Things to Do in Flushing, New York
Located across the East River from Midtown Manhattan, the borough of Queens has established itself as one of the country's top cultural destinations. Downtown Flushing is the largest urban center in Queens, and home to the second-largest Chinatown in New York City. There is a multitude of wonderful things to do in Flushing and the surrounding area - from cheering on the Mets at Citi Field to catching a US Open tennis match at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel showcases an unbeatable location near some of the area's most exciting attractions. We've created a list of some of our favorites below; if you need additional information about things to do while you're here, please don't hesitate to contact a member of our hotel staff.
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Citi Field (Home of New York Mets)
0.3 miles away
The home baseball park of Major League Baseball's New York Mets, Citi Field is located in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park and was built as a replacement for the adjacent Shea Stadium. Citi Field is just a short walk from our hotel.
Skyview Center Mall
0.2 miles away
Treat yourself to a little retail therapy during your hotel visit. Located in downtown Flushing, just two blocks from the MTA #7 subway, The Shops at SkyView Center is the region's largest shopping destination. You'll find everything from clothing and shoes to electronics, home furnishings, entertainment, cosmetics, and even groceries here!
Arthur Ashe Stadium (Formerly US Tennis Center)
0.3 miles away
If you're a tennis fan, a visit to Arthur Ashe Stadium should be at the top of your list of things to do in Flushing. Part of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Arthur Ashe Stadium is the main tennis stadium of the US Open - the last of each year's four Grand Slam tournaments. It's also where the annual Arthur Ashe Kids' Day takes place.
New York Hall of Science
2 miles away
The New York Hall of Science occupies one of the few remaining structures of the 1964 New York World's Fair in Flushing Meadow-Corona Park in the borough of Queens in New York City. Today, it stands as New York City's only hands-on science and technology center. With over 400 hands-on exhibits, exploring biology, chemistry, and physics, the museum offers an interactive experience suitable for all ages.
Within 1-mile radius
Prince Tea House
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Fang Gourmet Tea
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Queens Theatre (QT)
2 miles away
Queens Theatre (QT) is the premier performing arts venue in Queens. QT’s mission is to provide quality and diverse performing arts activities that are economically and geographically accessible to the 2.2 million residents of Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the nation and the surrounding metropolitan region.
Museum of the Moving Image
5 miles away
Museum of the Moving Image advances the public understanding and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media. It does so by collecting, preserving, and providing access to moving-image related artifacts. Additionally, it increases visitors’ understanding by screening significant films and other moving-image works, presenting exhibitions of artifacts, artworks, and interactive experiences, and offering educational and interpretive programs to students, teachers, and the general public. Museum of Moving Image is a great way to spend an afternoon, and is suitable for all ages, making it a great option for the family!
Queens Botanical Garden
2 miles away
The Queens Botanical Garden now consists of 39 acres of rose, bee, herb, and perennial gardens. It is an urban oasis where people, plants, and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs, and demonstrations of environmental stewardship.
Flushing Meadow-Corona Park
3 miles away
Often referred to as Flushing Meadow Park, Flushing Meadows Park or Flushing Meadows, is a public park in New York City. It contains the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, the current venue for the U.S. Open tennis tournament; Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets baseball team; the New York Hall of Science, the Queens Museum of Art, the Queens Theatre in the Park, the Queens Wildlife Center, and the New York State Pavilion.
Aqueduct Race Tracks
12 miles away
Aqueduct Racetrack is a Thoroughbred horse-racing facility and racino in South Ozone Park, Queens, New York. Racing meets usually run from late October/early November through April.
Resorts World Casino
8 miles away
Resorts World Casino offers all-day gaming, plus exciting live entertainment and a variety of dining options to suit every palate. Up to 5,000 slots and electronic table games challenge and excite every guest.
- Aqueduct Race Tracks
- Arthur Ashe Stadium
- Citi Field
- Flushing Meadows Corona Park
- Queens Botanical Garden
- Queens Theatre
- Resorts World Casino
- Museum of the Moving Image
- New York Hall of Science
- Golden Shopping Mall
- Queens Center Mall
- The Shops at SkyView Center