Discovering Brooklyn: The Best of Our Borough

When the clamor of Manhattan gets to be too much, but you still long for the lights of the city, Brooklyn should be your next port of call. Manhattan’s rival when it comes to culture, cuisine and nightlife, and some of the neighborhoods surrounding, Red Lion Inn & Suites Brooklyn provide some of the city’s most essential attractions.

Located on bustling Atlantic Avenue, Barclays Center is a massive venue for all kinds of events, from Brooklyn Nets and New York Islanders games to top-tier concerts by legendary performers. The striking venue is not only one of the most exciting spaces to see a memorable game or show, but is also home to stellar on-site dining, including New York favorites such as Nathan’s, Junior’s and Calexico. To get to Barclays Center from our Brooklyn hotel couldn’t be easier: the hotel is only a 15 minute walk away, leaving you plenty of time to grab a drink at one of the bars on Park Slope’s tree-lined Fifth Avenue before heading to your event.

For extraordinary views of the entire city, visit Brooklyn Bridge Park. Forever full of visitors walking, running, biking, and playing, the park is truly one of the best additions to the changing face of Brooklyn. The park evolves flawlessly with the seasons, turning lush and green in the spring and summer, and bedecking itself in lights for the winter. Yoga and fitness classes take part on the lawn, with dozens of participants enjoying the air and river breeze, and families can get some of the best photo ops in town on the picturesque Promenade. The surrounding neighborhood of DUMBO is rich with dining and drinking opportunities, with Shake Shack and Juliana’s just around the corner from the park.

To experience even more of a blissful getaway in nature visit the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. Situated in the always-lovely Prospect Park, the Gardens offer free winter weekdays, and a host of enticing exhibitions and tours. At any given time, the botanical garden showcases blooming plants and flowers from around the world, providing an unbelievable chance to experience the beauty of other climates within the bounds of Prospect Park. Highlights include the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, one of the oldest and most visited outside of Japan, and the Shakespeare Garden, providing a magnificent setting for the plants mentioned in the Willam Shakespeare’s classic works.

Some of the best things to do in Brooklyn are right outside our front door. For more information on our favorites, please get in touch with our on-site experts – located at the front desk.