Hotel at a Glance: Holiday Inn L.I. City Manhattan View
This comfortable Holiday Inn in Queens is close to LaGuardia and JFK airports. It’s also convenient for those looking to check out Manhattan—take a 2-minute walk to the subway and you’ll be there in less than 20 minutes. Back at the hotel, you can take in views of the New York skyline.
- Business or sightseeing: The hotel is near JetBlue and MetLife headquarters, along with classic NYC sights such as Times Square and Madison Square Garden.
- Spacious guest rooms include mini refrigerators, and many feature views of Manhattan via floor-to-ceiling windows or balconies.
- Brazilian barbecue and casual American fare are served at the onsite Rio Grande and 39 Above restaurants, respectively. Kids younger than 12 eat free for breakfast.
- Work out in the onsite fitness center.
Long Island City, New York: Artists and Galleries Minutes from Manhattan
Long Island City is the westernmost neighborhood in Queens, connected to New York City by the Queensboro Bridge. You can get to Manhattan in just a few minutes via the subway system, but don’t forget to check out what Long Island City has to offer. For starters, it has one of the highest concentrations of art galleries in New York. Scores of artists live and work in the neighborhood, which has also begun to see an uptick in upscale shopping and dining options.
For a classic day out in New York City, take the ferry from Battery Park to the Statue of Liberty and climb to the observation deck for a jaw-dropping view. Afterward, check out Central Park, the famed 843-acre green space in the middle of America’s largest city.