5. Wave Hill, Bronx

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At Wave Hill, guests are treated to a series of distinct and intimate gardens along with sweeping views of the Hudson River and the Palisades across the way. The twenty-acres of natural landscapes are composed of gardens and woodland in the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx. Wave Hill has been a public garden since 1965, but it was originally a 19th-century estate that attracted such famous figures as Theodore Roosevelt and Mark Twain.

Admission to Wave Hill will be free for the first two weeks from its opening on July 30th. Guests are required to wear a face-covering while entering and exiting the Garden and when using the restroom but may remove it while walking grounds where social distancing is possible. All buildings on the grounds are temporarily closed, and on-site parking is not available, so plan ahead.