Dumbo Walk (Self Guided), New York

Dumbo is a trendy little Brooklyn neighborhood that is nothing but a pure joy and delight to visit. The area, which stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge overpass is filled with art studios and luxury homes. There are chic pads and swish offices in the converted industrial warehouses and vintage loft spaces.

A walk down its cobblestone streets will take you to a much-admired French bakery and other fantastic places to eat, including the famous pizzeria Grimaldi's. And if you are into chocolate, a visit to Jacques Torres chocolate shop is a must. At almost every turn, you will come across somewhere great to eat, which is why the neighborhood has long been a part of New York's food scene.

Art lovers can typically find some fascinating pieces of work coming out of Dumbo's art studios, and occasionally, large art shows are presented here. One of the many pleasures to be had when visiting Dumbo is to go to the Brooklyn Bridge Park for the panoramic view of New York across the river. This 85-acre (34-hectare) waterfront park is also a delightful place for a walk. Other features of the park are expansive lawns, picnic tables, volleyball courts, a dog run, fitness equipment and boardwalks.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,000 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Dumbo Walk Map

Guide Name: Dumbo Walk
Guide Location: USA » New York
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
Author: Helen

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