Who To Take: The friend who is inspired by gorgeous plants or the person who desperately needs to get out of the city
Every holiday season the Bronx Botanical Gardens gets festive. Their annual train show is appealing to children and adults alike with its extensive mini reproductions of familiar NYC architecture, set amidst greenery—with trains running through it. Completely made of bark, leaves, and twigs, you will have fun naming all the landmarks familiar to all New Yorkers. Bar Car Nights are designed exclusively for adult pastimes and include a complimentary cocktail while strolling through the Haupt Conservatory or the grounds which will host live music acts, ice sculptors extraordinaire, and fire dancers. There’s a spot for dining too, if the walking fuels an appetite, at The Pine Tree Cafe. All Garden Pass Tickets are $20 during the week, $30 on weekends.
NYBG/125, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY; By train, take a 20 minute ride on Metro-North to the Botanical Garden Station from Grand Central Terminal. Or, get the subway: B/D/4 trains to Bedford Park Boulevard Station.