Looking for ways to spend your time in Brooklyn, NY? From fantastic museums to mouthwatering eats, Brooklyn has so much to offer NYC visitors and residents. Empire Rent a Car—a NYC car rental company serving all the boroughs—suggests that you consider these top Brooklyn attractions.

Brooklyn Bridge

1. Brooklyn Bridge & Park

Don’t come to Brooklyn without driving your rental car across the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, or spending an afternoon at the Brooklyn Bridge Park. You can take a ride on the carousel or take a leisurely walk along the river.

2. Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Adjacent to the Brooklyn Museum and Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a visitor favorite. The gardens offer over 52 acres of plant life and unique displays. Many people find the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to be a quiet and peaceful retreat in one of the greatest metropolitan areas in the world.

3. Coney Island

Visit a piece of modern Americana and one of Brooklyn’s most famous attractions: Coney Island. You can ride the Coney Island Cyclone or enjoy a snack at one of the many boardwalk restaurants and food vendors. Just remember that many of the Coney Island attractions and amusements are only open between (approximately) Easter and Halloween.

4. Brooklyn Flea

While a relatively new Brooklyn attraction, the Brooklyn Flea is an outdoor shopping bazaar that features vintage clothing and accessories, vinyl records, antiques, jewelry, art, food, and more. You can book a rental car (or a van rental, if you REALLY plan to do some shopping), and spend a lazy afternoon finding a real Brooklyn treasure.

5. Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum is a rich cultural experience you won’t want to miss. The museum features amazing exhibits highlighting everything from NYC history to ancient Egyptian artifacts. For all your travels throughout Brooklyn, NY, contact Empire Rent a Car at 718-649-6600. We will help you find a dependable but cheap rental car—leaving you plenty of spending money to explore all the ins and outs of Brooklyn. For even more car-rental savings, be sure to check out our online rental-car deals. photo credit: Lighting our way – 3184.jpg via photopin (license)