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Rockaway Beach overview

Rockaway Beach is a budget-friendly place unique for its gardens and shops. You're sure to find the coffee and bar options to your liking. Take in some local culture at popular places like Ellis Island Immigration Museum and Broadway. Make plans to visit the popular Brooklyn Bridge and New York University. Rockaway Beach is a family- and business-friendly destination with something for everyone.

Where to stay in Rockaway Beach

A welcoming city for all, Rockaway Beach has a variety of lodging options. There are 1116 hotels in the Rockaway Beach area and you can shop as many as 585 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 60%.
  • • 178 2-star hotels with an average price of $65 per night
  • • 385 3-star hotels with an average price of $99 per night
  • • 394 4-star hotels with an average price of $119 per night
  • • 96 5-star hotels with an average price of $194 per night

How to get to Rockaway Beach

Fly in to New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.), 4.2 mi (6.8 km) from downtown Rockaway Beach. New York, NY (JRB-Downtown Manhattan Heliport) is the next closest major airport, 13 mi (21 km) away. Beach 90 St. Station is the closest metro station.

What to see around Rockaway Beach

Known for its gardens, the area has sights especially popular with families like:
  • • New York Aquarium
  • • Brooklyn Children's Museum
  • • Prospect Park Zoo
  • • Queens Zoo
  • • Sony Wonder Technology Lab
Below are some favorite shopping areas to find that perfect souvenir:
  • • Green Acres Mall
  • • Queens Center Mall
  • • Mott Street
  • • Manhattan Mall
  • • Macy's
Some top places to visit in the area include:
  • • Brooklyn Bridge
  • • New York University
  • • Statue of Liberty
  • • Ellis Island
  • • Chrysler Building

When to visit Rockaway Beach

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when's the best time to visit. Here are the seasonal norms to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 54°F day, 26°F night
  • • April-June: 82°F day, 39°F night
  • • July-September: 84°F day, 55°F night
  • • October-December: 70°F day, 28°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 9.5 inches
  • • April-June: 11.7 inches
  • • July-September: 11.3 inches
  • • October-December: 10.3 inches