Discover the top things to do near our JFK airport hotel

Just 15 miles away from Midtown Manhattan, Radisson Hotel JFK Airport is your gateway to all that New York City has to offer. You can take a stroll in Central Park, zip up to the top of the Empire State Building, see the Times Square lights, and be back in the comfort of your room or suite by evening. Get a taste of the cultural scene by seeing a show on Broadway or visiting world-famous art museums like MoMA and the Met. If you’re looking for things to do on a family trip, ride the iconic Cyclone roller coaster in Coney Island or watch the “Bronx Bombers” score home runs at Yankee Stadium. Closer to the hotel, you can explore borough highlights like the Queens Zoo or Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, play some of the 6,500-plus slot machines at Resorts World New York City, or go for a shopping spree at nearby malls like the Gateway Center or Green Acres.

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11.59 mi / 18.65 km from the hotel
Buy your tickets in advance for a show in the Broadway Theater District. The area surrounding the world-famous avenue is synonymous with spectacular musicals and cutting-edge productions.

Central Park

11.26 mi / 18.12 km from the hotel
A green oasis in a sea of city buildings, Central Park features 843 acres of picturesque paths, water features, monuments, sports venues, and pavilions. Don’t miss a visit to the popular Central Park Zoo.

Empire State Building

11.27 mi / 18.13 km from the hotel
Take in panoramic views of NYC and beyond from the 86th- and 102nd-floor observation decks of the Empire State Building. Inside, exhibits bring the history of the iconic building to life.

Madison Square Garden

11.7 mi / 18.84 km from the hotel
In addition to hosting New York Knicks and Rangers basketball and hockey games, this iconic arena showcases world-famous musicians.

One World Trade Center

11.68 mi / 18.79 km from the hotel
Also known as Freedom Tower, this architectural marvel is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Visit the 9/11 Memorial at the base, or head up to the observation deck for fantastic views of NYC.

Radio City Music Hall

11.63 mi / 18.72 km from the hotel
Since its opening in 1932, more than 300 million people have visited this iconic venue for world-class entertainment by the famous Rockettes and music’s biggest names. You can also book a tour to see the building’s innovative art deco design.

Rockefeller Center

11.32 mi / 18.21 km from the hotel
Ride an elevator to the “Top of the Rock” for views of the cityscape, or stay grounded and go ice-skating in The Rink at Rockefeller Center during the winter months. This area is also home to NBC Studios and The Channel Gardens.

Statue of Liberty

13 mi / 20.92 km from the hotel
One of the most iconic landmarks in the US, “Lady Liberty” is a 305-foot, green-patinaed copper statue that once greeted generations of immigrants arriving at Ellis Island.

Citi Field

6.65 mi / 10.7 km from the hotel
Cheer on the New York Mets at Citi Field, or take a tour that includes the Jackie Robinson Rotunda, the bullpens, and the press room among other restricted areas. You can also visit the Mets Hall of Fame & Museum.

Coney Island

11.45 mi / 18.42 km from the hotel
Coney Island is a waterfront amusement park with thrill rides, live shows, and a museum. Popular performances include the Circus Sideshow featuring fire-breathers and sword-swallowers.

Jones Beach State Park

15.85 mi / 25.5 km from the hotel
Play miniature golf, go fishing, swim in the Atlantic Ocean, or sunbathe on the beautiful white-sand shore at this family-friendly beach.

Yankee Stadium

12.99 mi / 20.91 km from the hotel
Best known as the home of the New York Yankees baseball team, this highly acclaimed stadium also hosts Major League Soccer (MLS) games.