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Things to do in Queens

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“A walk, peddle, or carriage ride through the crisscrossing pathways of Central Park is a must-do on anyone's New York City itinerary. In winter, you can even lace up your skates and glide across Wollman Rink. This huge park in the city center, a half-mile wide and 2.5 miles long, is one of the things that makes New York such a beautiful and livable city. Besides being a great place to experience a little nature, Central Park has many attractions within its borders, and most of them are free, making it one of the few cheap things to do in NYC. Some of the most popular places to visit include the Belvedere Castle, Strawberry Fields, the Central Park Zoo, and the Lake. If you are exploring the park on your own, start by picking up a map at one of the visitor centers and plot your routing.”
  • 1149 locals recommend
Park
“The best park in Ny just ask Olmsted who also designed Central Park..He prefered Prospect Park. Wooded trails, waterfalls, boat house, lakes, open fields, multiple playgrounds”
  • 1503 locals recommend
Art Museum
“It is one ancient art foundations in the USA, which is also the largest! Holding Historical Significance, it has cultural and educational value. ”
  • 1136 locals recommend
Art Museum
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“Absolutely incredible museum-- easy to drive and park in their parking garage. The garage is not well advertised-- we have found it very accessible and when you enter the museum from the garage, you can skip the line in front!”
  • 949 locals recommend
Park
“This is a great area to walk and see the city skyline! It’s a old railroad that they converted to to a public park! This place is usually bustling with both tourists and locals! It’s such a beautiful place to visit and walk! ”
  • 1051 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Beautiful botanic garden next to the museum and the park. Features include a japanese garden, cherry tree esplanade, rose garden, shakepeare garden, conservatory garden, lily ponds, native garden and a farming garden. Perfect place to get lost for hours. ”
  • 822 locals recommend
Plaza
“If you’re not afraid of crowds I’d recommend coming here. You can catch a movie, have your face sketched, grab a bite, or just stare at the lights. It’s beautiful at night. MTV is also located here. ”
  • 495 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Right downstairs from us and considered one of the best pizza spots in nyc. All organic and handmade. They also have an outdoor beer garden and homemade ice cream.”
  • 843 locals recommend
Science Museum
“I’ve never personally been here, but many visitors and locals love to go see the different museums! I’m pretty sure y’all would enjoy this! ”
  • 558 locals recommend
Building
“Back in its days it has been considered as the tallest building in the world for nearly 40 years.”
  • 427 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“Barclays center has a lot of major concerts and events! Great food places & shopping areas”
  • 606 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Favorite restaurant for breakfast lunch or dinner, they have a nice backyard area ”
  • 611 locals recommend
Bridge
“The Brooklyn Bridge is must see destination for travelers. You will enjoy the lovely views and instagramable memorable photo opps.”
  • 455 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The oculus is a beautiful structure from street level (outside) but also from the inside.”
  • 357 locals recommend
Market
“Bustling old cracker factory filled with food stalls and stores, along with a CBD shop and a bookshop.”
  • 556 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Brunch & Dinner Local favorite, stylish comfort food eatery with celeb chef Marcus Samuelsson. ”
  • 558 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bakery
“Right downstairs from us and considered one of the best pizza spots in nyc. All organic and handmade. They also have an outdoor beer garden and homemade ice cream.”
  • 843 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Favorite restaurant for breakfast lunch or dinner, they have a nice backyard area ”
  • 611 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Brunch & Dinner Local favorite, stylish comfort food eatery with celeb chef Marcus Samuelsson. ”
  • 558 locals recommend
Cinema
“This theater shows independent/arthouse/foreign films/nostalgic films. It has an in-theater full wait service with a full menu of food and drinks so you can eat/drink during your movie! ”
  • 636 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“This chill Greenpoint bistro offers New American fare with an Aussie accent & brunch options. Pretty popular spot, cool vibe. We like Mussels there. ;)”
  • 488 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
“Probably the best Pastrami Sandwich you will ever find! When Sally meet Harry Movie place!”
  • 400 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“A must for brunch or dinner. This restaurant is peak Brooklyn vibes, and I also love thier cocktail menu!”
  • 355 locals recommend
Donut Shop
“Doughnuts are enormous and yummy! Many location but if you go into the Brooklyn location on Franklin Ave. you get to watch them makes these mouthwatering treats. ”
  • 366 locals recommend

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