Explore its twenty-block-long Grand Concourse - a broad boulevard lined with fine 1920's Art Deco apartment buildings. See America's largest urban zoo, the Bronx Zoo, south of the New York Botanical Garden, a national historical landmark. Get a glimpse of Edgar Allan Poe's cottage in Poe Park, where the poet penned "The Bells" and "Annabel Lee."
- See America's largest urban zoo, the Bronx Zoo
- Get a glimpse of Edgar Allan Poe's cottage in Poe Par
- Stop in the Bronx's Little Italy for an authentic espress
- See Fordham University, the largest Jesuit University in America
- Drive by Yankee Stadium, the home of the legendary Bronx Bombers and New York Yankees
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
What You Can Expect
In the North Bronx you will discover the hilly secluded enclaves of Fieldston and Riverdale. Stop at Wave Hill, a former country estate where John F. Kennedy, Arturo Toscanini and Theodore Roosevelt once lived and stroll through its enchanting gardens while overlooking the Hudson River and the majestic cliffs of the New Jersey Palisades.
At this point you'll never know that you're still in New York!
I am very glad that I had the opportunity to explore the Bronx. An organized tour is the way to go since it is so widespread, and public transit isn't as accessible as Manhattan. The tour guides are quite knowledgeable about the history, and they give the traveler ample time to explore at each of the stops.
Ellen the tour guide was excellent, highly informative and Walter the driver was very courteous at all times during the tour.