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5 Fun Things To Do In Queens, NY

Being from Queens, New York I had to write this. Especially since Lonely Planet named Queens the number 1 destination to visit for 2015. When flying into New York you land in Queens at either JFK or LGA. There are so many things to see and do in Queens I could be writing for along time. Here is my 5 fun things to do in Queens, NY!

Queens Unisphere in Flushing Meadow Corona Park ©2015 Holly Dayz
Queens Unisphere in Flushing Meadow Corona Park ©2015 Holly Dayz

1. Head over to Flushing Meadow Corona Park. There is so much to do there I can make an entire other post about it! If you love soccer that is definitely the place you want to be! There are tons of games going on all around the park. There are also a ton of volleyball games happening as well. Bike riding, skateboarding, rollerblading and more can be done here. Many people also have picnics and parties. Pay a visit to the New York Hall of Science and the Queens Museum. Even visit the Queens Zoo while your there. You can even ice skate at the World Ice Area year round. It is beautiful and was once home to the Worlds Fair. Some structures are still standing.

2. Eat your way around the world. Queens is extremely diverse. Food from all around the world can be found right in Queens. Head over to Jamaica and taste some amazing Caribbean food. If you are in the mood for Greek or Italian then Astoria is where you want to be. Fancy some Chinese food? Flushing is certainly the best place to find it. Craving some Indian food, no problem, Jackson Heights has got what you are looking for. Queens is heaven for a foodie.

Far Rockaway Beach pic courtsey of nycgovpark.org
Far Rockaway Beach pic courtsey of nycgovpark.org

3. Walk around on the beach. Yep, Queens has a beach. You can hop on the A train out to Far Rockaway and relax or take a stroll along the beach. Far Rockaway Beach is the cities only legal surfing beach! There are also concession stands or you can enjoy a picnic. Basketball and volleyball courts can also be found there.

Crossing the Street to the trail ©2015 Holly Dayz
Crossing the Street to the trail ©2015 Holly Dayz

4. Make your way over to Forest Park. There are many things to do at this park. Go horseback riding or on a hike. You can even try your hand at an 18 hole golf course. Be nostalgic and take a ride on the carosel. Hit the running track, play some handball, or baseball. There are constantly events going on at the park.

CitiField pic courtesy of nyulocal.com
CitiField pic courtesy of nyulocal.com

5. Enjoy watching the pros play sports. Queens is home to the New York Mets. Fan or not the new Citi Field Stadium has been gushed about. They also have the infamous Shake Shack inside the gates. Firework displays have been known to happen after some games and around the 4th of July. Performances have also happened after games as well. If baseball isn’t your fancy then not too far away is the Arthur Ashe Stadium, home to the US Open! This stadium is actually in Flushing Meadow Park.

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5 Fun Things To Do In Queens, NY

There is so much more fun things to do in Queens that I will have to write more in the near future!

Have you ever enjoyed any of these things in Queens? Did you even know you could find all of these fun things to do in Queens?

20 Comments

  • Jolanta aka Casual Traveler

    A short list, but nice. Thank you for the tips! I’ve heard from others that when visiting New York City, it’s much cheaper to stay in Brooklyn, and that it’s not just Manhattan that’s worth visiting. I do hope you will write a few more posts about Queens, so that I can pin them all to my New York City board, in preparation of our trip there.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Thanks! That just means you are looking for more, which is coming soon! Glad you enjoyed. Queens actually has a lot of affordable hotels to stay in. A couple I have reviewed on my site. You will enjoy Queens!

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  • sophierose233

    Queens looks like so much fun! I didn’t get to visit last time I was in NY but it looks like I need to revist! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    • Holly Dayz

      There is so much to do in Queens. It is a lot of fun. Yes! You need to come back and do some exploring.

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  • LaShawn Wiltz

    I’ve never been to Queens and I had NO idea that there was a beach! I’m puttin git on my list of places to visit when I go to New York!

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    • Holly Dayz

      You must come and visit. I don’t think a lot of people realize there is a beach. So glad, you will enjoy when you visit.

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  • Elaine Masters

    I so look forward to seeing more of the New York region next time I’m there. Too many only visit central Manhattan.

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    • Holly Dayz

      There are so many amazing things to see and do outside of Manhattan. Glad you are going to be exploring next time your in New York.

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  • Rani “Craft” Robinson-Kiganda

    Queens has a beach! Nice.

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    • Holly Dayz

      haha yea! I think that is a shocker to a lot of people!

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  • Christopher Adamson

    Being born and raised in queens I’ve Had the privilege of visiting most of these places. When the weather gets better I’ll be sure to go again

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    • Holly Dayz

      I haven’t been to Far Rockaway in awhile. I know Sandy messed them up, but they are slowly but surely getting back to normal.

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  • Chanel | Cultural Xplorer

    There is so much to do in Queens and I cannot wait to explore more of it this year! 😀

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    • Holly Dayz

      Yes! We wil have to do some of that together. We need to talk soon!

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  • thesophislife

    This made me feel so nostalgic of my childhood! My parents lived in Laurelton Queens and just the block parties were amazing! I remember Flushing and Jamaica queens but I don’t remember going to the beach there! I have always wanted to go to the U.S. Open! So many things so little time lol

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    • Holly Dayz

      Those were the days, block parties! There is so much to do in Queens and people don’t even realize all there is. You should put the U.S. Open on your list.

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  • Keisha || The Girl Next Door is Black

    This is really cool. I grew up in Brooklyn my early years and visit NY often, but only make it to Queens every once in a while. I’ll have to check out some of the things on this list!

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    • Holly Dayz

      Thanks! Yea, Brooklyn & Queens are connected so why not!? You will have a good time when you do.

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  • Adanna

    IM a queens girl so I LOVE this post. These is so much to do in this seriously awesome borough of NYC.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Thanks! I am too! There really is so much to do!

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