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Queens, NY borough guide

Our guide to Queens, NY has the best brunch spots, outdoor activities, buzzy new bars and cheap apartments

When it comes to Queens, NY, bigger does equal better. Head to NYC’s largest borough if Brooklyn’s rising rent prices (and Whole Foods and Apple stores) have you hunting for a new nabe. Queens attractions like Citi Field and Flushing Meadows-Corona Park are our go-tos for when we need to escape the craziness of Manhattan. There’s also a plethora of the best brunch places in Queens, both bottomless and classic, and don’t forget Rockaway Beach, one of the top places for outdoor drinking, surfing and laying out in the sun. Here’s everything else you need to know about visiting (or living in!) Queens.

The best of Queens, NY

The 14 best things to do in Queens
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The 14 best things to do in Queens

Check out these wonderful things to do in Queens, from historical museums to sprawling parks to trendy restaurants

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10 things you didn't know about Queens
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10 things you didn't know about Queens

Unleash some hometown knowledge with these 10 lesser-known facts

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The best hotels in Queens, NY
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The best hotels in Queens, NY

Sleep right in the heart of everything NYC’s largest borough has to offer with these best hotels in Queens, NY

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The best things to do in Sunnyside, Queens
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The best things to do in Sunnyside, Queens

Sunnyside, Queens, is chock-full of outstanding grub hubs, vintage treasure troves and watering holes

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The best things to do at Rockaway Beach in NY
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The best things to do at Rockaway Beach in NY

This scrappy beach town bounced back better than ever after Sandy—now Rockaway Beach is hoppin' with fun stuff to do

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Guide to Flushing Meadows–Corona Park
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Guide to Flushing Meadows–Corona Park

Discover the birds, the bees and a whole lot more at Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, the city's second-largest park

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Warm Up at MoMA PS1
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Warm Up at MoMA PS1

Warm Up is bigger than ever, with as strong a lineup of bands, DJs and producers as it's had in years

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The U.S. Open tennis tournament
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The U.S. Open tennis tournament

Get ready for all the tennis action you can handle at this year's U.S. Open tennis tournament in Flushing, Queens

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Restaurants and bars in Queens, NY

The best Astoria restaurants
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The best Astoria restaurants

Looking for a great meal in Queens? Eat at all the best Astoria restaurants, from ramen shops to steakhouses.

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The best brunch places in Queens
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The best brunch places in Queens

From bottomless brunch options to breakfast tacos, head to Queens for some of the best brunch around

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The 10 best Queens restaurants
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The 10 best Queens restaurants

Hungry for some of the tastiest food in NYC? Feast your eyes on our menu of Queens’ top eateries.

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The five best Long Island City restaurants
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The five best Long Island City restaurants

Our list of the best Long Island City restaurants includes trusty favorites and new hot spots in this Queens nabe

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Neighborhood guides for Queens, NY

Astoria, Queens, neighborhood guide
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Astoria, Queens, neighborhood guide

Astoria, Queens, has an ever-growing collection of bars, restaurants and shops, but which stand out from the rest?

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Long Island City, Queens, neighborhood guide
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Long Island City, Queens, neighborhood guide

This arty patch of Queens has excellent cultural institutions and a growing collection of bars, restaurants and shops

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Ridgewood, Queens neighborhood guide
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Ridgewood, Queens neighborhood guide

Don’t underestimate Ridgewood, Queens—the nabe has everything from indie markets to hip record stores

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Rockaway Beach, NY, neighborhood guide
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Rockaway Beach, NY, neighborhood guide

Hit the sand—without having to go too far—and take a trip to Rockaway Beach—NY's most budget-friendly attraction

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Sunnyside, Queens, neighborhood guide
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Sunnyside, Queens, neighborhood guide

Sunnyside, Queens, proves Brooklyn’s neighbor borough is quickly taking over with standout restaurants, bars and shops

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Archive Queens, NY stories

Free Wi-Fi in Queens
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Free Wi-Fi in Queens

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Map of Queens: Subway and street map of Queens in NYC
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Map of Queens: Subway and street map of Queens in NYC

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New York spas: where to go in Astoria, Queens
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New York spas: where to go in Astoria, Queens

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Bike routes in NYC: The Queens cemetery belt
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Bike routes in NYC: The Queens cemetery belt

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Greg S
Greg S

Things to do in Queens? Queens Food Tours (queensfoodtours.com) showcases Queens most prominent feature--its diversity--by combining food, history, and culture. The best way to see Queens is to immerse in it.