Queens is part of the five districts of New York, is the largest of all the boroughs, is home to 150 different cultures and therefore has the title of being the most multicultural borough of New York.
For this and many other reasons, this is one of the districts you should visit in the Big Apple, and here below we tell you how to spend a day in Queens.
A day in Queens can start with a visit to the Malba neighborhood, one of the most luxurious areas of New York. Here you will see many mansions, elegant houses, very quiet streets, and spectacular scenery. After this, you can visit Citi Field, New York Mets Stadium, one of the most famous and incredible sports temples in the Big Apple.
After being at Citi Field you can visit the emblematic Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the largest park in the district, is an icon of the city, in this park was held twice the New York World Fair. The park has two of the most famous sculptures in the Big Apple, one is the Unisphere that represents the planet Earth, and the other is the Observation Towers, these towers appear in the movie Men in Black.
Inside the park you will also find the Queens Museum of Art, a great museum with hundreds of spectacular art treasures. This museum has a representation of New York to scale, so you can see all the Big Apple in Miniature, something amazing! The replica is exact, you will see all the skyscrapers of the city and its famous avenues, you can also see New York at night.
Another of the wonders you can find in this district is the Queens Zoo, a space where you can see beautiful animals, take a walk and enjoy a totally natural environment. After visiting the zoo, you can go to one of the most exceptional places in the district, the NY Hall of Science, a space for science and technology, this interactive center is great, here you can spend hours having fun.
For sports lovers, Queens is the home of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. It is in this sports complex that the US Open, one of the most important tennis tournaments in the world, is held each year. Thousands of people attend this great sporting event that brings together the best professional tennis players.
Queens is full of interesting places, another one of them is the Museum of the Moving Image, a great place where you can discover the history of photography and cinema. This place is spectacular, it has hundreds of objects that were used in famous movies like Star Wars, Godfather and many others. Another corner of Queens that you can visit is the beautiful Gantry Plaza State Park, a place from where you will have spectacular views of New York.
Queens is also home to MoMA PS1, one of the world’s leading contemporary art museums. This museum is in an abandoned building, and over time, it has become one of the most important institutions in Queens, visited by hundreds of citizens and tourists. It is also an open space for emerging artists. An incredible place worth visiting.
Queens is also famous for its restaurants, being a multicultural district, in Queens you will find a great variety of cuisine, this is another of the strengths of this district, its variety. In this district you can also find Rockaway Beach, the longest beach in New York, this place in summer is spectacular.
To finish a great day in Queens we recommend visiting the Queensboro Bridge, this bridge connects Queens to Manhattan, is on Roosevelt Island and has spectacular views of New York.