On your next trip New York City, instead of staying in the chaos of expensive Manhattan, head to the convenient hotels in the Bronx. The Bronx is a borough just five miles north of downtown New York, easily accessible via public transportation or cab. Hotels in New York have nothing on Bronx hotels, which will add a splash of culture to your vacation.
The Bronx is home to a variety of neighborhoods just as cultured and colorful as Manhattan—if not more so. Rent a car in the Bronx to explore the borough. Head to Riverdale for a breath of fresh air in one of the neighborhood's many parks. Grab brunch at one of the trendy restaurants in the South Bronx, just across the Harlem River. Catch a game at Yankee Stadium, visit the monkeys at the famous Bronx Zoo, and soak up the beauty of the New York Botanical Garden. You'll never run out of things to do in the Bronx. When you're tired from exploring, hit the hay at one of the hotels or rooms for rent in the Bronx. Plus, the borough is easy to reach from JFK. Follow the signs for "ground transportation" at the airport and hail a cab or rent a car. It's just a 15-mile drive up I-678 North to the Bronx. You can also take the E subway line into the city and transfer to the 6 line, which will take you right up to the Bronx. Depending on the exact location of your hotel, there are also express 6 trains that can take you north even faster.
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