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Things to do in The Bronx

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“The incredibly unique reconstructed Italian medieval Cloister nestled on top of one of New York's most magical parks. Visit one of the Metropolitan Museum's most charming branches. ”
  • 373 locals recommend
Zoo
“The Bronx Zoo is a zoo located within Bronx Park in the Bronx, New York. It is one of the largest zoos in the United States by area, comprising 265 acres of park lands and naturalistic habitats separated by the Bronx River. ”
  • 154 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“A short cab ride across the bridge or a nice walk on a beautiful day. The infamous Yankee Stadium. Enjoy the game, take a tour, experience the newly renovated Yankee Stadium that everyone can enjoy. ”
  • 151 locals recommend
Garden
“A true gem in the Bronx by the zoo, enjoy the amazing diversity of flowers and plants, along with holiday events like the botanical gardens train show”
  • 112 locals recommend
Park
“One of New York's best hidden and luscious parks. Constructed by the Rockefeller's in the early 20th century, this park is home to the Met Cloisters, Heather Garden, views of the Palisades, a Dog park, and fairy-garden style hidden winding staircases. Don't miss the many events they host throughout the year! Include nature walks for kids and adults and a full Medieval Festival with turkey legs and jousting in September”
  • 182 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Park across the street includes primordial forest, nature walks, tennis, baseball, playgrounds, river with ducks and our very own local seal!”
  • 83 locals recommend
Lounge
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“There's a poor side and a rich side of these 2 side by side docking/fishing areas. We visit both and sometimes eat at the restaurant, fly kites on one of the docks, stick our toes in the sand and occasionally have splashed in the river. In the summer there are sometimes 2 swans who come to visit. ”
  • 73 locals recommend
Café
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“American farm to table restaurant, breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch. Full drinks bar, coffee bar, live entertainment at night. 1 block away, 3 minute walk. The best place around.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Visit their website see what events may be taking place. They seem to host a lot of interesting guests. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Upscale beautiful historic restaurant overlooking Inwood, tucked up into Fort Tryon Park near The Cloisters.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
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“This place has been a local favorite for a long time. It anchored a whole strip of new restaurants and bars.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Great, friendly, comfortable local hub of artists, thinkers and yoga-heads. Always a fresh show on its gallery walls. Kid friendly. Free wifi. Incredibly tasty treats and bites!”
  • 55 locals recommend
History Museum
“This preserved Dutch farmhouse on Broadway offers a lovely garden and unique glimpse of New York before all of the skyscrapers. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Garden
“Historical 28- Acre Estate with incredible Horticulture and amazing views. (est. 1843) ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Diner
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“A must visit for lunch or dinner during your stay. The Seafood Restaurants are Awesome. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The old standby of the neighborhood. A typical American sports pub with good specials and a decent and varied menu. ”
  • 33 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Lounge
“There's a poor side and a rich side of these 2 side by side docking/fishing areas. We visit both and sometimes eat at the restaurant, fly kites on one of the docks, stick our toes in the sand and occasionally have splashed in the river. In the summer there are sometimes 2 swans who come to visit. ”
  • 73 locals recommend
Café
“American farm to table restaurant, breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch. Full drinks bar, coffee bar, live entertainment at night. 1 block away, 3 minute walk. The best place around.”
  • 72 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Upscale beautiful historic restaurant overlooking Inwood, tucked up into Fort Tryon Park near The Cloisters.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
“This place has been a local favorite for a long time. It anchored a whole strip of new restaurants and bars.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The old standby of the neighborhood. A typical American sports pub with good specials and a decent and varied menu. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great for brunch! Or any other meal for that matter. My favorite is the chicken and waffles ;) ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Bar
“One of the 1st restaurants in Mott Haven to kick off the neighborhoods gentrifaction. Going on 8 years Charlies is the neighborhood eatery & bar that offers a laid back vibe while serving American Comfort Food & Delicious Cocktails & groovy tunes. Voted Best Bar in TIME OUT Magazine & Best Brunch!”
  • 27 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“Only Thai place within walking distance and without needing to take the train to midtown. Food and prices are decent. ”
  • 27 locals recommend

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