5 Tips for Exploring Brooklyn With Kids

Exploring Brooklyn With Kids

One of the most exciting things is exploring new places, cultures, and traditions and eating amazing food. But as we grow older, how we plan these fun trips to new areas changes. For example, when you are twenty and going on a road trip with your friends, you are much more relaxed and don’t have the whole thing completely planned out. However, these trips change completely when you are older and have kids.

Now you have to plan it so it is kid-friendly, and that’s a bit harder. Kids have their own interests that are different from adults and also have a limited attention span. So take, for example, Brooklyn. It’s an incredibly interesting place with its own unique culture and history and many hidden gems. But if you are bringing kids, it’s good to be prepared before you go. We will share some tips for exploring Brooklyn with kids.

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: Do some research and plan your trip in advance

Exploring Brooklyn with Kids Requires Preparation

Traveling with kids can be a bit stressful, so it’s a good idea to have a set itinerary before you go. You don’t have to plan every minute of the day, but having an idea of where you want to go, for how long, and what your budget is is a good approach. If there is a particular tourist attraction you want to visit, it’s good to call ahead of time and see if there are tickets available and what the price is.

Some places even offer children’s discounts, so it is good to research this as it will help you calculate your budget. Also, include the kids in the planning process. It’s beneficial to have their input, and the trip is more likely to succeed that way. Tell them a little about Brooklyn and its main attractions, and ask them what they would like to visit the most.

Pack the essentials

When you travel alone, you don’t need to carry many things with you. However, when you travel with kids to Brooklyn or anywhere else, you will have to pack a bit more. You don’t want to risk being in a situation where your kid needs a quick snack or a change of clothes, and you are unprepared. So, for the day of exploring Brooklyn to go smoothly, you should bring some basics like:

  • Some snacks and beverages ( get your kid’s favorite)
  • Sunscreen
  • Another shirt( just in case something gets spilled or someone throws up)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wipes

These are just the basics, but they can make or break your trip in certain situations.

Visit the Brooklyn Childrens Museum!

The first place to visit while exploring Brooklyn with kids is the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Your kids will love it. This is a museum with a long history, and it is the world’s first children’s museum. It was established in 1899, and since then, it has had visitors from all over the world. At the museum, exhibits such as the Nest, an interactive playscape where kids can climb and play in an area that is cross between nature and the urban environment.

A must-see exhibition is also the World Brooklyn. This is where you and your kids can learn a lot about the rich history and culture of the second-largest New York borough. It’s a kid-sized simulation of the Brooklyn community, including the replicas of stores and small shops. Here kids learn how communities work together and thrive and also learn a lot about the Brooklyn culture. Your kids will learn a lot but also have fun at the same time.

A view of Coney Island beach
When exploring Brooklyn with kids you should absolutely visit Coney Island

Don’t miss Coney island

Exploring Brooklyn wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Coney Island Boardwalk. This is a perfect spot for a day of family fun in Brooklyn. Bring your kids to the beach, where you can have a picnic or just a quick break to eat something after exploring the city all day. And a real treat for the kids, the amazing Luna Park. Your kids can enjoy exciting rides such as  The Tickler, Brooklyn Flyer, Coney Clipper, Astro Tower, etc.

The great thing is you can purchase the wristband that serves as a ticket for the park online. If you buy the  Extraordinary Wristband, you get to spend four hours in the park and have unlimited access to the rides. But if you do not want to spend that much time there if it’s too expensive, you can also purchase individual tickets for rides at the park.

Explore Brooklyn cuisine

At one point during your time in Brooklyn with your kids, you will want to catch a break and grab a bite. Well, you can do that and at the same time learn more about this area. Brooklyn has great cuisine and some iconic places all tourists must visit. So bring your kids for lunch in one of these amazing places:

  • Grimaldis
  • Di Fara Pizza
  • Brooklyn Farmacy

A lot of Brooklyn cuisine is Italian inspired, so you must try the famous Brooklyn-style pizza. Or if you want to take your kids for some dessert, the Brooklyn Farmacy is the best choice.

Take a stroll through Brooklyn

Once you are done visiting all the museums, playgrounds, parks, and restaurants, in the end, go for a simple stroll through Brooklyn. Just walk with your kids and pay attention to your environment. Brooklyn is gorgeous, and you will have a lot to see. It can be a great bonding moment for your family. Talk with your kids, and ask them what they liked about Brooklyn and if they would like to come back. This experience could be really helpful if you ever decide to move. According to U. Santini Moving and Storage Brooklyn, it’s always best to visit an area before deciding to move there. And who knows maybe Brooklyn could be your new home.

Kids laughing in a car
Planning trips with kids can be a little complicated, but it’s always worth it

Final Thoughts On Exploring Brooklyn with Kids

Planning a trip with kids is a little harder than planning an adult-only trip, but it’s worth it. And Brooklyn is an amazing place that has so much to offer. Kids will have fun rides and a lot to learn, especially at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum.  The key is to plan and pack properly.  We hope our tips for exploring Brooklyn with kids helped you!!

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Mikki Smith

Mikki is a graduate of Indian River State College and currently living and working in Isreal as a developer of AI chatbots for the travel industry. She writes part-time and is working on her first book about chatbot development.

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