Is there anything more exciting than exploring a new place?! Going between huge tourist attractions and hidden gems to scope out the best things to see and do is all part of the fun of traveling. However, with areas in New York experiencing all kinds of weather, construction work, and traffic you must always take extra caution when out and about! For example, if you find yourself experiencing a slip, trip, or fall while exploring, you may want to contact a Bronx based personal injury lawyer.
Here are some absolute must-visit places in the Bronx.
The Bronx Zoo
The Bronx Zoo spans over 265 acres and is one of the largest zoos in the United States, based on area. Boasting over 6000 species, there are so many furry, feathered and scaly animals to see, as well as fascinating keeper talks to find out more about the animals and how the zoo scientists are working to protect them. If you’re visiting with little ones, stop by the children’s zoo to allow them to pet animals such as goats and donkeys, and be sure to ride on the bug carousel, where the classic horses are replaced by fireflies, grasshoppers, and beetles.
The Yankee Stadium
The Yankee Stadium is pretty iconic, even if you’re not a fan of baseball as a game, let alone the team themselves. Even though this is not the original stadium, it still has some original design elements such as the Indiana limestone from the front, and the modern additions make it a much more comfortable place to watch a game. If you are visiting during the baseball season, it’s worth trying to get tickets as you can’t argue with that atmosphere.
The Van Cortlandt Park
The perfect mix of history and nature – this park spans over 1000 acres and features beautiful cross-country trails and the oldest freshwater lake in New York. The Van Cortlandt House Museum is also worth stopping by, as it is the oldest structure in the Bronx that is still standing, and details the lives of the Van Cortlandt family, who occupied the house in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Although the beach doesn’t have the attractions and restaurants that the likes of Coney Island has, it is still one of the most popular beaches in the state, due to the quirky crescent shape of the shore and the incredible views of City Island. This beach is ideal if you’re looking to play a little bit of sport, as it boasts 26 courts for handball, basketball, and, of course, volleyball.
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
This fantastic museum was only founded in 1971, so it’s a lot younger than a lot of it’s Manhatten counterparts, but what it lacks in age, it more than makes up for with its incredible passion for showcasing the diverse culture from the borough through art by modern and contemporary artists. The art on show never shies away from making political statements and social commentary, and it is a pretty special collection of exhibitions.
Many people forget about the Bronx when they are planning their New York trip, which is a shame as there is so much to explore.
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