When you get tired of the hipster hoards in Brooklyn, why not come on down to Queens? This rising-star borough has plenty to offer—from some of the most beautiful (and interesting) wide-open spaces in New York City to a contemporary arts scene to rival Chelsea’s and Chinese food that just might beat out Manhattan’s own Chinatown. If you’re looking for a unique experience in Queens, we’ve got some awesome suggestions for you.
#1 – Play an interactive escape game
If you’re curious to see how the next generation of escape games stimulates players to sharpen their wits, then try to survive the room on Van Dam Street in Long Island City. I Survived the Room is a unique, immersive escape room that challenges the very essence of the escape game. Expect all the trappings of your typical escape experience, from the puzzles and clues, but add on full room immersion and live actors—and you’ve got an escape room to write home about.
#2 – Divide and conquer at Indoor Extreme Sports
Work up a sweat with your friends at Indoor Extreme Sports in Sunnyside. This combat arena is the best spot in New York City for axe throwing, archery tag, and paintball. What’s archery tag? It’s like dodgeball that sees you firing foam-tipped arrows at friend and foe alike. With 3 action-packed activities to choose from, there’s lots to keep the competition going.
#4 – Discover Long Island City’s culinary secrets on a food tour
It’s fun to play tourist in your own city every once and a while. It helps you to discover new things and even experience something that you’d previously overlooked. There’s no better way to get to know a neighborhood than to explore it on foot, tasting the local specialties all the while. Queens Food Tours takes you on a Flavors of Long Island City romp for $65 where you’ll learn about Queens’s industrial past, try international culinary treats, and hear interesting anecdotes about LIC.
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