If you’re spending just two days in New York City, you have enough time to explore Manhattan, visit an outer borough, and take in a Broadway show. To help you make the most of your short city break in the Big Apple, here’s our perfect 2-day itinerary.
Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York, 10456
Enjoy an elevated aesthetic experience at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, which is home to works from artists of African, Asian, and Latin ancestry. Admire paintings, sculptures, multimedia works, and photography, all of which are curated to encourage cross-cultural experiences and make art accessible to the community at large. To see the museum's exterior, consider booking a The Bronx bus tour, but keep in mind that tours don't typically stop at the museum.
Things to Know Before You Go
The Bronx Museum of the Arts is must-visit attraction for art and design enthusiasts.
Group tours are available but must be booked in advance.
The museum offers free admission for visitors of all ages.
The Bronx Museum of the Arts is fully wheelchair and stroller accessible.
How to Get There
The museum is located at 1040 Grand Concourse. To arrive by subway, take the 4, B, or D trains to the 161st Street/Yankee Stadium Station and walk to Grand Concourse and 165th Street. Alternatively, hop on the Bx1 or Bx2 bus to 165th Street and Grand Concourse. You can also take the Metro North Railroad from Grand Central Station via the Hudson Line.
When to Get There
The Bronx Museum of the Arts holds regular hours—from 11am to 6pm—Wednesday through Sunday and is open later on Friday nights. The museum is closed on Monday and Tuesday. The museum is not as crowded as Manhattan art museums, but weekends are still busy. To avoid crowds, plan to arrive during the week. Families can enjoy seasonal programs designed for kids, including art-making workshops and gallery tours—check the website for exact times.
Catch a Game at Yankee Stadium
Yankee Stadium, home field of the New York Yankees, is just a short walk from the Bronx Museum of the Arts. During baseball season, which runs from April to October, catch a professional baseball game after you hit the museum. If you want to see a game, it's a good idea to purchase tickets in advance since the Yankees tend to sell out.
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