Broad Channel is an island neighborhood located in Queens, New York, just a few miles from John F. Kennedy International Airport. Practically all of Jamaica Bay, where Broad Channel sits, is uninhabited. This community occupies the only area where people live. The rest of Broad Channel is largely devoted to parks, wildlife preserves, and marshes.
Visiting Broad Channel
Since Broad Channel is just under 7 miles from John F. Kennedy Airport, you can reach your hotel by hailing a cab, taking the bus, or renting a car. Get your hands on Broad Channel rental cars to make it easier to explore the area, especially to get to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. It's the biggest attraction in Broad Channel, and the reason to book hotels near Broad Channel. The refuge provides a home to more than 330 species of migratory birds, with spring and fall typically the best times to visit if you want to see rare birds migrating north and south. If you're interested in fishing or exploring Jamaica Bay by kayak, head to Sunset Marina, where you can rent everything you need to enjoy a day in the bay. You may also look for cheap hotels by Broad Channel that put you near the Hamilton Beach neighborhood. Visit Charles Memorial Park in Hamilton Beach to access its public beach and athletic fields.
If you're devoted to staying by Broad Channel hotels, then you'll want to explore your options on Cross Bay Boulevard, the location of a handful of eateries that primarily serve pizza and seafood. For more variety, head to the Averne neighborhood on the other side of Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge, for a wide range of Italian, Asian, and American eateries.
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