New York City InformationSampling a variety of cuisine is just one of the things visitors can do in the Flushing area in the borough of Queens in New York City. Flushing is in the northern part of the borough. Those who like Chinese food will enjoy visiting the restaurants in the Chinatown neighborhood in Flushing. Other types of cuisine available in Flushing include Italian, Greek and Mexican.
Travelers who want to spend time outdoors can stroll along the walking trails in the Woodland Garden at Queens Botanical Garden. Roses, cherry trees and ornamental grasses are some of thing to see in the other gardens here. There are more walking trails at Kissena Park. The playgrounds and lake here make this a great place for a family outing.
The Queens Zoo in the Corona area near Flushing is another great place for a family outing. Visitors can see bears, giant rabbits and sea lions here.
The New York Hall of Science is also in Corona. Exhibits here focus on science, engineering and technology.
History lovers will enjoy taking tours of the Kingsland Homestead. The house was built in the late 18th century. The Voelker Orth Museum is in a house that was built in the late 19th century.
Works by local artists are displayed at the Queens Museum of Art in Flushing.
Shoppers can buy clothing, footwear and accessories at stores in The Shops at SkyView Center in Flushing. The shopping center also has several restaurants.
Public transportation options in the Flushing area include subways, buses and trains. The subways and buses are operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. There is a Long Island Rail Road station in Flushing.
New York attractions that can be reached by taking public transportation from Flushing include Central Park, the Empire State Building and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Baseball fans who travel from out of town to see the New York Mets play at Citi Field can take a bus from LaGuardia Airport to the stadium. Those who travel by trains can take a subway from Penn Station in New York City and then transfer to an express train to the stadium. Trains from Grand Central Station will take travelers straight to the stadium.
Sports fans who want to stay near the stadium can stay at hotels or motels in Flushing.