5 Best Things to Do in Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York City

5 Best Things to Do in Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York City

Have you been hearing about tourists visiting DUMBO, Brooklyn while they’re in NYC?

What else can you do besides walking along the river in DUMBO, Brooklyn?

Is DUMBO safe for solo travelers?

In this blog, I’ll show you my top 5 best things to do in DUMBO in a day from my personal experience!

Walk/ Bike from Downtown Manhattan to Dumbo, Brooklyn through Brooklyn Bridge

Where to start: You can get off from subway 4,5,6 train on Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall or J,Z on Chamber St or 3,2 on Fulton St.

It’s a very enjoyable walk on Brooklyn Bridge, about a good 30mins one way, or you can bike on it if you rent a city bike. Be careful when you walk on the bridge, there’s a bike lane and a walk lane specifically separate bikers and pedestrians. Usually, bikers aren’t too happy when tourists block the bike lane.

Brooklyn Bridge, NYC

Dumbo, a neighborhood whose name is an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, it is basically a small artsy area between Manhattan Bridge and Brooklyn Bridge. 

Take photos at Manhattan Bridge View

Address: 39-21 Washington St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Manhattan Bridge View in DUMBO is one of the most famous photograph spot for tourists. You probably have seen this spot many times on people’s feed whenever they visit New York City! It’s always crowded and you’ll probably have to spend some time waiting for people to finish taking their photos.

Manhattan Bridge View, Brooklyn

Walking along the river toward Brooklyn Bridge Park

Address: 295 Washington St, Brooklyn, NY 10013

DUMBO is where you can see all three bridges at the same time! (Williamsburg Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, and Brooklyn Bridge)

Walking along the river facing Manhattan is one of the amazing experiences to have and must do when you visit NYC! 

DUMBO, Brooklyn
DUMBO, Brooklyn

Stop by Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory

Address: 14 Old Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory is the classic ice cream shop in Dumbo. Their ice cream is so tasty and refreshing, and it melts fast (that’s how you know it’s good ice cream!)

Via Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory Facebook

Chill at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Address: 334 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Last but not least, Brooklyn Bridge Park is one of the top attractions in DUMBO. Just simply sit on the grass to enjoy some nature and New York City skyline views at the same time! People usually do picnicking, reading, jogging or walking their dogs at this park.

Brooklyn Bridge Park, Dumbo

Final Thoughts

I hope you find this blog helpful for your trip visiting DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York City. This is a small artsy area, it hosts a flea market sometimes during summer! DUMBO is a very lovely place where to have a little taste of Brooklyn for a day. As always, if you have any hidden favorite spots in DUMBO, please feel free to share down below so we can all learn from each other! 

Check out my other post 6 Cool Things to Do in Midtown West, New York City !

Happy Adventure Soul 🙂

My name is Kaya and I'm the storyteller and content creator behind this blog. The purpose of this blog is to inspire adventurous spirits like me to experience and see the world in a different way. And see what the world has to offer!
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