Road Trip Close to Home: Wave Hill Garden & Cultural Center in the Bronx

Nature is at the height of its powers over at Wave Hill Garden & Cultural Center in Bronx's Riverdale area.
The history of this 28-acre property dates back to the 1800s, but it wasn't a public garden until 1960.
Now, visitors can bird watch, work on a family art project, have a bite in the café, or check out the tropical and desert plants in the greenhouse. There are also seasonal activities for the winter and spring, and even public art.
The site is a quiet, intimate getaway that can feel like someone has traveled miles away from home until they see the George Washington Bridge.
Tickets can be bought online. Wave Hill is offering a membership for those looking to frequently visit the area. Benefits include admission year-round and other discounts.