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Just for the museums and restaurants alone, a short 15-minute trip on the 7 train from Grand Central or Times Square to Long Island City and Astoria is truly worth it. In Long Island City, major must-sees are MoMA PS1 and the Noguchi Museum. No trip to Astoria—nicknamed "Little Athens"—would be complete without sampling Greek cuisine and stopping at the Museum of the Moving Image.

Jackson Heights is home to the city's largest Indian population. It's a wonderful place to spend an afternoon browsing its shops and dining in one of the many authentic ethnic restaurants.

Top reasons to trek out to Flushing and Corona include seeing a ballgame at the New York Mets’ stadium, Citi Field, spending time at the expansive Flushing Meadows–Corona Park —especially if traveling with kids, and devouring a wide array of Asian fare in downtown Flushing’s Chinatown.

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