5. Bayside

                               “Welcome to Bayside Village” signs along Bell Boulevard change with the seasons.

Another neighborhood located on the outskirts of Queens, this area is home to many interesting landmarks and recreational spots, along with a thriving nightlife scene. Bayside consists of many micro-neighborhoods such as Bayside Hills, Bay Terrace, and Oakland Gardens, each with their own unique charms.

The most interesting spots to check out throughout Bayside include Fort Totten, a Civil War era fort in Little Neck Bay, Valentino’s on the Green, a restaurant that was formerly the home of actor Rudolph Valentino and mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, as well as Little Bay Park, a beautiful place for picnics and relaxing in the spring and summer. The lively scene along Bell Boulevard is thanks to many small bars, clubs, and restaurants that are very popular with locals from all over Queens. Bayside is a great destination for an all-day and night adventure.