When you’ve cleared the decks for a family day, head up to the Bronx Zoo, with 265 acres that 650 animal species call home. Even if your kids aren’t animal enthusiasts, they’ll be thrilled to check out red pandas and snow leopards on the Himalayan Highlands and ride a monorail through Wild Asia, where deer and antelope play. And your own heart will race when you hear an elephant trumpeting through the jungle or a lion roar, or watch a giraffe grab a leafy snack from the top of a tree. When you’ve seen it all, head over to nearby Arthur Avenue, a longtime Italian enclave where real New York pizza waits, perfect for a long, breathless recap of all the animals.

Bronx Zoo

2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10460 NY

(718) 367-1010

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