Skip to content

Top garden recommendations from locals

Botanical Garden
“Beautiful botanic garden next to the museum and the park. Features include a japanese garden, cherry tree esplanade, rose garden, shakepeare garden, conservatory garden, lily ponds, native garden and a farming garden. Perfect place to get lost for hours. ”
  • 831 locals recommend
Museum
“You must visit the cloisters. It’s a modern take on past designs and artworks! Its very vibrant and the air quality is great. You can hike up to the Cloisters or you can take the subway and bus to get there! ”
  • 381 locals recommend
Plaza
“One of the most iconic Brooklyn plazas, make sure to take a picture with the beautiful "Soldiers' and Sailors'" arch. From here, you can walk across the street to Prospect Park, or a few minutes to the Brooklyn Museum or the Botanical Garden.”
  • 205 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”
  • 114 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“Taken over by Mark di Suvero in 1986, this is one of the few locations in the city specifically designated for artists to create outdoor works. The splendid Queens space looks out over the Manhattan skyline and is open 365 days a year.”
  • 122 locals recommend
Garden
“One of the park’s best-kept secrets. Open the iron gate, made in Paris in 1894, on Fifth Avenue and 104th Street, and be transported to Italy, France, and England by way of the Central Park Conservatory Gardens. Comprising three gardens with distinct styles—Italian (tiered hedges and a 12-foot-high jet fountain), French (Walter Schott’s romantic Three Dancing Maidens sculpture), and English (shrubs and perennial plants)—this attraction brings a piece of Europe to the U.S”
  • 70 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“Jack Lenor Larson created this amazing house and grounds to showcase diverse plantings and sculpture in nature. See deKooning, Fischl and many more from all over the world.”
  • 35 locals recommend
American Restaurant
$$
“Great food. Super nice staff. Neighborhood favorite. Just across the street from the flat. Nice patio.”
  • 72 locals recommend
History Museum
“Historically significant with beautiful vistas across the Hudson River. Rockefeller's responsible for the beautiful views from our area across the Hudson due to early preservation of land.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Beautiful place for relaxation and enjoying nature. It's definitely a nice change in the middle of a busy city. only 10 minutes drive ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Garden
“Historical 28- Acre Estate with incredible Horticulture and amazing views. (est. 1843) ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A famous structure built by American architect Philip Cortelyou Johnson now owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. A short 25 minute drive with tours via reservation. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Garden
“Beautiful garden, 5-10 walk from your stay! Perfect for a picnic or a place to read a book and get some sun! ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Castle
“This Gothic Revival mansion was originally designed in 1838, a fine example of 19 century landscape design. The mansion and what is now a 67-acre estate remained in the Ghoul family until 1961. Check out Jay Ghoul’s House of Curiosities in October! The Ghoul family’s splendid and spooky castle home is the ultimate destination to celebrate the spirit of Halloween! ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Park
“Used the TRAM with your metrocard and enjoy a fun moment from Manhattan to Roosevelt Island, walk to the south and take one of the best shoots in the city at 4 Freedoms Park State a beautiful memorial designed by the famous architect Louis Kahn”
  • 29 locals recommend
Garden
“My favorite Arboretum around here. There are so many, but this is the best. Amazing flower garden, coffee shop and trails. ”
  • 5 locals recommend