Traveling & Sight Seeing In New York City

Bronx County 

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New York City's most northern borough is home to everything from a baseball stadium to cultural institutions, beaches, gardens, and historical attractions. In addition, almost one quarter of its area is devoted to parks. While destinations are located all over the borough, they are all easy to reach using public transportation.

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Yankee Stadium
River Av and 161 St
The Yankees have been playing here since the stadium opened in 1923 for a game versus the Boston Red Sox (The Bronx Bombers won 4-1). The facility is also available for non-baseball related events all year long.
Valentine-Varian House
3266 Bainbridge Av
This pre-Revolutionary two-story fieldstone home is the second oldest house still standing in the borough. The Museum of Bronx History, located inside, is open for visitors on the weekend. The house is owned and managed by The Bronx County Historical Society.
Poe Cottage
2640 Grand Concourse at Kingsbridge Rd
The last residence (1846-1849) of Edgar Allan Poe was built in 1812. Recognized as one of this country's greatest writers, Poe wrote several of his famous poems while living here, including Annabel Lee. On weekends, a house tour and audiovisual show are available to visitors.
New York Botanical Garden
200 St and Southern Blvd
One of the oldest and largest botanical gardens in the country, its 250 acres include 40 acres of New York City's original forest.
Bronx Zoo
E 185 St and Southern Blvd
For more than 100 years, this 265-acre facility has educated millions about nature and conservation while exposing visitors to an extensive collection of exotic wildlife. Admission is free on Wednesdays.
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
At Pelham Bay Park
895 Shore Rd
Located on a 220-acre former estate, the mansion is a rare example of a country manor in New York City. While the original estate dates to 1654, the current house was built in the Grecian style in the 1840s. The mansion, gardens, and carriage house are open to the public Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

The Bronx Equestrian Center
At Pelham Bay Park
9 Shore Rd
This full-service facility is open all year long for lessons, trail or pony rides, boarding, sales, and hires elegant carriages for special events.

Orchard Beach
At Pelham Bay Park
The only public beach in the borough, this 115-acre, 1.1 mile-long beach overlooks Long Island Sound and has a central pavilion with food stores, specialty shops, two playgrounds, two picnic areas with barbecue grills, a large parking lot, and 26 courts for basketball, volleyball, and handball. 
City Island
This small nautical community on the Long Island Sound was once a hub for shipping building and yachting during the 18th and 19th centuries. Today it has restaurants, sights, and activities one might associate with a New England town. The City Island Museum, 190 Fordham Street, is housed in the old P.S. 17 and was built in 1897 on a former Indian burial ground.
Shopping and Dining  


Arthur Avenue
Between Fordham Rd and 187 St
Known as "Little Italy of the Bronx," head to this neighborhood for the freshest Italian ingredients including meat, cheese, seafood, pasta, and baked goods. If you don't feel like cooking, enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants in the vicinity.