City Center, 11.82 mi
707 Tonnelle Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07307
Situated just north of Manhattan, the Bronx is a borough in New York City. Known for its landmarks and unique attractions, the Bronx has plenty for you to see and do when you visit.
The Bronx Zoo is one of the more popular attractions in the borough. Opened in 1899, not only is it the largest metropolitan zoo in the country, it's also one of the largest in the world. Popular exhibits include Tiger Mountain, World of Reptiles, Congo Gorilla Forest, the Children's Zoo, Carter Giraffe Building and African Plains.
Another popular place to explore in the Bronx is the New York Botanical Garden. This sprawling 250-acre site has over a million living plants on display. There are over 50 different plant and garden collections, including wetlands, 50 acres of original old-growth New York forest, an herb garden, rose garden, cherry tree orchard and an orchid collection.
When you're looking for a place to stay in the Bronx, you'll find something for every price range. If you know visiting the zoo is high on your priority list, consider staying at one of the hotels near this attraction. If you simply want to explore the entire area, you'll find hotels ranging from four-star to two-star.
If you're interested in flying to the Bronx, the closest airport to the borough is LaGuardia Airport, which is 9 miles south. If you'd rather drive to the area, you'll find an extensive network of major highways weaving throughout the borough, including interstates 95, 87, 278, 678 and 295.