Wondering how to explore all that King’s County has to offer? Booking a Brooklyn day use hotel room is a good start!
Insider Exploits to Enhance your Brooklyn Day Hotel Experience
Walk Like An Egyptian - Make time to see some mummies, as well as an impressive collection of classical art at the Brooklyn Museum. Well worth the trek over the bridge, this museum houses an outstanding permanent collection which includes a large amount of Egyptian art and works by Impressionists masters Cézanne, Monet and Degas.
Scream on the Cyclone - Hold on for your life as you ride a National Historic Landmark. The Cyclone, built in 1927, was revived with the 2011 opening of the Luna Park. Not quite ready to lose your lunch? Take a romantic spin on the Island’s famous ‘Wonder Wheel’ and check out those beach views! Before you venture home, make sure to refuel with a Coney Island staple: a Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog.
Embrace your Inner Octogenarian - Put your shuffleboard skills to the test at Royal Palms, where the wacky mix of Floridian kitsch and Brooklyn hip somehow comes together. This 17,000-square-foot game hall is a perfect spot for shuffleboard experts and novices alike to test their skills while imbibing in some seriously tasty drinks and eats. Try one of their tropical inspired cocktails such as the ‘Shuffleboard Bob’ or the ‘Royal Mojito’
Hunt for Treasure - Spend a Brooklyn daycation rifling through an unparalleled selection of vintage clothes, records, and other exotic wares at the Brooklyn Flea. Known as one of the top flea markets in NYC, the Brooklyn Flea is the perfect place to find anything from mid-century Dutch furniture to a vintage 60’s house dress. (Pro tip: The market moves inside during the colder months and consistently changes locales. Check Brooklyn Flea’s Instagram closer to your trip to stay up to date.
Five Facts We Love About Brooklyn
Brooklyn was originally called ‘Breuckelen’ which means ‘Broken Land’ in Dutch
Tootsie Rolls were invented in Brooklyn
...as was the very first credit card (issued in 1946 by the Flatbush National Bank)
To prove the safety of the Brooklyn Bridge to the public, 21 elephants were led across it!
Before Prospect Park was created, farmers in the area let their goats, cows, pigs, and horses graze on the land!