Today we took the Ferry ⛴ out to Rockaway Beach with Grandma and Grandpa, and met up with my sister Alexis and her kids Joey and Marilyn! I'd never been before, but I made up a treasure hunt for us to explore it:
And here was the fun facts I hid in envelopes for the kids:
I put each clue into an envelope and hid them at spotswhen the kids weren't looking. Fortunately Rockaway Beach is not so crowded, so they managed to stay where I stashed them all day! (I had extras in case they didn't.)
I had thought we would spend the day exploring and not spend too much time in the water but YOU GUYS. THE WATER WAS SO MUCH FUN. The kids had never been in huge waves like they had at Rockaway, and watching them experience that was incredible.
We managed to find three of the four clues (never made it out to Fort Tilden), so I just gave them that clue. But we got to see the cool Art Deco architecture of the buildings on the beach, which were just lovely.
The ferries are cheap, the beach is free and not too packed, the food is excellent, the sights are fantastic, and the water is lovely... definitely highly recommended for summertime in NYC!