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Bronx , more commonly called "The Bronx," is one of the five boroughs of New York City and also the name of a county. It is the northernmost borough, hilly and mostly residential, and the only one entirely on the mainland. The Bronx is bounded by the Hudson River, Spuyten Duyvil Creek, the Harlem River, the East River, and Long Island Sound. Founded in 1641, The Bronx became part of New York City in 1898, and was the home of poet/author Edgar Allan Poe from 1846 - 1849. It's a diverse, eclectic city with over 60 landmarks, miles of parks, and interesting historical districts. It's the place where salsa music and break dancing were born. Twenty-four percent of The Bronx is parklands - that's more than any other urban area in the U.S. It's famous for its zoo, which is the largest metropolitan zoo in the United States with more than 6,000 animals and award-winning exhibits such as Jungle World and an incredible indoor rain forest. One of the most exciting exhibits is the Congo Gorilla Forest where visitors can get nose-to-nose with Western Lowland gorillas. Other attractions specific to The Bronx include the New York Botanical Gardens, the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum and Gardens, Edgar Allen Poe Cottage, and The Hall of Fame for Great Americans.

Surrounding areas: Manhattan, New York (6.5 mi), Queens, New York (8.3 mi), Port Washington, New York (9.5 mi), Brooklyn, New York (14.1 mi), Jamaica Bay, New York (17.1 mi), Roxbury, New York (19.5 mi), Long Beach, New York (21.1 mi)

Bronx Vacation Rentals

Bronx Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Capri Whitestone Motel555 Hutchinson Riv PkwyBronx, NY (718) 597-0600
Econo Lodge1000 BaychesterBronx, NY (718) 862-2000
Howard Johnson Express Inn1922 Boston RdBronx, NY (718) 589-2222
Howard Johnson Yankee Stadium1300 Sedgwick AveBronx, NY (718) 293-1100
Pelham Gardens Motel Inc2410 Grace AveBronx, NY (718) 379-2300
Best Western Fort Lee2300 Rt 4 WFort Lee, NJ4.8 mi.(201) 461-7000
Fort Lee Hilton2117 Rt 4 EastboundFort Lee, NJ4.8 mi.(201) 461-9000
Comfort Inn725 Riv RdEdgewater, NJ5.3 mi.(201) 943-3131
Homewood Suites By Hilton10 The PromenadeEdgewater, NJ5.3 mi.(201) 941-4700
Extended Stay America18-30 Whitestone ExpyWhitestone, NY5.3 mi.(718) 357-3661
Clarion Hotel-la Guardia Airport9400 Ditmars RdEast Elmhurst, NY5.4 mi.(718) 335-1200
Wyndham Garden Hotel Laguardia Airport100-15 Ditmars BlvdEast Elmhurst, NY5.4 mi.(718) 426-1500
Laguardia Courtyard90-10 Grand Central PkwyEast Elmhurst, NY5.5 mi.(718) 446-4800
Laguardia Marriott102-05 Ditmars BlvdEast Elmhurst, NY5.5 mi.(718) 565-8900
Crowne Plza-laguardia104-04 Ditmars BlvdEast Elmhurst, NY5.6 mi.(718) 457-6300
Fairfield Inn By Marriott New York Laguardia Airport/Flushing28-66 College Point BlvdFlushing, NY5.6 mi.(718) 888-9979
Courtyard Manhattan/Upper East Side410 E 92ND StNew York, NY5.9 mi.(212) 410-6777
Crowne Plaza Englewood401 S Van Brunt StEnglewood, NJ6.1 mi.(201) 871-2020
Wingate Inn & Suites Laguardia Airport137-07 Northern BlvdFlushing, NY6.4 mi.(718) 445-3300
Comfort Inn Laguardia133-43 37th AveFlushing, NY6.5 mi.(718) 939-5000
Howard Johnson135-33 38th AveFlushing, NY6.5 mi.(718) 461-3888
Ramada Plaza Hotel La Guardia37-10 114th StCorona, NY6.6 mi.(718) 651-2100
Best Western Quenns Court Hotel133-51 39th AveFlushing, NY6.6 mi.(888) 390-3900
Sheraton Laguardia E Hotel135-20 39TH AveFlushing, NY6.6 mi.(718) 460-6666
Radisson Hotel New RochelleOne Radisson PlzNew Rochelle, NY6.6 mi.(914) 576-3700
Residence Inn By Marriott New Rochelle35 Lecount PlNew Rochelle, NY6.7 mi.(800) 331-3131
Days Inn80 Rt 46 WestRidgefield, NJ6.9 mi.(201) 945-5670
Hotel Belleclaire250 W 77th StNew York, NY7.0 mi.(212) 362-7700
On The Ave Hotel2178 BroadwayNew York, NY7.0 mi.(800) 497-6028
Riverside Tower Hotel80 Riverside DrNew York, NY7.0 mi.(212) 877-5200
La Quinta Inn37-18 Queens BlvdLong Island City, NY7.1 mi.(718) 729-8775
Hotel Beacon2130 BroadwayNew York, NY7.1 mi.(212) 787-1100
The Melrose Hotel - Ny140 E 63rd StNew York, NY7.4 mi.(212) 838-5700
Holiday Inn Of Yonkers125 Tuckahoe RdYonkers, NY7.4 mi.(914) 476-3800
Hampton Inn Ridgefield Park100 Rt 46 ERidgefield Park, NJ7.5 mi.(201) 641-2900
Ridgefield Park Motor LodgeRt 46 ERidgefield Park, NJ7.5 mi.(201) 641-2900
Oakwood Worldwide Bridgetower Place401 E 60TH StNew York, NY7.5 mi.(888) 268-9998
Howard Johnson Express Inn Queens65-09 Queens BlvdWoodside, NY7.5 mi.(718) 426-6200
Boulevard Motor Inn76-02 Queens BlvdElmhurst, NY7.6 mi.(718) 457-1400
Comfort Inn - Ny 26542-24 Crescent StLong Island City, NY7.6 mi.(718) 303-3300

