Queens is home to 2.3 million residents. With vibrant arts, international cuisine, beautiful parks, and world-class sporting venues, it’s no wonder why the borough is so popular. As the most culturally diverse of NYC’s five boroughs, Queens has something for everyone. Sports fans can enjoy baseball games at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets. At the adjacent USTA Billie King National Tennis Center, the world’s greatest tennis players compete at the US Open Tennis Championships every August. Nearby is the stunning Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and the vibrant neighborhood of Flushing, where you can sample some of the best Asian food in New York City.
Long Island City is an up-and-coming neighborhood with galleries, museums, shops and restaurants. Visit PS1, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa)’s Queens location, and marvel at the amazing Manhattan views from Socrates Sculpture Park. The Rockaways is an oceanfront area with the city’s only two surf beaches. It’s a year-round destination, with plenty of shops, boutiques and attractions including Fort Tilden. This beloved beach is known as the inspiration for the song “Rockaway Beach,” by Forest Hills’ genre-defining punk luminaries The Ramones.