The Solo Traveler
A Suggested Itinerary
Dear Solo Traveler,
Welcome to Your Day in New York
You might be visiting the city for the first time or a frequent traveler on a quest for urban exploration. Whatever the case may be you are on your own, and with that brings many benefits. You often have greater flexibility, freedom, and time to do exactly the things you want to do and see. In this suggested itinerary, we take you out of Manhattan to the borough of Brooklyn.
Brooklyn is just downright cool. It’s got a laid-back artsy vibe with artists and tech entrepreneurs who bring serious passion to their endeavors. What was once an area designated for manufacturing, evident via the original industrial buildings and warehouses, is now an upscale trendy destination for locals as much as travelers from overseas.
Hotel Indigo Williamsburg
Located in the trendy neighborhood of Williamsburg, Hotel Indigo is as hip as the neighborhood it’s located in. With amenities like a spacious courtyard and an outdoor pool with views of the gritty neighborhood and the lights of Manhattan visible at night, make it one of our top recommendations.
Maps / Directions
Williamsburg is a hip neighborhood in Brooklyn that draws the young and the fashionable to its chic boutiques, trendy cafes and buzzy restaurants. Street art brightens residential thoroughfares and re purposed factories, while the waterfront provides stunning views of Manhattan and seasonal venues for outdoor concerts and food markets. Dance clubs, happening bars and music halls liven up the nightlife scene.
10:00 am → Breakfast
Sunday in Brooklyn
Map & Directions
A 20 min walk from Hotel Indigo Williamsburg is sure to help you work up an appetite. Moreover it'll give you a chance to walk past some of the boutiques and shops located on Bedford St, which you'll be visiting after you eat.
Next stop: The Mini Mall on Bedford Avenue
12:30 pm → Mini Mall on Bedford Avenue
The Longest Street in Brooklyn
Fear not, you will only be visiting a small section of Bedford Ave, the stretch between Metropolitan Avenue and North 12th street located in the heart of Williamsburg. But knowing it is in fact the longest street in Brooklyn is just interesting.
The eclectic shops and vintage boutiques that make up these blocks are abound with creative energy and culture. Many are still independently run and you can not only find reasonably priced items and authentically friendly sales staff, but also support the locals who make up the neighborhood. Cozy book stores, thrift shops, and arts and crafts boutiques line the street.
The mini mall is a collection of local vendors, artists and secondhand clothing collectors have set up shop. Inside are also some tables where shoppers can set their bags down and rest. But once up again check out the candy shop, bookstore, and coffee house. Towards the end of your shopping I would suggest finding a quick coffee, tea, or snack to hold you over until lunch.
Maps & Directions: Sunday In Brooklyn → Mini Mall
Next stop: McCarren Park
2:00 pm → Parks & Green Spaces
To step away from the hustle and commercial business of Bedford Ave, head over to McCarren Park. Like every park in New York City, McCarren Park doesn’t fail to be a great spot to relax and enjoy some open space. Neither does it fail to deliver a variety of free public events including a Summer Screen film series.
In addition you’ll find athletic facilities which include a running track, tennis courts, ball field, and soccer field. Although the clip below was shot outside Prospect Park, the fact that parks and green spaces are a great way to live like a local and connect with the community.
Maps & Directions: (Mini Mall → McCarren Park)
Next Stop: Lunch at Mother's
3:00 pm → Lunch
"Burgers" isn't actually part of the name, but this chill neighborhood pub is known for its selection of burgers & craft beers. Mother's also sells a variety of sandwiches and specialty non alcoholic beverages.
Next Stop: It's up to you! The following map will take you back to Hotel Indigo, and the last one will show you the trip you took today. But part of the solo adventure is in the unknown and in the exploring. Here are a couple suggestions but "do you" and venture out there.
It's Nighttime in Brooklyn
Eat. Drink. Play.
Here are few places we like to eat, drink, and play in Brooklyn.
Barcade: Vintage video games (Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, etc.) & beer lure patrons to this Williamsburg bar.
Shuffleboard Palms: Shuffleboard courts draw playful crowds to this big bar with food trucks & occasional live music.
Brooklyn Bowl: Genre-defying bowling alley in Williamsburg with high-tech lanes, live tunes & food by Blue Ribbon
Next: The following map
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