The road that later became Historic Route 1 started as a trail during the 1600s. Burned trees marked the way, crude bridges crossed ravines, and canoe ferries transported goods and people across wider rivers. Later, the first horse carrier service would be established in New Jersey.
Driving through New York City requires a steady hand and some edge and attitude. But you'll be rewarded by an indescribable symphony of sights, sounds, and people. Historic Route 1 winds through some of the city's most vibrant and energetic neighborhoods. Stop off at a deli or diner and start up a conversation with the locals. They'll be happy to discuss life, the Yankees and Giants, or where you can find the Big Apple's best bagel.
Celebrate the wild at the legendary Bronx Zoo, the nation's biggest urban zoo. With more than 4,000 animals, it boasts exhibits re-creating the Himalayan Highlands, an Asian jungle, and the African Congo. Be sure to check out Tiger Mountain, a year-round habitat for Siberian tigers. Or relax and smell the roses at the colorful New York Botanical Gardens. Current exhibits include The Orchid Show: Cuba in Flower — which highlights the Caribbean island and its signature flower.
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