Queens is a meeting point of multiple cultures making it a destination to visit. Here we share 10 reasons to visit Queens. Enjoy it!
The MoMA PS1 Museum
Founded in 1971 by Alanna Heiss, MoMA P.S.1 is currently one of the most important references of contemporary art in the United States. Located in the borough of Queens, this museum is an old college building that was adapted by different artists to create unique experiences. A must stops if you love art and want to enjoy it on an eccentric stage.
In the streets of Queens, a hundred restaurants are offering traditional food from different countries. There are restaurants with Venezuelan, Italian, Peruvian, Colombian, Arabic, Chinese food. Enjoying the mix of different cultures through their gastronomy is a fantastic plan to do in Queens.
Blue, orange and black… Meet the Mets
If you love sports and love baseball, the Citi Field is one of the places to meet in Queens. This architectural gem located in the Flushing neighborhood north of Queens, is since 2009 the new home of the New York Mets, with a capacity of 45,000 spectators is a sanctuary of the sport.
Louis Armstrong House Museum, a wonderful place:
Do you like jazz? This is a place you cannot stop visiting if you are in Queens. The charming house of Louis Armstrong is now a museum where you will find over 650 recordings, photographs and collages of one of the best trumpet players of all time. Be sure to visit this fascinating museum; it is open from Tuesday to Sunday and admission costs only $ 10.
A photo on the Queensboro Bridge
The Queensboro Bridge also known as the 59th Street Bridge connects Manhattan with Queens and becomes the perfect place to enjoy the beautiful skyline. Take advantage of this moment to take a selfie with a magnificent landscape in the background and upload to Instagram.
The Men in Black Spaceships
Located in Flushing Meadows, the two towers became famous for appearing in the movie Men In Black. These sculptures represent the observation towers of the state of New York and have been there since the World’s Fair in 1964.
PS: Some people still believe that the two towers are two big spaceships
We cannot leave behind the famous Unisphere of Corona Park, one of the symbols of Queens. Located in Flushing Meadows and built for the 1964-1965 World’s Fair, it is an attractive monument that represents planet Earth and global unity. Here have been filmed very famous scenes of the cinema, this also makes it a place to visit and take a good photo and upload to Instagram.
The Museum of the Moving Image
In the Astoria neighborhood of Queens is located the iconic Museum of the Moving Image. This museum offers an excellent tour of the history of cinema, television and digital media. Here you can see appreciated film objects like the original Mask of Chewbacca, the wig used by Robert de Niro in Taxi Driver and the body of Yoda. It also has a room dedicated to video games where you can have a lot of fun. On Fridays from 4 to 8 pm admission is free.
Rock-rock, Rockaway Beach
Immortalized by the Ramones and with almost 3 miles of coast, Rockaway Beach is the most extensive urban beach in the United States. A popular destination among surfers where you can take a long walk, enjoy the beautiful landscape and have a good time with your friends listening to local bands. We recommend you visit in summer.
The streets of Queens
Walking the streets of Queens is a show, you find different cultures, a multitude of restaurants where you can eat at a very good price, enjoy an imposing urban landscape that mixes with different artistic movements that emerged in this borough. Do not miss the chance to get to know Queens!