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Hidden gems in Queens

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State Park
Gantry Plaza State Park Long Island City
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Louis Armstrong House Museum Corona
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Religious Site
The Ohel Cambria Heights
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Voelker Orth Museum Flushing
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Queens is the easternmost and largest in area of the five boroughs of New York City. It is geographically adjacent to the borough of Brooklyn at the southwestern end of Long Island, and to Nassau County further east on Long Island; in addition, Queens shares water borders with the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx. Coterminous with Queens County since 1899, the borough of Queens is the second-largest in population (after Brooklyn), with a census-estimated 2,339,150 residents in 2015, approximately 48% of them foreign-born. Queens County also is the second-most populous county in the U.S. state of New York, behind the neighboring borough of Brooklyn, which is coterminous with Kings County. Queens is the fourth-most densely populated county among New York City's boroughs, as well as in the United States. If each of New York City's boroughs were an independent city, Queens also would be the nation's fourth most populous city, after Los Angeles, Chicago, and Brooklyn. Queens is the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world.Queens was established in 1683 as one of the original 12 counties of New York. It was named after the Portuguese Princess Catherine of Braganza (1638–1705), Queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland. It became a borough of New York City in 1898, and from 1683 until 1899, the County of Queens included what is now Nassau County. Plan the details of your Queens holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use United States road trip planning website.

Side trips from Queens

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Scenic Walking Area
Central Park New York City
4.8
Duration: 6 hours
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Art Museum
The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York City
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Observation Deck
Empire State Building New York City
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Observation Deck
Top of the Rock New York City
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Popular things to do in Queens

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Art Museum
Norwood Museum College Point
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Lookout
Astoria Park Astoria
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Queens

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Park
Crocheron Park Bayside
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Park
Forest Park Woodhaven
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Cunningham Park
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Queens

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Religious Site
Hindu Temple Society of North America Flushing
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Cemetery
First Calvary Cemetery Woodside
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Site
Fort Totten Bayside
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Church
Free Synagogue of Flushing Flushing
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Queens

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Specialty Museum
Noguchi Museum Long Island City
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Museum of the Moving Image Astoria
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Art Museum
MoMA PS1 Long Island City
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
Queens Museum Flushing
3.9
Duration: 2 hours

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