About Queens

Why not get away from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, and take a trip to Queens? Home to a diverse community, there is always something in Queens to keep you entertained. Find your vacation rental with FlipKey, so you can then explore this up and coming borough of New York!

About Queens

Initially, home to the Native American Lenape people, Queens has a long history dating back before pre-colonial times.

Named after the Portuguese queen, Queen Catherine of Braganza, Queens officially became a borough of New York City in 1898. Since then it has boomed into the best spot for food, drink and dancing the night away!

Being the largest borough of the five in New York City, it is a hubbub of culture. Queens is the most ethnically diverse part of New York City and houses very distinct neighborhoods.

When you're done exploring Queens, you're going to be hungry by the end of it! There is a diverse range of restaurants—whether you're into authentic Chinese food or Mexican, Queens has it all at your fingertips.

What to do in Queens

Queens has plenty on offer, so you can really make the most of your vacation!

For sports lovers, there's a lot going on. Watch the New York Mets at Citi Field or watch the US Open at Flushing Meadow - Corona Park!

Why not stop by Queens Museum so you can view the “Panorama of New York”? This 9,335-square-foot scale model of the five boroughs of New York is on permanent display.

If you're more into relaxing on your vacation, then head down to Jacob Riis Park Beach. Take long walks along the boardwalk, grab a drink at the bar, and, during the summer, rock along to the bands that come down to play.

Soak up experimental and contemporary art at MoMA PS1 located in Long Island City. If you're staying in the same neighborhood, why not check out Socrates Sculpture Park for a different art experience?

Top travel tips for Queens

To make sense of the borough, why not catch the 7 train? This train goes over most parts of Queens, so you'll be able to get a good feel for the area!

The best way to get around New York is by subway. Thankfully, the subways are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—you'll always find your way home at the end of a long day out exploring!

Be sure to check out the oldest beer garden in New York. Found in Astoria, the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden has some excellent beers on tap.

Whether you're traveling alone or with friends, Queens is definitely the place to be! Every corner you turn there will be something for you, whether this is food, art, culture or music. Start with FlipKey to find the perfect location to stay so you can start your vacation! From elegant town houses to contemporary apartments, you’re sure to find the perfect place to stay.