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The Ultimate Brooklyn Bucket List!

Wondering what all the bucket list worthy attractions are in Brooklyn? Check out our entire Brooklyn bucket list for ideas on what you should add to yours or your Brooklyn itinerary, or just steal ours!

Whether you’re a visitor or a resident like us, check your way through this list and if we missed any, be sure to let us know! We plan on updating this regularly as we discover new bucket-list-worthy things to do in Brooklyn!

We’ve already covered all the best things to do in Brooklyn, but this bucket list covers some of the greatest experiences, Brooklyn food, and attractions Brooklyn has to offer! So let’s dive in!

Anything in bold are things we’ve already completed on our Brooklyn bucket list!

Brooklyn Bucket List: Food


Enjoy Cheesecake from Junior’s in Downtown Brooklyn

Try a slice of Steve’s Key Lime Pie in Red Hook

Enjoy a date night at Peter Luger’s Steakhouse in Williamsburg

Eat pizza at Grimaldi’s in DUMBO (one of the most famous pizzas in Brooklyn)

Decide who’s better at DUMBO pizzerias by trying Juliana’s

Try the legendary pizza at Roberta’s in Williamsburg

Try as much food as possible at Dekalb Market in Downtown Brooklyn

Eat a hot dog at Nathan’s Famous at Coney Island

Try Russian food and enjoy a Russian banquet theater dinner show performance in Brighton Beach

Eat my way through Smorgasburg in the summer months

Eat pierogies in Greenpoint

Eat Jerk Chicken in Flatbush

Eat my way through Time Out Market in DUMBO

Enjoy a beer at KCBC in Bushwick located at the historic Brewer’s Row in Brooklyn

Go wine tasting at Rooftop Reds in Brooklyn Navy Yard

Get a coal-oven pizza from Table 87 in Gowanus

Try beer from all the different Brooklyn breweries

Try an Egg Cream from the Brooklyn Farmacy in Carroll Gardens

Get an Instagram-worthy rainbow bagel from The Bagel Store

Try the roast beef sandwich from Roll-N-Roaster in Sheepshead Bay

Try Dim Sum in Sunset Park

Enjoy a slice of pizza from Paulie Gee’s in Greenpoint

Feast on fried chicken and waffles at Pies-N-Thighs in Williamsburg

Enjoy tacos at a neighborhood spot in Bushwick

Tastebud tour through the West Indian and Caribbean food of Crown Heights

Try one of the pies from Four & Twenty Blackbirds in Gowanus

Enjoy a thin crust pizza at Lucali in Carroll Gardens

Try Hometown BBQ in Red Hook 

Make the trip to Coney Island just to try Totonno’s pizza

Get some sweets from Williams Candy in Coney Island

Try some old fashioned donuts from Peter Pan Donut and Pastry Shop in Greenpoint

Try as many flavors as possible at any of the Ample Hills Creamery locations

Enjoy a scoop at Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory in Greenpoint

Get a square slice from L&B Spumoni Gardens in Bensonhurst

Have a date night at Frankie’s in Carroll Gardens

Have a drink at Montero’s old longshoreman bar in Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Bucket List: Outdoor Activities & Views

Brooklyn Bridge and NYC city view from Brooklyn Bridge Park

Walk the Brooklyn Bridge

Walk or Bike the Manhattan Bridge

Walk or Bike the Williamsburg Bridge

Enjoy a sunset of the NYC city skyline from Brooklyn Bridge Park

Witness a sunset while sipping on a cocktail at Harriet’s Rooftop Bar & Lounge rooftop bar in DUMBO

Check out the cool view from the platforms at either  Marcy St or Hewes St Subway Stations in Williamsburg

Enjoy the waterfront view of Manhattan from Domino Park in Williamsburg

Enjoy the view with a drink from Westlight at the William Vale Hotel in Williamsburg  & Take in the views with a cocktail from the rooftop bar at The Hoxton in Williamsburg (some of the best rooftop bars in Williamsburg)

Walk up and down the historic streets of Victorian Flatbush admiring the mansions

Catch a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty from Louis Valentino Jr. Park in Red Hook

Take a self-guided tour of Green-Wood Cemetery & spot the colorful parakeets who live here, one of the best hidden gems of Brooklyn!

