Things to Do, Activites, & Attractions
The Bronx is just north of Manhattan, and is a dynamic and exciting neighborhood full of interesting places to visit. While this may surprise many visitors, those who know what the Bronx has to offer come back on a regular basis. After all, not only will you find the home of the Yankees here, but also an amazing zoo, botanical gardens, and cultural events. On your next trip to New York City, make sure you get up to the Bronx to check out some of these things to do. So, let's get to it, here are the best things to do in the Bronx.
Yankees Stadium is the perfect place to take the whole family. Seeing a game live is a not-to-be-missed experience, but the stadium also hosts a number of other events and activities that the whole family can enjoy. The stadium also has the Yankees Museum and Monument Park, which you should visit right when you arrive because it fills up quickly. If you want to see a batting practice, arrive two hours early.
1 E 161 St, Bronx, NY, 10451
Located in Bronx Park, the Bronx Zoo is the largest metropolitan zoo in the United States. With over 265 acres of habitats and park area full of animal exhibits, educational resources, and more, this is a destination for the whole family. And it's popular, too, as over 2 million people visit every year. Some of the more popular exhibits include the lions, red pandas, bison, cheetahs, sloths, and the World of Birds area featuring species from around the world. Admission is free
Jungleworld Road, Lambert Houses, NYC, New York, 10460
New York Botanical Garden
Located in the Bronx, this 250-acre site is on the list of historic landmarks in addition to housing a huge and gorgeous collection of flora and stunning landscapes. Open every day except Mondays, this destination in of itself draws large crowds, especially in the warmer months. It also operates molecular labs, educational programs, cooking classes, kid-friendly events, art exhibitions, and other events to bring in crowds. The building itself is architecturally significant, as it combines a historical beauty with a practical approach to protecting and growing the plants. (Admission on Wednesdays is free
Belmont, NYC, New York
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
This multicultural art museum has more than 1000 pieces of work that highlight 20th and 21st century artists who were either based in the Bronx or of African, Asian or Latino ancestry.
1040 Grand Concourse, New York, NY, 10456
Bronx Children’s Museum
This rolling museum is located in an actual bus! It has temporary exhibits and travels throughout the the Bronx, offering programs for young kids, particularly in under-served neighborhoods. You'll find the museum at a number of events around town.
Bronx Night Market
This is the first open air food market in the Bronx. Featuring a large selection of vendors that sell food, drinks, and artisan goods, this market is popular during the warmer months. It's located in Fordham Plaza from April thru November every Saturday night. If you want to get outside of Manhattan and see a bit of the local nightlife, then this street market is fun to explore
How much does it cost?
Prices for activities, things to do, and tours range from $31 to $849. The average cost for a tour or tickets is $352. A few of the best options are below.
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