Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Opened in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge provides passage between Brooklyn and Manhattan for motorists, trains, bicycles and pedestrians. One of the primary symbols of New York City, it is a marvel of design and provides spectacular views of the city's skyline.
Duration: < 1 hour
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best?
This award is our highest recognition and is presented annually to those businesses that are the Best of the Best on Tripadvisor, those that earn excellent reviews from travellers and are ranked in the top 1% of properties worldwide.
Top ways to experience Brooklyn Bridge
See what travellers are saying
  • Liana C
    134 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see
    After visiting New York multiple times, I was finally able to walk across the bridge. Started from Brooklyn to have the city skyline in front of me. The bridge is beautiful and so are the views. There is information on the history and construction along the walk. Nice plaque to Emily Washington who oversaw the completion of construction after her husband fell ill.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 June 2023
  • EssexBetty64
    Essex, United Kingdom614 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth going early
    Get the subway to the DUMBO area and enjoy the views back across to NYC then finish with a walk back across the bridge. There is a Timeout near the bridge where we purchased doughnuts and coffee which we enjoyed looking across to the bridge. Brooklyn is very quiet early in the morning.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 June 2023
  • Ashley
    Jersey, United Kingdom110 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful views, busy during sunset
    Lovely views of the city especially when visiting during sunset hours. Can get quite busy around this time so you have to weigh up whether you prefer it to be quieter or prefer the sunset views. We subwayed to dumbo then walked back into the city over the bridge which was a good distance and a lovely way to spend the evening.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 June 2023
  • Taylor Morris
    Boise, Idaho120 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walk the Brooklyn Bridge
    This is a fun walk if you've never been to New York before. It is kind of long and there isn't a great way to just do it quickly. We ended up walking about a third of it and then walking back. It's right by a subway stop which is nice, so you can easily get there. There's tons of vendors all along the bridge, so don't stop at the first thing you see, keep walking to see what's all there. Lots of people trying to get influencer shots too
    Visited December 2022
    Written 25 June 2023
  • Maureen H
    Jay, New York36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fun evening walk
    We thoroughly enjoyed walking across the bridge from Brooklyn, viewing the Manhattan skyline. The design of the bridge itself is fascinating and the wooden suspended walkway belies its history. We crossed on a gray day which likely kept the crowds low, but we could see how crossing on a hot, sunny, busy day would be less enjoyable.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 2 July 2023
  • Andrew B
    37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice stroll across the bridge
    We had a nice time in this area. The bridge was great to see and experience walking across. The vendors were fun before crossing. The view of the city is nice and the bridge is iconic! Go see this bridge!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 July 2023
  • Alvision
    Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom140 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Experience
    Great time had walking along the bridge. It was such great experience to walk across such an iconic structure. Great for gifts as well as there are lots of people selling inexpensive gifts along the bridge.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 22 July 2023
  • Anna85000
    Maidenhead, United Kingdom95 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views
    I've visited NYC many times before but had never walked on the Brooklyn Bridge. I did on my last visit and really enjoyed it.Definitely worth doing. Caught the subway/C train from Manhattan World Trade Centre station to Brooklyn High Street. We visited the Time Out market in Dumbo and walked back on the Bridge. Great experience, fantastic views from the bridge (Manhattan Bridge on one side, and Manhattan/One World on the other) we timed it right with the sunset !
    Visited July 2023
    Written 22 July 2023
  • AS2021
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great, free excursion!
    Such an iconic bridge and free to walk across! Great views of lower Manhattan from the bridge. Walk takes around 15-20 minutes. We took the subway to Brooklyn and walked back over to Manhattan.
    Visited September 2022
    Written 24 July 2023
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,189 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walk Across the Bridge!
    We could see it out our window of our temporary apartment in Brooklyn. It looked great. And the approach was right our of our door so everyday we saw thousands of tourists walking toward the Bridge. It's a great walk with terrific views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the river, all for free. And now it is one of the major tourist attractions and can be combined with the Brooklyn Bridge Park at the Brooklyn waterfront. At the Manhattan end you are in the City Hall area, which is also fascinating. I just love this experience!
    Visited May 2023
    Written 31 July 2023
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles26,064 reviews
Excellent
18,833
Very good
6,090
Average
969
Poor
136
Terrible
39

Velox
Velox171 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Walking over the iconic Brooklyn Bridge is something every visitor to NYC should do. The bridge itself seems to exude the confidence of NYC - even in the rain. Walking north - south means you're pretty soon in Dumbo which itself is worth the visit, so if you're travelling to Dumbo, give yourself a treat and walk the bridge/
Written 20 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Peter G
Sydney, Australia2,007 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This was one of the best things we did in New York. We caught the subway to High St (Brooklyn side) then followed the signs.

You get a great walk with downtown Manhattan in the background. In the morning, lighting is great for photos in this direction.

Really glad we did it.
Written 17 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

sconinck
Brazil74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
It’s definitely a lovely place to be in NY! The views are amazing, wherever you look at it’s beautiful. We were lucky the weather was perfect, but I’ve been there also in cloudy or cold days and it isn’t as nice as in warm sunny weather
Written 17 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Olivia G
United Kingdom54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We walked across around lunch time and it wasn’t as busy as we thought it was going to be!

There is a one way system in place which most people abide to, but you get some people who just do as they please.

It is pram and wheelchair accessible.

Great views cant complain as it’s free!!

Once you get to Brooklyn if you turn left at the bottom of the steps and follow the street down you’ll get a great picture of the manhattan bridge opposite.

It took around 30/40 minutes to cross stopping for pictures.
Written 10 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Berti H
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We walked though the bridge on a lovely sunny day and it is beautiful, but very crowded. We still managed to take good photos.
Written 9 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

khurramhanif
Karachi, Pakistan3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Brooklyn is a borough in NYC which mustn't be missed; views from Dumbo, ferry ride from Manhattan to Brooklyn, small towns like South Williamsburg have a lot to offer, Prospect Park offers a parallel to Central Park in terms of views, size, vistas etc. Must soak in all on offer, in my opinion it will be a very unique experience.
Written 7 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

DAROHATH
Cairns, Australia1,208 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We really enjoyed our walk over the bridge and back. Yes, it can get pretty crowded, but it was worth it and the iconic view from the Dumbo side is not to be missed. You can enjoy a bit more piece and grab a coffee on this side too
Written 7 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

busconi
Wenatchee, WA5,370 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Seems every time we visit NYC it rains or snow or a combination of both, but the weather was not going to deter us from walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, a true iconic fixture here in New York City. The nice thing about the rain is it kept the crowds away and we didn't have shoulder to shoulder crowds to contend with. It is such a joy to walk across this bridge and the views to the city are amazing. And this is one of those things you can do for FREE!!!! and you get some exercise!!!
Written 5 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Stephan G
Frankfurt, Germany1,758 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
The sunset tour is really fantastic. Our Tour guide, John (freetoursonfoot_newyork), knows his stuff and knows exactly when to get us there. So much history to learn.
Written 3 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Aabbady
New York709 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
It is nice walk over piece of history that I walked several time with anyone who visited me in New York and myself and all other always remember
Written 30 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 14,002
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

BROOKLYN BRIDGE: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

All New York City HotelsNew York City Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in New York City
All things to do in New York City
Day Trips in New York City
RestaurantsFlightsHoliday RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire