If you’re changing planes out of LaGuardia or JFK, consider a quick layover in NYC. To make it easy, we’ve provided the nearest subway station for each of the spots below.
Rockaway Beach, immortalized in the 1977 Ramones classic tune, is just south of JFK Airport. It is the largest urban beach in the United States at four miles and roughly 100 city blocks — and it is New York City’s only legal surf beach.
With a lively boardwalk in the summer and a calming, serene vibe during the off-season, the Rockaway Peninsula can feel a world away from the City. Venezuelan arepas, Peruvian ceviche and other Latin American street foods are available along the boardwalk. You can find Venezuelan fast food, Central-Asian cuisine, New York-style delis, Italian Ice (try Uncle Louie G) and more on Rockaway Beach Blvd. The AirTran connects to the A, which takes you the Rockaways.
Nearest Subway Station: Beach 90 St.
Address: Shore Front Pkwy in Queens