If you’re visiting Queens, NY, this summer, you’ll need to know how to beat the heat. The following tips will show you some family-friendly ways to cool off on a budget.

Refreshing Activities in Queens

Experience Queens in a cool way by making room in your schedule for the activities below:

  • Take a dip in Astoria Pool! If you’re ready for an unforgettable swim, suit up and head to the Astoria Pool. This 330 foot-long pool provides plenty of room to splash around and several beautiful views of Queens. Better yet, it’s free. The pool is open until September 2.
  • Embrace sprayground fun! Head to the beachside sprayground at Rockaway Park and your kids will be entertained for hours. This playground features squirting water cannons and several spraying archways that the kids can run through.
  • Indulge in a cool treat! In a quest for the top-five ice cream shops in the New York tri-state area, CBS declared Eddie’s Sweet Shop a winner. This old-fashioned soda shop offers an assortment of ice cream flavors and toppings — all of which are homemade.

Cool Queens Transportation

Waiting in the heat for the buses, taxis, and subways is a sweaty way to get around the city. Instead of using public transportation for your New York trip, rent a car. Empire Rent a Car offers a wide selection of rental cars at affordable prices so you can save your money for sightseeing and other fun activities. We also have spacious van rentals and SUV rentals.

Make a reservation online or contact empirerac.com at 800-750-8782 to book one of our vehicles today. We look forward to serving you.