The borough of Queens in New York City is said to be the most ethnically diverse area in the world, with over half of its two million-plus inhabitants from foreign countries. Staying at hotels in Queens is a great way to experience the rich cultural diversity of the borough's neighborhoods, from Astoria to Flushing. Queens hotels are also close to both JFK International Airport and LaGuardia Airport, making them some of the best accommodations for travelers.
Queens doesn't lack things to do and see. From the New York Hall of Science and Queens Museum of Art to graffiti-themed 5 Pointz, there's something to suit everyone's interests. Rockaway Beach is a popular summertime destination.
With the large diverse population making up Queens, it's not surprising that some of the best and most authentic ethnic restaurants are found here. Head to Jamaica for Caribbean food, Flushing for Chinese and Korean, Astoria for Greek, and Corona for Italian.
Guests staying at the hotels Queens has to offer should visit the Unisphere. Built for the 1964-65 World's Fair, this huge steel globe is a symbol of Queens.
Besides the all wonderful ethnic shops found in the neighborhoods, the Shops at Atlas Park offer popular retail chains and specialty stores.
Queens hotels are convenient to Citi Field, the playing field of the New York Mets. The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is the venue for the US Open.