2. The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx
The largest botanical garden in the 5 boroughs, the New York Botanical Garden has some of the world’s funkiest plants, native New York woodlands, and tons of gardens and on paths to lose yourself in. If you’re a foodie, make sure to stop by the Edible Academy for gardening, cooking classes, and daily garden-to-table family dinners. Plus there’s the amazingly architectural holiday train show that takes place there every winter.