New Yorks Neighborhoods

Take some time to explore the less touristy neighborhoods as well. In the Bronx, visit the Bronx Zoo, attend a Yankees game or wander through the 250-Acre New York Botanical Garden. Harlem is famous for its music, including the Apollo Theater, where artists such as Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Marvin Gaye and Billie Holiday have played. Every August, the Harlem Jazz Festival brings music, entertainment, food tastings, seminars, art exhibits and an auto show to the streets of Harlem. Walking the Brooklyn Bridge is a fun experience that provides views of the harbor and the mansions of Brooklyn Heights. Neighborhood tours are one of the best ways to learn the personalities of each of the areas of New York City. For those in search of an experience that is a bit out of the ordinary, try a food themed tour, literary pub crawl, movie site or Sopranos tour, music tour or harbor cruise. Many tour companies offer these and other non-traditional experiences.