Flushing, Queens

Free day trip Neighborhoods

Flushing, Queens is home to some of NYC's best attractions, including world-class sports venues, lush gardens, museums, and performance spaces. It's also known for its Asian culture, and has more Chinese residents than Manhattan's Chinatown.

Highlights

  • Asian Shops & Restaurants: Eat and try some bubble tea! Flushing is home to a vast selection of authentic Chinese, Korean, and Japanese food choices. Browse the Asian supermarkets, New World Mall, and the neighborhood’s small novelty stores.
  • Sports: Visit Citi Field (home of the New York Mets) or the National Tennis Center (site of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships in late summer). Maybe see a game?
  • Music & Performance: Check the event calendars of Flushing Town Hall and Queens Theater. These venues host plays, concerts, dance performances, book readings, and more—and some are free!
  • Museums: Whether you’re interested in history, art, or science, Flushing has many museums to visit, including the Queens Museum, the New York Hall of Science, the Voelker Orth Museum, the Queens Historical Society, and the Louis Armstrong House Museum.