Queens is a borough of New York City, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and easily accessible by NYC public transportation. With the beach destination of Rockaway Park, it is an ideal location for an easy beach getaway from the city. Stay awhile in Rockaway Park for an underrated vacation opportunity that all New York City dwellers should experience at least once, or head to Queens for the fantastic bars and restaurants that are a little off the beaten path.
Things to Do in Queens
Ask any local for their favorite place to relax in Queens, and they’re likely to answer the boardwalk and the beach at Rockaway Park. Home to the city’s only official surfing beach, Rockaway Park is a favorite relaxation destination for many. Take a few lessons at Skudin Surf or Locals Surf School for the full experience. Foodies will want to stop by Edgemere Farm’s farm stand, open on Saturdays from 9am-1pm. In the summer, Edgemere hosts farm dinner events serving delectable dishes featuring their fresh produce.
While you’re near the beach, fitness and yoga enthusiasts will want to stop by the free Rockaway Beach Yoga on the Boardwalk. Offered every Saturday over the summer, you can show up with your mat and participate. There are also basketball courts, baseball fields, and even handball courts just steps away from the beach and boardwalk. Cap off your day with a visit to Healy’s Pub for a friendly night out with live music and well-priced drinks or head to MoMA PS1, a club with a great lineup of DJs and artists. Be sure to visit Flushing Meadows-Corona Park as well as the awesome Tex-Mex brunch at The Rock and The Cave.
Day Trips From Queens
Queens is only a short (about an hour) drive or subway/bus ride from the top attractions in Brooklyn and Manhattan. In the summer, stop by the popular Smorgasburg food market in Brooklyn for a selection of over 75 food vendors and beautiful city views and take a walk to Manhattan on the Brooklyn Bridge. In Manhattan, visit iconic attractions like The Statue of Liberty and The Metropolitan Museum of Art and don’t miss a stroll through Central Park. If you’re looking to stay out of the city, consider going a bit further east and visit a few locations on Long Island like the Hecksher Museum of Art or the Adventureland theme park.
Whether you’re stopping through Queens as a part of a New York City vacation or if it is your main vacation destination, we make it easy to find the perfect place to stay. We offer vacation rentals and short term rentals in Queens throughout the neighborhood. A great place to stay is at a rental only a short walk from Rockaway Beach, where you can get the full feeling of relaxation close to the city. Check out rentals near Rockaway Beach Boulevard to be close to restaurants as well as the beach.
Transportation in Queens
Getting to Queens from another part of the city is simple due to New York City’s extensive public transportation network. If you’d like to go to the beach, take the A or the S train and get off at the Rockaway Park – Beach 116th Street station. Bus routes serving the area include the Q22, Q52, Q53, and Q35 lines. From John F. Kennedy Airport, Queens is only a 16 minute drive or a one hour bus/subway journey. If coming from LaGuardia, Queens is about an hour drive south.
Vacation Rentals in Queens
Save hundreds with a vacation home rental from Tripping.com and forget the hotel room. For the ultimate getaway, Queens offers 670 affordable vacation rentals with a price to match your budget and accommodation needs. Prices in Queens start at an average price of €153 a night with long-term rentals averaging €25 a month.These vacation rentals offer a range of amenities, so you’ll feel right at home. For those looking to stay in a corporate rental, 555 of Queens’s rentals offer high speed WiFi Internet so you can easily keep in touch with your company or team. Go for a swim at one of the 29 properties complete with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with a night of cable TV in any of our 430 vacation home rentals.Traveling with your dog or cat? Choose from 75 pet-friendly rentals in Queens that allow you to bring your extended family along.Tripping.com’s home rentals offer far more room and comfort than a hotel, providing a safe and spacious place for you and your pets. Many properties allow you to book directly online, so once you find that perfect vacation rental, you’ll be all set to go!
Search properties from 8 vacation rental sites in Queens where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, TripAdvisor, and Booking.com. There are 149 HomeAway rentals, 129 TripAdvisor short term rentals and 118 Booking.com vacation rentals.