Discover things to do near our JFK airport hotel

New York offers plenty of things to do, and Radisson Hotel JFK Airport puts you near the best sights, just 15 miles away from Midtown Manhattan. You can see the city lights in Times Square, bet on the races at Russo's, take a leisurely stroll through Central Park, and return to the comfort of your room, all in the same day.

The Big Apple offers something for everyone beginning with attractions such as the Empire State Building, One World Trade Center, and the iconic Statue of Liberty. For family fun, visit Coney Island or Jones Beach State Park or attend a game at Yankee Stadium. And don’t neglect the NYC arts scene, from Broadway spectaculars to world-famous art museums like the Guggenheim and MOMA. Traveling fashionistas will also love our proximity to Gateway Center and Green Acres, two of the area's biggest shopping centers. And animal lovers will want to visit the Queens Zoo or Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, both only seven miles away.

Worried about transportation? Stop by our car rental service in the lobby to visit attractions with ease, or take a cab to the nearest subway station and ride the A Train to catch the latest Broadway show.

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11.59 mi / 18.65 km from the hotel
Buy your tickets in advance for a show at one of the theaters on Broadway, a world-famous avenue that has become synonymous with spectacular performances and cutting-edge theater.

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.

Empire State Building

11.27 mi / 18.13 km from the hotel
Take in panoramic views of Midtown Manhattan from the 86th- and 102nd-floor observation decks of the Empire State Building. Afterward, visit the Dare to Dream exhibit, which details the construction process of this iconic building.

Madison Square Garden

11.7 mi / 18.84 km from the hotel
In addition to hosting the New York Knicks, Liberty, and Rangers, Madison Square Garden showcases world-famous musicians in the 20,000-plus-seat arena.

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 inception in 1932, more than 300 million people have visited Radio City Music Hall for world-class entertainment by the famous Rockettes and the music industry’s biggest names.

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. 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 306-foot green-patina 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 baseball team at Citi Field, or simply head to the Jackie Robinson Rotunda for a tour of the facility.

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 and magic acts.

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
This highly acclaimed stadium hosts National Hockey League (NHL) and Major League Soccer (MLS) games, but it is best known as the home of the New York Yankees baseball team.