Bronx Weather & Climate

Manhattan and the surrounding area have four seasons of changeable weather. Summers are often hot and muggy and last until September. Temperatures usually soar to near 100 degrees F. for a week to ten days in mid-July to mid-August. Another uncomfortable time to visit New York City is during January and February when temps are often in the 20s and the concrete canyons of the city can turn into wind tunnels. Otherwise, the rest of the year the weather is comfortable, with March usually being the rainiest month. May offers great weather - just warm enough for walking around but cool enough to remain comfortable. Autumn has more sunshine than spring, although both are clear and bright. New York City is magical at Christmas time and the changing leaves of fall makes it a beautiful time to visit the area.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 38°F 26°F 3.56 in. 36°F
February 41°F 28°F 2.75 in. 35°F
March 49°F 35°F 3.93 in. 38°F
April 60°F 44°F 3.68 in. 44°F
May 70°F 54°F 4.16 in. 52°F
June 79°F 63°F 3.57 in. 60°F
July 84°F 69°F 4.41 in. 69°F
August 83°F 68°F 4.09 in. 70°F
September 75°F 61°F 3.77 in. 68°F
October 64°F 50°F 3.26 in. 60°F
November 53°F 41°F 3.67 in. 57°F
December 43°F 32°F 3.51 in. 52°F

Bronx Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the La Guardia airport (LGA) located about 4 miles south of the Bronx in New York, New York, the Teterboro airport (TEB) located approximately 9 miles west of the Bronx in Teterboro, New Jersey, the John F Kennedy International airport (JFK) located roughly 15 miles south of the Bronx in New York, New York, and finally the Newark Liberty International airport (EWR) located around 18 miles southwest of the Bronx in Newark, New Jersey.

