Date: Free Admission on Wednesdays and Saturdays
Time: All day Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday
LocationNew York Botanical Garden (Bronx River Pkwy. at Fordham Rd.), Bronx 
Perfect For: Curing your city blues when you're too broke for a real vacation
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Swallowed by 50-acres of 17th-century trees in NYBG's Thain Family Forest, you won't just feel like you've found an escape within the city—it's as if you've escaped this world entirely. Trampling golden leaves and acorns, you'll meander through the woods with your winter wifey like something from a storybook fantasy. There won't be a pinch strong enough to remind you that you're in the Bronx.