The Bronx may have a bad reputation, but this borough also offers several attractions that offer a reprieve from the bustle of the city. One such attraction is the New York Botanical Garden, which has a beautiful lilac grove that is currently in full bloom. All shades of lilac (+ white) are on display, and the intoxicating smell of the flowers reaffirms spring’s late arrival this year. Of course, there are many other flowers on view, but the lilacs are particularly special because it is hard to find so many lilac trees in one place in the city. It’s a treat not to be missed.