Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York

Explore what's going on outside of the Big Apple


When it comes to New York City, everyone knows about the top attractions in the Big Apple. Anyone who has ever traveled to New York City has been to the Empire State Building, Central Park, and the Metropolitan. However, all these attractions are in Manhattan. There’s much more to New York City beyond Manhattan. We’ve come up with five things to do in New York City that aren’t in Manhattan.


Brooklyn Museum: Walking up to the Brooklyn Museum you’ll feel like you’re walking up to a smaller version of the Metropolitan. The décor and architecture of the Brooklyn Museum is an attraction in and of itself. Conveniently located near Prospect Park and Grand Army Plaza, the art museum is one of the top art institutions in America and frequently has premier exhibits, like the recent Andy Warhol exhibit.


Governor’s Island: Only accessible by ferry or water taxi, Governor’s Island is a nice afternoon jaunt from Manhattan. Steeped in history, the small island is ideal for a family afternoon on the weekend. Activities include walking tours and bicycling; and frequently has events happening on warm weekends.


Prospect Park: With New York City Parks like Central and Washington Square, Prospect often gets overshadowed. Centrally located in Brooklyn, Prospect Park is one of the largest parks in New York City. Guests can enjoy strolling through the park, playing sports, or visiting the popular botanical gardens.


Queens Museum of Art: With so many art museums and institutions in New York City, the Queens Museum of Art is often overlooked. Located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the museum is probably most well-known for its Panorama of New York City. The exhibit is a scale model of the five boroughs, originally created for the 1964 World’s Fair.


Museum of the Moving Image: Located in Astoria, Queens, as you may have guessed, the Museum of the Moving Image celebrates film and television. It recently underwent a major renovation and grown to include more feature and exhibits. The museum highlights how film and television has evolved and features one of the largest collections of video games and equipment.

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