Bronx: What to eat, see, do and more on the borough’s west side

Bronx: What to eat, see, do and more on the borough’s west side

Never been to the Bronx? You’re missing out.

The northernmost borough has plenty to offer New Yorkers, like the beautiful Botanical Gardens and baked goods at Artuso Pastry Shop.

Bronx culture does not compare to any other borough’s culture — you’ll always feel welcome here.

“The Bronx has a very unique vibe,” said Olga Tirado, director of the Bronx Tourism Council. “It’s a little bit gritty … but at the same time there’s this inclusiveness that all of the communities have with each other.”

If you want to check out the “gritty” borough but have never taken the subway past 125th Street and have no clue where to start your Bronx exploration, fear not.

From The Bronx Zoo to Van Cortlandt Park, here’s what to do, see, eat and more on the west side of the big BX.

Brittany Hamlett-Concepcion