Photo: The High Tide
Looking for a getaway closer to home, you may want to consider Rockaway Beach this Labor Day weekend with beach vibes, food, and a dose of Queens culture (socially-distantly, safely and responsibly, of course) and you will be helping locally-owned businesses.
Photo: Kimo's Kitchen
At Kimo's Kitchen (92-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd; (347) 926-4384), a casual, counter service-style Mediterranean restaurant owned by an Egyptian immigrant + former personal chef to the Prime Minister of Greece - there are fresh and vibrant Meditteranean eats for your day in the sun, located just two blocks from the beach.
Looking to make it a weekend, check out The High Tide (9720 Rockaway Beach Blvd; (347) 433-7905), a boutique nine-room contact-free "hotel" designed by local artists to reflect the vibrancy of the surrounding Rockaway neighborhood.
and while you're there, grab a book at Avoid The Day (9904 A Rockaway Beach Blvd), an independent and primarily woman-owned bookstore and cafe in Rockaway founded by local residents Jianna Heuer and her husband Jason. Then just sit back on the beach.