Seek the unexpected with a day use hotel room in the Bronx. Use these tips to make the most of your time in the concrete jungle!
Exploring the Bronx with Your Day Use Hotel
Smell the Roses - The Bronx might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of pristine natural beauty, but as home to the New York Botanical Garden, it’s a must-see for any NYC visitor! Take an afternoon to wander around all 50 of their gardens, indoor rainforests, deserts, and waterfalls. The garden is also home to many seasonal exhibits including the famous Holiday Train Show and the Orchid Show.
Get Wild - Check out lions, tigers, and bears, and so much more at the largest urban zoo in the whole country, the Bronx Zoo! This 265-acre zoo is home to over 5,000 animals and approximately 600 different species. Make sure to see the sea lions feast, explore the Congo Gorilla Forest, and take a trip on the Wild Asia Monorail. Chasing that adrenaline high? Fly through the sky on the Treetop Adventure and Nature Trek, the zoo’s brand-new 50-feet-high zipline!
Crush your Cravings - Any real NY Italian knows the most authentic cuisine won't be found on Mulberry St., but on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. Stuff yourself silly with the hand-pulled mozzarella and burrata cheeses from Casa Della Mozzarella. For a decadent lunch or dinner, you can’t miss Dominick’s where there is no written menu but their veal parmigiana, pasta dishes, and mussels marinara reign supreme.
Small Town Seaside Charm - For a dash of New England small-town charm, head out of the city to the quaint beach community of City Island. At only 1.5 square miles, this tiny town (and former boat-building epicenter) packs in a lot with a free nautical museum, excellent seafood, and stunning views of the Long Island Sound! For the best fried fish, shrimps, and scallops, you can't beat the heavy breading — or the prices — at Johnny’s Famous Reef Restaurant.
Five Bronx Facts to Know
Pelham Bay Park is three times larger than Central Park!
The Grand Concourse was modeled after the Champs Élysées in Paris
...and has one of the largest collections of Art Deco buildings in America rivaled only by Miami!
The Bronx is the birthplace of breakdancing!
The Lincoln Memorial was first carved in what is now a vacant lot in the Bronx.