There are five boroughs within New York City, and one of them is Brooklyn. Fun fact: Brooklyn is actually the most populous of the five boroughs, not, as many people may think, Manhattan or Queens. Brooklyn is considered by many of being the most hip borough in New York City, with food festivals and independent breweries some of the area’s cool draws. It also has very diverse communities, a brilliant independent art scene, and amazing old-style architecture.
Within Brooklyn, there are so many iconic attractions that any tourist to New York should visit! So here are five Airbnbs located close to some of those iconic attractions in Brooklyn, NYC:
The Barclays Center is an indoor, multi-purpose arena located within Brooklyn. The arena is currently home to two sports teams: The National Basketball Association’s Brooklyn Nets, and the National Hockey League’s New York Islanders. The Barclays Center also hosts boxing matches and concerts take place in its premises. This Airbnb rental would be great if you want to attend a hockey or basketball game, or your favorite artiste’s concert. The apartment is located in a little brownstone (a building clad in brownstone sandstone) in Fort Greene. The living room has a rustic feeling but, at the same time, is very fitting for its location. A little old-time charm results in an absolutely perfect and comfortable space to lounge about. The couch is adorned with soft cushions and a wool throw, a great spot to have a nap as the sun’s warmth hits your face. The room is well-lit because of the position of the windows, and the small touches, like plants on the radiator, really help to make the space feel extra homey. The host’s profession is an author, which means she’s a huge bookworm. This can be seen by the state of her shelves. Her books are neatly aligned on the shelves, making it easy to select one to lose yourself inside. Sit back and relax with a good read from her eclectic collection. The care the host put into decorating the rooms really shines through, especially in the bedroom. The floral sheets make the room feel so much more welcoming, and the tiny plant on the bedside table also helps. The bed looks exceptionally comfortable, and it seems like the perfect place to sleep after a long day out. Similar to the other rooms, the kitchen is well-decorated with the host’s personal touches. The little cards on the fridge really make the place feel lived-in and homey. The kitchen may look tiny, but it is, in fact, mighty! It has all the equipment and space you’ll need to cook on days when you just don’t feel like heading out.
Sunny Fort Greene 1BR in Brownstone
Address: Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY, United States (see map)
Price: from 125 USD
Number of Guests: 3
Coney Island is located in the southwestern part of Brooklyn. The beach is a leisure destination for many. There are some iconic rides within the amusement parks, including The Cyclone. The Cyclone is one of America’s oldest wooden roller coasters that is still operating till this day. Other fun places you can visit on Coney Island are Brighton Beach and the New York Aquarium. The living room is spacious, and you can enjoy Netflix on the TV. There’s also high-speed Wi-Fi within the apartment. You’ll be ell entertained throughout your entire trip, so just sit back and have fun! The kitchen is rather large but the equipment is fairly basic. However, there’s still enough equipment, like an electric stove and fridge, so you can whip up a meal when you don’t feel like eating out. The room is sizeable and brightly lit, making it feel so welcoming. A large and soft queen-sized bed is there for your pleasure, so sleep comfortably every night! There’s a lot of room in the bathroom, so you won’t feel cramped at all. The shower is spacious, and it’s just the perfect place to wash off the day’s grime after being out at the beach and amusement parks.
Charming Entire Apt
Address: Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY, United States (see map)
Price: from 128 USD
Number of Guests: 4
The Brooklyn Museum is one of the larger museums within New York City and currently hosts roughly 1.5 million art pieces. At the museum, you’ll be able to explore the extensive permanent collection, from African art to contemporary art. It’s also known to home many antiquities, such as an extensive Egyptian collection. If you want to be amazed by gorgeous artworks, feel cultured, and learn more, be sure to stop by this excellent museum. The living room is modern, with a tiny bit of hipster chic. That can be seen by the quirky use of a chest as a coffee table. However, Brooklyn is known for being a bit of a hipster city, so it’s a welcome addition to this apartment. It’s well-lit and looks very comfortable. The bedroom has an exposed brick wall, which is something of a classic New York feature. The wall really brings out character, and the raw charm from the room is just impossible not to like! The room has a mix of both a rustic and modern feel. The bed looks extremely plush, and it’s the best place to just laze about when on holiday. The majority of the kitchen appliances are made from stainless steel and the cabinets are white, which makes for a modern and clean-looking kitchen. It’s well-appointed and has just the right amount of equipment for you to prepare a good meal. Also, the touch of greenery in the kitchen makes it feel more homey. The bathroom is prominent, with rather dark and dull colours, but because it’s so well lit it doesn’t come across as intimidating. Instead, the dark colours enhance and showcase an extremely modern design. The quirkiness from the entire home is also present in the bathroom. The towels are placed on a random wooden chair, and the huge plant next to the toilet may be a little strange but it definitely is charming! The good mix of modern and hipster designs really work well in the bathroom.
