Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city streets with a visit to the bucolic Brooklyn Botanic Garden, which is especially glorious during cherry blossom season. Located on the northeastern edge of Prospect Park, the garden’s admission fee is waived on Tuesdays. Take your time exploring the park, which also contains the zoo, the Lefferts Historic House, and the LeFrak Center by the lake. This is a lovely place to spend a summer day, but come on a weekday to avoid the weekend crowds at this family-friendly outdoor spot.