Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Far Rockaway

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Far Rockaway. This welcoming and walkable city entices travelers with its shopping and coffeehouses. Long Beach and Brooklyn Museum are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Far Rockaway

Are you looking for attractions to see in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Far Rockaway a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Floating Pool (15.5 mi / 24.9 km)
  • Fun Station USA (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Marine Park Golf Course (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Forest Park Golf Course (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Salt Marsh Nature Center (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Kissena Park Golf Club (10 mi / 16.1 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Far Rockaway

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 82°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Far Rockaway

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Far Rockaway is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Long Beach (5.6 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Central Park (15.7 mi / 25.3 km)
  • Brooklyn Botanic Gardens (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • Battery Park (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)
  • Silver Point County Park (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Charles Memorial Park (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)

Traveling to and around Far Rockaway

The nearest airport is in New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.), located 3.2 mi (5.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia), which is 13.2 mi (21.2 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, you can make your way to Far Rockaway Station. You can see more of Far Rockaway by catching a ride on the metro at Beach 36 St. Station, Beach 44 St. Station or Beach 25 St. Station.

Where to stay around Far Rockaway?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 31 holiday lettings near Far Rockaway. From 17 Houses to 11 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Far Rockaway is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Far Rockaway?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Far Rockaway:

  • Alphabet City: 341 holiday homes
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant: 373 holiday homes
  • Carnegie Hill: 248 holiday homes
  • Midtown: 998 holiday homes
  • Upper West Side: 576 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Far Rockaway?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Far Rockaway. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Beach 36 St. Station: 5,612 holiday lettings
  • Far Rockaway Station: 5,576 holiday lettings
  • New Museum: 5,764 holiday lettings
  • Palisades Medical Center: 5,786 holiday lettings
  • Staten Island Museum: 5,691 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Far Rockaway listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Far Rockaway?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 17 Houses in Far Rockaway. Our other popular types of Far Rockaway holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 11 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 12 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with internet/wifi in Far Rockaway?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with internet/wifi among our 26 holiday homes with internet/wifi available in Far Rockaway. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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