With your Brooklyn rent a car, the sky is the limit for sightseeing. Walk along the waterfront in Brooklyn Bridge Park with stunning views of Lower Manhattan. Visit the Brooklyn Museum, the second-largest public art museum in New York. Nearby is the peaceful and vast Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Prospect Park and Grand Army Plaza are also in the area and worth a visit.
Drive your car rental to the southern edge of Brooklyn to the Coney Island and Brighton Beach neighborhoods. In warmer months you can swim and lay on the beach or visit the iconic amusement park. And do not forget to stop by iconic Nathans for a hot dog or some fried seafood.
Williamsburg and its neighbor Bushwick are home to a vibrant art scene, and the former is full of unique shops and restaurants. On weekends you can find the Brooklyn Flea along the East River, featuring handmade wares and food stands. But beware that crowds can get large during prime times so going early is advised. Next door, Greenpoint offers pretty tree-lined streets and restaurants serving gut-busting Polish food.