First of all, let me tell you, I have fallen IN LOVE with Williamsburg, Brooklyn!!!!!!! From the moment we entered this little town in Brooklyn we saw coffee shops, vintage stores, cobblestone streets, abnormally amazing graffiti, men with beyond good hair cuts, and I just could not wait to start walking around!
Last week I did a little sneak peek, check it our HERE!
Click below for This Weeks full itinerary and pictures to find out what we did, who we saw, as well as some tips and tricks!
Brooklyn (Well mainly Williamsburg), NY Weekend Itinerary
1. Where we stayed: King and Grove Hotel, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Cutest little hotel right near the main shopping and restaurant areas! Not to mention that it is across from a gorgeous park called, McCarren Park . FYI, this park not only has a baseball field and basketball court, but ummm it also has an OUTDOOR POOL!!!!! Seriously there is too much about this park to share so just click HERE to find out more. We didn’t have time to hang out at the park but it is a must for next time.
2. First Stop: After arriving Friday night, we tossed our stuff in the hotel room before heading out to the main shopping street just half a block away, Bedford Ave. Some of our favorite streets for shopping were: Bedford Ave, Wythe Ave, and Driggs Ave, all of which are within walking distance of each other!
3. Friday Night: We hit up a concert at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, with one of my husbands high school friends that lives in the city! This venue is just super cute. It has a rustic but cozy feel.
4. Saturday Morning: Woke up bright an early, grabbed brunch at an adorable artsy little single room place on Bedford Ave called, Allswell. Check out some pictures below. It was sooo delicious and I seriously recommend the Crispy Chicken Sandwhich and the Marinated Artichoke Sandwich with tomato chili jam, arugula, and provolone cheese.
5. Saturday Afternoon: BROOKLYN FLEA FORT GREENE!!!!!!!! If you love Flea Markets, this one is a lil’ slice of heaven! I was also pleasantly surprised by how much furniture was there, especially some amazing mid-century finds! We almost grabbed a piece of furniture but in the end it just wasn’t perfect for the space we need to fill. But check it out below, it’s simply gorgeous!
6. Saturday Late Afternoon: Shopping in Williamsburg! Some amazing shops we hit up: Junk, Brooklyn Reclamation, Brooklyn Denim Company. You pretty much can’t go wrong when shopping in Williamsburg. We grabbed a quick lunch at Depanneur, the cutest little shop with all sorts of sandwiches, and I had vegan chili! Yummy coffee at a place called Pudge Knuckles….seriously best Iced Coffee I have EVER HAD!
7. Saturday Night: Went to Walter Foods, in Williamsburg, for dinner with some friends that live in NYC. We recommend the spicy tuna burger and the artichoke dip.
8. Sunday Morning: Headed to another smaller Brooklyn Flea market a little outside of Williamsburg, in Park Slope. This was the only other one in our area opened on Sunday. Well, it was definitely small, and we would probably skip this next time. I did find two vintage records and a cute vintage silk shirt but it was not as spectacular as the Fort Greene Flea. We grabbed some bagel sandwiches after and seriously, have a bagel when you go to NY, bagels in NY are THE BEST! Also, they had at least four different types of tofu cream cheese. That is no lie, TOFU CREAM CHEESE!!!!!! Wish I just remembered the name of the place ugh… sorry!
9. Sunday Afternoon: We took the subway into NYC to visit some friends! More friends were in town then we had thought so we were surprised by a huge group which was the icing on top of our amazing weekend getaway!
Until our next trip……
Tips and Tricks
*A lot of Brooklyn has free street parking!!!! Truth be told, we did not have to park in a parking lot the whole weekend and spend all that money. We could have parked on the street. UGH, it’s okay, now we know.
*Do your research and Make reservations early! We called a few places two weeks in advance and still had trouble! For the list we used to find some top places to eat, click HERE.
*Pack comfortable but cute shoes for walking. I forget my converse sneakers and just had boots with a slight heel. We did SO much walking, my feet killed by Sunday.
*Talk with locals to figure out the best bars to go to without lines. Saturday night we ended up heading in early due to waiting in lines for far too long. But it’s okay because we needed to get up bright and early Sunday anyways.