Best Places to Visit in Queens
Queens is one of the least famous of New York’s five boroughs, but for those who are willing to make the journey to this great destination there’s plenty to see and even more to do. Here’s a run down of some of the famous sites and hidden gems of this part of the city.
Lemon Ice King of Corona
If you want some refreshing juice and some even tastier ice cream, hit up the self proclaimed King of Corona. The Benfaremo family have been perfecting their ice cream recipes for the past sixty years and with three-dozen flavours available you’ve got plenty to choose from.
Bohemian Hall Beer Garden
This packed out beer garden in the heart of Astoria is a great place to spend an evening out. Ice cold pitchers of beer, a Czech BBQ and live music mean that you’ll find yourself suitably entertained whatever the weather. Though you might want to wait until the weather calms down a little before!
If you come to Queens as a tourist and you miss this then you’ve got something truly wrong with you! The Unisphere was built in 1964 as a symbol of world peace and although peace didn’t descend on the world, the people of Queens quickly became attached to the sculpture. Today it is the symbol of the borough and a popular place for people to hang out and relax.
This Art Museum is one of the cultural centres of Queens, a space where local and international artists can exhibit their work. The Museum also exhibits an incredible diorama (scale model) of New York City and its five boroughs.