Venture Out to the Bronx

Watching a game at Yankee Stadium.Think you’ve exhausted the tourist sites in NYC? Well, you can always venture a little further afield to check out the Bronx!

The Bronx is the city’s northernmost borough and the only one of the city’s neighborhoods located on the continental mainland. Despite being home to over a million people, if it weren’t for the Bronx Zoo and Yankee Stadium, the Bronx would rarely be mentioned as a tourist destination.

The folks at MCNY Bronx Historical Tours, however, are seeking to change that by offering guided walking tours that showcase the Bronx’s rich culture and heritage to interested tourists. Two neighborhoods often visited for their drinking and dining potential are Woodland, the neighborhood’s Little Ireland, and Arthur Avenue, which is the area’s Little Italy. Other highlights of the walking tours include stops at the borough’s best pizza joints and just a ridiculous amount of information on the Yankees and their stadium home.

Speaking of the Yankees, or the Bronx Bombers as they’re affectionately called, taking in a game at Yankee Stadium is a great way to spend a spring or summer afternoon. One of the league’s most luxurious baseball stadiums, expect to find gourmet food stands and microbrews in lieu of hot dogs and Budweiser.

The Bronx Zoo is the other big draw to the borough, as it is one of the world’s largest urban zoos. Operating since 1899, the zoo has about 4,000 animals from 650 different species on its 250 acres. Children and children at heart will be absolutely thrilled with a visit to the zoo, and it’s honestly pretty cool to escape from the concrete jungle into a literal jungle.

Guests at our boutique hotel The MAve are perfectly situated for a visit to the Bronx, as the D, an express train that travels to the Bronx, leaves from the nearby 33rd Street Station with a travel time of less than 20 minutes.

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