Bronx Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Glen Island ParkNew RochelleNY6.6 mi.
Playland ParkRyeNY13.6 mi.
AstrolandBrooklynNY14.1 mi.
Coney Island BoardwalkBrooklynNY14.1 mi.
Coney Island - Kenny KaufmanBrooklynNY14.1 mi.
Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement ParkBrooklynNY14.1 mi.
Nellie Bly ParkBrooklynNY14.1 mi.
Bayville AmusementsBayvilleNY17.0 mi.
JeepersWest NyackNY19.2 mi.
AdventurelandFarmingdaleNY24.0 mi.
Bowcraft Amusement ParkScotch PlainsNJ29.9 mi.
Keansburg Amusement ParkKeansburgNJ31.1 mi.
Sports Plus Entertainment CenterLake GroveNY39.9 mi.
Boomers Family Fun CenterMedfordNY45.9 mi.
Country Fair Entertainment ParkMedfordNY45.9 mi.
Kid's KingdomMedfordNY45.9 mi.
Jenkinson's BoardwalkPoint Pleasant BeachNJ53.1 mi.
Land Of Make BelieveHopeNJ57.1 mi.
Quassy Amusement ParkMiddleburyCT61.0 mi.
Casino PierSeaside HeightsNJ63.3 mi.
Water Parks
Splash Down ParkFishkillNY47.5 mi.
Splish Splash Water ParkRiverheadNY63.7 mi.
Sesame PlaceLanghornePA72.0 mi.
Alpine Slide at CamelbackTannersvillePA75.7 mi.
Carousel Water & Fun ParkBeach LakePA84.1 mi.
Dorney Park & Whitewater KingdomAllentownPA86.0 mi.
Mountain CreekVernonNJ89.5 mi.
Thundering Surf Water SlideBeach HavenNJ91.2 mi.
Water WorldPhoenixvillePA99.3 mi.
Zoom Flume Water ParkDurhamNY108.3 mi.
Maple Breeze ParkPawcatuckCT112.5 mi.
Water WizzWesterlyRI112.8 mi.
Gillian's IslandOcean CityNJ114.6 mi.
Golf Courses
Mosholu Golf Course & Driving RangeBronxNY 
Pelham Split Rock Golf ClubBronxNY 
Van Cortlandt Park Golf CourseBronxNY 
Lake Isle Town ParkEastchesterNY3.3 mi.
Dunwoodie Golf CourseYonkersNY5.7 mi.
Sprain Lake Golf CourseYonkersNY5.7 mi.
Holland Hills Country ClubGlenwoodNY6.3 mi.
Flushing Meadows Pitch & Putt Golf CourseFlushingNY7.1 mi.
Kissena Park Golf CourseFlushingNY7.1 mi.
Overpeck County Golf CourseTeaneckNJ7.5 mi.
Tamcrest Country ClubAlpineNJ7.5 mi.
Chemung Golf CourseWaverlyNY7.9 mi.
DJs Golf Center Par 3WaverlyNY7.9 mi.
Shepard Hills Country ClubWaverlyNY7.9 mi.
Breezy Point Executive Golf CourseQueensNY8.3 mi.
Clearview Golf CourseBaysideNY8.3 mi.
Douglaston Golf ClubDouglastonNY9.5 mi.
Harbor Links Golf CoursePort WashingtonNY10.0 mi.
Rainbow Country ClubGreenvilleNY10.2 mi.
Rockleigh Golf CourseRockleighNJ10.8 mi.
Emerson Golf ClubEmersonNJ11.2 mi.
Forest Park Golf CourseWoodhavenNY11.7 mi.
Saxon Woods Golf CourseScarsdaleNY11.7 mi.
Christopher Morley ParkNorth HillsNY11.9 mi.
Orchard Hills Golf ClubParamusNJ11.9 mi.
Paramus Golf CourseParamusNJ11.9 mi.
Bergen Hills Country ClubRiver ValeNJ12.0 mi.
Valley Brook Golf ClubRiver ValeNJ12.0 mi.
Glen Cove Golf ClubGlen CoveNY13.0 mi.
Broadacres Golf ClubOrangeburgNY13.8 mi.
Ski Areas
CraigmeurNewfoundlandNJ32.1 mi.
Mount PeterWarwickNY37.8 mi.
Big BirchPattersonNY48.1 mi.
Thunder RidgePattersonNY48.1 mi.
Shawnee MountainDelawarePA58.0 mi.
WoodburyWoodburyCT59.4 mi.
Holiday MountainMonticelloNY69.9 mi.
Alpine MountainAnalominkPA71.5 mi.
Mount SouthingtonSouthingtonCT73.3 mi.
Mohawk MountainCornwallCT74.4 mi.
CamelbackTannersvillePA75.7 mi.
TanglewoodTaftonPA78.0 mi.
Hidden ValleyVernonNJ89.5 mi.
Vernon Valley Great GorgeVernonNJ89.5 mi.
