Untermyer Park and gardens
945 N Broadway, Yonkers
(914) 512-4818; www.untermyergardens.org
The finest Persian garden in the entire Western Hemisphere is right here in Yonkers, brought back to its former glory by a team of devoted preservationists. Fountains, a Greek temple and amphitheater, and native plantings delight all the senses. Pack a picnic and spend the day.