The Bronx's Pelham Bay Park is actually New York City's largest; the Grand Concourse was modeled after the Champs-Elysees in Paris. (Just two of the borough's entirely charming secrets.) Yankees fans know it for spring and summer games, but Bronx locals love the borough year-round for family-friendly institutions (such as The Bronx Zoo, Woodlawn Cemetery, and awe-inspiring New York Botanical Garden) and award-winning pizza joints like Louie & Ernie's on Crosby Avenue. Want to feel even more removed from the NYC hustle and bustle? Look to put down roots (or spend a day) on City Island, the Bronx-adjacent enclave with a harbor town charm and vibe.