3. Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
Address: Van Wyck Expressway and Jewel Ave
When driving past Citi Field and the Billie Jean King Tennis Center, it's sometimes easy to forget about the haven of greenery just a stone's throw away. Flushing Meadows-Corona offers grills with ample space on either side of Meadow lake, and a respite from city life nestled in between some of its biggest structures.