of Commerce)
This prominent neo-gothic structure is a sight to behold!
Spend the day at this 172-acre island featuring slides, incredible views of the city, and tons of recreational space to relax and unwind in.
Decorated alleyways fill the streets of Red Hook with their eclectic visuals and colorful artwork. Local artwork from talented professionals can be seen all across our neighborhood including the surrounding steps to our hotel’s front door. Take a walk down Seabring St. to see the iconic ‘Greetings from Red Hook’ artwork proudly displayed on a wall in the alley. Each of the letters represents a piece of Red Hook’s culture and truly embodies the spirit of the Waterfront neighborhood.
The blossoming nightlife and hipster culture has sparked locals to nickname this eclectic part of the city as ‘Little Berlin’. Local artists showcasing contemporary art, a diverse collection of multicultural restaurants, and popular clubs create the ultimate cultural mecca for you to explore. Some notable spots to visit include:
Featuring tons of outdoor recreational space with live performances, a swimming pool, a track, tennis courts, and additional sports facilities.
A modern bathhouse with upscale amenities and a truly unique spa experience.
Put on by local artists, guests of the area can browse local art in artist-run shops or at one of the many street vendors.
From French and Mexican to Italian and Iranian, Williamsburg features a number of delicious eateries for you to try. Local favorites include Bar Blondeau, Aldama, L’Industrie Pizzeria, and Masquerade.
You’re sure to fall in love with the city after touring any of these local attractions in Brooklyn, NY. Our hotel in Red Hook makes visiting each of these areas a breeze thanks to our convenient location and access to a variety of public transportation options. Discover the beauty of Red Hook and Brooklyn today by booking your stay at The Lodge Red Hook!
3 reasons to stay with us
Historic location with tons of local art and within a short distance to sporting venues, national monuments, and recreational parks.
Our app-based hotel eliminates wait times during check-in and puts you in control of your arrival.
Incredibly priced rooms in a one-of-a-kind neighborhood featuring deluxe amenities and upscale finishings throughout.