Jamaica is a densely populated residential neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. Guests interested in United States history can visit the King Manor Museum to learn about colonial events. Rufus King Park, located just outside the museum, provides a relaxing escape from the city. Captain Tilly Park contains a pond with ducks and geese. The 18th-century Prospect Cemetery is a popular destination because the first attorney general of New York State is buried there. If you enjoy trying local produce and foods, the Jamaica Farmers Market is open seasonally.
Jamaica is a very diverse area divided into mainly ethnic neighborhoods. The Long Island Railroad has a major station in Jamaica, allowing you to travel outside New York City or to Manhattan. The E, J and Z subway lines leave from the station; these lines service some of Jamaica and allow fast travel to Brooklyn and Manhattan. More than a dozen buses also service the area. Visitors can also get a shuttle or train to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) from this station.
Hundreds of bars and restaurants are located in Jamaica, serving everything from Indian and Bhutanese food to pizza and hamburgers. The weather is usually temperate, with more hot summer days than cold winter days. The heat from the city moderates winter temperatures. The neighborhoods feature active nightlife, especially those along Jamaica Avenue with many bars, clubs and restaurants staying open into the early morning hours.