The City of Jackson Heights, NY
Jackson Heights is a small town in the state of New York. The largest nearby city to Jackson Heights is New York, approximately 7 miles from the city center.There are several family restaurants in or near Jackson Heights, including Burger King, Caffe Greco, Best Food, B & L International and Jahn's Since 1897. For a larger selection of Jackson Heights restaurants select our Restaurants tab above. Visitors and residents can enjoy nearby Jackson Heights Museums, Golf Courses, Zoos and/or Botanical Gardens, including the Flushing Meadows Pitch & Putt Golf Course, Queens Zoo, Queens Museum of Art, New York Hall of Science and Louis Armstrong House. For a more complete list of attractions in or around the city of Jackson Heights please click on the Attractions tab above. The following 6 airports are located in or near Jackson Heights:
- Caldwell Essex County Airport (CDM)
- Farmingdale Republic Airport (FRG)
- New York Kennedy Airport (JFK)
- New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
- Newark Liberty Intl. Airport (EWR)
- Teterboro Airport (TEB)
Jackson Heights, New York Climate and WeatherIn the month of November, Jackson Heights experiences an average high temperature of 54 degrees Fahrenheit. Low temperaturs in November are usually about 42 degrees with an average rainfall of 3.67 inches. The seasonal climate varies in Jackson Heights with daytime temperatures averaging 81 degrees in the summer, and 41 degrees in the winter months. Visitors can also expect Jackson Heights to receive an average of 3.27 inches of rainfall per/month during winter months and 4.09 inches of rainfall per/month in the summer months. The temperature has been known to get as high as 107 degrees in the summer and as low as -3 degrees in the winter so visitors planning a vacation to Jackson Heights should check the weather forecast to determine proper attire prior to departure. Spring and Fall bring average daytime temperatures of 63 degrees, and nighttime lows of 48.
Jackson Heights, New York Attractions
1Adventureland - Farmingdale,
Adventureland is an amusement park in East Farmingdale, New York. Adventureland is located on Route 110. Admission is free. Tickets cost $1.00 and rides take 3-5 tickets. Guests can also obtain a P.O.P. for $21.99. Some of the attractions/rides consist of the following:
2Afro-American Historical and Cultural Society Museum - , Jersey City,
The Afro-American Historical and Cultural Society Museum is located is on the upper floor of the Miller Branch of the Jersey City, New Jersey Public Library, its collection is dedicated to the African American experience.
3AIDS Museum - Newark,
A United States HIV/AIDS Memorial Museum, to be located in Newark, New Jersey in the US.
4Alice Austen House - Staten Island,
The Alice Austen House, which is also referred to as Clear Comfort, is located at 2 Hylan Boulevard in the Rosebank section of Staten Island, New York City, New York. It was home of Alice Austen, a photographer, for most of her lifetime, and is now a museum and a member of the Historic House Trust. The house is administered by the "Friends of Alice Austen", a volunteer group.
5Allen House - , Shrewsbury,
Allen House, is located in Shrewsbury, New Jersey. The house was built in 1680 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 8, 1974.
6Alumni Hall - St. John's University -
Carnesecca Arena is a 6,008-seat multi-purpose arena in Queens County, New York in the US. It was built in 1961 and renamed in honor of Hall of Fame Coach Lou Carnesecca on November 23, 2004. It is the exclusive home to the St. John's University Red Storm women's basketball team, and also hosts the men's team, mainly for games that are not expected to draw a crowd sufficient to fill Madison Square Garden. In practice, the men play virtually all their Big East home games at MSG and their non-conference home games here.
7American Airpower Museum - Farmingdale,
The American Airpower Museum, is located on former site of the Republic Aviation in East Farmingdale, New York which is now part of Republic Airport, maintains a collection of aviation artifacts, and an array of aircraft spanning the many years of the aircraft factory's history.
8American Folk Art Museum - , Manhattan,
The American Folk Art Museum is the leading center for the study and enjoyment of American folk art, as well as the work of international self-taught artists. It is located at 45 West 53rd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, in Midtown Manhattan.
9American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark - , Haledon,
The Pietro and Maria Botto House, which is also referred to as Pietro Botto House, at 83 Norwood Street, Haledon, New Jersey is where leaders of the Industrial Workers of the World union spoke to the 15,000 striking workers of the Paterson Silk Strike of 1913. Elizabeth Gurley Flynn and Upton Sinclair also spoke from the balcony.
10American Merchant Marine Museum - , Kings Point,
The United States Merchant Marine Academy is one of the five United States service academies. It is charged with training officers for the United States Merchant Marine, branches of the military, or the transportation industry.
Jackson Heights, New York Hotels
8Westway Hotel & Hostel Laguardia Airport
72-05 Astoria Boulevard
East Elmhurst, NY 11370
9Springhill Suites By Marriott New York Laguardia Airport
112-15 Northern Boulevard
Corona, NY 11368
Jackson Heights, New York Restaurants
This is a list of Jackson Heights Family Restaurants with addresses and phone numbers, including Fast Foods & Carry Out, Latin American Restaurants, Thai Restaurants and Continental Cuisine Restaurants. Happy Dining!
Jackson Heights Articles
Published March 20, 2012
These affordable family attractions in New York City are perfect for families on a budget
Published January 17, 2012
Each of these top 10 best zoos on the East Coast offer hundreds of species of creatures from around the world in fantastic exhibits for a lifetime of precious memories
Published October 2, 2011
Our recent family trip to New York City with Dag Hammarskjold Park and the United Nations, A child's view of Times Square, and accommodations near both
Published November 9, 2010
Whatever view, cultural icon, museum, city park or city street you visit in New York City, your kids will have taken a tasty and memorable family bite of the Big Apple.
Published November 9, 2010
New York City is a wonderful place to take the kids. One attraction is Central Park, with it's eight hundred plus acres of refined wilderness in the heart of the bustling city.