What to do and see in South Ozone Park, United States: The Best Places and Tips

November 27, 2017 Enedina Augsburger

Ozone Park is a neighborhood located in the southwestern section of the borough of Queens, in New York City, New York, United States. It borders Woodhaven, Richmond Hill, Howard Beach, and City Line, Brooklyn. Different parts of the neighborhood are covered by Queens Community Board 9 and 10. The neighborhood is located in the Fifth Congressional District, and is represented by Democrat Gregory Meeks.
Restaurants in South Ozone Park

1. Louis Armstrong House Museum

3456 107th St, Corona, NY 11368-1226 +1 718-478-8274
Excellent
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5 based on 153 reviews

Louis Armstrong House Museum

The legacy of the legendary jazz instrumentalist and vocalist, Louis Armstrong, is preserved at this Queens museum.

Reviewed By Samiha A - Brooklyn, New York

Visiting this museum was a very sweet and informative experience. A guided tour (offered in Spanish, too) is required, but will give you a very intimate glance into Armstrong and his wife Lucille's life in their humble house. From original furniture to audio recordings of the couple themselves telling stories of each room, you'll feel like you're walking around the home of a really cool relative that you really like.

2. Marvelous Manhattan Tours

8644 110th St, Richmond Hill, NY 11418-1629
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5 based on 6 reviews

Marvelous Manhattan Tours

Marvelous Manhattan Tours has been providing an unparalleled, high quality sightseeing service for over 20 years. We have been consistently providing a sightseeing experience that entertains, teaches, humors and, most importantly, engages people in understanding the basic make-up of one of the most fascinating cities in the world. Our distinctive commentary is delivered by articulate, informative and fun tour guides who cover history, architecture, culture and lifestyle. Our emphasis is on offering a quality experience while having a good time.

Reviewed By Merry61 - Oklahoma

This Website was so vital to my trip plans, so I am happy to share our experience with other planners.

Our first evening in Manhattan began with the trip from Newark Airport on a Sunday afternoon. The traffic was mind-boggling for country folk like us. I made the mistake of allowing our Dial 7 driver to choose his own music, and he spent the next hour dancing, directing, and singing to middle eastern belly dancing music. We didn't mind the loud music but would have been happier if he had paid attention to the road. I almost kissed the sidewalk of our hotel once we finally arrived. The Belvedere was our hotel, and we were pleased as we unpacked and headed to the streets for dinner and a "walkabout". Didn't stay out late as we had been travelling all day.

Monday: breakfast was some snack foods we had picked up at a deli the night before. Our tour guide was Steve from MArvelous Manhattan tours. This was a six hour tour in a fourteen passenger bus, and Steve did a great job of presenting an insider's guide to NYC. Not only was he informative about the history of the city, but he was also helpful in explaining the layout of the land, especially Uptown, Midtown, Downtown, and Crosstown, as to selecting the right subway direction or walking destinations. It was a fairly good overview of the city which gave us a better idea of which places to return to later in the week. Lunch was at Katz Deli, which is an experience all in itself. Fortunately he provided instructions to us as to the ticket system and recommending splitting the hot pastrami sandwich between us. Good advice! Its an old fashioned deli. If you plan on going there, present your ticket to the employee behind the counter each time you order another item for lunch. You'll understand better once you're there! My favorite stop on the bus tour was Battery Park. After the tour, we rested for a while in our room before walking to pier 83 to take the Circle Line Sunset Cruise. We had purchased a NYPass coupon book weeks before, and it was included in it. May not have been wise to take two tours on our first day, but this was the only evening we had open. The ship filled up pretty well, so we were glad to be there by 6:30 for the 7:00 departure. Our tour guide on the boat was an older gentlemen (who didn't ask for tips) and was extremely knowledgable about NYC and NJ. It was a good tour and about two hours in length. We walked home and went to bed after our full day.

I believe I'll stop with that day and continue tomorrow...

3. Charles Memorial Park

9801 165th Ave, Howard Beach, NY 11414-4053
Excellent
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3.5 based on 11 reviews

Charles Memorial Park

Reviewed By LucyGirl16

I always visit Charles Park because I enjoy being near the water, watching the water foul, people fishing, boats coming and going and the feel of the ocean breeze along with the smell of the salt water.

4. Long Island Rail Road

Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY
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4 based on 195 reviews

Long Island Rail Road

Reviewed By Adam D - Perth, Australia

Decided to take the LIRR from Jamaica to Midtown rather than subway. This was around 20-25 minutes quicker. When buying a ticket at Jamaica just look for the green machines with white tracks. Here you can buy a combined airtrain and LIRR metrocard for a one off journey. This ticket will get you to Penn Station from where you can walk, bus, cab or subway to your hotel. If you plan to later use the subway you will have to buy a seperate metrocard as they are two different systems, confusing I know! Easy journey with room for luggage which cut out the traffic. $12.50 each off peak.

5. Cinemart Cinemas

10603 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375-6739 +1 718-261-2043
Excellent
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4.5 based on 61 reviews

Cinemart Cinemas

Reviewed By Donald S - New York City, New York

This is a fairly small neighborhood theater. It was renovated not long ago and offers comfortable leather recliners with a lot of space between rows. If you can get the front row, go for it. It is like being in a private theater. The restroom are clean. Typical movie goer fare. It is located on Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills near a wide variety of coffee shops and restaurants. The theater does not have parking so you may have to hunt around a bit. Plan on a two block walk since there is more parking at that distance from Metropolitan - especially to the south. Very reasonable prices as well.