Doe MountainMacungiePA90.8 mi.
CatamountHillsdaleNY93.7 mi.
Hidden Valley SkiHidden ValleyPA94.0 mi.
Belleayre MoutainHighmountNY95.0 mi.
Hunter MountainHunterNY96.0 mi.
Butternut Ski AreaGreat BarringtonMA96.8 mi.
State Parks
Palisades State ParkNJ7.3 mi. 
Palisades State ParkNY10.5 mi. 
Tallman Mountain State ParkNY12.0 mi. 
Blauvelt State ParkNY15.5 mi. 
Valley Stream State ParkNY15.8 mi. 
Hempstead Lake State ParkNY17.1 mi. 
Rockland Lake State ParkNY19.6 mi. 
Hook Mountain State ParkNY20.2 mi. 
Mianus River State ParkCT22.3 mi. 
Caumsett State ParkNY22.4 mi. 
Bethpage State ParkNY23.6 mi. 
High Tor State ParkNY24.2 mi. 
Jones Beach State ParkNY26.3 mi. 
Stony Point State ParkNY27.5 mi. 
Ringwood Manor State ParkNJ28.0 mi. 
Belmont Lake State ParkNY30.0 mi. 
Mohansic State ParkNY30.0 mi. 
Bear Mountain State ParkNY31.1 mi. 
Bear Mountain State ParkNY31.2 mi. 
Edison State ParkNJ31.3 mi. 
Hudson River MuseumYonkersNY5.8 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
American Museum of the Moving ImageAstoriaNY6.0 mi.(Technology)
Queens Museum of ArtFlushingNY6.6 mi.(Art)
African Art Museum of the SMA FathersTenaflyNJ6.9 mi.(Art)
China the BeautifulGuttenbergNJ7.7 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Isamu Noguchi Garden MuseumLong Island CityNY8.1 mi.(Art)
Lower East Side Tenement MuseumNew YorkNY11.4 mi.(History)
Museum of Chinese in the AmericasNew YorkNY11.4 mi.(History)
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the HolocaustNew YorkNY11.4 mi.(History)
South Street Seaport MuseumNew YorkNY11.4 mi.(History)
Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island Immigration MuseumNew YorkNY11.4 mi.(History)
Web Museum of Calendars and Wood TypesNew YorkNY11.4 mi.(History)
Eli Wilner & CompanyNew YorkNY11.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Italian American MuseumNew YorkNY11.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Kingston Trolley Museum of New YorkNew YorkNY11.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Frick CollectionNew YorkNY11.4 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Jewish MuseumNew YorkNY11.4 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
National Sports MuseumNew YorkNY11.4 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
New-York Historical SocietyNew YorkNY11.4 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Pierpont Morgan LibraryNew YorkNY11.4 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Zoos and Aquariums
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation ParkBronxNY 
Queens Wildlife CenterFlushingNY6.6 mi.
Central Park Wildlife CenterNew YorkNY11.4 mi.
Bergen County Zoological ParkParamusNJ12.3 mi.
New York AquariumBrooklynNY14.1 mi.
Prospect Park Wildlife CenterBrooklynNY14.1 mi.
Staten Island ZooStaten IslandNY24.1 mi.
Beardsley Zoological GardensBridgeportCT41.4 mi.
Trevor ZooMillbrookNY65.4 mi.
New Jersey State Aquarium at CamdenCamdenNJ91.3 mi.
Philadelphia Zoological GardenPhiladelphiaPA91.7 mi.
Mystic AquariumMysticCT105.5 mi.
Brandywine ZooWilmingtonDE116.4 mi.

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