WATCH: Lonely Planet Uncovers 'Best in US' Queens
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More than six months after shocking the travel community by naming Queens, New York, the No. 1 best place to go in the U.S. in 2015, Lonely Planet has released a short video in an effort to showcase all the underrated borough has to offer.
Lonely Planet travel writer and New York City local Regis St. Louis hosts the video, "Uncovering Queens," and takes viewers on a brief but comprehensive trip through the borough.
Pointing out that the overlooked destination is "the most ethnically diverse urban area on Earth," St. Louis samples authentic cuisines from regions across the globe, explores some of the borough's emerging microbreweries and visits a few of its under-the-radar attractions, including the Louis Armstrong House Museum.
St. Louis describes Queens' art scene as "cutting edge" and explains that the area boasts a rich history that remains on display throughout.
After taking in most of what Queens has to offer, St. Louis explains that "Lonely Planet's choice of Queens for Best in the U.S. may have been surprising to many, but it is certainly warranted."
Lonely Planet released its 2015 Best in the U.S. list late last year, highlighting a handful of other underrated parts of the country — including Western South Dakota and North Conway, New Hampshire — but awarding Queens top honors.
"Queens, New York's largest borough, is also quickly becoming its hippest, but most travelers haven't clued in...yet," explained Lonely Planet back in December 2014. "With microbreweries springing up, new boutique hotels, a reinvented seaside at Rockaway, a world-class art scene, and a truly global food culture, 2015 is the year to try Queens."
Based on what St. Louis was able to uncover, it seems 2015 is still the year to experience Queens.
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