6 Amazing Places to Visit While You’re Traveling
When you think of visiting the Bronx places like Yankee Stadium, Bronx Zoo, and the New York Botanical Garden probably come to mind. But there is so much more to this city! Those places are exciting, family-friendly, and where you will fit right in with all the other tourists. If you really want to discover Bronx, New York, explore the places steeped in history and culture.
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Visit one of the oldest surviving buildings in the United States. The Van Cortlandt House was built in 1748 and is rich with American history. The Van Cortlandt family, whom it was originally built for, had a wheat plantation that served New York State. This house played a key role in the Revolutionary War housing both British and Americans. At one-time, General Washington’s headquarters were set up in this home. Washington, Lafayette, and Rochambeau are just some of the names associated with this home.
For those who prefer the literary history of New York the Poe Cottage. Learn more about Edgar Allan Poe’s life and the Bronx of the 1800s. This poet and creator of the American Gothic tale and the detective story buried his wife and spent his last years living in this cottage.
28-acres of gardens surround Wave Hill. Built by William Lewis Morris, this home has housed Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and Arturo Toscanini. It is a beautiful place to relax, enjoy views of Palisades and the Hudson, and learn more about the history of New York.
A trip to New York is not complete without exploring the Arts. Schedule a tour or leisurely stroll through the contemporary Bronx Museum of the Arts or catch a show at the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts.
City Island is an island off the east coast of the Bronx. During summer weekends the entire island becomes a getaway resort. Go sailing, eat amazing fresh seafood, live music, and a rich nautical history. It’s not far from Yankee Stadium or the Bronx Zoo.
If you’re looking for a great place to stay that is easily accessible to all of the above be sure to check out the Marriott Residence Inn Bronx. This extended stay hotel is comfortable, accessible, and has fully equipped kitchens and a grocery shopping service which delivers to your door giving you more time to focus on the fun of your vacation!
Enjoy the History and Culture of the Bronx!
There are so many amazing things to do in the Bronx. Whether you are staying for a weekend or a few months you won’t be able to fit it all in. Local breweries, Little Italy, delicious hidden cafes, sporting events, historical homes and cemeteries, the list goes on and on. You won’t want to leave!
Come prepared to have an amazing time and get lost in the history and culture of the Bronx.