Located in the western corner of Queens and bordered by Maspeth, Sunnyside, Elmhurst, and Victoria, Woodside is a small, leafy neighborhood in New York City that oozes authentic charm. It's here you'll discover excellent value eateries serving world cuisines, as well as some impressive historic architecture. While downtown New York hotel rooms come with sky-high rates, the cheap hotels in Woodside offer a more economical place to base your "Big Apple" getaway.
Some of Woodside's old buildings still stand tall, including its most beloved church, St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal. Forgot Empire State Building fridge magnets and "I love New York" tees, Woodford's selection of Asian-inspired shops provide a spot to grab some more unusual souvenirs to place on your mantelpiece. While the small neighborhood is easily explored on foot and metro stations are located nearby, car rentals in Woodside will give you the freedom to get from A to B without having squeeze yourself onto the subway. Many Woodside hotels have helpful staff will help you to book guided tours that will whisk you to Times Square, Broadway, and beyond.
Roughly 15 percent of Woodside's population are of Filipino descent, so for a taste of the Philippines, head to Little Manila and feast on hot and sour soup, prawn spring rolls crisped to perfection, and purple yam ice cream. Woodside is also home to the biggest Irish-American community in Queens, and at family-run Irish bars speckled around Woodside Subway Station, you can sample a hearty Irish stew and wash it down with an ice-cold Guinness.
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