If you’re just passing through the city or staying for a few days, Soapwalla founder Rachel Winard shares her perfect day in Brooklyn!

Start the day off in Chinatown with a bite to eat at Dimes before a stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge. Explore Brooklyn Bridge Park and make sure to check out Jane’s Carousel by the water. Do not miss the nearby Transit Museum– it’s one of Rachel’s favorites.

Afterward, walk over to Atlantic Avenue and check out GRDN, a green oasis in the middle of crazy Brooklyn. Right next door is Mile End, a fantastic Montreal Jewish deli with yummy eats. Grab coffee from Konditori on Smith Street, then head over to Eastern Parkway and take a look at Grand Army Plaza (which has a fantastic farmers market every Saturday) and the Brooklyn Central Library (since you’re there, you must try a slice of pie from Four & Twenty Blackbirds). Next door is the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. Afterward, meander over to Chavela’s for some of the best Mexican food in the borough. End the day at James in neighboring Prospect Heights for a nightcap.

We’d love to know your favorite spots in the borough? Tweet,‘gram, and post your hidden Brooklyn gems! Make sure to tag us with #SummerWithSoapwalla to share your ideas and chat with us!

 A version of this post originally appeared HERE