Best of Brooklyn Walking Tour in Williamsburg

This walking tour takes place every day at 3pm. The length is 2 hours and the price is $32.

Come see what the buzz is about!

This walking tour leads you through Brooklyn's hippest neighborhood of Williamsburg. Discover cutting-edge culture, fascinating history, and creative street art.

Experience Brooklyn's sights and culture on a relaxed neighborhood stroll. Over the course of 2 hours you will be immersed in a laid-back district of boutique shops, restaurants and restored lofts. You will walk the streets and take in a scene that's setting global trends. You will encounter innovative small-businesses, creative architecture, and vibrant street artwork. Expect to be presented with a one-of-a-kind view of New York City's waterfront and skyline. Also, visit a local artisanal chocolate factory.

As you witness the phenomenon of Brooklyn, your guide will reveal its fascinating history. Learn about Brooklyn's legacy as a capital of immigration, manufacturing and beer brewing. Listen closely for insider info about today's current events. Discover the story of its recent gentrification, and how its culture, identity and future are being shaped.

By the end of this walk you will have experienced the pulse of one of the most newly sought-after places in the world, and gained insight into its booming popularity. But most importantly - you will have discovered why Brooklyn is so much FUN!

Please note: this is not a detailed historical tour. It is a basic overview. A large number of attendees are visiting NYC for the first time, or do not understand English well. However If you have any specific historical or socioeconomic questions, please ask the tour guide. We are eager to provide more info! The tour consists of: neighborhood overview, basic history, seeing cool shops and art.



people walking in front of subway station entrance

interior of hip coffee shop


Here are some things to experience on the tour:


Williamsburg is the ‘hottest’ neighborhood in Brooklyn, and one of the trendiest districts in New York City. It is a hub of creativity celebrated for its innovative businesses, vibrant culture, abundant dining, and energetic nightlife. Its streets are filled with youth-oriented, hip folks from around the world who have come to participate in the trendy scene and local community.
On the tour you will take a stroll through the 'nabe' and witness these street scenes for yourself...
street scene in williamsburg brooklyn


Williamsburg is brimming with culture, which plays a vital role in the fabric of the cosmopolitan community.  Art is on display everywhere: from the walls of galleries to outside on fences and sidewalks. Underground urban fashion is defined by local independent boutiques and secondhand clothing shops. Innovative small businesses create an abundance of tasty food and artisanal craft products. And up-and-coming indie bands draw throngs of crowds to the area's music venues.
On the tour you will be immersed in this culture and experience the passion, creativity, and fun for yourself...
van covered in yarn art


Williamsburg acquired its status as a capitol of culture only in recent years. Like other sections of New York City it has undergone a gentrification which transformed much of it from a desolate industrial streetscape. This 'urban renewal' has altered the neighborhood by bringing energy, creativity and increased cosmopolitan lifestyle options. But it has also brought controversy: as new developments are being built progressively larger and more expensive, there are critics who perceive them as a threat to the area's authenticity and character. Worse, rising prices drive out lower-income residents.
On the tour you will learn about gentrification, see its effects, and decide for yourself how you feel about the controversy...
highrise buildings on brooklyn waterfront

History & Brewing Legacy

Williamsburg and neighboring areas were once a top place of beer brewing in the USA, with over 45 breweries operating in Brooklyn. The breweries were established by enterprising immigrants who brought lager recipes with them over from Europe. Some of these men, who were of the wealthiest people in town, had first arrived in the US penniless without speaking a single word of English.

On the tour expect to discover the story of Brooklyn's beer brewing legacy. Also, find out about the beer beauty ballot that was more important than the U.S. presidential election!

historic image of brooklyn

Street art

Williamsburg and neighboring areas are the center of a bustling graffiti and street art scene. The combination of its creative population and post-industrial landscape form a catalyst that breeds revolutionary artistic expression. Williamsburg's walls, storefronts, billboards, poles and sidewalks host all types of art, produced by artists both local and international.
On the tour expect to view creative street art, and learn about the quirky, ambitious artists behind them...
street art mural in williamsburg brooklyn

How the Tour Works

This is a public tour given every single day at 3:00pm (7 days per week). It lasts approximately 2 hours and covers approximately 1.5 mile of walking distance. The tour consists of a guided walk through the neighborhood, with one or two indoor stops.

The tour meets in a central location which is easily accessible by public transit or automobile. Here is the meeting place:

548 Driggs Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11211

(Between North 7th Street & North 8th Street

New York City

Meeting place is in front of 'Bakeshop by Woops!’ shop. It is a white storefront.

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Private and Group Tours

This tour is also available as a private or group tour. It is available any time.

We can accommodate 1-100+ people.

Rates: For individual private groups pricing begins at $180 for 1-4 people. Add $10 for each person up to 10. For 11 or more people is $24 per person.

We offer net rates and tiered pricing for professionals.

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