Bronx, NY

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New York’s northernmost borough is one of its most diverse, featuring beautiful natural spaces alongside engaging history and the rousing spirit of its residents.

The Bronx is one of New York’s most beautiful boroughs, with a rather tough reputation, but full of history and nature. Mostly rural until the turn of the late 1800s, it was once where Manhattan’s elite had their country homes. Look for some of these buildings still visible amid construction. Today, come for baseball games at Yankee Stadium or celebrate a slightly macabre literary heritage at the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage.

Bronx’s rural past translates into pockets of beautiful nature. Bring a swimsuit to lounge at Orchard Beach or binoculars to spot migratory birds flying above Pelham Bay. Walk along the paths of Van Cortlandt Park or view the natural world in full bloom in the greenhouses and grounds of the New York Botanical Gardens. Nearby, lions roar and bear cubs tumble at the Bronx Zoo. See celebrities’ final resting places and enjoy the quiet in Woodlawn Cemetery.

After exercise and fresh air, head to iconic Little Italy for the culinary delights of the Arthur Ave. Retail Market. Attend public lectures or just soak up the youthful campus atmosphere at Fordham University. Learn about the borough’s artistic heritage at the Bronx Museum of Art, a celebration of everything that makes the Bronx iconic.

The Bronx is located north of Manhattan, across the Harlem River. Several MTA lines run into the borough, though they do not extend throughout the neighborhood. A robust system of buses provides connections between subway lines and covers areas that have no subway at all. Most of the most famous destinations in the Bronx are easily accessible by public transportation, but getting around by car here is easier than in the rest of the city.

The borough is safer than its reputation implies, but use caution when walking around late at night.

Watch the sunset in the Bronx while enjoying seafood and drinks on the patios of City Island, the perfect place to see the sky turn pink behind the Manhattan skyline.

Where to stay in Bronx

Monti Hotel
Monti Hotel
4320 Bronx Blvd, Bronx, NY, 10466
The price is $110 per night from Jul 3 to Jul 4
Stay at this hotel in Bronx. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and daily housekeeping. Popular attractions Bronx Zoo and Van Cortlandt Park are located ...
3.7/5 Good! (17 reviews)
"The property was ugly on the outside but nice and renovated on the inside. YOU DO HAVE TO PAY A $60 CASH DEPOSIT. The rooms were very small but once again renovated and nice. The bathroom was very nice as well. The elevator was big and spacious. Hard to find parking. Truly would rate this an 7.5/10. ..."

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

Monti Hotel
Best Western Plus Executive Residency Bronx
Best Western Plus Executive Residency Bronx
3 out of 5
500 EAST 185TH STREET, Bronx, NY, 10458
The price is $134 per night from Jul 7 to Jul 8
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Bronx. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Bronx Zoo and George Washington Bridge are located ...
3.9/5 Good! (29 reviews)
"The hotel was not bad and cleanish, but unsafe location. night desk clerk very helpful and nice but behind bullet-proof glass, taxis do not go to this n'hood even when called but uber did. Stayed with child when Laguardia canceled all flights and no other closer hotel was available. Expedia distance ..."

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Best Western Plus Executive Residency Bronx
Opera House Hotel
Opera House Hotel
3 out of 5
436 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY, 10455
The price is $135 per night from Jul 31 to Aug 1
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Bronx. Enjoy a 24-hour fitness center, a 24-hour front desk, and a 24-hour business center. Our guests praise ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (978 reviews)
"A gem in the Bronx. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, and now live in Virginia. I traveled up to the Bronx for a graduation and wanted a clean and safe place to stay. The reviews were good, the room was reasonably priced, and so I made the reservation. Not much can be done about the neighborhood ..."

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Opera House Hotel
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31 Street Broadway Hotel
31 Street Broadway Hotel
2 out of 5
38 West 31st Street, New York, NY, 10001
The price is $35 per night from Jul 3 to Jul 4
Stay at this aparthotel in New York. Enjoy WiFi, room service, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the quiet rooms and the property condition in our ...
2.6/5 (507 reviews)
"Absolutely loved this place and it’s location as it was easy to commute. I would definitely recommend staying here, the front desk was polite and helpful as we got there earlier then our check in time and assist us with our luggage accommodations and later return to check in at a later time as well. ..."

Reviewed on May 22, 2022

31 Street Broadway Hotel
Radio City Apartments
Radio City Apartments
3.5 out of 5
142 West 49th Street, New York, NY, 10019
The price is $178 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and a business center. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,671 reviews)
"The property was clean and the location was perfect."

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

Radio City Apartments
Placemakr Wall Street
Placemakr Wall Street
3.5 out of 5
110 Wall St, New York, NY, 10005
The price is $315 per night from Jul 7 to Jul 8
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Wall Street and Battery Park ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (41 reviews)
"Very friendly staffs Nice Apartment."

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022

Placemakr Wall Street
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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