Port Washington, recently noted as one of 2021's “Best Beach Towns To Live In”, is a lovely waterfront hamlet located on the North Shore of Nassau County. Only 17 miles from New York City, Port Washington is the perfect choice to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. This town is a hidden gem that offers a ton of activities, great eats and some of the best outdoor views. Check out our guide for all the fun things to do and exclusive savings in Port Washington with the FREE Long Island Downtown Deals Travel Pass today!


Outdoor Excursions:

Sands Point Preserve:

The Sands Point Preserve Conservancy provides year-round beautiful, historic scenery on its 216-care estate.  Come visit with friends & family for educational and cultural programs, mansion tours, fitness activities and more!  On the property is the original Guggenheim Estate which includes three historical mansions, the great lawn, the rose garden and unforgettable Gatsby Gold Coast history.

Downtown Deals Exclusive: Complimentary Self-Guided Tour when you present your Downtown Deals Travel pass. Explore on your own schedule and pace. Approximately 45 minutes to one hour.

Long Island Boat Rentals:

Spend the day on the water with Long Island Boat Rentals. They offer captained rentals, bareboat rentals, yacht charters, semi-private training classes, and water sports adventures such as waterskiing, swimming, wakeboarding, and tubing! The company has won “The Best of North Shore” for 6 consecutive years in a row. Reservations are required, so book now for a day on the water!

Downtown Deals Exclusive: Take 10% off 21’ to 27’ bareboat rentals when using your Downtown Deals Travel Pass.

Atlantic Outfitters:

Prepare for your day on the water at Atlantic Outfitters, the one stop shop for all your water sport needs. Guests can find boating and fishing apparel, bait, fishing gear, and water sports rentals such as kayaks, stand up paddle boards, fishing rods, and rowboats. There is even a 24-hour bait vending machine located right outside the shop!

Downtown Deals Exclusive: 20% off Kayak & SUP Rentals when using your Downtown Deals Travel Pass.


Indoor Activities:

Wharf Sports:

Wharf Sports is an indoor sports simulator venue that holds fun for all ages! Spend the day choosing from 83 virtual golf courses and over a dozen other sport simulators such as hockey, football, basketball, and more! Don’t forget to check out their newly opened game room with over 70 classic arcade games!

Downtown Deals Exclusive: 20% Off Sports Simulator Sessions when using your Downtown Deals Travel Pass.

Port Salt Cave:

Something we’ve all learned last year is that self-care and wellness are so important, and Port Salt Cave is the perfect place to practice both.  Salt caves have many benefits such as detoxing toxins, reduced stress, better sleep, relief from respiratory conditions, and of course, ultimate relaxation. Before you leave, don’t forget to stop at Krystal Blu Boutique for unique items such as hand-crafted jewelry, salt lamps, natural stones, skin care products, and more!

Downtown Deals Exclusive: 2 for 1 special when using your Downtown Deals Travel pass. Thursday Night Ladies Night Special when using your Downtown Deals Travel pass.

Landmark on Main Street 

The Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street presents a wide range of music, dance and theatrical programs for the entire family.  With a 425 seat theatre and even outdoor space for shows & continual programming all year round, you are bound to find some exciting entertainment right on Main Street at the theatre!

Downtown Deals Exclusive: Take $5 Off All Tickets This Summer


Where To Dine:


Ikedo Ramen is excited to open their first restaurant in Port Washington!  Ikedo Ramen is purposefully designed not only to be a popular place to taste Japanese style ramen, but also a welcoming and comfortable space for guests to experience Japan's popular food culture.

Downtown Deals Exclusive: Free Beer or Sake with any Entrée Purchase

La Motta’s Dockside Restaurant:

La Motta’s Dockside Restaurant has been serving up the finest cuisine since 1994 and has since been named one of Long Island’s top waterfront destinations. Check out the tiki deck bar, live music, a diverse menu, and more. Guests can even pull their boats up for the full dining experience brought to your boat!

Downtown Deals Exclusive: 10% Off for Guests Who Dock & Dine when using your Downtown Deals Travel Pass.


Where To Stay:

Fathoms Hotel & Marina:

Located directly on Manhasset Bay and offering breathtaking views, Fathoms Hotel & Marina is the place to stay when visiting Port Washington.  The scenery inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald to set The Great Gatsby in this very location.  This boutique hotel is an intimate six room hotel which offers a high level of privacy and an individualized customer experience for all.

Downtown Deals Exclusive: Enjoy 15% off your stay on select rooms when using your Downtown Deals Travel Pass.

For more exciting Port Washington updates and local business promotions, check out the Port Washington BID’s site today!  The BID is dedicated to promoting local businesses and ensuring that the community has all the resources needed to make sure Port Washington continues to be a destination for locals & visitors all year round!