Rockaway Beach offers plenty of sun-kissed fun for families. After all, it's the only place in all of New York City where surfing is allowed! But what lies beyond the soft sand and coastal waves? Plenty.
So far we've offered a glimpse at everything this Queens neighborhood has to offer families, including what to see and do and the best places to eat with kids. Now, we round up the best places to play. In addition to its namesake beach, you'll find a ton of playgrounds and parks for picnicking, but also great indoor play spots, such as local libraries and even theater. Read on for details about our favorite places to romp and explore with kids in Rockaway.