by Tanya Edwards
Why did Lonely Planet name Queens "The Best Place to Visit in the U.S."?
The sweeping views of Manhattan from Long Island City’s Gantry Park, where you can grab coffee or a glass of wine at Coffeed and take a ferry into Manhattan, Williamsburg and DUMBO. There’s PS1, an extension of the Museum of Modern Art in a converted public school building that hosts Warm-Up Saturdays, an outdoor music series where you can get your dance on (Solange has DJed the event!). Socrates Sculpture Park, a constantly changing multimedia park with stunning city views, and the Noguchi Museum are within a block of each other on the border of Astoria and LIC, making for a perfect day trip on your rented bike.