Sand and surf might not be the first attractions you think of when you're planning a trip to New York City, but book hotels near Far Rockaway, at the end of Long Island's Rockaway Peninsula, and you'll soon discover the coastal delights of this fun Queens locale. No matter the season, Far Rockaway offers prime opportunities for outdoor recreation amid scenic surroundings. Several historic districts and an oceanfront boardwalk promenade among the longest on the East Coast add to the appeal of cheap hotels in Far Rockaway.
The major attraction of Far Rockaway is its sandy beaches, which in summer draw visitors from all over New York and beyond. You can rent surf boards or take a lesson at the city's designated surfing beach, or go canoeing or kayaking at nearby Jamaica Bay's Marine Park. Bicycle rentals are also available if you prefer to stick to dry land. Ride or walk around the Far Rockaway Beach Bungalow Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and see its unique 1920s architecture. Another major attraction for history buffs and nature lovers staying at Far Rockaway hotels is Fort Tilden. The site features the remnants of a military fort established around World War I, including gun batteries and bunkers, but today it's largely made up of ecologically rich sand dunes, beaches and maritime forest. Car rentals in Far Rockaway make it easy to combine outdoor adventures with the world-famous tourist attractions of Manhattan, and the innumerable cultural institutions throughout New York's five boroughs.
Befitting its coastal location and beach scene, Far Rockaway's dining options include many beach bars and cafes offering seafood, burgers and beer in a casual atmosphere. In summer you'll find no shortage of treats like Italian ice and hot dogs. Fine dining, steakhouses, and pizzerias round out the culinary scene. Save money and splurge on fancy cocktails with ocean views when you book hotels in New York City through Travelocity. With the Travelocity Price Guarantee, Travelocity will match a lower price and refund the difference.