Gantry Plaza State Park

Address: 49th Avenue and Center Boulevard, Long Island City, United States
Telephone: 718-786-6385

- Free

4.5

A fun-filled park with outstanding views of Midtown Manhattan.

There are many places at which to enjoy a great view of Manhattan but one of the best is at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City. In-the-know Manhattanites have been heading to this Queens park for years (either via subway or ferry) but most people don't even know it exists. More's the pity as it's a great place for a romantic summer stroll or an activity-laden day with the kids. The park has playgrounds, basketball courts, handball courts, game tables and fishing spots. I like to come here and relax on one of the many modern seats on the 12-acre site. The mist fountain shouldn't be missed and the vintage gantries-giant industrial cranes for which the park was named-should be admired. This is a great spot from which to see the Macy's fireworks display on Independence Day.

Value for money
4.9
90%

Price advice

 Free for everyone. Summer concerts are free as well.

Expert tips

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Singles
  • Great views / scenery
  • Relaxation
  • Chilling out

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