Located in the New York City borough of Queens, Jamaica's immense neighborhood includes a diverse ethnic population, major commercial center and JFK and LaGuardia Airports. Whether you are in Jamaica for business or pleasure, there are many interesting cultural, educational and family-friendly attractions nearby.
Once you are settled into your hotel in Jamaica, Queens, NY, explore these attractions:
The Queens Botanical Garden began at the 1939 New York World's Fair as a simple exhibit. This relaxing utopia in the Big Apple has now grown to encompass 39 acres. Visit herb, bee, rose and wedding gardens, along with woodlands, wetlands and a Fragrance Walk.
With more than 400 exhibits, the hands-on New York Hall of Science is not to be missed, especially for younger children. Rocket Park Mini Golf has two authentic NASA rockets, along with the Gemini Titan II and Mercury Capsule.
Take a stroll through the urban Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, located in the heart of New York City. More than 330 species of water, land and shorebirds have been recorded at this bird sanctuary, in addition to diamondback turtles and horseshoe crabs.
The Queens Central Library in Jamaica is one of the largest library systems in the world with collections in many languages. This massive library contains more than 1.2 million volumes at its central Jamaica location, with 6.6 million items overall. Free computer access on 100 public computers is available at the Cyber Center. There are 18 computers just for children under 12 in the newly completed Children's Library and Discovery Center.
If you love baseball, get tickets to watch the famous New York Mets play at Citi Field. Grab a bite to eat at the many bars, clubs and restaurants, and be sure to purchase a New York Mets souvenir baseball cap to remember the game.
Exciting nightlife and world-class entertainment can be found at Resorts World Casino. Try your luck at the slot machines and table games, or enjoy watching the ballgame on the bar's enormous 16' x 28' HDTV.
After a busy day of sightseeing, ballgames, slot machines and fun, you will appreciate kicking back in one of our Jamaica, NY hotels. Book with Choice Hotels today.
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