Discover another side to New York amidst the colorful eateries and world-class sports venues of famously multicultural Queens
Experience the glorious melting pot of a borough known for being one of the world’s most diverse. In each district, discover cuisines and customs from a different part of the world. Dine on fried calamari alongside Astoria’s Greek community at Taverna Kyclades, or feast on Colombian corn cakes at Jackson Heights institution Arepa Lady. Keep an eye out for regular festivals like the annual Viva La Comida! street fair. Expect live music, street art, food trucks and an incredible sense of community.
Culture comes in many forms in Queens, and Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is home to some of the area’s best-loved venues. Marvel at the Queens Museum’s model panorama of New York City, or get tickets to a play at Queens Theatre. Elsewhere in the borough, get an insight into the life of a jazz legend at Louis Armstrong House Museum, admire the SculptureCenter’s contemporary artworks, or find yourself inspired by the drawings, sculptures and paintings on display at Norwood Museum.
If cultural diversity is one of the things that makes Queens special, the presence of some of New York City’s most iconic sports venues is another. Join the crowds rooting for the New York Mets baseball team at Citi Field, or get tickets to the U.S. Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. If you’re keen to keep active yourself, Queens is also home to some breathtaking nature areas. Hit the surf at Rockaway Beach, or play basketball overlooking spectacular skyline views at Gantry Plaza State Park.