Explore the big city from our airport hotel in Queens
See the city lights in Times Square, bet on the races at Russo’s or stroll leisurely through Central Park just 15 miles away from Radisson Hotel JFK Airport. 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 15minutes 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.
Be sure to visit these nearby attractions:
- 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
- Gateway Center (4 miles)
A “shopping mecca” in east New York, Gateway Center features an exciting array of restaurants and retailers like JC Penney, Nordstrom Rack and Raymour & Flanigan.
Phone: +1 (718) 235-0467
- Russo's On The Bay (4 miles)
Russo’s is an elegant event facility on the edge of Shellbank Basin in Howard Beach that hosts anything from baptisms to weddings.
Phone: +1 (718) 843-5055
- 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
- Green Acres (5 miles)
You can easily spend all day at this shopping center in Valley Stream, with more than 160 stores and restaurants from which to choose.
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
- Queens Zoo (5 miles)
Birds, sea creatures and domestic animals alike call Queens Zoo home. Be on the lookout as you walk around this quaint animal sanctuary for “quests” to complete.
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
- 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 theatre.
Phone: +1 (212) 239-6200 or +1 (212) 307-4100
- 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
- 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 burlesque numbers.
Phone: +1 (718) 372-5159
- 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
- Museum of the Moving Image (8 miles)
Filmmakers and cinema buffs flock to this museum in Astoria to see artifacts from the history of silent films, modern movies, videogames and more.
Phone: +1 (718) 777-6888
- Lido Golf Club (10 miles)
The views at this par-71 Met-area golf course are truly awe-inspiring. After aiming for a hole-in-one, 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
- Brooklyn Bridge Park (11.7 miles)
Brooklyn Bridge Park, a recreation area with restaurants, rides, gardens and sports fields, sprawls the shore of the East River and crosses under one of the nation’s oldest suspension bridges.
Phone: +1 (718) 222-9939
- 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
- 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
- Statue of Liberty (12 miles)
One of the most iconic landmarks in the U.S., “Lady Liberty,” a 306-foot green-patina statue, once greeted immigrants at Ellis Island.
Phone: +1 (212) 363-3200
- Radio City Music Hall (13.1 miles)
More than 300 million people have visited Radio City Music Hall for world-class entertainment since its inception in 1932.
Phone: +1 (866) 858-0008
- 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, showcasing art and culture from across the globe.
Phone: +1 (212) 963-8687
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (20 miles)
Inside the architecturally dramatic exterior, this coliseum is “home ice” for the New York Islanders hockey team and hosts numerous concerts and sports games throughout the year.
Phone: +1 (516) 231-4848
- 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