Take a trip up to the Bronx Zoo and see some amazing animals right in New York City
When you think of planning a trip to New York City Odds are you don't think about the Bronx but since you are planning a trip to the city you should make a day trip up to the Bronx zoo.
There are many things to do in Brooklyn but that doesn't mean you can't venture out to other parts of the city. Yesterday I took the #2 train from Brooklyn and went up to the Bronx Zoo. After visiting their website which the recommended taking the train to the East Tremont Ave/West Farms Square stop I continued to the next stop at 180th street since I was more familiar with the area. It is the same 2 block walk from either station but I wanted to see the train yard at the East 180th Street station and take pictures for another page I am making here.
You don't realize it at the time but you just walked over a stone bridge that you will see once you turn around in the park. It was another cool site except for the garbage pails in the water.
One word of advice I would give is to pack your own lunch. The prices for food at the zoo is more expensive then any other place I have ever gone in my whole life. The workers were very polite but the food was expensive. I talked to a father of four that spent over $100 on food at the park. Needless to say he was just as happy as I was on that matter. The money you save on food can go towards souvenirs. You can sit outside and watch flamingos at the Pepsi pavilion and eat lunch.
If you are planning on visiting the zoo I suggest you wear comfortable shoes. There is a lot of walking involved even if you use the little shuttle that takes you around the park. You can use the shuttle and get off at each stop but you will miss a lot of attractions along the way. If you have small children you will want to use a stroller. They have stroller parking areas outside each exhibit.
If you need more info on train maps visit the official MTA website www.mta.info
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