Top 5 Tips for Visiting Williamsburg
1. Ride the ferry
Most visitors travel to Williamsburg by subway, but there’s a more scenic way to reach the Brooklyn hub: ride the East River Ferry from East 34th Street to North Williamsburg landing.
2. Check out the Manhattan skyline
Williamsburg’s waterfront location makes it one of the best places to see the NYC skyline. Head to riverside spaces such as East River State Park and Domino Park for some of the best views in town.
3. Go thrifting
Thrifting is a Williamsburg pastime. Away from the commercial retailers of Bedford Avenue, you’ll find a wealth of second-hand stores: scour the rails at Crossroads Trading on North Seventh, Beacon’s Closet on Guernsey Street, or Buffalo Exchange on Driggs Avenue.
4. Refuel at Smorgasburg
On weekends between April and October, visit East River State Park, where more than 100 food vendors sell their products at the outdoor Smorgasburg market. In winter, the market moves indoors to the Brooklyn Flea location at 25 Kent Avenue.
5. Visit a winery
A built-up and urban part of New York is not where you’d expect to find a winery, but Williamsburg is full of surprises. Head to the Brooklyn Winery for tours and tastings.