New York’s most northern borough is famous for baseball, elevated trains and densely populated neighborhoods. It is also the greenest of the five boroughs, with NYC’s largest park (Pelham Bay Park), the Bronx Zoo, and the New York Botanical Garden. The most authentic Italian cuisine is found on Arthur Avenue, the Bronx's Little Italy, and the best outdoor activities are found in Van Cortlandt Park, which offers boating, horseback riding, and the oldest public golf course in the US.
The Bronx, like most of New York City, has excellent public transportation. Services include the subway, bus and Metro-North Railroad. These three run throughout the borough and provide easy access to Manhattan, Connecticut and many northern New York suburbs. Driving in The Bronx is also convenient, with major arteries like the Bronx River Parkway and Cross-Bronx Expressway spanning north-south and east-west. Walking, when combined with public transportation, is a great way to visit The Bronx’s large network of parks and open spaces.