Queens – New York

Most visitors to New York City see Queens before any of the other boroughs, as both John F Kennedy and LaGuardia airports are here. This is New York’s biggest borough, and has the second-largest popu...

The American Museum of the Moving Image

Dedicated to film, television and video, the museum, open in 1988 and recently enlarged, gives an insight into production, and has a permanent exhibition on the development of the art form in additio...

Bowne House

Bowne House is one of the city’s oldest houses, built in 1661, now a museum illustrating how Quaker John Bowne successfully led the struggle for religious freedom in the 17th century when the Quakers...

Corona Park – Flushing Meadows

Site of the 1939 and 1964 New York World Fairs, the park is dominated by the Unisphere, a massive steel globe, and offers boating and marina, a swimming pool, indoor ice skating, cycling, theatres, t...

Jamaica Bay – Gateway National Recreation Area

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge (Gateway National Recreation Area) This refuge, ideal for nature walks, straddles the southern boundaries of Brooklyn and Queens, and lies beneath the JFK Airport flight p...

New York Hall of Science

Science and technology exhibits include Seeing the Light, Realm of the Atom, Hidden Kingdoms and the World of Microbes – topics appealing to children as well as adults. Lots of hand-on exhibits for c...

Queens Museum

A popular exhibit is the enormous Panorama, a continually updated illuminated model of the five boroughs of New York City, a useful aid to getting your bearings and spotting what you want to see in t...

The Rockaways

Nearly 16km of beaches on a spit of land in the Atlantic Ocean, south of Jamaica Bay. They are the best beaches close to Manhattan and therefore the most popular. To the west is Jacob Riis Park, whic...