The Bronx is home to close to 1.4 million people. Get on a bus rental in the Bronx and tour the borough today.
A bus rental in the Bronx is a great way to tour new places. With a professional driver serving you, you will never get lost. Where could you go in the Bronx?
Arts & Culture. The Bronx is the birthplace of hip-hop, and you can find out more about the places in the borough that contributed to the growth of hip-hop by going on a Hush Hip Hop Tour.
The Bronx Museum of Art gives you art exhibits, film showings, music performances and other events that would satisfy the art lover in you.
You should also see the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage, where the famous writer lived for three years until 1849. This is where he wrote The Bells and Annabel Lee. You could see the cottage as it looked like when Poe lived there. Other notable museums in the Bronx include the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, the Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler, Museum of Bronx History and the Hall of Fame for Great Americans.
You can also get on the Bronx Culture Trolley and see more of the borough's creative scene, as well as the Bronx Art Space, the Pregones Theater (Bronx, NY 10451), Gordon A. Parks Gallery & Cultural Arts Center, and the Bronx Documentary Center.
For a little bit of history, check out the Bronx Central Post Office, where you could find the 13 big murals that adorns its walls. Or you can take a stroll down the Bronx Walk of Fame, which pays tribute to the notable people who were born or have lived in the Bronx, such as Colin Powell, Mary Higgins Clarke and Fat Joe.
Restaurants & shopping. One of the best shopping and dining destinations in the Bronx is Arthur Avenue. Arthur Avenue is the borough's Little Italy and has a wide range of restaurants and shops that you could patronize. While in the area, do eat at Roberto's Restaurant (Bronx, NY 10458), where you can order great Italian dishes and handmade pasta. The specials change daily and these are announced on a blackboard inside the restaurant.
You could also visit the Hunts Point Farmers Market and the New York Botanical Garden Farmers Market. For a more convenient shopping experience, visit the Bay Plaza, the Fordham Road Center and the Hub.
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Golf courses & sports venues. If you love the Yankees, you can tour the new Yankees Stadium or go to Monument Park where you could see plaques that give tribute to notable Yankees such as Joe diMaggio, Lou Gehrig and Mickey Mantle.
You could also play golf at Pelham/Split Rock Golf Course (Bronx, NY 10464).
Parks & outdoors. Be sure to drop by the New York Botanical Garden, where you could see different varieties of plants and flowers in bloom. See the Rock Garden or the Native Forest. But the garden's crowning glory is Monet's Garden, which is inspired by Claude Monet's great paintings. Another garden you can go to is Wave Hill (Bronx, NY 10471), where you can get great views of the Hudson River and the New Jersey Palisades.
Another park you should not miss is Van Cortlandt Park, the city's third largest at close to 1,200 acres. Check out the Van Cortlandt Nature Center, where you could join a walking tour, or the Van Cortlandt House Museum, which features Georgian architecture and is the oldest house in the borough. There are also a lot of recreational facilities here, including playground, biking, hiking and running trails, picnic areas, a skating rink and horseback riding. The park is home to Mosholu Golf Course and the Van Cortlandt Park Golf Course, the first municipal course in the United States.
You could also visit Woodlawn Cemetery, which is a National Historic Landmark and one of the biggest in the Big Apple. This 400-acre cemetery features beautiful landscaping, sculpture and design. But more than that, you could get some great glimpses into history with some of the more famous people that are buried here, including Irving Berlin, Celia Cruz, W.C. Handy, Miles Davis, Fiorello La Guardia, Herman Melville and Jay Gould. Check out the Titanic Memorial, which commemorates the many people who died aboard the Titanic.
Lastly, have fun at Orchard Beach, which is an artificial beach. Or go swimming at Crotona Park.
Zoos. The Bronx Zoo is one of the Big Apple's most well-known attractions. It houses more than 4,000 animals so there is always a feeding or demonstrations to watch. Check out the exhibits here, including the Sea Lion Pool, Madagascar and Tiger Mountain, among others.
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