The surrounding neighborhood of Elmhurst is a unique multicultural and diverse area located just minutes from Manhattan. Within walking distance are countless shops, Malls, Restaurants and pubs all situated on Queens Boulevard and adjacent streets. Besides the close proximity to the National Tennis Center (home of the U.S. Open), Citi Field(home of the NY Mets), Public Golf Courses, Racetracks and both New York Airports, LaGuardia and JFK, guests can take advantage of visiting many of the local tourist sites and museums:
American Museum of the Moving Image
The only museum in the United States devoted to the art, history and technology of motion pictures, television, video, and digital media.
New York Hall of Science
New York City's only hands-on science and technology center in the area featuring ongoing and current exhibitions.
Queens Museum of Art
Offers a full program of changing exhibitions in addition to its permanent collection and 10,000 square foot scale model of New York City.
Flushing Meadow Park
Site of both the 1939 and 1964 New York City World Fair and now offers a wide range of activities from pitch and putt golf to ice skating.
Queens Botanical Gardens
Displaying 18 acres of formal gardens and a 21 acre arboretum.
Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum
Exhibiting over 250 works by the Japanese-American sculptor including 13 galleries and an outdoor sculpture garden.
Driving time to most of the major tourist sites in Manhattan are detailed below and all are easily accessible by public transportation:
Empire State Building → 15-25 minutes
Central Park → 15-25 minutes
Radio City Music Hall → 20-30 minutes
Javits Convention Center → 25-35 minutes
New York Stock Exchange → 25-35 minutes
United Nations → 15-25 minutes
Times Square → 20-30 minutes
Metropolitan Museum → 20-30 minutes
Chinatown/Little Italy → 20-30 minutes
Theater District → 20-30 minutes
Statue of Liberty → 25-35 minutes
Fifth Avenue → 20-30 minutes