Sleep Inn JFK Airport Rockaway Blvd
153-75 Rockaway Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11434
Phone: (718) 341-4300
Fax: (718) 341-4320
The New York Racing Association is responsible for maintaining this city racetrack. A world of entertainment unfolds at "The Big A" in Queens. Every conceivable type of handicap race is offered here, each attracting the top horses and jockeys because of generous purses. A fine restaurant, grill, bar, smoking lounge, sports bar, children's playroom, arcade and picnic area are available so that the entire family can enjoy the day.
It is acclaimed for hosting the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. It has over 800 members, 38 courts, 10 of which are indoors for all year round facility use, along with a junior Olympic pool complex. It also features a swimming pool wherein one can take lessons in the same. Come here with family or friends and indulge in a sporting activity, however if it leaves you too tired then have a wholesome fare at the restaurant here.
Although its reign as a summer resort destination in the 50s and 60s has long since ended, this lovely beach is set for a come back once people realize how beautiful and close-by this beach truly is. Located on the south shore of Long Island in Queens Rockaway Beach provides New Yorkers with a beach that is accessible by subway. This beach is perfect whether you want to swim, surf, fish, play volleyball, or just enjoy strolling besides the ocean. Don't miss out on visiting the 1908 St. Rose of Lima Church to admire the classic architecture of the Rockaway subway stop.
The best kayak training in the Northeast from Certified instructors.
At over 1200 square acres, Flushing Meadows Corona Park is Queens' largest park. It is the site of two former World's Fairs, one in 1939 and the other in 1964, as well as the home to the famous symbol of the 1964 Fair: the Unisphere. The park also encompasses Shea Stadium (where baseball's the New York Mets play), the USTA National Tennis Center, three lakes, the New York Hall of Science, the Queens Museum of Art, a golf course and a skating rink. The park holds several events regularly. To learn more check the website.
Named after the legendary jazz great who lived a few blocks from the site, this stadium is now the No. 2 venue at the USTA National Tennis Center after the Arthur Ashe Stadium. The arena has played host to some of the most exciting moments in tennis history. After being refurbished, the stadium provides a more intimate experience for spectators but still retains its legendary appeal.
Offering the chance to keep in shape or just paddle around seven days a week throughout the year, the Echo Park Indoor Pool Complex is a valuable resource for locals, and visitors may purchase a day-pass to get their swimming in. The diving tank, saunas and weight rooms for men and women, lockers, and snack bar are the backdrop to regularly scheduled swimming (or other exercise) classes. Other cultural activities are also hosted here; see website for details.
This riding academy is located within Hempstead Lake State Park and offers group trail rides and private lessons in huntseat, dressage, and English style riding.
This historic ocean beach called the Jacob Riis Park is a great recreational area that is well known by the people and most visited during the summers. Featuring activities like surfing, swimming, and all the activities that occur at the beach, the Art Decor bathhouse is said to be the most famous destination for the people. Known as the architectural landmark, the beauty of the sand and refreshing environment welcomes one and all to the most enthusiastic beach park .
Provides hiking information across US Parks, monuments and forests.
Conveniently located on Long Island, this surfing school provides lessons to surfers of all ages and experience levels. With 12 highly experienced instructors available, you'll be hanging ten in no time at all. And don't think that all the best surfing spots are on the west coast... The Atlantic has some of the best waves around, so get out there and experience them for yourself. Prices vary depending on instructor and class size. Locations depend upon weather conditions, so call for more info.
This small but beautiful botanic garden features a Japanese hill and pond garden, as well as the Cranford Rose Garden, herb garden, the Children's Garden, and the Steinhard Conservatory of indoor flowers and plants. In all, there are 52 acres and 12,000 varieties of botanicals, ranging from the tiny bonsai to the towering oak. Self-guided tours, individual classes and certificate programs are all available. Students come with your valid id cards, if you want to avail of a discount.