Move over, Williamsburg. Brooklyn has a lot more to offer than stops along the L train.
Enter Ditmas Park, a neighborhood off the Q train that's bustling with young professionals and families. It may be a small neighborhood, nestled between Flatbush and Kensington, but there's no shortage of things to do.
While Cortelyou Road is a must -- that's where you'll find the largest concentration of restaurants -- you'll definitely want to stroll the side streets for an urban cleanse via the many gorgeous Victorian homes. So hop off the Q at either Beverley or Cortelyou roads and take in an area that's a destination for everything from a night out to a quiet stroll.
Grab a latte at Cafe Madeline
Admire the neighborhood's Victorian homes
Bite into a Brooklyn bagel at Catskills
Explore a book sale or farmers market
Soothe your soul at Sacred Vibes Apothecary
Shop around Brooklyn Artery
Pair a glass of wine with Spanish tapas at Manchego
Or grab a drink at Sycamore