Travel Spotlight: Take A Tour Through Williamsburg, Brooklyn Posted on 01 Apr 00:30 , 0 comments

[caption id="attachment_2548" align="alignright" width="300"]Brooklyn is home Brooklyn is our home[/caption] Ah, Brooklyn…our home sweet home. Brooklyn is never short of adventure - especially in our neck of the woods, known as the Williamsburg area. Williamsburg is one of Brooklyn’s most fun and exciting neighborhoods. This semi-industrial area is mixed with a diverse demographic, attracting the young (and the not so young), as well as the Hasidic and Latino communities. Williamsburg is known for its lively arts, music, neo-rustic bars, and boutiques. Not to mention, the ‘Burg is a large gastronomical hub with a strong DIY spirit. Of course, the ‘Burg can be a bit overwhelming if you don’t know where to go. That’s why we've compiled a list of some of the top guided walking, bicycling, and food tours that will show you all you need to know about the Williamsburg area.   Made In Brooklyn Tours Made in Brooklyn Tours are guided walking tours with a “Made in Brooklyn” theme that tell the story of Brooklyn’s industrial revolution and revival. Dom Gervasi, owner and producer of Made in Brooklyn Tours, guides visitors through the Williamsburg area, giving them an inside look on the changing landscape and local manufacturing and arts movement. The stars of Made in Brooklyn Tours are the makers, as tours celebrate the creativity, ingenuity, and entrepreneurial spirit of glassmakers, metalsmiths, culinary artisans,  and woodworkers who make wine, chocolate, bicycles, furniture, ceramics and more.   Get Up & Ride Tours [getty src="91113794?et=bSE_Bu1FQ_RGNhG1jokGyA&sig=q72nHf2Gpzya6kYt4lDNWxr0CKo-JUJ4jEEYGgpufRo=" width="506" height="388"] Get Up and Ride organizes fun and engaging bicycling tours through Brooklyn’s most charismatic and unique waterfront neighborhoods. The tour offers Dutch-style urban bicycles that are beautifully designed, lightweight, and reliable. Cyclists ride along at a relaxed pace and are fully equipped with headsets and walkie-talkies so that you can stay tuned into the tour during the entire ride.  The tour starts at McCarren Park and makes its way through Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Downtown Brooklyn, Broo klyn Heights, and DUMBO. The tour showcases local artists, beautiful parks, fascinating history, and great food.   Urban Oyster Tours [getty src="139151575?et=JtVgCtRAQvNt0sc3oS7O1A&sig=7y4k_zbAbrRHVe296HU7VzEhjwiEw8doB6YGU47fkqY=" width="338" height="555"] Urban Oyster Tours offer a wide variety of neighborhood and culinary themed tours that explore the people and places that make Brooklyn neighborhoods vibrant, diverse, and sustainable. Whether you select the Brewed in Brooklyn Tour, the Neighborhood Eats Tour, the Brewery, Winery, and Distillery Tour, or any of the other tour selections, you won’t be dissatisfied.  Urban Oyster Tours are enjoyed by both native New Yorkers and tourists alike. During the tour, you’ll explore the growing scene of cafés and restaurants specializing in artisanal foods, or learn about the finer side of craft beers and bars while discovering the finest places to have a pint in New York.  Urban Oyster tours seek to promote a deeper sense of appreciation for Brooklyn’s history, diversity, local businesses, and sustainability in communities.   So if you are looking for a place to soak up some creative energy and hipster-esque ideals, then Brooklyn and the Williamsburg neighborhood are the best areas to explore in New York City. Whether you are interested in discovering the rich industrial history with a guided walking tour, engaging in a leisurely bike ride along scenic waterfronts, or indulging in culinary delights and refreshing ales, these tours will inspire and amaze even the most experienced New York traveler. Don't forget to stop by our store on Kent Ave - right by the East River - to try our very own Brooklyn scents!