By Expedia Team, on November 28, 2019

The Five Boroughs Like a Local: Apartments in the Bronx

“The Bronx is a fascinating cultural melting pot, home to the fabled New York Yankees, intriguing architecture, wide open spaces and popular tourist attractions. It’s a place to try global cuisine, explore the great outdoors with an urban twist, and discover the warm, multicultural heart of New York City. From Morris Heights to Unionport, these Bronx apartments will give you a taste of local life in the borough.

Smart apartment in Morris Heights

The trendy New Lexury Building in up-and-coming Morris Heights, in the west of the Bronx, offers an ideal location for a visit to the celebrated Bronx Museum of the Arts. This famous institution, just a few blocks to the south in Concourse, houses a large collection of 20th-century works by American artists. You can also visit the cultural centre at Wave Hill horticultural gardens, a few blocks north from this accommodation on the scenic banks of the River Hudson.

The New Lexury Building is also within a short distance of Mt. Eden Av. Station, which offers easy access to the surrounding area. A one-bed apartment, it’s equipped with a kitchen, eating area and living room. It sleeps up to four people.


### One Not to Miss: Bronx Zoo

This leafy 265-acre sanctuary is one of the most-visited zoos in the US. The historic attraction is home to more than 4,000 animals, incorporating hundreds of different species.

Urban feel holiday home in Pelham Bay

It’s not strictly an apartment, but this holiday home in the far east of the Bronx has the same look and feel, and offers a similar visitor experience. The historic building is ideal for a relaxing leisure break, with its handy on-site tennis court and pleasant garden area.

The nearby expanse of Pelham Bay Park – three times the size of Central Park – offers easy access to nature, and there’s the option of taking in a round of golf while you’re there. You can discover the various peninsulas and take a nature trail to the central lagoon. There’s also the option of a trip to historic City Island, where fishing and fresh seafood are on the menu.

The Pelham Bay holiday home has a fireplace and offers a kitchen and a washing machine. In addition to the bedroom, guests can use a sofa bed in the living room, and relax in the living room, dining area and balcony.

### One Not to Miss: Lorelei Fountain

This marble fountain on East 161st Street, dedicated to the memory of the German writer Heinrich Heine, has a fascinating backstory. It’s worth visiting to discover why exactly it was built in the Bronx, rather than in Dusseldorf, as was originally intended.

Holiday home in central Laconia

From this centrally located holiday home in Laconia, you can enjoy an authentic taste of the historic Bronx. The accommodation is situated on the borough’s grid network, with its iconic tenement blocks, not far from the New York Botanical Gardens. On a tour of the neighbourhood you can view the historic architecture, visit independent shops and family restaurants, and enjoy the sights and smells of city life in the Bronx.

This private Laconia holiday home is ideal if you are travelling in a larger party. It has three bedrooms with scope to sleep up to five people comfortably. The property is fully secure, equipped with CCTV, and is located close to public transport links.


### One Not to Miss: Bronx Little Italy

Arthur Avenue, or Bronx Little Italy, is famed for its restaurants, arts and crafts scene, and depiction in film and television. Come here to experience Italian culture with a New York twist.

Bronx apartment with garden and terrace

No trip to the Bronx is complete without a trip to Yankee Stadium, home of the famous New York Yankees baseball team. From this smart apartment in Unionport, it’s a 14-minute drive or a short trip by rail to Concourse.

For over a century, the Yankees have helped shape and define the district, offering a sense of shared identity and purpose to local people from many different backgrounds. The old diamond – which now forms Heritage Park – was replaced by a new stadium in 2009, but the current structure features replica design elements from the original ground. As such it still provides a worthy spectacle, even if you’re not a sports fan. The Great Hall – a seven-storey cavern between gates four and six – houses a loving shrine to Yankee legends of the past, including Babe Ruth.

This neat apartment in Unionport has two bedrooms and sleeps up to four people. Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, internet access, washing facilities, and access to an outside garden.

### One Not to Miss: New York Botanical Garden

Situated next door to Bronx Zoo, the city’s large, attractive botanical garden showcases over one million plants from around the word.”