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Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
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Spend the day in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Here is what you can see and do:
- Get a little learning on at the New York Hall of Science. Some exhibits are revolving, so go back often.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Try to find your house in the famous Panorama of the City of New York at the Queens Museum.
- Swim or ice skate year round. Subject to current safety and health closures.
- Catch an exciting soccer game. Local leagues play throughout the park. Support the food trucks.
- 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.
- Take in a little bit of history and see relics of the New York State Pavilion of the 1964-65 World's Fair, currently trying to get renovated.
- Of course, you can cycle or jog the entire park, 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 to 111 Street or Willets Point