Bright & Peaceful Brooklyn Abode!
Address: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY, United States (see map)
Price: from 195 USD
Number of Guests: 5
Brooklyn Botanic Garden was founded in 1910, and it is a 52-acre (21-hectare) botanic garden that holds over 10,000 plants. Within the park, there are many smaller gardens, with the most famous being the Cherry Esplanade. The Cherry Esplanade has over 200 cherry blossom trees, and the two original cherry seedling planted in 1921 still survive till this day. The best time to drop by Brooklyn Botanic Garden is during spring when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom.
Located in Crown Heights / Prospect Heights, this Airbnb property is just two blocks away from Brooklyn Botanic Garden, as well as other major attractions like the Brooklyn Museum. The living room is illuminated by the sun’s bright rays that shine through the large windows. The living room looks well lived in and welcoming. There are plenty of cushions, adding to the comfort you’ll get whilst sitting on the sofa. Prop your legs up on the ottomans to lounge and chill out. The house plants also add to the homey vibe. The host’s passion and love for her home really shine through when you admire the decorative touches and cool artwork on the walls. The bedroom has a large and plush bed, and you’ll definitely fall asleep in next to no time as you sink into the soft mattress. Just imagine the softness of the pillows on your cheek and how snug you’ll be under the warm covers. It seems like a little piece of heaven on earth! The host has also decorated the room beautifully, the furniture all meshes well together, and the welcoming room is sure to make you feel right at home. Music enthusiasts are in for a treat! The host allows guests to have a listen to the wide-ranging record collection on the retro record player. However, make sure to handle the records and record player with care.
Bright, Peaceful + Airy Crown Heights Gem
Address: Crown Heights / Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY, United States (see map)
Price: from 225 USD
Number of Guests: 4
Brooklyn Bridge is an iconic structure that connects Manhattan and Brooklyn together. It’s one of the oldest bridges in the United States and it’s one of the must-visits when you’re in Brooklyn. Take a walk on the bridge and admire the gorgeous views of the skyline and even have a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty.
This cool pad is just steps from Brooklyn Bridge Park. This apartment is located within the neighbourhood of DUMBO, which is short for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. The living room is immense and decorated with very rich shades of brown. The modern feel is aided by the top-notch technology in the room. The walls are also filled with plenty of art, making it seem more homey. With so many eateries littering the streets of Brooklyn, how can anyone choose what to eat? If you’re having difficulties deciding, stay in and cook instead, with this well-designed and well-appointed kitchen, filled with just about everything you’ll need. The bedroom is cosy and minimally decorated. It’s a rather dark room, with only some artificial lighting. But that’s perfect if you’re in need of some deep sleep. It’s impossible to be bored in Brooklyn! It’s one of the most happening and hip neighbourhoods in NYC. If you’re not feeling up to leaving the apartment though you’ll be able to entertain yourself by watching the television, which has access to plenty of channels and shows. There’s also a comfortable reading nook, so snuggle up on the armchair with a warm drink and an entrancing novel.
Awesome At The Brooklyn Bridge
Address: DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY, United States (see map)
Price: from 250 USD
Number of Guests: 5
Stay close to the action!
Hotels in Brooklyn can be very expensive, especially since it’s an established and rapidly evolving metropolitan city. Immerse yourself in local Brooklyn culture and stay in a local neighbourhood to really get a feel of the city’s charm. Even better, know your itinerary well and plan ahead, staying near the attractions you’re most excited to visit. And, if you ever feel bored, Brooklyn has well-connected and efficient public transportation and you can be transported to anywhere you please in a jiffy.
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