Named the top destination in 2015 by Lonely Planet, Queens, is the go-to destination for outdoor activities, art exhibits, and Saturday night beer crawls apart from the regular Met games, US Open and family games!
Astoria Park is one of the biggest open green spaces in Queens.
Along the East River, this park has a 59.96 acre area for recreational activities such as outdoor tennis, playgrounds and multiple trails. Don't forget to take a dip in New York's largest swimming at the Astoria Park.
The Food Experience
The diversity you will find in Queens is exceptional! From authentic Indian cuisine at Jackson Heights to homemade Greek Spanakopita in Astoria and from Chinese food in Flushing to authentic Thai in Woodside, Queens has it all.
The Beer Crawls
Being a beer hub for New York in the past, Queens now is the place for craft-beer! With just 1 brewery in 2012 to 8 breweries by 2018, the place is a mandatory stop for beer lovers.
The Long Island City neighbourhood is famous for having most-dense brewery scene. Don't forget to visit the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden!
The Q.E.D in Astoria hosts a variety of events including open mics. Also, The Creek and the Cave in Long Island hosts a lot of comic artists such as Colin Quinn and Donald Glover.
Apart from comedy, the city hosts the hottest dance party, MoMA PS1’s Warm Up, featuring some big names.
The Sporting Arena
Home to New York Mets since 1964, you can enjoy a ball game while in the city. The US Open tennis tournament is held every year at the Corona Park, drawing a host of big names to the city.
Clear water, clean surroundings and plenty of options to drink and eat, the Rockaway Beach is a must-visit beach when in town. Also, the Jacob Riis Park and the Fort Tilden are worth visiting.
Here, the minuscule version of the Empire State building, the Statue of Liberty, The Panorama of the City of New York (made in 1964), etc. are on display.
You must also visit the Museum of the Moving Image which has exhibits dedicated to media - film, TV, the Internet, etc.