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Surf’s Up at Rockaway Beach!

Rock-rock, Rockaway Beach.

Photo courtesy of Alex DaSilva

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that New York City is surrounded by water. It’s even easier to forget that an urban peninsula is just a car drive away in the borough of Queens. Cue the theme song from Endless Summer and pack your swimsuit; we’ve got your summer beach day all planned out.

DO: Catch Some Waves With Locals Surf School

Go on your own Rockaway Beach surf-ari with a two-hour class from the expert instructors at Locals, founded by a former competitive surfer. Beach 69th Street

EAT: Tacos at Rockaway Beach Surf Club

With five different kinds of authentic tacos (only $3.50 each) and drinks served in fresh-cracked coconuts, there’s no way you’re not in paradise. 302 Beach 87th Street

SHOP: For Treasures at Zingara Vintage

Peruse one-of-a-kind retro art pieces, 1920s clothing, handmade jewelry, and more antique items at the most magical shop in town. 202 Beach 91st Street

DRINK: Views and Booze at Bungalow Bar

End a perfectly perfect beach day with dinner and one last drink (c’mon, it’s summer!). Nothing pairs better with an oceanside sunset than a Bubba’s Key West cocktail, made with rum and three different fruit juices. 377 Beach 92nd Street

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