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Bronx, NY
Travel Guide

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

Top Hotels in Bronx

Ramada by Wyndham Bronx
Ramada by Wyndham Bronx
3 out of 5
1000 Baychester Ave, Bronx, NY
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥19,038 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2

Located in East Bronx, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Sarah Lawrence College, Bronx Zoo, and New York Presbyterian Hospital. Citi Field and Yankee Stadium ...

3.9/5Good! (244 reviews)

"Didn’t appreciate the lack of on site parking. The free breakfast is nothing to brag about. Overall, my stay was good BUT a bit over priced."…"

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

Ramada by Wyndham Bronx
Opera House Hotel
Opera House Hotel
3 out of 5
436 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY
The price is ¥13,748 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

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! (990 reviews)

"They are the best in the Bronx really love there sevice"…"

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2020

Opera House Hotel
Comfort Inn & Suites near Stadium
Comfort Inn & Suites near Stadium
2.5 out of 5
2477 3rd Ave, Bronx, NY
The price is ¥13,748 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

Located in West Bronx, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Yankee Stadium, Central Park, and The Bronx Museum of the Arts. Columbia University and Bronx Zoo ...

4.1/5Very Good! (631 reviews)

"The great service we receive upon arrival the room was very spacious especially because we had a 1 year old with us"…"

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2021

Comfort Inn & Suites near Stadium
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.

Vacation Rentals in Bronx

Private*Comfort*Style*Space*Views*Parking* Near NYC & all airports! Come stay!
Private*Comfort*Style*Space*Views*Parking* 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

Private*Comfort*Style*Space*Views*Parking* Near NYC & all airports! Come stay!
Fun 1 BR Brownstone Apartment in The Bronx - 3rd floor
Fun 1 BR Brownstone Apartment in The Bronx - 3rd floor
Bronx, NY

Located in West Bronx, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Bronx Zoo, Fordham University, and Yankee Stadium. New York Botanical Gardens is 2.3 ...

1/5 (1 review)
SCAM ALERT

"Called owner about checking in only to find out that she doesn't have any dealing with VRBO or oyo homes. She sincerely apologized. Called Oyo homes an international company and got no answer. Called my my bank to cancel and investigate. Vrbo should be more aware and prevent customers from being ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

Fun 1 BR Brownstone Apartment in The Bronx - 3rd floor
Newly Renovated, Clean Comfortable & Sanitized
Newly Renovated, Clean Comfortable & Sanitized
Bronx, NY

Located in East Bronx, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Bronx Zoo, Fordham University, and New York Botanical Gardens. Yankee Stadium and New ...

1/5 (1 review)
Nothing to say

"It was a mess"…"

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2020

Newly Renovated, Clean Comfortable & Sanitized
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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Reviews of Bronx

3.7

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
117
5 - Excellent 27.272727272727273%
4 - Good
153
4 - Good 35.66433566433567%
3 - Okay
115
3 - Okay 26.806526806526808%
2 - Disappointing
21
2 - Disappointing 4.895104895104895%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 5.361305361305361%

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

May 8, 2020

It was ok i made it out alive cant complain lol.

4/5 - Good

Nelly

May 4, 2020

I love the Bronx!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 2, 2020

Great place to meet new people and do great things

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Mar 30, 2020

It's ok.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 18, 2020

Convenient to the city. Walked over 149st bridge to get to harlem. Clean, close to tons of stores, eating, shopping and transportation all around.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 5, 2020

The south Bronx is not clean enough due to constructions

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