Explore the great borough of Queens! - Attractions
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The borough of Queens offers many delightful activities and is just a short ride from Manhattan. Flushing, Long Island City, Astoria, Forest Hills and Jackson Heights come together to make up to Queens NY.
Queens is the fourth largest of NYC’s five boroughs and the easternmost. This borough is the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world and also features the most diversified economy of the five boroughs. The Chinese population in Flushing is greater than Chinatown in Manhattan. Both JFK and LaGuardia airports are located here.
Here you’ll find Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets, Rockaway Beach, Flushing Meadows Park. Forest Hills is home to the annual US Open Tennis Championships and the Aqueduct Racetrack. The Kaufman Arts District, Astoria Park, New York Hall of Science, Louis Armstrong House Museum and the Queens Botanical Garden are additional stops not to be missed.
Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel grew up together in Forest Hills. Long Island City was once a hot bed of manufacturing but is now a nerve center for the local art scene. This neighborhood offers fabulous views of the Manhattan skyline. The Museum of the Moving Image is also located in Long Island City.
Of course, like the rest of the city, the cultural diversity of the area permeates the numerous dining options available. Nearly every imaginable cuisine is to be found with most destinations offering a unique and authentic touch to their respective menu items. Queen's restaurants vary wildly, there's something for everyone here!
When it comes to Queens' point of interest, there is much to see and do here and it would take far more than a day to explore all of Queens. However, it is a short ride from the city by car or train. Queens is a large part of the personality of New York City and offers an enlightening experience even on a short visit.