9. Flushing Meadows - Corona Park, 7 subway line
Advice: take the subway line 7 Flushing Local (not Express) to get to the park.
Location: in the center of Queens district, between Flushing bay and Meadow lake.
How to get: "Mets - Willets Point" subway station (old name: "Shea Stadium"), train: 7
Mark on the map: detailed map of the park, google-map (#9).
Spend time: the whole day.
Cost: free admission, prices for the tickets to amusement rides are shown on the map.
Flushing Meadows Park is the second size park in NYC located in the center of Queens district. It attracts tourist due to a great number of sights: Queens Zoo, Botanic garden, Queens Museum of Art, Arthur Ashe Stadium (the largest in the world), Baseball Stadium "City Field", Baseball Stadium "Shea" (knocked down in 2008), the theater and golf course.
In the center of the park there is a beautiful giant Unisphere. The landscapes and views of the Park are really impressive. You can make a lot of wonderful photos here.
Map of the Park listing sights with opening hours and prices.
If it is your first visit to New York City you should take the subway Flushing Local (not Express, 7 within circle) to get to this wonderful Park. This route is called "International Express" because it goes through some ethnic areas of Queens with Roosevelt Avenue among them. If you go along Roosevelt Avenue you will feel like visiting ten different places of our planet.
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