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 features

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)
How to get there

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 property listings offer a large selection of 32 vacation rentals near Far Rockaway. From 18 Houses to 11 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Far Rockaway for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Far Rockaway:

  • Manhattan: 3,194 vacation rentals
  • Brooklyn: 1,047 vacation rentals
  • Midtown: 1,048 vacation rentals
  • Queens: 5,313 vacation rentals
  • Upper West Side: 579 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Far Rockaway?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Far Rockaway. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Far Rockaway Station: 5,565 vacation rentals
  • Times Square: 5,776 vacation rentals
  • Central Park: 4,092 vacation rentals
  • Long Beach: 1,542 vacation rentals
  • Jones Beach State Park: 371 vacation rentals

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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Far Rockaway?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 18 Houses in Far Rockaway. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Far Rockaway include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 11 rentals available
  • Studios: 12 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Far Rockaway?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 27 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Far Rockaway. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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