Fodor's Expert Review Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Flushing and Corona Park/Playground
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Unisphere Globe, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, New York City, New York, USA

The gleaming Unisphere (an enormous 140-foot-high steel globe) might tip you off that this 898-acre park was the site of two World's Fairs. Take advantage of the park's barbecue pits, seasonal boat rentals, sports fields, and big cultural festivals, but don't forget the art museum, science hall, zoo, theater, carousel, indoor pool, ice-skating rink, pitch-and-putt golf and minigolf course, and model-airplane field. Aim to hit a few primary spots in a day, noting that while several are clustered together on the northwest side of the park, visitors should be prepared for long peaceful walks in between.

The Queens Night Market (www.queensnightmarket.com) is an outdoor market held Saturday evening, late April through October, in the park near the New York Hall of Science. It's reminiscent of Asia's popular food markets, and you can expect to find about 100 vendors serving flavorful, often adventurous global fare. The flat grounds are ideal for family... READ MORE

The gleaming Unisphere (an enormous 140-foot-high steel globe) might tip you off that this 898-acre park was the site of two World's Fairs. Take advantage of the park's barbecue pits, seasonal boat rentals, sports fields, and big cultural festivals, but don't forget the art museum, science hall, zoo, theater, carousel, indoor pool, ice-skating rink, pitch-and-putt golf and minigolf course, and model-airplane field. Aim to hit a few primary spots in a day, noting that while several are clustered together on the northwest side of the park, visitors should be prepared for long peaceful walks in between.

The Queens Night Market (www.queensnightmarket.com) is an outdoor market held Saturday evening, late April through October, in the park near the New York Hall of Science. It's reminiscent of Asia's popular food markets, and you can expect to find about 100 vendors serving flavorful, often adventurous global fare. The flat grounds are ideal for family biking; bike rentals are available at two locations from March to October. The park is open from 6 am to 9 pm, 365 days a year (as in most city parks, exercise caution when visiting outside of daytime hours).

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Quick Facts

Between 111th St./Grand Central Pkwy. and Van Wyck Expressway/College Point Blvd.
Queens, New York  11368, USA

www.nycgovparks.org/parks/fmcp

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Rate Includes: Free parking available

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