You have some free time while in Queens, and your little boogers need an activity to keep you and them sane. If you’re looking for some family-friendly attractions in or around Queens, NY, then consider these suggestions from Empire Rent A Car.

1. Queens Zoo

Sea lions, bears, and bison—you simply cannot go wrong by choosing to visit the Queens Zoo. Enjoy the animal walk, learn about creatures at the Discovery Center, or even watch a sea-lion feeding. Both you and your kids will love time spent at the Queens Zoo, which is open daily (see the Queens Zoo website for current hours of operation and admission pricing).

2. Gold Coast Scenic Drive

Sometimes all you need is a little drive in the minivan rental along the coast—the Gold Coast, that is. Located not far from Queens is Long Island’s historic Gold Coast, complete with grand mansions, beach views, and even a few lighthouses. You can take in the scenery, stop for some idyllic family pictures, or even pack a picnic lunch to eat along the shore.

3. Flushing Meadows Corona Park

The second largest park in NYC is Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. You can see the Unisphere (designed for the 1964 World’s Fair), let your kids burn some energy at the skate park, or plan a family barbecue. You can find plenty of things to do at the park to fill your time and to soak in Queens culture at the same time.

If you’re in New York for a visit, make family travel easier by choosing a local van-rental company, Empire Rent A Car. We have wide range of passenger van rentals and minivan rentals as well as an airport rental car service at JFK and LaGuardia. Plus, we strive to keep our van rentasl affordable with low rates and regular online rental specials.

To make a reservation at our Queens location, contact Empire Rent A Car at (718) 353-6848, or fill out our online reservation request form.