New York City's official destination marketing organization and convention and visitors bureau for the five boroughs of New York City, invites locals and visitors alike to Bronx Like a New Yorker, by exploring the borough's many offerings.
Just a train ride north of Manhattan, the Bronx offers everything from the Bronx Zoo to world-famous Yankee Stadium. Take a stroll on the Grand Concourse, or take a ferry from Manhattan to an idyllic waterfront spot called Clason Point.
The Bronx is loaded with history: George Washington slept here in the 18th century, poet Edgar Allan Poe lived here in the 19th century, and hip-hop music was born here in the 20th century. The borough also has 7,000 acres of park land (about 25 percent of its total area), from glorious gardens like Wave Hill and the New York Botanical Garden to Van Cortlandt Park, famed for its cross-country running trails.
A unique and lovely choice for accommodations in the Bronx is the boutique Opera House Hotel. It's located in a renovated historic theater that once hosted entertainment legends like Harry Houdini and the Marx Brothers. The hotel has 60 rooms, a gym, free breakfast, concierge service, and it's located near two subway stations: 149th Street-Grand Concourse and Third Avenue-149th Street.
The Bronx is also home to hundreds of restaurants, many of them friendly mom-and-pop establishments offering authentic cuisine from around the world, whether it's Colombian sancocho at La Masa; Mexican fare at Taqueria Tlaxcalli; or Italian food on Arthur Avenue. The red-and-white Michelin logo can be found on the door at SUYO Gastrofusion.
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