Head over to Howard Beach if you want a relaxing vacation by the bay that also offers easy access to big city amenities. This charming and family-centric neighborhood is in south Queens, New York City, and it's only a quick train ride away from all the thrills and chills that NYC has to offer. Stay at one of the best hotels in Howard Beach, and you'll be in the perfect location for a peaceful night's sleep.
Out and About in Howard Beach
Once you check in at any of the nearby Howard Beach hotels, you're ready to explore this waterfront neighborhood. You'll be hard pressed to find better views of Jamaica Bay, so enjoy it from the best spot while visiting Charles Memorial Park. It's right at the water, and it'll almost feel like you're at the beach; you can even take the kids to the playground. When you're done enjoying the impeccable scenery, go to nearby Spring Creek Park, a wildlife habitat that's also a great spot for aspiring bird watchers. Visit both, and you're in for an idyllic day.
Eating and Drinking
When you're ready to take a break from the natural surroundings, head toward Cross Bay Blvd, the central hub of the neighborhood, to grab a bite to eat. While you'll find restaurants serving a variety of cuisines, stop at one of the family-owned eateries for some Italian comfort food, since many restaurants showcase their pasta and seafood dishes. Try some linguine with clam sauce to get the best of both worlds. Feeling a bit tired after your delicious meal? Head over to one of the nearby hotels in New York City to get some rest.
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