When you plan a lunch or dinner cruise with Skyline Cruises, it can be easy to think of it as the only thing to do that day. You’re planning an excursion that lasts hours and enjoying the sights of New York City while sailing in comfort aboard our luxury yachts… so it may be the only thing on your agenda.
But what are you doing before the cruise? Or if it’s a lunch cruise, is that the end of your perfect day? There are plenty of other fun things to do here in Flushing, Queens.
The Sights & Sounds of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
The Skyline Princess, and all our public cruises leave from the World’s Fair Marina in Queens (private ship rentals have a few departure options). So why not check out this historic and amazing part of the ‘city that never sleeps’ while you are here?
If you’re here early, why not start your day at the Queens Zoo? The zoo offers an easy opportunity to see some animals not usually present in the city – including bald eagles and Andean bears – while also getting a chance to see domestic animals like goats, cows, pigs, and sheep. You can even peek at Pudu… a species of deer that stand just a foot tall!
And don’t forget to check out the sea lion feedings. Three times a day, zookeepers invite visitors to learn more about these master swimmers who are laughably uncoordinated on land.
Next door, in the summer months, you can visit a free-entry amusement park. In fact, it’s the only amusement park in Queens! With kid-friendly rides like the historical Flushing Meadows Carousel from the 1964-1965 World’s Fair. Fantasy Forest Amusement Park has games similar to those you might find on the Boardwalk or a carnival and lots of kid-friendly rides. You can let the kids burn off a little steam or ride all afternoon with an all-day all you care to ride armband.
In the colder months, consider a visit to the New York Hall of Science. NYSCI offers community-based activities and an easy introduction to science all around us. In the winter, you might even be able to strap on your ice skates while you discover all the questions and some of the answers about the world around you.
Feeling exhausted after all the playing, learning, and walking? Then it’s definitely time to head to the marina and grab your seat on the Skyline Princess. Relax inside the climate-controlled cabin or enjoy the sun and wind in your face while you stand on deck for your harbor cruise.
Cruising with Skyline Is the Basis for a Great Day in Queens. Schedule Yours Today!
Whether your idea of the perfect day is “go, go, go” or relaxing while the music plays, Skyline Cruises are a great anchor for your day in Queens. Start or end the day with us, but don’t miss out on the great other things in our neighborhood!
To find the perfect cruise for your style, start here. Once you decide if it’s a great day for a lunch buffet or a perfect night for dinner and dancing, give us a call. We’ll be happy to give you whatever tips you need for planning your perfect day in Queens!