New York JFK Flights Guide
New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport is located in Queens, and is operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. JFK Airport is the busiest international airport in the country; in 2012, it handled over 2-million passengers. The airport was originally named Idlewild Airport up until 1963 when it was renamed for John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the US.
Historically, the airport first opened with only six runways and another under construction. There are currently not hotels operating in the airport, since the former Ramada Plaza JFK Hotel closed down as of May, 2013.
There are many hotels, museums, shopping centers and restaurants near JFK however; once you arrive at JFK, check out the many hotels that are just a few minutes away, such as the Days Inn JFK Airport, Comfort Inn, Doubletree Hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn (located in Queens), Doubletree by Hilton, Radisson JFK Airport, Hilton New York JFK Airport Hotel, and the Ramada Queens.
Once you check into a hotel, make reservations for dinner at one of these fine dining venues located near the airport: Piquillo is located at Terminal 5 in JFK Airport, Papaya King is on West 125th Street and features gourmet hot dogs and fresh fruit drinks, Saffron Restaurant has Spanish-style tapas for lunch or a light dinner, and The Chalet Alpina Restaurant is a German restaurant with Old World cuisine.
After lunch or dinner, visit a few of the great museums and galleries near the airport, such as the Queens Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, Lincoln Center, and the American Museum of Natural History.
There are plenty of ways of getting to and from JFK Airport, including the subway system, several bus lines, the famous New York yellow cabs, and the Van Wyck Expressway.
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