Explore the Big Apple from our JFK airport hotel
Radisson Hotel JFK Airport puts you 15 miles or less from some of New York City’s best things to do. See the city lights in Times Square, bet on the races at Russo’s and take a leisurely stroll through Central Park all in the same day. Traveling fashionistas love our hotel’s proximity to Gateway Center and Green Acres, two of the area’s biggest shopping centers, and animal lovers appreciate that Queens Zoo is just 15 minutes away. Stop by our car rental service in the lobby to visit attractions with ease, or take a cab to the nearest subway station and ride the A Train to catch the latest Broadway show.
- Queens Zoo (5 miles)
Birds, sea creatures and domestic animals alike call Queens Zoo home. Be on the lookout for “quests” to complete as you walk around this quaint animal sanctuary.
Phone: +1 (718) 220-5100
- New York Hall of Science (6 miles)
Learn the principles of science, technology, mathematics and engineering with more than 450 exhibits, demonstrations and workshops at this interactive science center.
Phone: +1 (718) 699-1341
- Coney Island (8 miles)
Coney Island is a waterfront amusement park with thrill rides, live shows and a museum. Popular performances include the Circus Sideshow and magic acts.
Phone: +1 (718) 372-5159
- Broadway (8 miles)
Buy your tickets in advance for a show at one of the theaters on Broadway, a district that’s world-renowned for spectacular performances and cutting-edge theater.
Phone: +1 (212) 239-6200 or +1 (212) 307-4100
- Radio City Music Hall (13.1 miles)
Since its inception in 1932, more than 300 million people have visited Radio City Music Hall for world-class entertainment by the famous Rockettes and music’s biggest names.
Phone: +1 (866) 858-0008
- Rockefeller Center (14.6 miles)
Ride an elevator to the “Top of the Rock” for views of the cityscape, or stay grounded and go ice skating in The Rink at Rockefeller Center. This area is also home to NBC Studios and The Channel Gardens.
Phone: +1 (212) 332-6868
Sports and concerts:
- Citi Field (8 miles)
Cheer on the New York Mets baseball team at Citi Field, or simply head to the Jackie Robinson Rotunda for a tour of the facility.
Phone: +1 (718) 507-8499
- Lido Golf Club (10 miles)
The views at this par-71 Met-area golf course are truly awe-inspiring. Aim for the fairways, sink your putts, and then have a drink in the on-site Lido Café.
Phone: +1 (516) 889-8181
- Barclays Center (10.7 miles)
Home to the Brooklyn Nets, this entertainment and sports center has also hosted concerts by some of the world’s biggest performers, from Beyoncé to The Rolling Stones.
Phone: +1 (917) 618-6100
- Madison Square Garden (12 miles)
From concerts by international musicians to New York Knicks games, this famous complex hosts it all. Buy an all-access tour ticket for a behind-the-scenes look at this state-of-the-art facility.
Phone: +1 (212) 465-6741
- Yankee Stadium (15 miles)
This highly acclaimed stadium hosts National Hockey League (NHL) and Major League Soccer (MLS) games, but it is best known as the home of the New York Yankees baseball team.
Phone: +1 (718) 293-4300
- Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (20 miles)
Featuring an architecturally dramatic exterior, this coliseum is “home ice” for the New York Islanders hockey team. The arena also hosts numerous concerts and sports games throughout the year.
Phone: +1 (516) 231-4848
Casinos and racetracks:
- Aqueduct Racetrack (3 miles)
Also known as the Big A, this 210-acre racetrack attracts equestrians from around the world. Place a bet on a horse and have a meal in one of the on-site restaurants.
Phone: +1 (718) 641-4700
- Resorts World Casino (3 miles)
More than 10 million people visit NYC’s only casino every year to play slot machines and automated table games.
Phone: +1 (888) 888-8801
- Belmont Park (5 miles)
Place your bets on an award-winning Thoroughbred at Belmont Park, home of the famous Belmont Stakes Triple Crown championship.
Phone: +1 (844) 697-2849
- Gateway Center (4 miles)
Heaven for shoppers in east New York, Gateway Center features an exciting array of restaurants and retailers like JCPenney, Nordstrom Rack, and Raymour & Flanigan.
Phone: +1 (718) 235-0467
- Green Acres (5 miles)
With more than 160 stores and restaurants, this shopping center in Valley Stream beckons visitors for all-day retail therapy.
Phone: +1 (516) 561-1157
- Queens Museum (5 miles)
Queens Museum is a 105,000-square-foot exhibition space where the art world and the real world collide, with artifacts and artworks that entice and expand the mind.
Phone: +1 (718) 592-9700
- Museum of the Moving Image (8 miles)
Filmmakers and cinema buffs flock to this museum in Astoria to see artifacts from silent films, modern movies, video games and more.
Phone: +1 (718) 777-6888
- Empire State Building (12 miles)
Open from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m., this world-famous landmark stands at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. Head to the top floor for unforgettable views of NYC.
Phone: +1 (212) 736-3100
- Statue of Liberty (12 miles)
One of the most iconic landmarks in the U.S., “Lady Liberty” is a 306-foot green-patina statue that once greeted generations of immigrants arriving at Ellis Island.
Phone: +1 (212) 363-3200
- One World Trade Center (19 miles)
Also known as Freedom Tower, this architectural marvel is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Visit the 9/11 Memorial at the base or head up to the observation deck for fantastic views of NYC.
Phone: +1 (212) 841-7500
- Flushing Meadows Corona Park (8 miles)
Flushing Meadows Corona Park features a skate park and a recreational center, as well as botanical gardens, a science museum and a zoo.
Phone: +1 (718) 760-6565
- Brooklyn Bridge Park (11.7 miles)
Brooklyn Bridge Park, a recreation area with restaurants, rides, gardens and sports fields, sprawls along the shore of the East River and crosses under one of the nation’s oldest suspension bridges.
Phone: +1 (718) 222-9939
- Central Park (17.2 miles)
A green oasis in a sea of city buildings, Central Park features 843 acres of picturesque paths, water features, monuments, sports venues and pavilions.
Phone: +1 (212) 310-6600
- Jones Beach State Park (20 miles)
Play miniature golf, go fishing, swim in the Atlantic Ocean or sunbathe on the beautiful white-sand shore at this family-friendly beach.
Phone: +1 (516) 785-1600
- Fire Island National Seashore (46 miles)
To escape the big city bustle, make the scenic drive eastward to Fire Island, where colorful waters, diverse wildlife and high dunes await.
Phone: +1 (631) 687-4750
Other points of interest:
- Russo's On The Bay (4 miles)
Situated on the edge of Shellbank Basin in Howard Beach, Russo’s is an elegant event facility that hosts everything from baptisms to weddings.
Phone: +1 (718) 843-5055
- United Nations Headquarters (13.8 miles)
The United Nations formed after WWII in 1945 as an international peacekeeping committee. Today, its headquarters sits on 18 acres of land just east of Midtown Manhattan and showcases art and culture from across the globe.
Phone: +1 (212) 963-8687