Having several teachers in the family means that we usually vacation during spring break. The guys headed to the Air and Space Museum, but after battling the crowds at The Museum of Natural History, the girls opted for the Botanic Gardens. What a pleasant surprise, even for plant lovers like us. There are several types of gardens to see and even a jungle with stairs climbing up to the canopy. Best of all, it was quiet and peaceful. Keep this climate-controlled gem in mind when you need to warm up.........or chill out.