If you’re fortunate enough to have all the days off between Christmas and New Year's, but not so fortunate as to have a trip planned to your own private tropical island, then it’s time for one of the most treasured Brooklyn traditions: the staycation. After all, you live in one of the greatest cities in the world! And now you have the time to see it!
Of course, in order to do staycation right, you’ll want to avoid the subways that remind you of your morning commute. With your car2go account, you’ll be able to pick up a car wherever you want and explore the borough in style. Here are some suggestions on how to spend your Brooklyn staycation.
Check out some of the exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, before they go away.
You only have until January 4 to check out the local artists featured in Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond… and this is also a good opportunity to check out Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe and Judith Scott—Bound and Unbound.
Ice skating at LeFrak Center | Malcolm Pinckney via NYCGovParks.org
Go ice skating at the coolest rink in town.
Celebrate winter by strapping on your skates at the new LeFrak Center at Lakeside Brooklyn in scenic Prospect Park. They even offer lessons for curling and hockey!
Go to BAM Rose Cinemas and catch up on the movies that are going to win Oscars.
December is always packed with the year’s best films, and you can count on the Brooklyn Academy of Music to show the best art house releases. Best of all, the seats are comfortable and everyone behaves themselves.
Berg’n | Berg’n via Brooklyn Based
Spend a lazy day sampling the food choices at Berg’n in Crown Heights.
The founders of Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg created a sort of food court for foodies, with Asia Dog, Mighty Quinn’s BBQ, Pizza Moto, and Ramen Burger all in one place. (Plus there’s beer for your passengers who aren’t driving.)
Indulge your sweet tooth in Dumbo.
Three of Dumbo’s most delectable destinations are within a block from each other: One Girl Cookies, Jacques Torres Chocolate, and Almondine Bakery. Whether you’re in the mood for a whoopie pie, artisanal truffles, or an exquisite almond croissant, drive to the corner of Water and Main Streets and you’ll find what you’re craving.
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