9. Howard Beach
Welcome to Howard Beach Sign by the Belt Parkway and Cross Bay Boulevard
Howard Beach is a mostly residential neighborhood in southwest Queens that is known for its very beautiful large houses. Much of the community consists of families that have lived there for decades, which gives it a very small-town feel.
The area features the large and beautiful Spring Creek Park, which is a perfect place to be during the warmer months! Be sure to check out the lovely small Italian restaurants along Cross Bay boulevard, many of which are known for their own signature dishes. Howard Beach is a great spot for a day trip.