Are you ready to move to the Big Apple? There’s no doubt that you’ll have a lengthy list of things you’ll want to do with your family. So if you’re settling down in a new residential home in Queens, check out these fun local attractions that you can enjoy with little ones in tow. 

1. Jungle Adventure–149-13 14th Ave., Whitestone, NY 11357

Have you got little ones under the age of 12? They’ll love the chance to jump around on the trampolines and mats at Jungle Adventure. The space is perfect for a rainy or cold day, and you can rest assured that your little ones are contained while they work out all of their pent-up energy. Ready to get your workout in? Crawl through spaces with your little ones, helping them navigate colorful mazes and climb up. 

2. Gantry State Park–4-09 47th Rd., Long Island City, NY 11101

For gorgeous city skyline views and the chance to relax in nature, pack up a picnic lunch and head to Gantry State Park. The park offers 12 acres of fun along the East River, blending the natural world with all that New York offers. Abandoned structures in the park have been transformed into modern art, and your kids will love spending time climbing on the futuristic playground. There are plenty of concession options throughout the park, so bring some cash for a treat before you head home.  

3. Flushing Meadows-Corona Park–Grand Central Parkway & Van Wyck Expressway, Flushing, NY 11368

If you’re a Great Gatsby fan, you’re already familiar with F. Scott Fitzgerald’s description of Corona Park. Home to two World Fairs, this park has everything kids could want–sports fields, plenty of room to run, historical spaces, carousels, a skating rink, a marina, and more. So, whether you’re looking for a relaxing space to kick back for a family picnic or a fun night on the town for your little ones, Corona Park is the perfect place to spend time as a family. 

4. Queens Botanical Garden–43-50 Main St., Flushing, NY 11355

Butterflies are everywhere at Queens Botanical Garden–you’ll love relaxing as you take in the sights and sounds of nature while your little ones enjoy chasing insects throughout the garden’s grounds. If you have little scientists on your hands, bring them to the gardens for the many educational activities offered for kiddos throughout the year. 

5. Chinatown–Main Street & Roosevelt Ave., Flushing, NY 11354

When you and your family step into Chinatown in Flushing, you’ll feel like you’re walking through Asia, enjoying the sights, sounds, and delicious smells of fried rice, dumplings, etc. In addition to enjoying lunch in Chinatown, be sure to stop by local stores to check out Asian decor. Keep Chinese New Year on your calendar, as you’ll want to be sure to stop in Chinatown to check out the dragons and celebrations as the neighborhood rings at the start of their calendar year. 

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