Are you going to travel to New York and are you preparing your itinerary? Don't leave the Bronx out!! It is a beautiful neighborhood with places that you should know.
If you have already read 40 things to do in New York or have read the complete guide to New York, you will see that the Bronx, like the other districts of New York, I always explain it independently since it deserves its space, the Bronx has many things to do and unfortunately we do not always have all the time in the world to visit every corner, so my intention is to give you the maximum information about New York so that you can organize your time well and adapt your visit route according to your preferences and days in the town.
In this post I propose 10 great plans to get to know the Bronx and make you fall in love with this corner of New York. Below I add a map with all the places indicated, so that you can organize your tour as it suits you.
But before explaining to you what to see in this neighborhood, let me answer some of the questions we ask ourselves the most before visiting a place:
IS THE BRONX DANGEROUS?
I don't know this neighborhood well enough (apart from the visits I've been making throughout my trips to the city) to be able to guarantee an answer.
I am originally from Barcelona, currently this city, like the rest of Spain, is 4/5 in terrorism. A very high level of crime and terrorism and if someone were to ask me if Barcelona is dangerous, my answer would be NO. What's more, I recommend you visit it!
Until a few years ago, the Bronx was known to be one of the most dangerous places in New York, even in the United States. Currently, security has increased a lot and it is possible to visit the Bronx without incident. Keep in mind that the Bronx is huge, and some areas are more problematic than others.
The places that I will recommend are mostly quiet areas and you should not apply more security measures than you would in other places in this huge city.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO IN THE BRONX: 10 GREAT PLANS TO DISCOVER THE BRONX
Currently, you can take a walk through the Bronx, the birthplace of rap and hip hop, and visit the New York Botanical Garden, Yankee Stadium, park areas, or see the most symbolic graffiti in the city.
1. The first thing I recommend you do is a tour of contrasts
It was our first visit to the neighborhood and apart from the fact that the guide was very entertaining and fun, he explained a thousand curiosities about the neighborhood and showed us the most emblematic places. It really made us want to visit the place again, and so it was that on future visits to New York we went to the Bronx to continue learning about it.
2. You can't come to the Bronx and not go to a Yankees game! Yankee Stadium
If the Bronx is known for anything, it's for its baseball team. And its stadium is undoubtedly one of the most important points of interest in the district and the most visited place in the Bronx by travelers. It was built in 1923 and was later renovated in 1976. It has a capacity for 50,291 spectators, making it one of the largest baseball stadiums in the United States.
If you have the opportunity to attend a game, I highly recommend it, the atmosphere, the good vibes and the game will make you enjoy like a dwarf.
If you are going to buy the New York Pass, you should know that it includes the entrance to this stadium and a guided tour of it. If you do not have this pass you have two options: