If there is a designer beard staring back at you in the mirror every morning before pulling on the skinny jeans and and an ironically worded t-shirt, then travelling to Brooklyn is something of a right of passage. It is here, across the Brooklyn bridge from the ever-buzzing Manhattan, that the hipster force is strong. And if you travel with your little skinny jean-wearing children, even better. Brooklyn, as it turns out, is a fine destination for young families who want to partake in a few of New York City’s finest attractions, but are also interested in some city biking, craft brewery hopping and vintage toy shopping at the local flea market. It’s the best of both worlds.
Where to stay: There are many independent hotels in the area, such as the Dazzler Hotel, which offer far lower rates than one might encounter in Manhattan, which is just a bike or subway ride away.
Here’s five of our favourite family stops in Brooklyn.