Search over 1 million properties and 550 airlines worldwide
Free cancellation on most hotels. Because flexibility matters.
Reviewed on 28 Jul 2020
Reviewed on 31 Jul 2020
Reviewed on 5 Aug 2020
Travellers to Long Island City give high marks for the shopping, top-notch restaurants and local tours. Urban and scenic, this city will delight tourists with its art, cafes and museums. Roosevelt Island, United Nations Headquarters and Chrysler Building are some of the top sights around the area.
The city is well known for its art and museums, and cultural venues include MoMA PS1, SculptureCenter and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center. The city's natural beauty is on display at Queensbridge Park, Gantry Plaza State Park and Hunter's Point South. Taking a tour is a top activity, and The Foundry is one place to visit.
Top places to visit outside the city include Roosevelt Island, located 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from the heart of the city, and United Nations Headquarters, which is 1.3 mi/2 km away.
With so many ways to get around, exploring Long Island City is simple. You can take advantage of metro transport at 23 St. - Ely Av. Station, Long Island City - Court Sq. Station and Queensboro Plaza Station. To see more of the surrounding area, ride one of the trains from Long Island City Hunterspoint Avenue Station or Long Island City Station.