The Top Seven Things to Do in the Bronx
The Bronx is often overlooked when compared to the other boroughs. However, it is home to a world class baseball team, beautiful parks and gardens, one of the most popular zoos in the country, outstanding restaurants and a whole lot more. It is definitely worth a visit and here are the top seven things to do in the Bronx!
Explore the Bronx Zoo
Lions and tigers and bears! Oh my! There are so many different animals from around the world at the Bronx Zoo (2300 Southern Blvd). There are tons of things to do for the whole family and tons of things to see here. It is easily one of the largest and one of the premier zoos in the country.
Root for (or against) the home team at Yankee Stadium
The Yankees are deeply intertwined with the history of New York City. The old historic Yankee Stadium was only recently replaced by the new state of the art Yankee Stadium (1 E 161st St) in 2009. It is a beautiful ballpark and whether you are a Yankees fan or not, it is a lot of fun to watch a game here.
Stop by the Bronx Museum of the Arts
Near Yankee Stadium, there is the Bronx Museum of the Arts (1040 Grand Concourse) which features over 800 works of art including photographs, paintings and sculptures. Best of all, admission to the museum is free. You can’t beat that!
Relax at Pelham Bay Park
Like the borough, Pelham Bay Park is often overshadowed by other parks in the city like Central Park and Prospect Park but Pelham Bay Park is also worth a trip. In fact, it is three times the size of Central Park. There are picturesque places and breathtaking views all around the park. There is also Orchard Beach which is the only public beach in the Bronx.
Check out the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage
Edgar Allan Poe is one the greatest American writers and he spent the last years of his life in the Bronx in a small wooden farmhouse, now known as the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage (2640 Grand Concourse). It has since become a fascinating historical landmark.
Visit Wave Hill
Wave Hill is a large public garden and cultural center. It is beautiful and serene and it is one of the best kept secrets in New York City. Also check out the New York Botanical Garden for even more acres of amazing gardens.
Explore City Island’s many seafood restaurants
Finally on the outskirts of the Bronx, there is City Island and it is famous for its outstanding seafood restaurants. If you love lobster, a trip to City Island is a no-brainer.