What to do and see in Howard Beach, United States: The Best Places and Tips

April 1, 2018 Kelli Reichel

Howard Beach is an upper middle class neighborhood in the southwestern portion of the New York City borough of Queens. It is bordered in the north by the Belt Parkway and South Conduit Avenue in Ozone Park, in the south by Jamaica Bay in Broad Channel, in the east by 102nd–104th Streets, and in the west by 75th Street. The area's houses are similar to Bayside and Hollis.
Restaurants in Howard Beach

1. Louis Armstrong House Museum

3456 107th St, Corona, NY 11368-1226 +1 718-478-8274
Excellent
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5 based on 153 reviews

Louis Armstrong House Museum

The legacy of the legendary jazz instrumentalist and vocalist, Louis Armstrong, is preserved at this Queens museum.

Reviewed By Samiha A - Brooklyn, New York

Visiting this museum was a very sweet and informative experience. A guided tour (offered in Spanish, too) is required, but will give you a very intimate glance into Armstrong and his wife Lucille's life in their humble house. From original furniture to audio recordings of the couple themselves telling stories of each room, you'll feel like you're walking around the home of a really cool relative that you really like.

2. Green-Wood Cemetery

500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232-1755 +1 718-210-3080
Excellent
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5 based on 910 reviews

Green-Wood Cemetery

Reviewed By Br00klynB - Brooklyn, New York

Green-Wood cemetery was, in the mid 19th century, the top tourist attraction in New York (although at the time Brooklyn was an independent city from New York). There are hundreds of famous people buried there and ornate gravestones and mausoleums, many designed by famous sculptors and stained glass designers such as Tiffany. It also has a great view of New York harbor, as it's the highest point in Brooklyn. It's worth a day trip from Manhattan (and you can grab some great Chinese food in Sunset Park).

3. Rockaway Beach

Beach 3 St. to Beach 153 St. and Boardwalk to Atlantic Ocean, Far Rockaway, NY 11693-1577
Excellent
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4 based on 151 reviews

Rockaway Beach

Long Island beach in Queens borough that can be reached by subway. Popular destination for New Yorkers in mid-20th century, still pleasant to visit.

Reviewed By William K

The restaurant community in the Rockaway's is growing in leaps and bounds and is now a destination by many traveling on the new ferry system that links the Rockaway's with both Brooklyn and lower Manhattan. In addition, the ferry provides an excursion into Manhattan to dine, bike or just walk around Manhattan. Getting back to the Rockaway restaurant scene, many new and interesting restaurants have opened in the Beach 90's as well as some more established on Beach 129. The ferry shuttle bus (which is FREE!) provides transportation to and from the ferry and stops at various locations along the beach routes enabling on and off service so as to afford riders the opportunity to visit the shops and restaurants along the way. It is a wonderful way to spend a day and in the near future, hotel accommodations will be available for those who would like to remain in Rockaway longer.

4. Neirs Tavern

8748 78th St, Woodhaven, NY 11421-1832 +1 718-296-0600
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3.5 based on 3 reviews

Neirs Tavern

Reviewed By daylilly50 - LI

Very popular with locals
,including families All are welcome There is a bar area and separate restaurant You are greeted warmly and the menu has something for everyone
Burgers and fries were very good as were the chicken sliders Pricing was reasonable
Yvette the Gen Manager was attentive to all
They have many special evenings , including live music

5. Charles Memorial Park

9801 165th Ave, Howard Beach, NY 11414-4053
Excellent
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3.5 based on 11 reviews

Charles Memorial Park

Reviewed By LucyGirl16

I always visit Charles Park because I enjoy being near the water, watching the water foul, people fishing, boats coming and going and the feel of the ocean breeze along with the smell of the salt water.

6. Long Island Rail Road

Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY
Excellent
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4 based on 195 reviews

Long Island Rail Road

Reviewed By Adam D - Perth, Australia

Decided to take the LIRR from Jamaica to Midtown rather than subway. This was around 20-25 minutes quicker. When buying a ticket at Jamaica just look for the green machines with white tracks. Here you can buy a combined airtrain and LIRR metrocard for a one off journey. This ticket will get you to Penn Station from where you can walk, bus, cab or subway to your hotel. If you plan to later use the subway you will have to buy a seperate metrocard as they are two different systems, confusing I know! Easy journey with room for luggage which cut out the traffic. $12.50 each off peak.

