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Essential Bronx Attractions: What to See on Your Double Decker Bus Tour NYC

When planning how to take advantage of your New York sightseeing pass, don’t forget to include a double decker bus tour NYC that goes through the Bronx. Most visitors stick to downtown. But tours that head through the Bronx will also frequently show off attractions in Midtown and Harlem as well. If the Bronx is your priority, keep your eyes open for these attractions.

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

If you get the chance while you’re in the Bronx with your NYC attraction packages, head to the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum. It dates back to during the seventeenth century. The owner was Thomas Pell, who signed the treaty to purchase the current Bronx borough from the Siwanoy Indians. The current house is in Pelham Bay Park, so you can’t quite see it from a tour bus even if you know it’s there. It was built from 1936 to 1942. You can tour the home, furnishings, formal gardens, and carriage house.

Bronx Museum of the Arts

Your double decker bus tour NYC will take you close to the Bronx Museum of the Arts. It’s definitely worth a visit. It has been around since 1971 and has over 800 works spanning various cultures. Its focus is on artists based in the Bronx or those with Latino, Asian, or African ancestry. There is an emphasis on artists from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Bronx Zoo

Consider getting your animal fix in the Bronx at the Bronx Zoo while on your New York sightseeing bus. Around 5,000 animals live here, and there are 265 acres to explore. You can find the typical animals you expect from zoos along with rare, exotic, and even endangered animals.

Edgar Allan Poe Cottage

At the very least, you should get a glimpse of the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage from your double decker bus tour NYC. This is where the famous author wrote many of his classics, including “The Bells” and “Annabel Lee.” He lived here between 1846 and 1849. So did his wife, Virginia. Today, the Bronx County Historical Society oversees it.

New York Botanical Garden

The famous New York Botanical Garden is in the Bronx, so be sure to pay attention on your double decker bus tour. The Botanical Garden is vast and a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. There are 250 acres of land with a range of climates to host the varied vegetation. You could easily spend most of the day here.   To get more details on seeing the Bronx and other areas during your New York sightseeing tours, contact us.