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Since teaming up with Queens locals like Lisa Ramos and Jesse Malin, Travel Savvy editors have developed a serious crush on New York City's most underrated borough. 

Today, let's explore the best way to take a 'stay-cation' and explore the best things to do and places to eat in Queens, NY! 

  • Flushing is one of Queens most culturally diverse neighborhoods, making it the best place to grab a bite of pretty much anything. In the span of just one hour, you can scarf down delectable Muslim lamb chops at Fu Run and savor Taiwanese hand-pulled noodles at the New World Mall food court, washed down with a cup of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's favorite bubble tea. Bon Appetit! 
  • Craving curry, anyone? Why not explore Flushing's Ganesh Temple apart of the Hindu Temple Society of North America, which just so happens to serve delicious dosas and dips in their basement canteen. One Travel Savvy local expert, Vivek George, recently shared his favorite vegetarian Indian cuisine in the Big Apple, and this low-key, no-frills eatery topped his list. 
  • Want to travel the world in 80 minutes? We recommend the Queens International Night Market, a massive open-air seasonal festival featuring independent vendors selling gifts, home goods, and, most importantly, food! We love the Japanese Oyaki from Jessie Foodie and TwisterCake Hungarian chimney cakes. 
  • This is the event is hosted at the New York Hall of Science, which is also well worth a daytime visit. Take the kids and explore entertaining, interactive, engaging exhibits that elevate this attraction beyond just a museum. 
  • Still, need a dose of culture? Every true New Yorker loves the MoMA PS 1 gallery, which proudly serves as one of the nation's largest contemporary art institutions. Art-fanatics will love Queens' Noguchi Museum, and all ages will appreciate the astounding Museum of the Moving Image. Finally, don't forget to stop by the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Park to gawk at the 10-thousand square foot scaled model of New York City! Think of the Instagrams! 
  • Lovers of the great outdoors will appreciate Queen's very own Rockaway Beach, where locals love to take surf lessons at the Locals Surf School. To get there, simply hitch a ride on the NYC Beach Bus, which offers an air-conditioned ride directly onto the beach, complete with beer and hard lemonade. 

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Filed Under: beer, Chinese food, Indian food, markets, museums, New York

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