Queens is the largest of the five boroughs of New York City. Located on the western part of Long Island, Queens is home to roughly 2.3 million residents. The area also houses two of the state's largest airports, LaGuardia Airport and JFK International. Queens has several islands in it as well. Getting around Queens is easy with transportation options which include water ferry, taxi cab, commuter train, subway, the public bus transportation system, and rental cars. Queens is a large tourism area. The city is known for great jazz music, with greats such as Ella Fitzgerald coming from Queens. These days it is an artistic area full of life, history, and culture. There are a great number of activities you will want to do while visiting the Queens borough.