The 10 Best Things to Do in Bayside, United States

August 7, 2017 Renato Branum

Bayside is an upper-middle class neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. The neighborhood is in the eastern section of Flushing and is part of Queens Community Board 11. CNN Money ranked Bayside as one of the most expensive housing markets nationally when analyzing comparable detached homes throughout the United States. Despite its large housing stock of free-standing homes, it nationally ranks high to very high in population density. These homes give the neighborhood a similar feel to other wealthy Queens neighborhoods such as Douglaston, Whitestone and Little Neck.
Restaurants in Bayside

1. Fort Totten

Cross Island Parkway, Bayside, NY 11359
Excellent
42%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 59 reviews

Fort Totten

Reviewed By AsISeeThem - New York

I've been here twice in the past week and really enjoyed walking around looking at the old buildings. Unfortunately, some of the old buildings didn't receive any upkeep and are collapsing.

There are softball & soccer fields, people jogging. I didn't see any dogs, don't know if they're prohibited.

All in all, a good place to stroll around, have a picnic or sit on a bench and look out over the water.

2. US Open

Flushing Meadow Corona Park, USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing, NY 11368 +1 718-760-6363
Excellent
83%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 166 reviews

US Open

Each year in the week before and after Labor Day, all eyes in the tennis world are on the USA for the prestigious US Open tournament. The last of the four major international events in professional tennis, the stakes are high, particularly if any home court players or teams are closing in on a 'Grand Slam' win at all four events. Ticket prices run up into the thousands for the most coveted seats, but for a die-hard fan, it is worth it for the chance to see the top athletes in the sport up close.

Reviewed By Reyanne S

No Roger Federer but had a wonderful time. Staff were helpful, beautiful grounds and lots to see and explore.
Merchandise were limited as most sold out before...
Transport to and from was easy with the subway! Good food and drinks!
I'll be back in 2018 to see Roger!

3. Alley Pond Environmental Center

22806 Northern Blvd, Douglaston, NY 11362-1096 +1 718-229-4000
Excellent
62%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

Alley Pond Environmental Center

A great place for kids where toddlers get hands-on experience with various animals and discover nature trails.

Reviewed By abuben

I have been here twice. On Northern Blvd, it is easy to find, and the parking lot is spacious. The first time my son and I went there after we dined at Mizumi, a Japanese buffet restaurant, across the street. We played mini-golf ($5 for kids and $6.5 for adults) and then learned how to hit the ball, whose price was rather reasonable. Today we went there for a special event catering to Chinese. It was said that the Korean owner wanted to attract more Chinese. They provided free lesson and even free drinks and Korean snacks. Many people showed up. One Taiwanese professional golfer taught the basics. It was a good overview. We then learned how to putt and how to hit. My entire family had found it very helpful and enjoyable. We were told that this place would be under renovation for about half a year. We will return.

4. AMC Loews Fresh Meadows

19002 Horace Harding Expy, Fresh Meadows Shopping Center, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365-2717 +1 888-262-4386
Excellent
45%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 63 reviews

AMC Loews Fresh Meadows

Reviewed By tdmstory - RICHMOND HILL

I've been Going to this theatre for close to 25 years and the one consistent great thing has always been their popcorn. I can now also include with this love of their popcorn are the incredibly comfortable seats and staff. I left my cell phone in the theatre last Sunday and one of the staff members turned in my phone, called my cousin and home number to let me know that it had been found and where to pick it up. Great service! Thank you.

5. Louis Armstrong House Museum

3456 107th St, Corona, NY 11368-1226 +1 718-478-8274
Excellent
79%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 153 reviews

Louis Armstrong House Museum

The legacy of the legendary jazz instrumentalist and vocalist, Louis Armstrong, is preserved at this Queens museum.

Reviewed By Samiha A - Brooklyn, New York

Visiting this museum was a very sweet and informative experience. A guided tour (offered in Spanish, too) is required, but will give you a very intimate glance into Armstrong and his wife Lucille's life in their humble house. From original furniture to audio recordings of the couple themselves telling stories of each room, you'll feel like you're walking around the home of a really cool relative that you really like.

6. Queens County Farm Museum

7350 Little Neck Pkwy, Floral Park, NY 11004-1129 +1 718-347-3276
Excellent
45%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 106 reviews

Queens County Farm Museum

New York's oldest working farm was saved by local residents and is now a city and national landmark.

Reviewed By Andrew K - Jersey City, New Jersey

My wife and I have accompanied our son and daughter-in-law, and 1 1/2-year-old grandson here now twice, for a Pow-Wow and for child-centered event. Parking charge each time: $40 (!) based on number of adults in the car and age of child. At the Pow-Wow, there were plenty of food and merchandise stalls and free entertainment -- a great time was had by all. At the childrens' event, we were surprised that most attractions were extra-charge -- like $4 for one time around the pony ride, which took about two minutes. My wife and I skipped the petting zoo, too, because of the extra charges, and, with my bad back, there was nowhere nearby to sit. Picnic tables in a couple of specific spots near food trucks were all filled. No benches, at all, anywhere in the park, and not a lot of shady areas -- it's a farm, after all. So, great for the kids, not so great for grandparents.

7. Can You Escape LI

44 Jericho Tpke, Mineola, NY 11501-2954 +1 516-246-9939
Excellent
86%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 226 reviews

Can You Escape LI

You and your team get locked in a fully themed room. The clock starts as soon as you enter. You have 60 heart pounding minutes to solve the puzzles, find the clues, and get out. You need to think outside of the box and think fast. Can You Escape? Many will try, few will succeed.

Reviewed By Tracy P

Karli was amazing as a game master. Staff was super friendly and encouraging as usual. Second time going and I can't say enough good things about this establishment. It is a MUST if you are in the area!

8. Long Island Rail Road

Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY
Excellent
33%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 195 reviews

Long Island Rail Road

Reviewed By Adam D - Perth, Australia

Decided to take the LIRR from Jamaica to Midtown rather than subway. This was around 20-25 minutes quicker. When buying a ticket at Jamaica just look for the green machines with white tracks. Here you can buy a combined airtrain and LIRR metrocard for a one off journey. This ticket will get you to Penn Station from where you can walk, bus, cab or subway to your hotel. If you plan to later use the subway you will have to buy a seperate metrocard as they are two different systems, confusing I know! Easy journey with room for luggage which cut out the traffic. $12.50 each off peak.

9. Bayside Marina

2805 Cross Island Pkwy, Bayside, NY 11360-2200
Excellent
41%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 40 reviews

Bayside Marina

Reviewed By lejaceman - Garden City, New York

I guess if you have a boat and have lots of money to afford a boat slip here you would like it for its convenience. Most of the local residents here in Bayside stop by here for its picturesque views of the harbor, catch a breath from exercising along the waterfront. Nice trail that leads to here and adequate parking. Enjoy the marina!

10. Citi Field

123-01 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing, NY 11368-1617 +1 718-507-8499
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Citi Field

Reviewed By Peter F - Staten Island, New York

I am a Yankee fan but I must admit, Citifield is a great structure and in some ways better than the new Yankee stadium. They have great seating and wonderful food vendors. Go Mets?

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