Brooklyn Attractions Near Our Park Slope Hotel
hotel le bleu is nestled in Brooklyn's most treasured neighborhood, Park Slope, an urban oasis twenty minutes from Manhattan, near Coney Island and home to some of the most famous Brooklyn attractions. History buffs can trace back more than 400 years of constant reinvention, from the earliest settlement of Dutch farmers to the immigrant communities who gave us our most fantastic sights. The vivid blue lights of our Park Slope and Coney Island hotel now join the towering synagogues and iconic brownstones in the rich cultural landscape of Brooklyn.
Today, Park Slope is a premier cosmopolitan destination. Visiting the vintage shops, restaurants, uncommon cafes, pubs and happening clubs of Park Slope is now one of the most popular things to do in Brooklyn. When choosing hotels in Park Slope, trust hotel le bleu quick access to it all and the friendly assistance of our knowledgeable staff, always "at your service."
Our affluent neighborhood is also home to some of the finest institutions in New York, like Pratt Institute, Brooklyn Law and St. Joseph College. Students and educators travel from all over to attend a Brooklyn college or visit reputable universities in Brooklyn just minutes from our hotel. hotel le blue is proud to be situated near such an established university district with diverse student populations and beautiful, award-winning campuses.
Want to explore more of our dynamic city? As a hotel in Park Slope, hotel le bleu is ideally situated to several Brooklyn neighborhoods, each with a personality all its own. To the west, visit Gowanus and Carroll Gardens, two historic neighborhoods prized for their Italian-American soul. To the north, walk the beautiful tree-lined streets of Prospect Heights, or head east to Crown Heights to visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Children's Museum.
Other New York City and Brooklyn attractions include:
Brooklyn Academy of Music
America's oldest continuously operated performing arts center. The Brooklyn Academy of Music features 3 fabulous venues: Howard Gilman Opera House, the Harvey Lichtenstein Theatre and the Rose Cinemas. Enjoy year-round dance, opera, theatre and music. Highlights include the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra and the Next Wave Festival.
Enjoy a day of biking, boating, birding, sports or relaxation at the borough's most treasured park. This 585-acre oasis was built by the same architects behind Central Park in Manhattan and features a 60-acre lake, 90-acre Long Meadow (Brooklyn's last forest), the Prospect Park Zoo and the country's first urban Audubon Center. Visit during the summer for Celebrate Brooklyn music, dance and film events. Just six block away, hotel le bleu is the first choice in Prospect Park hotels.
Visit New York's newest multi-purpose indoor arena. Take in a pro-basketball game at the home of the Brooklyn Nets, or catch a more intimate show at the Cushman & Wakefield theater, the center's own venue within a venue. Be sure to reserve a table at 40/40 Club and Restaurant.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
One of the most magnificent and treasured attractions in our Brooklyn neighborhood of Park Slope. The Garden is a 52-acre urban botanical resource featuring a world-class plant collection.
Central Brooklyn Library
In many ways an invaluable national resource, the Brooklyn Historical Society now houses the most comprehensive library of Brooklyn's 400 year history. Visitors can enjoy the permanent exhibit featuring the history of African-American, white, Latino, Asian and Native American Brooklynites, from which one in seven Americans today descend.
The Brooklyn Museum
A stunning Beaux Arts building near Prospect Park houses the Brooklyn Museum and a staggering collection of over 1.5 million objects. Highlights include Ancient Egyptian masterpieces, African art and 14th-17th century pieces spanning the globe. Audio and group tours are available. Make hotel le bleu your Park Slope hotel near Brooklyn Museum.
Grand Army Plaza
Grand Army Plaza serves as both a majestic entrance to Prospect Park and as an edifying attraction in itself. Be sure to visit Bailey's Fountain, the John F. Kennedy monument and the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial, dedicated to defenders of the Union.
The Old Stone House
This famous Dutch stone farmhouse was originally built in 1699 and has weaved its way through Brooklyn history. In 1776, it was used as an artillery position during the Battle of Brooklyn. Nearly 100 years later, it became the first clubhouse for Brooklyn's National Baseball League team, later known as the Brooklyn Dodgers. Today the house is a popular Brooklyn museum.
Brooklyn Children's Museum
Founded in 1899, this is the world's first museum for children, forming the mold for dozens of institutions around the globe. Kids and parents enjoy innovative exhibits featuring hands-on activities, historical artifacts, animals, science, world culture and more.
The Brooklyn Bridge
One of the most famous New York City landmarks, Brooklyn Bridge stretches 5,989 feet across the East River, connecting Brooklyn to Lower Manhattan. Guests browsing Brooklyn Bridge hotels will enjoy quick access from hotel le bleu to the bridge and all of New York City. Consider a walk along the elevated pedestrian path, providing spectacular views of Manhattan's downtown skyline.
Brooklyn Cruise Terminal
Hundreds of thrilling cruise adventures start right here in Brooklyn every year. Hotel le bleu is one of the most convenient hotels near Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, located less than 2 miles away. Spend the evening in style with us the night before you embark.
Solar Plexus Studio
One of New York's premier film production studios. Solar Plexus Studio provides artistic and technical support to films and other productions shooting in the New York/New Jersey area. With over 20 years experience, the studio's expertise extends from small-budget feature length films to music videos, reality TV shows, commercials and more.
You'll find the most famous New York City attractions in Manhattan. Wall Street, South Street Market, Chinatown, Little Italy, East/West Village, Soho, Chelsea, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Broadway, Central Park and much more are just a quick train ride away. The M, R, G and F trains stop is just a three-minute walk from our Park Slope hotel.
Bike and Roll New York
A fun, healthy and eco-friendly way to experience New York City! Enjoy car-free, easy riding along the scenic Hudson River Greenway. Circle Manhattan and see the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, South St. Seaport, Central Park, Times Square and more.
Manhattan By Sail
Get ready to hoist your main, set your sails and point your imagination toward the horizon. Get river-bound with Manhattan by Sail to experience New York City from a whole new perspective.
Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour
The original Brooklyn pizza tour! This 4 ½ hour tour covers pizza, and Brooklyn, from one end to the other. Includes a multimedia sightseeing tour that highlights Brooklyn's neighborhoods, parks, landmarks and famous movie locations from Saturday Night Fever, Goodfellas, The French Connection and more.
Brooklyn TV & Movie Sites Tour
On Location Tours hosts this fun and fascinating tour of when and where Brooklyn went Hollywood. See locations from The Departed, Boardwalk Empire, Eat Pray Love and more. The tour is hosted every Saturday and lasts approximately 4 hours.