Renamed in memory of the 35th President of United States, John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport is one of the busiest airports within the country and around the world. More than 70 airlines operate to JFK International Airport and it serves as the hub to American Airlines, Delta Airlines and JetBlue Airways. The airport has six terminals – Terminals 1,2,4,5,7 and 8, arranged in a U-shaped wavy pattern around a central area of airport facilities. The terminals are linked via the AirTrain system and access roads. Within the terminals, you will find a long directory worth of retail shops, restaurants, cafes and other services.
Located 19 km southeast of Lower Manhattan, JFK International Airport is readily accessible by rail, bus and taxi. AirTrain JFK and several city bus lines connect the airport to the New York City Subway and Long Island Rail Road. New York City's yellow cab charges a flat rate from JFK airport to Manhattan, excluding tips and tolls.
Where to go?
Don’t leave John F. Kennedy Airport without enjoying a bit of the fun and entertainment offered by the Big Apple! Check out some of these locations that are just within the vicinity of the airport!
Jamaica Bay Park
Embark on an eco-adventure through this 18000-acre wetland estuary! Explore the numerous islands on foot or on a bike. Sail through the labyrinth of waterways and ponds on a kayak or boat. Home to almost 325 species of birds, 50 species of butterflies, and 100 species of finfish, this beautiful park is the perfect place to get in touch with nature and observe the wildlife in action.
Hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach, located just 3 miles southwest of John F. Kennedy Airport. This popular beach is also easily accessible by the AirTrain-subway rail that serves the airport. Once here, relax and unwind with a languid stroll along the long stretches of sand or plop yourself down with a good read in your hands. Soak up some sun as you enjoy the sparkling waters swimming or surfing. If you prefer to stay dry, get a volleyball game going with other friendly beach-goers.
Roy Wilkins Recreation Center
Named after a famous civil rights leader, this unique public space is more than your ordinary parks and recreation centers. Within the park, you will find a 425-seat theatre, which plays hosts to a lineup of cultural events, gigs, plays and dramas. Catch one of the drama productions from the in-house troupe, the Black Spectrum Theatre, which focuses on social issues. Bring your kids along and get down and dirty as you try planting your own produce in the four-acre vegetable garden. Get your heart pumping with a game of tennis and basketball or dive into the cooling waters of the indoor pool.
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One of the most celebrated cities in Italy, Florence was the birthplace of Italian Renaissance. Laden with cultural attractions, artistic masterpieces and architectural sights, Florence beckons all art-lovers and cultural buffs. Visit one of the city’s finest works of the Renaissance period, the gothic Duomo, a red-tiled cathedral dome that rises above the cityscape. Scale the tower at the iconic Palazzo Vecchio and marvel at Michelangelo's sculpture of Genio della Vittoria (Genius of Victory). Don’t miss a trip to Uffizi Gallery, the city’s most prized attraction, which houses a vast collection spanning the gamut of art history and a huge selection of Renaissance masterpieces.
Bermuda (Somers Isles)
With the promise of sun and sand, Bermuda continues to entrance tourists from all over the world. Hit popular diving and snorkeling spots near Elbow Beach and be surrounded by beautiful coral reefs and schools of fishes speckled with every color of the rainbow. Laze on the legendary pink sands of Horseshoe Bay and bottle some home for a nice memento. Stroll down the winding streets of one of Britain’s most well preserved old town – Town of St. George and dine in one of those breezy harbor side restaurants.
San Miguel De Allende, Mexico
Dubbed the “Mexican Disneyland”, San Miguel De Allende is an enchanting city with its graceful colonial architectures and cobblestone streets that are often filled with festivities and parades. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2008, the city is cluttered with delightful attractions such as the magnificent Jardín Botánico El Charco del Ingenio, an 88-hectare botanic garden and the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel, a local parish church reputed for its pink limestone pinnacles which mark the city skyline. Besides the major sights, explore the city’s eclectic mix of art galleries, souvenir shops, modern boutiques, and old stores.
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