Ridgewood is a great place to stay while you are exploring New York as many of the city’s main attractions are nearby. Among the most popular attractions here are the fabulous Queens Center Mall and the incredible Forest Park Golf Course. Two other interesting attractions that are located close by Ridgewood are the Thalia Spanish Theatre and Forest Park.
Travelers come from all the countries of the world to see the Statue of Liberty, one of the most popular sites in the country. It is only 3 miles (5 kilometers) from the heart of town.
Spend some time in the central part of New York. Take the chance to visit the Empire State Building and Times Square. If you have enough time, be sure to visit the Chrysler Building and the Grand Central Terminal before heading back to Ridgewood.
To gain a deeper understanding of New York, take a trip to one of its fabulous cultural destinations. Book a tour, admire the building in which it is housed or simply enjoy the wonderful exhibits at the Museum of Moving Image in Astoria, the New York Hall of Science in Corona and the Brooklyn Children's Museum in Brooklyn. Visit the Queens Museum of Art in Flushing, the Museum for African Art in Long Island City and the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, to get your fill of art.
If you are looking for great family fun, head to the children’s attractions. If you have an interest in creatures of all kinds be sure to put Queens Zoo in Flushing on your itinerary.
When it’s time to take a break from the noisy streets of New York, visit the nearby green spaces. When Mother Nature beckons, visit Brower Park in Brooklyn, where visitors can escape the crowds.
Those with a love of basketball or ice hockey will love the energy at Barclays Center Brooklyn, Brooklyn, the home of local favorites the Brooklyn Nets and the much-loved New York Islanders. When the full-time hooter blows, retire with local sports obsessives to the nearby pubs to either celebrate, or commiserate, depending on the score.
When it’s time to rest your weary head after enjoying the charms of Ridgewood, check in to one of the area's many accommodation options. The Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, New York City in Queens, NY, Long Island City, the Red Roof Inn Queens, Long Island City and the La Quinta Inn Queens (New York City), Long Island City are just three of the best places to find a warm welcome and a good night’s rest.