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New York City Guide: A Visit to the Bronx

This borough offers plenty of fun!

New York City is much bigger than Manhattan, leaving you with places like the Bronx waiting to be explored. This borough is never too far from the main social scene, and it’s been making a significant comeback since the 1980s. Some of the biggest parts of our culture call it home, from hip hop to Latin jazz to the New York Yankees! No matter where you go, you’re bound to find a surprise down every corner.

Eat

The Bronx is the perfect spot for a seafood dish throughout all five boroughs. One of its neighborhoods is City Island, a community that thrives on all things nautical. You’ll find restaurants there like Artie’s Steak and Seafood and taste some of the freshest fish in the city. If you like your seafood with an extra taste like Italian and Latin-Asian fusion, don’t worry. The Bronx offers plenty of restaurants that are sure to hit all the right taste buds.

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Seafood Boil (©Adrien Sala)

Play

The Bronx holds many hidden gems throughout its neighborhoods that you might not expect to find there. It’s a place rich with culture and loves to be up close to the outdoors. You can spend your day walking along several nature trails in the New York Botanical Garden, and you can even have some animals join you when you visit the Bronx Zoo. If you want to learn more about the Bronx’s unique culture, take a visit to the Bronx Museum of the Arts.

Wild Life Conservatory at the Bronx Zoo New York | WhereTraveler
Wild Life Conservatory at the Bronx Zoo (©Marley White/NYC & Company)

Drink

A stop into a Bronx bar will bring you a guaranteed fun afternoon. You’ll find every drink under the sun inside their walls, and they’ll always be accompanied by something fun to do. The bars offer unique events every week that you can’t find anywhere else. They also serve specialty drinks that are sure to put a smile on your face with each sip. Answer some trivia questions with your drink at Bronx Alehouse, drink a cocktail with the coolest name at Blackstone or play some Jukebox Bingo while sipping a beer at Brewski’s.

Pumpkin Beer From Brewski's Bar & Grill New York | WhereTraveler
Pumpkin Beer (Courtesy Brewski's Bar & Grill)

Shop

Many shopping districts call the Bronx home, such as Fordham Road and the Hub. There, you’ll find shopping malls filled with the hottest brands on the market. If you want a shopping setting that’s a little more intimate, they have several local stores along their streets as well. You can step into various clothing stores and find just what you’re looking for, be it secondhand clothes or the latest trends. You can also get a quick bite at sweet shops like Chocolate Place.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries | WhereTraveler
Chocolate Covered Strawberries (©Serghei Savchiuc)