What to do and see in College Point, United States: The Best Places and Tips

December 7, 2017 Kelli Reichel

College Point is a working-middle-class neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. It is located north of Flushing on Flushing Bay and the East River also part of the Queens Community Board 7. Willets Point Boulevard and the Whitestone Expressway are often the neighborhood's approximate boundaries with Flushing and Whitestone, respectively; College Point also borders Willets Point at the Flushing River at the extreme southwest corner. The 109th Precinct of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) serves College Point. College Point is a diverse community, mostly residential with some industrial areas.
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1. New York Botanical Garden

2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458-5153 +1 718-817-8700
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

New York Botanical Garden

Located in the Bronx, just 20 minutes from Midtown Manhattan via Metro North Railroad, the 250-acre New York Botanical Garden is a showplace of nature in every season of the year and a must-see destination for NYC visitors. Discover 50 breathtaking gardens, indoor rain forests and deserts, 50 acres of native forest, a river, waterfalls, and rolling green hills. Major seasonal exhibitions and events complement the existing beauty of the permanent gardens, and highlights include the Holiday Train Show (November - January) and The Orchid Show (March - April). NYBG is the perfect excursion for visitors looking to experience the natural beauty of New York City.

Reviewed By GMBG - Brooklyn, New York

The annual Orchid Show is one of the highlights of the year. While wonderful in the day -on Friday and Saturday nights, the NYBG sells ticket for 6:30, 7:30or 8:30 entrance. Go for the 6:30 entrance as you will get to see the gorgeous flowers in day light as well as artfully lit in the evening. Plus music is piped in and there are three bar stations. What a fun and beautiful evening experience.

2. Louis Armstrong House Museum

3456 107th St, Corona, NY 11368-1226 +1 718-478-8274
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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.

3. Astoria Park

West Shore of Queens, extends from south of the Triborough Bridge to north of the Hell Gate Bridge, Astoria, NY +1 718-626-8620
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4.5 based on 256 reviews

Astoria Park

Reviewed By Zimtie90 - New York City, New York

This is one of my favorite parks in New York.
Astoria Park offers activities for everyone. It has basketball courts, tennis courts, running tracks, playgrounds and even an outdoor swimming pool for the summer.
It’s great for children, dogs and adults. Definitely a must see in Astoria!

4. Spa Castle

131 11th Ave # 10, College Point, NY 11356 +1 718-939-6300
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3.5 based on 236 reviews

Spa Castle

eneral Admission is $40 per person for the Weekdays and $50 per person for the Weekends/Holidays. It includes unlimited time usage of our facility within our operating hours and it includes usage of our indoor and outdoor pools, 7 different types of dry saunas, meditation room, fitness center, lounge areas, locker room, and Jacuzzi's. Any other services such as body scrubs, massage, facials, reflexology, food and beverages are charged separately.

Reviewed By Ritz1165 - New York City, New York

Must go. Took my teenage daughters. Pay 50 to use facility, receive small towel, wrist band and locker. Charge services to your wristband. Steam, sauna come in different variations. 4 pools (3 outdoor and heated tonite even in cold weather) with jets to sooth every bodY part. Bar and food. Though, do not get excited about the Korean food. Packaged Ramen.
Not cheap. 100 for massage for an hour.
Clean and well run.
If you are feeling adventurous, get naked, go into (single sex) naked room, enjoy pools and infrared room and have a scrub and massage amongst the other naked ladies and black-indie clad masseuses.
Loved it.

5. Fort Totten

Cross Island Parkway, Bayside, NY 11359
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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.

6. InterViajes NY

Fairview, NJ
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4.5 based on 202 reviews

InterViajes NY

Excursiones en Nueva York con guías enCastellano. Excursion New York a Washington o Boston $95 dólares Excursion Contrastes, Misa Gospel y Harlem, Nocturno $40 dólares Excursion New York a Filadelfia $110 dólares Excursion a las Cataratas del Niagara $200 dólares

Reviewed By martindemeio - Rio de Janeiro, RJ

The trip was excellent. The bus is really confortable and counts with WIFI and AC. Patricia, the tour guide, knows a lot of Washingon history and made this journey really enjoyable. If you go to NY, it's a must-do excursion. 100% recommended.

7. US Open

Flushing Meadow Corona Park, USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing, NY 11368 +1 718-760-6363
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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!

8. The Centurion Lounge

LaGuardia Airport, Terminal B, 3rd floor, East Elmhurst, NY 11371
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4.5 based on 77 reviews

The Centurion Lounge

Reviewed By oceanpalace - Dallas, Texas

Located in the same pre-security Terminal B area as that terminal's food court, you navigate to the 2nd floor and then take the elevator one more up to the 3rd floor. This actually helps weed out the riff-raff. Entry is free for Platinum and Centurion Amex members; fee-based for all other Amex card holders.

Once inside, you are offered complimentary gourmet food and alcohol / wine / coffee / tea / cappucino / latte. The food entrees are excellent - for this month of September there was tender fried chicken and pork tenderloin.

The seating areas offer a very nice oasis from the hectic hustle/bustle of the airport. This is especially valued during the seemingly-never-ending LGA construction. You will really be able to de-stress here for however long you would like to stay.

Free WiFi, and large TV screens along one of the walkways. Note that this is not a large lounge, and can get crowded during peak times.

9. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10028-0198 +1 212-535-7710
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5 based on 47 reviews

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

At New York City's most visited museum and attraction, you will experience over 5,000 years of art from around the world. The Met is for anyone as a source of inspiration, insight and understanding. You can learn, escape, play, dream, discover, connect.

Reviewed By Kerrie C

I’m not a huge fan of art galleries but I can imagine if this is your thing you will love it. Lots of great displays, sculptures, portraits, landscapes and modern art. Maps available to help navigate this museum with ease. Spent an hour here but you could spend much much longer. Audio guides are available.

10. Noguchi Museum

9 - 01 33rd Rd, Long Island City, NY 11106 +1 718-204-7088
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4.5 based on 146 reviews

Noguchi Museum

Thirteen galleries and an outdoor sculpture garden are the settings for the wide collection of art work by Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988.)

Reviewed By JimL_RedMaps - New York City

A highlight to exploring Astoria Queens is seeing the Noguchi Museum. With an in-depth collection of the Japanese-American sculptor's works, in light-filled warehouse-like spaces, lofts, and in a rock garden. From a perfectly balanced one piece stone fountain to large basalt sculptures and small intricate works, the museum is a peaceful respite and enjoyable. The museum is multi-level. You might need a car or taxi to get here. Nearby are the Socrates Sculpture Park and views of the East River. And Uber or Lyft can take you to the Museum of Moving Image and Kaufman Studios. Plenty of great restaurants in Astoria, we've eaten at six, reviewed here in Tripadvisor. - Jim of Red Maps

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