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BronxUnited States of America

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

Bronx Zoo showing zoo animals

West Bronx

3.5/5Good!(578 area reviews)

Noted for its historic sites and gardens, there's plenty to explore in West Bronx. Top attractions like Yankee Stadium and New York Botanical Gardens are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Tremont Av. Station or 174 - 175 Sts. Station to see more of the city.

West Bronx
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East Bronx

4/5Very Good!(117 area reviews)

The riverfront and architecture are just a few things visitors like about East Bronx. Van Cortlandt Park and Pelham Bay Park are worthwhile spots to check out, and you can hop on the metro at Middletown Rd. Station or Westchester Sq. - E Tremont Av. Station to get around the larger area.

East Bronx
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Throgs Neck

While visiting Throgs Neck, you might make a stop by sights like Bicentennial Veterans Park at Weir Creek and Fort Schuyler.

Throgs Neck
Autumn colors on an autumn day.

Mott Haven

When in Mott Haven and the surrounding area, you'll want to check out sights like Yankee Stadium or Randall's Island Park and hop on the metro to see more the city at Brook Av. Station or 3 Av. - 138 St. Station.

Mott Haven
Edgar Allan Poe Cottage featuring a house

Fordham

When in Fordham and the surrounding area, you'll want to check out sights like New York Botanical Gardens or Bronx Park and hop on the metro to see more the city at Fordham Rd. Station (Grand Concourse) or Fordham Rd. Station (Jerome Av.).

Fordham
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Morris Park

When in Morris Park and the surrounding area, you'll want to check out sights like Bronx Zoo or New York Botanical Gardens and hop on the metro to see more the city at Morris Park Station or Pelham Pkwy. Station (White Plain Rd.).

Morris Park

Top Hotels in Bronx

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Residence Inn New York The Bronx At Metro Center Atrium
Residence Inn New York The Bronx At Metro Center Atrium
3 out of 5
1776 Eastchester Rd, Bronx, NY
Free Cancellation
The price is $159 per night

Located in East Bronx, this hotel is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Bronx Zoo and within 6 mi (10 km) of Fordham University and Yankee Stadium. New York Presbyterian Hospital ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (437 reviews)

"Very clean, professional staff, and free parking was nice."…"

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Residence Inn New York The Bronx At Metro Center Atrium
Ramada by Wyndham Bronx
Ramada by Wyndham Bronx
3 out of 5
1000 Baychester Ave, Bronx, NY
The price is $139 per night

Located in East Bronx, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Sarah Lawrence College, Bronx Zoo, and Citi Field. Yankee Stadium and Apollo Theater are also within ...

3.9/5Very Good! (211 reviews)

"It was so clean and staff was polite! This is a hotel I can see myself going to again definitely."…"

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2020

Ramada by Wyndham Bronx
Opera House Hotel
Opera House Hotel
3 out of 5
436 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY
The price is $125 per night

Located in West Bronx, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Yankee Stadium, Central Park, and New York Presbyterian Hospital. Columbia University and Bronx Zoo ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,018 reviews)

"Excellent hotel and extremely clean, great service."…"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

Opera House Hotel

Popular places to visit in Bronx

Bronx Zoo
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Bronx Zoo

4.5/5(448 reviews)

Watch gorillas bathing and sea lions feeding at this extensive animal park, which brings the great wild to central New York. 

Yankee Stadium
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Yankee Stadium

4.5/5(340 reviews)

Catch an event at Yankee Stadium during your trip to Bronx. Experience the fascinating museums or attend a sporting event in this vibrant area.

New York Botanical Gardens
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New York Botanical Gardens

4.5/5(16 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to New York Botanical Gardens, a popular green space in Bronx. Experience the acclaimed art scene and entertainment choices in this vibrant area.

Van Cortlandt Park
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Van Cortlandt Park

4/5(4 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Van Cortlandt Park, a popular green space in Bronx. While you're here, you can savor the top-notch restaurants.

Pelham Bay Park
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Pelham Bay Park

4.5/5(3 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Pelham Bay Park, a lovely green space in Bronx. While you're here, you can savor the top-notch restaurants.

The Bronx Museum of the Arts
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The Bronx Museum of the Arts

4/5(5 reviews)

You can spend an afternoon studying the exhibits at The Bronx Museum of the Arts in Bronx. Experience the fascinating museums and acclaimed theater scene in this vibrant area.

Top things to do in Bronx

Dining at Hard Rock Cafe Yankee Stadium with Priority Seating
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Dining at Hard Rock Cafe Yankee Stadium with Priority Seating

$34
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend
New York Yankees Baseball Tickets (MLB 2020 Season)
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New York Yankees Baseball Tickets (MLB 2020 Season)

$39
Per adult
Hip Hop dance class with NYC street & subway dancers
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Hip Hop dance class with NYC street & subway dancers

$44
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
New York- City of Contrasts
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New York- City of Contrasts

$75
Per adult
Spa-Quality On Demand Massage - The Bronx
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Spa-Quality On Demand Massage - The Bronx

$175
Per adult
Bronx Little Italy Shopping and Tasting Tour
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Bronx Little Italy Shopping and Tasting Tour

$79
Per adult

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