The holiday season is immensely entertaining—especially in Brooklyn, with the early cool of winter, well curated local shops, and some of the best food in the world. Treat yourself and maybe someone else to a trip to Brooklyn and our own Nu Hotel this winter with a discounted reservation from our Cyber Monday sale. After you arrive at our artful boutique in Downtown Brooklyn, you can enjoy your Cyber Monday savings at some of the most valued and unique local businesses.

Looking at some exciting events, as well as the most quintessentially “Brooklyn” businesses we know, we created a guide on local places to support and visit during your upcoming trip.

Shop Small Saturdays

Every year, Shop Small Saturday celebrates the independent, small, family-owned businesses that provide true character to cities around the country. This year on Shop Small Saturday in Brooklyn, you can support a small local shop that sells exclusively local products. At Brooklyn Made you can find rine chocolates, cheeses, liquors, clothes, technology, and a whole lot more. A week later in Brooklyn, you can also celebrate Black Owned Small Business Saturday, an initiative to support small local, black-owned businesses.

Exit 9 Gift Emporium

Exit9 Gift Emporium Brooklyn is an eccentric store near Nu Hotel on Downtown Brooklyn’s Smith Street. Popular for a unique selection of quirky gifts, books, and novelties for children and adults alike, it’s an ideal place to score holiday gifts that you could only find in Brooklyn. Options range from one-of-a-kind wine glasses, handcrafted jewelry, along with cool pens, funky cards, beanies for winter, and coffee table books.

Modern Anthology

Modern Anthology in the nearby Downtown Brooklyn neighborhood of Boerum Hill is an upscale destination for stylish shoppers looking to outfit their closets and living rooms. Those who have an appreciation for both modern and nostalgic aesthetics will enjoy the variety of framed art works, old-school pennants, plants and other home goods available here. There’s also a fine selection of grooming products, clothes, and apparel to shop at Modern Anthology in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum is a proud partner of Nu Hotel, and one of the best places you can spend your Cyber Monday savings on your upcoming trip. Stop by to explore some of the consistently fascinating exhibits that it shows, as well as a number of unique events throughout the year, and a permanent collection that rounds up to around 1.5 million works. Showcasing important works by international artists, The Brooklyn Museum is also within close proximity to other borough staples like Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  

The Invisible Dog Art Center

The Invisible Dog Art Center is a unique local museum and arts center that’s hosted great events, artists, and exhibitions since its opening in 2009. Housed in an old factory building, the enter has kept models and industrial fixtures intact to preserve the atmosphere’s rich history. Visiting The Invisible Dog Art Center will guarantee you access to some breathtaking works, and it will help support the organization, which is also home to over 30 artist studios, and a number of performances and public events throughout the year.