If you fly in directly to John F. Kennedy International Airport or LaGuardia Airport, you are in the borough of Queens. More suburban and spread out than Manhattan or Manhattan, Queens is New York’s largest borough and almost half of its residents are foreign born.
Twelve subway lines along with multiple bus routes connect Queens with the rest of New York City, making it easy to navigate. Some of Queens most popular neighborhoods are Flushing, Long Island City and Jamaica.
If heading over the Queensboro Bridge or just spending a night at one of the many airport hotels, there are plenty of things to check out while in the borough. The New York Hall of Science is great to visit if kids are tagging along. The Queens Museum of Art is an superb contemporary art space with a enormous Tiffany Studios glassware collection, which was located in Queens from 1893 to 1938. Baseball is an option at Shea Stadium, which is the home of the New York Mets. Forest Park is a 538-acre urban forest which has a wide array of recreational facilities.
Most hotels in Queens are located around the two major airports. The Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel has a boutique hotel feel mixed with Asian accents. While the Doubletree Hotel JFK Airport provides excellent business and fitness center amenities for travelers on the go.