Though this gritty, isolated waterfront neighborhood doesn't have the kind of dedicated kid attractions you'll find in nearby Carroll Gardens, there's still plenty for families to explore. Local eateries and warehouses-turned-funky art galleries pepper the area, and riverside oases like Valentino Park & Pier, and Erie Basin Park offer frequent events and stunning views of the downtown Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty.
Red Hook is easily accessible from Manhattan via New York Water Taxi's Ikea Ferry and almost feels like taking a day trip without ever leaving the city. Our Red Hook Family Guide highlights the very best places to eat, play and experience with kids in the neighborhood. We hope you enjoy getting to know the area with your family.