6. US Open

Flushing Meadow Corona Park, USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing, NY 11368 +1 718-760-6363
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4.5 based on 166 reviews

US Open

Each year in the week before and after Labor Day, all eyes in the tennis world are on the USA for the prestigious US Open tournament. The last of the four major international events in professional tennis, the stakes are high, particularly if any home court players or teams are closing in on a 'Grand Slam' win at all four events. Ticket prices run up into the thousands for the most coveted seats, but for a die-hard fan, it is worth it for the chance to see the top athletes in the sport up close.

Reviewed By Reyanne S

No Roger Federer but had a wonderful time. Staff were helpful, beautiful grounds and lots to see and explore.
Merchandise were limited as most sold out before...
Transport to and from was easy with the subway! Good food and drinks!
I'll be back in 2018 to see Roger!

7. Citi Field

123-01 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing, NY 11368-1617 +1 718-507-8499
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Citi Field

Reviewed By Peter F - Staten Island, New York

I am a Yankee fan but I must admit, Citifield is a great structure and in some ways better than the new Yankee stadium. They have great seating and wonderful food vendors. Go Mets?

8. Forest Hills Stadium

1 Tennis Pl, Forest Hills, NY 11375-5162 +1 888-929-7849
Excellent
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4 based on 84 reviews

Forest Hills Stadium

Reviewed By JimL_RedMaps - New York City

Adjacent to the beautiful and historic Forest Hills Gardens is this stadium that is the original home of the US Open. Weather permitting, small venue made for a great night of music. Very convenient to get to from the city with subway and rail stations.

If you have time, take a walk before the show to see the streets and homes of Forest Hills. This is one of the best planned and architecturally charming communities in the area. Frederick Law Olmstead designed the landscaping. Jim Red Maps

9. USTA National Tennis Center

Flushing Meadow Park, Flushing, NY 11368 +1 718-760-6200
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4.5 based on 382 reviews

USTA National Tennis Center

Once known as the U.S. National Championships, the US Open originated as a single men’s tournament held solely for entertainment purposes back in 1881. Not long after, women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles also became a part of the growing annual tradition.

Reviewed By Tom D - New York City, New York, Usa

My wife is the Tennis fan and I surprised her with tickets to the Women's Finals.

We decided last minute to go on Labor Day too and bought General Admission Tickets.
i went against the the grain and did not buy the parking pass/permit. We traveled in and followed the parking signs and parked with ease for $25 in Flushing Meadow park the first day and took a luxurious shuttle bus to the venue. During the women's finals we parked closer to CitiField and crossed the bridge to gain access that day.

The General Admission tickets did not give us access to Arthur Ashe Stadium but we were able to watch the matches on TV screens all over the Center and at the Bar. General Admission also prevents you from sitting closer to the courts at the Grandstand, temporary Louis Armstrong stadium and the other bigger courts but there is general admission seating.

We downloaded the US Open app which was very informative and a big help navigating the grounds. There are a variety of sit down restaurants and also a food court area with a variety of options and picnic table type seating. We chose Mojito Restaurant/Bar and sat at the bar to avoid waiting for a table.

If there is a match you want to watch and you did not buy seats for that specific court, I suggest you get there a match or two early to get a spot. We hit the grandstand for a match and it was standing room only and people were standing 4 or 5 deep so we could not see anything.

Our visit during the women's finals gave us nose bleed seats in Arthur Ashe Stadium but we were inside! The view of the court was actually good that high. There are Jumbotrons to see the little details and the replays.

The cost wasn't that bad +/- $320 for 2 tickets via Stub Hub. The day of the event, there were still tickets available and they were cheaper then what I payed. If you want to roll the dice and take a chance wait till the last minute for cheaper ticket prices.

Souvenirs/Signature Drinks are plentiful and all over the place, If one store or kiosk is packed, walk a little and you'll find the same items at the next place with a smaller or no line.

The crowds were polite and the experience was great. If I still live in NY next year, I'd definitely do it again.

10. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store

JFK International Airport, Terminal 4, Space HS 10 - Retail Hall - East, Jamaica, NY 11430 +1 718-751-4023
Excellent
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4 based on 14 reviews

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store

Reviewed By LuizDutraNeto - Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The "Metropolitan Museum of Art" is one of the most important museums of the world and a landmark of New York City! While leaving the city, you may find last minute gifts at its lovely store at JFK Airport - Terminal 4. Items as calendars, toys, scarves, ties, T-shirts, jewelry, watches and so on, for him, for her or for the kids. All with "The Met's" signature!. As a matter of fact, "The Metropolitan Museum of Art Stores" are an important part of your visit to the Museum itself, on 1000 5th Avenue, or to its other premises: "The Met Breuer" (945 Madison Avenue) or "The Met Cloisters (99 Margaret Corbin Drive - Fort Tryon Park). There is also a "The Met Store" on "Rockfeller Center" (15 W 49th Street), almost across the street from St. Patrick's Cathedral (a very convenient location if you are visiting Midtown Manhattan). As a traveler and as a New York City fan, I find visits to "The Met Stores" very enjoyable and a fantastic chance to buy articles that are reproductions of art master pieces from "The Met's" own magnificent collection. Enjoy!

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