Queens NYC is may seem like the overlooked, less glamorous and appealing borough of New York City, but the well prepared visitor will find some pleasant surprises.
The hidden gems of Queens are just around the corner. Comparing to visiting the Statue of Liberty or Rockefeller Center, Queens unknown leisure and cultural activities will make your trip memorable and worthwhile. So while visiting New York, make sure you won’t miss a visit to Queens Borough, and it is recommended to start in these fabulous, somewhat less known spots:
Art in Queens
To start your visit on a high note, pay a visit to the neighborhood’s branch of the MoMA, the MoMA PS1, where you will find a variety of different events like talks, music shows and happenings, occurring every Sunday. It is recommended to follow the museum calendar for upcoming events. Also, don’t forget to follow their changing art exhibitions.
On the culinary side, the renewed cafeteria-inspired M. Wells Dinette, will offer you great Québécois style cooking, in a decoration that salutes to the former use of the building – a schoolhouse.
The Noguchi Museum is another must-visit art spot. Designed by the sculptor and designer Isamu Noguchi, the museum contains a sculpture garden as well as an indoor exhibition space. To make the best out of your visit to the garden, make sure you visit on a sunny day.
Munch in Queens
The walk-and-eat routine in Queens is another must. Here we’ll suggest a route continuing straight from The Noguchi Museum, but there are countless other routes where you can eat great street food munch your way happily.
From the museum on 9-01 33rd Road, continue your stroll up Broadway (yes, there’s a Queens version as well), into Astoria, where you will find a mixture of ethnic cuisine, with just a tiny bit of unavoidable gentrification.
Visit Pão de Queijo for a Brazilian style hamburger, which is mostly known for its numerous great toppings. If you are more into liquor and dairy, don’t miss out the wonderful Beir and Cheese, where you can purchase groceries and eat in the place: grilled Holzhofer cheese sandwiches, Bear Republic Big Black Bear Stout and other tempting dishes and drinks.
More Leisure Activities
The Spa Castle, an all Korean owned Spa complex, is a place where you can definitely spend your whole day in. It is more than just a 22$ foot massage… Some of its more appealing attractions include a color therapy sauna, indoor and outdoor hot tubs and a variety of massages and treatments. To make your visit complete, there is even a Korean sushi and Starbucks coffee,
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