5. NYC: New York Botanical All-Garden Pass Entry ticket
Welcome to a realm of natural beauty and serenity, where the New York BotanicalGarden awaits to transport you into a botanical wonderland. This immersive experience invites you to explore lush gardens, encounter a diverse array of flora, and indulge in the tranquility of nature's embrace. Your All Garden Pass will grant you access to 50 gardens and collections including the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Rockefeller Rose Garden, Rock Garden, Benenson Ornamental Conifers and Tram Tour. As you step into this enchanting world, prepare to be captivated by the vibrant colors and intoxicating scents that surround you. Wander along winding paths, where each turn reveals a new tapestry of botanical delights. From exotic blooms to majestic trees, the garden's diverse collection showcases the wonders of the natural world in all its splendor. On display now through October 22nd, artist Ebony G. Patterson unveils "...things come to thrive...in the shedding...in the molting...". With thought-provoking sculptures and horticulture displays, she sheds light on hidden histories, emphasizing healing in renewal. Witness glittering vultures, extinct species, and immersive installations in Patterson's vibrant exhibition. Get into the fall season with all your favorite fall colors and flavors during the garden's Fall-O-Ween celebration taking place from September 16th through November 12th. Don't miss the pumpkin carving face-offs, hands-on festive activities, and some tasty treats. Throughout your exploration, knowledgeable staff members are on hand to share their expertise and ignite your curiosity. Engage in enlightening conversations, learn about the fascinating intricacies of different plant species, and deepen your understanding of the botanical world. Don't forget to capture the essence of your experience with Instagram-worthy photos. Every step offers a new opportunity to frame breathtaking landscapes, vibrant floral displays, and awe-inspiring moments of natural harmony. Let your camera lens become a window into this captivating world, preserving the memories of your immersion in nature's splendor. With your all garden pass, you have the freedom to explore at your own pace, allowing you to linger in your favorite spots and savor the tranquility of the gardens. Whether you seek inspiration, serenity, or a deeper connection with nature, this immersive experience promises to transport you to a realm of beauty and self-discovery. The New York Botanical Garden is just 20 minutes from Grand Central Terminal by train. Take the Metro North Harlem Line from Grand Central to the Botanical Garden stop, tickets can be purchased using the MTA eTix app or at Grand Central.