The Bronx is an iconic New York City borough set on the Hudson River. Dine at authentic Italian restaurants, watch the New York Yankees hit home runs and visit a world-renowned zoo. Urban parks and gardens ensure there are plenty of places to relax and slow down the pace.
Things to do in Bronx
Cheer on one of the most iconic baseball teams in the world at Yankee Stadium. The New York Yankees play from April to October and guided tours are possible throughout the year. You’ll get behind-the-scenes access to the clubhouse, press box and player dugout. The museum pays tribute to legends like Babe Ruth.
The Bronx Zoo was founded in 1899 and is home to thousands of animals from around the world. Watch zebras, lions and antelope grazing in the African plains and get up close with enormous primates in the Congo Gorilla Forest. The Wild Asia Monorail takes you through a lush rainforest where you can spot elephants, rhinos and red pandas.
New York Botanical Garden was founded in the 1890s and features rolling green lawns, flower-filled greenhouses and a beautiful old-growth forest. You’ll be dazzled by the magnificent, Victorian-style conservatory filled with palms, ferns and cacti from across the globe.
Explore a wonderland of flower-filled gardens, greenhouses and woodlands in Wave Hill. The park skirts the banks of the Hudson River and is a New York City gem. Admire lush ferns in the Tropical House and see everything from prickly pears and saguaro to agave and aloe in the Cactus and Succulent House.
New York City is a culinary melting pot, and the Bronx has a flavour of its own. In the waterfront neighbourhood of Mott Haven, you’ll find hip restaurants housed in industrial buildings. For authentic Italian, head to Arthur Avenue.
Getting around Bronx
Parts of the Bronx are pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. Subway trains and buses are a fast and affordable way to get around. John F. Kennedy International Airport is a one-hour drive away.