Important: This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Bronx, NY
Travel Guide

Bronx which includes signage

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

Hotel Ninety Five Fordham / St. Barnabas Hospital
Hotel Ninety Five Fordham / St. Barnabas Hospital
2 out of 5
4387 3rd Ave., Bronx, NY
The price is $92 per night from Jun 21 to Jun 21
Located in West Bronx, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Fordham University, Bronx Zoo, and New York Botanical Gardens. Yankee Stadium and New York Presbyterian ...
2.6/5 (14 reviews)
"The hotel front was welcoming. The room was pretty clean and the bathroom as well as the hallways and elevator. We had to go and get the remote control at the lobby. We returned it the day when check out. They were very pleased. This is a great hotel if you are in the Bronx. As i mentioned very cleaned ..."

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

Hotel Ninety Five Fordham / St. Barnabas Hospital
Opera House Hotel
Opera House Hotel
3 out of 5
436 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY
The price is $139 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
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! (979 reviews)
"Todo súper bien desde que llegamos la atención fue excelente en especial CARLOS fue súper atento y amable definitivo si vuelva a ver un juego de los yankee vuelvo a quedarme aquí"

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

Opera House Hotel
Best Western Plus Stadium Inn
Best Western Plus Stadium Inn
2.5 out of 5
926 Sedgwick Ave, Bronx, NY
The price is $150 per night from Jun 14 to Jun 14
Located in West Bronx, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Yankee Stadium and within 3 mi (5 km) of New York Presbyterian Hospital and Apollo Theater. Columbia ...
4.1/5Very Good! (351 reviews)
"The service was great I love the scenery I look forward to going back"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2021

Best Western Plus Stadium Inn
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.
Privatecomfortstylespaceviewsparking Near NYC & all Airports! Come Stay!
Privatecomfortstylespaceviewsparking Near NYC & all Airports! Come Stay!
Bronx, NY
Located in East Bronx, this vacation home is within 9 mi (15 km) of Bronx Zoo, New York Botanical Gardens, and Fordham University. Flushing Meadows-Corona Park ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
Great location
"Close to city. Nice place. Good communication"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2019

Privatecomfortstylespaceviewsparking Near NYC & all Airports! Come Stay!
Beautiful 3 Level Home Free Parking and Self Check in
Beautiful 3 Level Home Free Parking and Self Check in
Bronx, NY
Located in East Bronx, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Van Cortlandt Park, Empire City Casino, and Bronx Park. Fordham University and Bronx Zoo are ...
Beautiful 3 Level Home Free Parking and Self Check in
Use the Entire Space 3 Level Beautiful Home. Self Check in and Free Parking
Use the Entire Space 3 Level Beautiful Home. Self Check in and Free Parking
Bronx, NY
Located in East Bronx, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Van Cortlandt Park, Empire City Casino, and Bronx Park. Fordham University and Bronx Zoo are ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Best Rental place ever
"This home is beautiful and the location is very Residential i loved my time there very clean and accommodated a huge sofa and the huge TV and also the pool table was my favor.Also love the Beds so many things about this home"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Use the Entire Space 3 Level Beautiful Home. Self Check in and Free Parking
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.

Popular places to visit in Bronx

Top things to do in Bronx

Read travel guides and advice on visiting Bronx

Scariest places to go for Halloween

Scariest places to go for Halloween

Scariest places to go for Halloween
Where to celebrate Halloween in 2015

Where to celebrate Halloween in 2015

Where to celebrate Halloween in 2015

Cities near Bronx