WhereBeach 1st St., Far Rockaway to Beach 149th St., Neponsit
How to get there: A train to Beach 90th St.

If you ever see a guy on the A train holding a surfboard while you’re on your way to work, he’s either just been or is going to Rockaway. It’s the only true surf spot in the five boroughs and has a decent, easily accessible break with tons of history. It’s also a kick-ass Ramones song, but for our MetroCard money, Rockaway is for surfing.

Though the beaches boardwalk is still being rebuilt post-Sandy, the surf is still as great as ever. And—important side bar—Rockaway Taco is still in business.