New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard
New York, NY
Tuesday to Sunday, and select holiday Mondays 10 am - 6 pm
$28, $25/students & seniors, $12/ages 2-12, free/under 2
The Holiday Train Show is an annual must, the Orchid show dazzles every spring, and the sprawling grounds of this 124-year-old Bronx institution are a gorgeous respite from urban living all year round.
Enjoy music, mazes, guided nature explorations and more in the delightful Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. An indoor area has toys, puzzles, books and bathrooms.
Escape crowds in the conservatory during the train and other shows with a trek through indoor jungles and deserts.
Be prepared to walk a lot. Most of the gardens are stroller friendly (though they must be parked outside the conservatory). Take a leisurely narrated tram ride around the gardens to rest your feet.