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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Restaurant
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“great french/middle eastern coffee shop/restaurant. They do deliver and also have a big selection of prepped food to take home. Great pastries.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bus Line
“For a truly NYC experience, but a little quieter, more relaxing than Coney Island, go out to Rockaway! Great boardwalk shops and restaurants, as well as a lovely beach and decent swimming. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“This laid-back joint offers American grub, seafood & drinks with views of the sea & Manhattan.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Store
“You can buy Rockaway T-shirts & Sweatshirts, along with all of surfing needs. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Yoga Studio
“Right around the corner, one on the few hot yoga studios with hard wood floor. Evening classes are less crowded. If you are here for detox and relaxation”
  • 3 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Highly recommended Japanese restaurant in the Rockaway peninsula. Food is delicious and sushi are fresh.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“RAA programs include after-school, summer day camp, art classes and in-school art instruction for youth; juried visual art exhibitions and solo shows; regularly scheduled musical, performance and literary events; and art classes for adults and seniors.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Boutique
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is my favorite place to eat in Rockaway. Jimmy, the owner & chef always comes out to greet you. The food and service are amazing. You can't go wrong here.”
  • 1 local recommends
Frozen Yogurt Shop
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“Frozen yogurt, enough said. 108-19 Rockaway Beach Dr, Rockaway, NY 11694 Beach 107th St, almost by the beach ”
  • 1 local recommends
Gift Shop
“Roller disco under the stars. Stop in the shop on B116 and inquire about their upcoming events happening all year long. When it rains, they have a covered venue 15 minutes away!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Important commemorative monument in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the WTC attacks on 9/11.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Rockaway Park is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. The area is on the Rockaway Peninsula, nestled between Jamaica Bay to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. The neighborhood of Rockaway Beach lies on its eastern border while the community of Belle Harbor is situated on its western side.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“Nice sit down dinner spot. Food is fresh and takes a bit to prepare. Grab a bottle of your favorite wine to bring with you to enjoy with your meal. This restaurant is cash only. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
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  • 1 local recommends