Join a kayak tour in the Gowanus Canal, or NOT.

Enjoy a picnic by Prospect Park Boathouse

Hike the Ravine in Prospect Park

Enjoy Prospect Park Ice Skating in the winter

Visit the Prospect Park Zoo

Catch the incredible views from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade

Ride the NY Ferry under the famous NYC bridges

Enjoy a day at the most famous Brooklyn beach at Coney Island Beach

Visit Brooklyn Botanic Garden

See the Cherry Blossoms in the spring at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Cherry Blossom Festival

Hunt all the cool murals at Industry City in Sunset Park

Enjoy a picnic with a waterfront view at WNYC Transmitter Park in Greenpoint

Enjoy a drink and the view from the rooftop level of Time Out Market in DUMBO

Climb the stairs by the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument in Fort Greene Park

Take a photo at the famous Instagram Spot in DUMBO of the Manhattan Bridge & Empire State Building at Water Street

Visit the wild intersection at Grand Army Plaza at Prospect Park

Spend a day at Marine Park, the largest park in Brooklyn

Enjoy the views of the Statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan from Governors Island

Go sledding in Prospect Park on a snowy day!

Brooklyn Bucket List: Entertainment, Arts & Culture, and Misc.

sharks swimming over megan at the new york aquarium at coney island in brooklyn

Attend the Great DUMBO drop block party in the spring

Hunt all the latest Street Art and Murals at the Bushwick Collective

Enjoy all the Williamsburg street art by walking around and finding as many as you can

Enjoy an unforgettable night at the House of Yes in Bushwick

Visit the historic landmark of the Old Stone House in Park Slope

Shop the boutiques and small shops along 5th Avenue in Park Slope

See a concert at Barclays Center in Downtown Brooklyn

Witness the grand Christmas light displays on the homes in Dyker Heights

See a show at the Bell House in Gowanus

Get a strike or spare at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg

Ride the historic Prospect Park Carousel

Visit the Brooklyn Museum

Explore the old trains at the New York Transit Museum

Ride the legendary Wonder Wheel at Coney Island

Ride the historic Cyclone roller coaster at Coney Island

Get my fortune from the rare and famous Grandma’s Predictions Fortune Telling Machine in Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park at Coney Island

Enjoy a drive-in movie with a view of the NYC city skyline in Greenpoint

Attend the annual Mermaid Parade in Coney Island

Watch a Cyclone’s Game at MCU Park in Coney Island

Watch the Brooklyn Nets play a game at Barclays Center in Downtown Brooklyn

Attend an event at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music)

Witness a performance of the famous Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

Enjoy dinner and a movie with drinks at Nitehawk Cinema

Visit the New York Aquarium at Coney Island

Find vintage gems at the Brooklyn Flea

Play shuffleboard at Royal Palms Shuffleboard in Gowanus

Throw an ax or two at Kick Axe Throwing in Gowanus

Buy a book from Books Are Magic in person in Carroll Gardens

Pet cats while sipping on coffee at the Brooklyn Cat Cafe in Brooklyn Heights

Ride Jane’s Carousel at Brooklyn Bridge Park

See Masstransiscope, the hidden Zoetrope while riding the subway from DeKalb Ave

Visit the inside of the historic Montauk Club in Park Slope

Witness the inside of Grand Prospect Hall in Park Slope

Stay overnight glamping at Governors Island in one of the luxury tents facing the Statue of Liberty


What else should we add to our Brooklyn bucket list? We are always looking to add more ideas, experiences, and things to do that are Brooklyn bucket list worthy!

Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to share the love on Pinterest below!

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