What's the Best Direction to Walk the Brooklyn Bridge?

The Brooklyn Bridge
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Well, it might seem like a silly question, but which is the best way to walk the Brooklyn Bridge? If you start from Manhattan, you've got a view of Brooklyn en route. If you start from Brooklyn, you've got an eyeful of Manhattan. So, if you're planning to make a memorable walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, which way should you go?

Things to Consider

For the most scenic route, start in Brooklyn and walk to Manhattan. That way, you'll be headed directly toward the famous Manhattan skyline the entire way. The nearest subway station to the Manhattan terminus of the bridge is Brooklyn Bridge City Hall Station. The nearest subway station to the Brooklyn terminus of the bridge is High Street - Brooklyn Bridge Station. Several other stations are walkable to and from the bridge if they prove more convenient.

It's fine to walk the other way, too, from Manhattan to Brooklyn. Just remember to take the time to look back, which is easy to do from the towers.

Either way, you can enjoy fabulous views of the Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor, the East River, and other New York City bridges.

And don't be discouraged if you've driven across the Brooklyn Bridge in either direction and been unimpressed with the view, which has been obscured by construction curtains. The pedestrian walkway is on the road, so walkers have a better view.

Is it worth the time and effort to walk the Brooklyn Bridge? It most certainly is!