7. Cinemart Cinemas

10603 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375-6739 +1 718-261-2043
Excellent
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4.5 based on 61 reviews

Cinemart Cinemas

Reviewed By Donald S - New York City, New York

This is a fairly small neighborhood theater. It was renovated not long ago and offers comfortable leather recliners with a lot of space between rows. If you can get the front row, go for it. It is like being in a private theater. The restroom are clean. Typical movie goer fare. It is located on Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills near a wide variety of coffee shops and restaurants. The theater does not have parking so you may have to hunt around a bit. Plan on a two block walk since there is more parking at that distance from Metropolitan - especially to the south. Very reasonable prices as well.

8. US Open

Flushing Meadow Corona Park, USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing, NY 11368 +1 718-760-6363
Excellent
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4.5 based on 166 reviews

US Open

Each year in the week before and after Labor Day, all eyes in the tennis world are on the USA for the prestigious US Open tournament. The last of the four major international events in professional tennis, the stakes are high, particularly if any home court players or teams are closing in on a 'Grand Slam' win at all four events. Ticket prices run up into the thousands for the most coveted seats, but for a die-hard fan, it is worth it for the chance to see the top athletes in the sport up close.

Reviewed By Reyanne S

No Roger Federer but had a wonderful time. Staff were helpful, beautiful grounds and lots to see and explore.
Merchandise were limited as most sold out before...
Transport to and from was easy with the subway! Good food and drinks!
I'll be back in 2018 to see Roger!

9. Citi Field

123-01 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing, NY 11368-1617 +1 718-507-8499
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Citi Field

Reviewed By Peter F - Staten Island, New York

I am a Yankee fan but I must admit, Citifield is a great structure and in some ways better than the new Yankee stadium. They have great seating and wonderful food vendors. Go Mets?

10. USTA National Tennis Center

Flushing Meadow Park, Flushing, NY 11368 +1 718-760-6200
Excellent
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4.5 based on 382 reviews

USTA National Tennis Center

Once known as the U.S. National Championships, the US Open originated as a single men’s tournament held solely for entertainment purposes back in 1881. Not long after, women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles also became a part of the growing annual tradition.

Reviewed By Tom D - New York City, New York, Usa

My wife is the Tennis fan and I surprised her with tickets to the Women's Finals.

We decided last minute to go on Labor Day too and bought General Admission Tickets.
i went against the the grain and did not buy the parking pass/permit. We traveled in and followed the parking signs and parked with ease for $25 in Flushing Meadow park the first day and took a luxurious shuttle bus to the venue. During the women's finals we parked closer to CitiField and crossed the bridge to gain access that day.

The General Admission tickets did not give us access to Arthur Ashe Stadium but we were able to watch the matches on TV screens all over the Center and at the Bar. General Admission also prevents you from sitting closer to the courts at the Grandstand, temporary Louis Armstrong stadium and the other bigger courts but there is general admission seating.

We downloaded the US Open app which was very informative and a big help navigating the grounds. There are a variety of sit down restaurants and also a food court area with a variety of options and picnic table type seating. We chose Mojito Restaurant/Bar and sat at the bar to avoid waiting for a table.

If there is a match you want to watch and you did not buy seats for that specific court, I suggest you get there a match or two early to get a spot. We hit the grandstand for a match and it was standing room only and people were standing 4 or 5 deep so we could not see anything.

Our visit during the women's finals gave us nose bleed seats in Arthur Ashe Stadium but we were inside! The view of the court was actually good that high. There are Jumbotrons to see the little details and the replays.

The cost wasn't that bad +/- $320 for 2 tickets via Stub Hub. The day of the event, there were still tickets available and they were cheaper then what I payed. If you want to roll the dice and take a chance wait till the last minute for cheaper ticket prices.

Souvenirs/Signature Drinks are plentiful and all over the place, If one store or kiosk is packed, walk a little and you'll find the same items at the next place with a smaller or no line.

The crowds were polite and the experience was great. If I still live in NY next year, I'd definitely do it again.

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