July 30, 2010

Around the Corner: New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo

After Yankee Stadium, two other Bronx claim-to-fames include the New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo. On any given day, in any type of weather, you will find New Yorkers enjoying a bit of peace from the city. Both attractions are located within walking distance from each other, so the energetic and adventurous can even make a day out of it!

The New York Botanical Garden hosts many amazing exhibitions every year, including an annual orchid show. Two exhibitions going on right now are "Emily Dickinson's Garden: The Poetry of Flowers" and "The Edible Garden." Admission is free all day on Wednesday and from 10am - 12pm on Saturdays. You can find directions here.

The Bronx Zoo is the largest zoo in New York City! It features a variety of amazing animals and exhibits, including a Madagascar house with two enormous cave crocodiles, the Congo Forest with a dozen beautiful gorillas, and a children's petting zoo. Wednesday is pay-what-you-wish day. You can find directions here.

If you've yet to visit these amazing NYC destinations, be sure to put it on your list this summer! Until next time...



Kimmay said...

I love the Bronx Zoo! My boyfriend and I had our first date there, and we go every year :) The pay what you wish day is the best. Take a look at my photos from this year's trip:


We have yet to get to the botanical garden, but it's on our list :)

Virginia Kraljevic said...

Oh I love this post!!! So beautiful - lovely photos!

Metalicious said...

Great article and I love your sweet li'l ones in the picture!

Sans Map said...

great photos karina! thanks for sharing! :-)