How can we plan this beach getaway vacation without going too far from NYC?
August 6, 2012 1:04 PM Subscribe
My friends and I live in NYC. We want to spend a night at a local beach (Far Rockaway, Sandy Hook, Fire Island, whatever). Ideally, this would consist of a trip via public transit to a beach, and then staying at a reasonably priced hotel close to said beach. If possible, we'd like to avoid renting a car or splurging on a vacation rental.
posted by Viola to travel & transportation around New York, NY (9 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I'm considering Airbnb, but most places require a 2-night minimum, which may be fine but I'm not sure about everyone's schedule. A lot of places on Fire Island are booked, and too expensive. There seem to be no places in Far Rockaway except an inn with very mixed reviews, and it's $170/night for two people to boot. It's likely that that's the lowest price we can find, which is fine.
Are there some other beaches I should consider that have a greater variety of hotels and inns? Again, they should be in walking distance of the beach so we wouldn't need to rent a car.