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The NYC Traveler in NYC: Tour Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NYC

Updated: Nov 22, 2023

The NYC Traveler in NYC:

Tour Flushing Meadows-Corona Park



Spend the day in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Here is what you can see and do:

Tour Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens NYC

Tip 1. Get a little learning on at the New York Hall of Science. Some exhibits are revolving, so go back often.



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Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, New York


Tour Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens NYC

Tip 2. Become a kid again at the Queens Zoo. One of the smaller zoos in NYC, it is perfect for little ones, complete with a petting zoo. Buy a membership and get access to the other NYC zoos and the NY Aquarium



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Queens Zoo, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, New York


Tour Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens NYC

Tip 3. Try out your sea legs and rent a paddleboat on Meadow Lake or get a different type of workout with a surrey bike for the whole family through Wheel Fun Rentals.


Tour Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens NYC

Tip 4. Get a map of the park and search for all of the monuments, including the iconic Unisphere and Fountain and the Soul in Flight Memorial to Arthur Ashe.



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The Unisphere

Tour Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens NYC

Tip 5. Try to find your house or hotel in the famous Panorama of the City of New York at the Queens Museum.



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The Panorama at the Queens Museum


Tour Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens NYC

Tip 6. Swim or ice skate year round. Subject to current safety and health closures.


Tour Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens NYC

Tip 7. Catch an exciting soccer game. Local leagues play throughout the park. Support the food trucks.


Tour Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens NYC

Tip 8. Take in professional sports: The New York Mets at Citifield and world famous tennis stars at the US Tennis Association annual US Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium. The two areas are connected by a pedestrian bridge at the Mets-Willets Point subway stop. Subject to current safety and health closures.



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CitiField


Tour Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens NYC

Tip 9. Take in a little bit of history and see relics of the New York State Pavilion of the 1939 and the 1964 World's Fair, currently trying to get renovated. If you're a Universal Studios fan, you'll recognize the Men in Black attraction based on the movie. If you're a Disney fan, the 1964 World's Fair hosted the Carousel of Progress and Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln to demonstrate the now classic animatronics technology.



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NYS World's Fair Pavilion


Tour Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens NYC

Tip 10. Of course, you can cycle or jog the entire park, hike Willow Lake, have a cookout, play sports or do absolutely nothing but snooze.


Some ways to get there:


Public Transportation: MTA 7 train to 111 Street or Willets Point


Car: From east or west, Grand Central Parkway to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.


Train: LIRR to Jamaica, take the E train to Roosevelt Ave-Jackson Heights, transfer to the 7.


Happy Travels!


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