Socrates Sculpture Park

Tucked away along the East River, Socrates Sculpture Park is one of Queens’ most unique green spaces. This 4.5-acre outdoor museum displays ever-changing large-scale sculptures and multimedia installations against the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline. Meander along walking paths to discover new exhibits, then relax on the grass or grab a snack from the on-site cafe. The park also hosts events like yoga, movies, and festivals throughout the year.

Address: 32-01 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11106 Phone: (718) 956-1819

Queens County Farm Museum

Step back in time at New York City’s largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland. Queens County Farm Museum occupies 47 acres and includes historic farm houses, barns, livestock, and gardens. Kids can feed pigs, groom horses, and collect eggs from the chicken coop. Adults will enjoy the beekeeping exhibits, heirloom vegetable patches, and antique farm equipment. Don’t miss special seasonal events like the fall harvest festival.

Address: 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Queens, NY 11004 Phone: (718) 347-3276

Rockaway Beach

You don’t have to leave the city to enjoy the beach when Rockaway Beach is in your backyard. This urban seaside escape stretches over 5 miles along the southern shoreline of Queens. Sink your toes in the sand, body surf in the Atlantic waves, or simply stroll along the boardwalk. Beachside eateries like Caracas Arepa Bar and Rockaway Beach Surf Club offer delicious dining right on the waterfront.

Beach 89th St to Beach 149th St, Queens, NY 11694

Alley Pond Park Adventure Center

At 635 acres, Alley Pond Park is Queens’ second-largest park, but many locals have yet to discover all it has to offer. The park’s Adventure Center provides a gateway to nature with hiking trails, fishing, archery, and more. Rent a canoe or kayak and paddle through Little Neck Bay. Sign up for a guided hike focused on birding, edible plants, or the park’s ecosystem. Inside the center, kids can explore interactive exhibits in the Discovery Room.

Address: 228-06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston, NY 11362 Phone: (718) 352-4793

Louis Armstrong House Museum

Legendary jazz musician Louis Armstrong and his wife Lucille called this Queens residence home from 1943 until his death in 1971. Take a guided tour of the house to see Armstrong’s furnishings, awards, intricate bathrooms, and personal belongings. The grounds also include a beautiful Japanese garden Lucille created. Don’t miss the jazz performances on the grounds in summer.

Address: 34-56 107th St, Corona, NY 11368 Phone: (718) 478-8274

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

As the home of two World’s Fairs, Flushing Meadows Corona Park has an incredible history. Today, this massive park continues to draw visitors with attractions like the Queens Museum, Queens Zoo, New York Hall of Science, and Citi Field. There’s also a skating rink, tennis center, soccer fields, bike paths, and more. Events like the U.S. Open take place in the park annually.

Between Grand Central Pkwy and Van Wyck Expy, 11354

Jackson Heights Historic District

One of America’s first garden apartment communities, Jackson Heights Historic District transports visitors back to the early 20th century. Take a stroll to admire Tudor-style buildings, courtyards, and landscaped gardens throughout this National Register Historic District. Pop into one of many mom-and-pop shops and restaurants that retain the area’s old-world charm.

Roughly bounded by Roosevelt Ave, Northern Blvd, Junction Blvd, and 87th St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372

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