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The 5 Best Attractions to See in the Bronx

The Bronx is the northernmost borough of New York City, and it’s most certainly worth the trek up to explore the roundup of attractions below. From a real “Little Italy” to the famed Yankee Stadium, the Bronx has some of the city’s best attractions. Don’t let Manhattan take all your time during your visit—be sure to see everything NYC has to offer.

Best of the Bronx: Arthur Avenue/Little Italy (Belmont)

Arthur Ave

While Manhattan’s Little Italy may be best known to tourists, New Yorkers will also point you to the Bronx’s Arthur Avenue if you’re in search of some of the most authentic and memorable Italian foods New York City has to offer. Casa Della Mozzarella, Madoni Brothers Bakery, and Dominick’s are just a few of the exceptional Italian restaurants and bakeries on the beloved Bronx avenue where you can enjoy your fill of pizza, veal parmigiana, and cannoli galore. Arthur Ave. & East 187th St., arthuravenuebronx.com

Best of the Bronx: Yankee Stadium Tours (Concourse Village)

If there’s one sports arena in all of New York City that has captured the hearts of locals and tourists alike, it has got to be the famed Yankee Stadium. Get the full experience by taking one of the Classic Tours or Pregame Tours and enjoy an exclusive view of some of the stadium’s historic baseball artifacts. You'll also learn the history of the 27-time World Series Champion New York Yankees. Stadium Tours will reopen for the season on April 11, 2017. 1 E. 161st St., 646-977-8687, newyork.yankees.mlb.com

Best of the Bronx: Bronx Museum of the Arts (Concourse)

The Bronx Museum of the Arts was founded in 1971, and today it's internationally recognized as a culture destination that exhibits art and promotes cross-cultural dialogues via educational programs for the public. The Neighbors, Part Three: Love Thy Neighbor, Daniel Hauben: Reflecting on the Familiar, Arlene Slavin: Intersections are all on display through June 11, July 3, and June 25, respectively. 1040 Grand Concourse, 718-681-6000, bronxmuseum.org

Best of the Bronx: New York Botanical Garden (Belmont)

The New York Botanical Garden has been around for 125 years, and it’s one of New York City’s biggest gems, spreading across 250 acres. You’ll find over one million plants in the garden’s extensive collections. From the Herb Garden and the Native Plant Garden to the Rose Garden and the Azalea Garden, there’s endless beauty to be discovered at the New York Botanical Garden. 2900 Southern Blvd., 718-817-8700, nybg.org

Best of the Bronx: Bronx Zoo (Belmont)

The Bronx is home to New York City’s largest zoo, featuring sea lion feedings, penguin feedings, a 4-D Theater, and a Bug Carousel, in addition to the dozens of animals its famous for. African wild dogs, zebras, American bison, tufted puffins, Magellanic penguins, Caribbean flamingos, giraffes, aardvarks, and mandrills are just some of the animals you’ll see at the Bronx Zoo. There’s even a Butterfly Garden featuring monarch butterflies. 2300 Southern Blvd., 718-220-5100, bronxzoo.com

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